Friday, April 13, 2018

Sketchbook Pages and Mini Paintings

“Tipu’s fort” or “Palakkad fort” is named after Hyder Ali’s son who is said to have rebuilt this fort in 1766 A.D. The early history of this fort is not much known. It was under the Zamorins and when Hyder Ali was sought for help against an invasion, he seized the opportunity and made it into his base. It soon started to dwindle between his hands and the British for quite some time. Finally, in the 1900s it was turned into a taluk office. Today along with some government offices it also houses a jail.
It’s a favourite tourist spot. It’s thronged with joggers, walkers and time-killers in the mornings, evenings and probably at all times. 

The first two were entries for the iconic buildings #aprilurbanartand hosted by some very talented ladies - Anjal Sidhu, Abhiri K, Disha Chauhan, Pearl Oshin Barnabas, Nikita and Avanti Natarajan. Since it's sometimes difficult to make different pieces for the different challenges, I clubbed it with Elle Luna and Lindsay Jean Thomson's #the100dayproject as well.

 Tipu's Fort or Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Municipal Office is the seat of the Municipality Chairman and houses departments like General Administration Department, Accounts Department, Council Department, Revenue Department, Public Work Department, Town Planning Department and the Health Department.

Palakkad Municipal Office

Different moods of Lotus is a series I am doing for Tara Leaver's Mini painting series. Actually, I had been planning to do this for quite some months now and thought this is a great opportunity to delve into it and maybe I will continue it for the 100-day project as well. Flowers have always been one of my favourites!!! (I do have loads of favourites!) And our National flower has been one of them!!!


Linking to the gorgeous artists at PPF!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Open the windows

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A room with a view
can be enjoyed
only if the windows are open.


I spend my days and nights
weaving my thoughts
trying to bring order
in between all the chaos.
Trying to fill the gaps
where there's void,
trying to cement the cracks
which could dwindle my existence.
Trying to open the weather-worn
windows for a fresh breath of air.


After all the laundry
I put them to dry
for a new lease of life.
That your room abounds with rippled laughter
Your walls embrace enormous joy
And each wide window opens 
To immense possibilities.


I am taking part in April Urban Art Challenge in Instagram and did these windows as part of that challenge. Since I am finding it difficult to make new pieces for every challenge I thought of clubbing it with #the100dayproject as well. The words above are all mine and is not quoted from elsewhere.
Linking it to the gorgeous ladies in PPF!

So what are you taking part in these days?