Monday, February 17, 2014

Illustrations for a website.

 


These are some illustrations I did for children's educational website. 
Hope you enjoy seeing them :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014




When the sunshine doesn't show up for days, the days seem dull. Then Do Not Wait, Fetch a net and Catch the sun.

All you know is, he may be asleep.

But do climb up.

And kiss the sun. If sunshine doesn't come to you, you go to the sunshine.
Happy 2014 sunshine :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pop-up book.


Some time back I worked on another pop-up book. I enjoyed constructing the pop-ups. Here are some pages from the book. Hope you will enjoy seeing them :)


The very first page of the book. This one is after the printing.


This is the original pop-up illustration of the first page with a flap on the left opened out.


The second page of the book with a top view of a room and focus on the drawers in the form of a pop-up.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Letting go.



"It is the love that heals, for it dissolves fear into forgiveness. Learn to love the fear, the rage, and the anger and then you will experience the love of the divine. LET GO. Everything in life is born to die. The old must make way for the new".

Monday, March 4, 2013

25 :)

 All you need is Love, Love, Love is all you need :)
So I have turned quarter century old. Last two years haven't been easy at all :| I am restless, every now and then, trying to find out so many things. I hope that coming year brings some clarity and I embrace everything that comes my way with courage.

And Yes, Love is all I need in every aspect of life, hope I can give love and receive love and eventually learn to be still from inside. I am READYYYYY!! yehaawww :)


Friday, January 4, 2013

Tickle :)

tickle tickle :)

2013


LET GO.

I am ready to set on a sail to explore, experience, care, kiss, ponder, feel, smile, struggle, grow, get angry, frustrated, be compassionate, hug, tickle, love and more and much more. I am ready yet again :)



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

travelling dots

The dots of feelings - sometimes feeling joyous, pensive, agitated, disappointed, happy, restless, calm,strange, motivated, inspired and sometimes gloomy for no reason at all. Sometimes, I know the reasons of my feelings, sometimes there is no reason at all to feel any emotion, or I can't recognize the reason. The dots of feelings keep traveling finding their own direction.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I am here.


I used to think that I was the strangest person in the world. But then I thought there are so many people in the world. There must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope if you are out there and read and know that I’m here.

And I am just as strange as you.

~ FRIDA KAHLO

Friday, November 30, 2012

For my dogie Zabie :)



This is for my doggie Zabbie.
We love you Zabie and miss you. Its strange how we develop such deep attachment between beings. I wonder in which world has she gone now. I hope your new world is wonderful.
We made a separate cozy bed for her in our room. When the lights went off and we were fast asleep Zabie would quietly slip in between my brother and me, waking us up by licking our nose :)

This is for you Zabie, for the joy that you brought in our lives. For loving us so much even when we left you alone in the house, you did not sulk with us(unlike humans) you greeted us with frenzy almost saying, "yeyy now you are back, but don't leave me again" but still we did and you still showed us more and more love. We send you lots of love Zabie :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kumaon



Recently I went to Kumaon, the most beautiful place I have been to till now.
One could see green everywhere. Everything becomes slow to experience surroundings with all your senses.

While I was there, I painted some of my thoughts that were in mind from quite some time.

Some children joined me to paint in my journal. 

 


We live in circles. each new circle is a new beginning to learning. In the process, our circle meets many other circles representing other beings, situations, experiences. Each progressive circle becomes more challenging and tougher. Sometimes we enjoy, sometimes we feel discouraged. It is a mix and match of all kinds of feelings. 




















Every circle seems like a Mari-go-around. Once I start getting comfortable and enjoying a circle, I enter into a new circle again and then starts Mari-go-around again. And it all keeps going in circles while our circles of learnings keep becoming bigger.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Some pleasures in life :)



Eating puchka/golgappas/panipuri/waterballs is one of the many pleasures in life :P

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pyaari :)


So meet my Pyaari (means lovely)
I embroideren this on a Kurta for a friend.



Saturday, July 28, 2012

Illustration Friday: Lonely




Loneliness can be pleasant sometimes, can be scary the other times. Scary is a strong word to use. I feel lonely when there is disconnect with the inner self, when harmony inside disrupts, when I feel disconnect with my art, when I believe in something but two voices inside me fight for and against it. When images don't travel along with me, that is when I feel lonely. But these are phases that come and go, images have started traveling with me again :) I am thankful to them :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sneak peek of a pop-up book :)




I have been working on pop-up for children. The story is about an elephant who takes children for rides on her back. One day she cries and cries and feels that she is not beautiful.She takes help from her friends to change her appearance. When children see her in her new appearance, they tell her that she is beautiful the way she is. One is liked and accepted the way one naturally is. One need not change outer appearance to be liked by others.

It is a story book done for Aparna and Saumya who are working towards social emotional development of children. These are some of the images from the book. I will upload some more images soon. I hope you enjoy looking at them :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Illustration Friday: fluid




















I have new found love for Zebras :)
I love the fluidity in their stripes.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A day

















....when I don't want to be on my own.
I want a hug.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

She loves to dance :)






















She loves to dance :) Would you like to join her?
I am going to join her soon.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Get a moustache















If moustache was worn like an accessory, I would have
hundreds of them.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

bliss












A brook can be a friend in a special way.
It talks to you with splashy gurgles.
It cools your toes and lets you sit
quietly beside it when you don't feel like speaking.

from A friend is someone who likes you by Joan Walsh Anglund
I love this too much.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Tralalaaa :)

















Finding Nemo has become an inspiration these days :)
And I want to see a real Squirt in the sea.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Illustration Friday : Round
















Round, round round Pots!! Now that I have become a textile artist,
I want to be a potter now :) I always wanted to learn pottery, put
my hands in mud and create beautiful pots on potter's wheel.
I loved the feeling on my fingers of the moving pot on the wheel.
But but but, the pot just turns out of any shape on potter's wheel but round. That also looks interesting, but some day I will be able to create round pots too :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meet d00de





















Call him Doode, with extra stress on 'OO'
and make sure you make a proper pout while calling
his name,else he gets offended.
Please say hi to him.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Illustration Friday: Mesmerizing






















I remember, while going back from college to home,
I would take with me either Opi, Urmi, Al (my friends)
on my bicycle. On the way, every single person would look
at us. Women walking on the pavement would be 'mesmerized',
and men found it 'amusing'. Men on bikes would turn back
again and again to see ' a girl carrying another girl on her cycle',
some would whistle, and some fixed the rear view image of
their motorbikes to witness this 'unusual sight' in that area.
And we would just enjoy and laugh the whole way seeing
people's expressions.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

:)





















Gloom can be dealt with and enjoyed :)

I feel, ideas are becoming static now, what do
I do to stir my imagination? May be go out and sketch
whatt I see, and give a break to images that exist only in
my mind.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Love












































This is what I have been doing meanwhile.
I love fabric, threads as much as I love painting.
But I talk more of textiles than actually creating them.
So now, I have started creating some art clothes, which I
will share here very soon.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

come true my wish :)





















The silent energy, which exists within us, around us,brought me to something so beautiful yesterday, beauty in the form of a being,so beautiful that I want to embrace it. I see beauty of this being in
glimpses. In Silence. In Smiles. My energy ha been low from last few days it just made me calm down. And then...

I look up at the sky filled with stars, under my breath, I make a secret wish.Though I have many wishes, but this one is something I really want to come true :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

First karadi tale:) I am almost there!


























































These are some of the illustrations I have been working on for Karadi tales.
It has been a long journey, of ups and downs and great learning. All the illustrations
for the book are done, just a little finishing touch is required here and there. Now I
am impatient to see the book in my hand :)