Thursday, August 29, 2013


I did that which I like doing best today. It was Krishna Janmashtami (the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna), so when I went searching for a place to sketch with Ramya once again in Malleswaram, I found the place simply saturated with colour. It was breathtaking. 
Here are the pictures:

We sat behind some flower sellers at the marketplace and I made this quick sketch. The air was heady with the scent of various flowers, I was sneezing due to the pollen laden atmosphere, my head was reeling at dazzling clashing colour. There were bees buzzing around us. But what I would give to experience this heady high once more!

Below are pictures of some of the patterns at the marketplace. Do these people even realize the beauty they create? They remind me of the bees just going about busy doing their job in vibrant surroundings.

Every flower is arranged with its face upward.

The earthy colours of Sambhar onions and ginger.

Where vibrant red was splashed against black or white

Blue Krishna idols! It seems there is no escaping colour in this country. 


Naturally that Murrukku (top right) was brought back home for tea

And these are for lunch tomorrow :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013


An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
~ Victor Hugo

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Strathmore Express!

Some weeks ago, I received the nicest gift ever from a former Art College classmate, a Strathmore drawing pad which I have long wanted and which is difficult to get here. The feel of charcoal and pastel on this paper takes you straight to heaven. I just cannot stop drawing in it and I am racing through the pages like there is no tomorrow. Oh happy days! :)