Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Progress in a painting

I took out this painting from the dark corner of garage and placed it in well-lit sunroom (talk about transition). I look at it with a hope that it will be completed sometime soon. When and how? I am not sure!

Monday, November 24, 2008

India Trip and Current Project Ideas


I am back from my 8-week long India trip and trying to fight off jet-lag. I finally found this quiet time to get back to my blog and share my upcoming projects. I have a few in mind but I have to revisit the leftover projects some of which are lying in the garage (read half done paintings) and others(such as yarns and stuff)zipped inside the closet.

Some Highlights

This India visit was very different than any other in various respects. Firstly, this time we went in September so that we could celebrate Diwali and other festivals there. Secondly, it was our first trip after having the baby. And the entire trip turned out to be fabulous. We met with all the relatives, celebrated the festival with all elaborations, ate tons of sweets, shopped, and traveled. This trip was marked by multiple birthdays, [Adya's, mine and Ashmit's], one engagement ceremony, two Diwalis, Dussehra, Navratri, Bhai dooj, and sadly one death. :-(

The Arts Discoveries

This time I received my older paintings from my mother and in-laws, on my prior request. I would try to save them under something like "older work". It's kind of nostalgic when you see your work that you'd done long time back. It makes a connection between your present and the much younger self. What I also received was some embroidered pieces.

I wish I could take pictures of those pieces. I will try to carry those in some other visit. [last minute weight limits forced me leave the heavy paintings :-(]

Focus on Now

I have a half-sleeved cardigan in mind. I am planning to make it in some thick yarn and put wooden buttons on it. I am thinking of light brown color for this.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Easter Bunny

This is a oil painting made on canvas pasted on a board. This painting is of the size of a post-card and thus it didn't take me a long time to finish it. I made this around Easter time.


This is a oil painting made on canvas pasted on a board. It is a post-card sized board that I made for my nephew's room.