Do what U love…Time Lapse Video

Life is constant learning. My journey in mixed media art is continuing at a very slow pace. Slow, because I am learning as I go..This time i have not only learnt to make a time lapse video but have learnt to upload it on u tube. It is such a delight to see my video up there with other marvelous ones. Let me share the video with you..

Much Love…

Alternate remedies

Oh yes..u see..making art of one kind can be quite demanding I have realized, so there are a few things that I do to have a bit of fun…for instance I made these fairies/angels..actually just painted them. And it is such fun to paint those faces. It only takes a few hours and you get satisfaction of a completed job in the same day, which is great!!

Today :)

As I am self taught, I am learning new things almost everyday. With every new artwork I find new methods and ways that I can make my artwork look better and brighter. For instance, just when I feel that I have finished with one piece and I feel that there is absolutely nothing more to be done and I keep it in my studio as a proud piece, I switch off the light and I get back to life; just then I feel this instinct to go back and look again and I go back to look again and find the painting can do with some more work, and I feel compelled to pick up the brush again.

I am not complaining. I think adding a little here and there to make a painting appear great is wonderful. It is better than to start afresh on a large new canvas.

Of late I have started painting fairies. It is something that catches your fancy and you can’t get over it, like a phase. So, I have entered that phase of fairies and other mythical characters and moon at night and all that. Its incredibly fascinating to work on all that. Its like entering a dream and finding your own way ahead. Lets see where it goes…

Hugs..

Note to Relax

Hi People.. u know there are millions of art websites in this world and this is one of those. It is a great way to feel that u have company even when no one sees or acknowledges your posts. Its like having neighbours u don’t know but u feel secure that u have neighbours.

Anyway, I wrote yesterday that I am low on inspiration and that gave e an idea and I made this piece. That’s e flying off the ground leaving everything behind. It would be a wonderful thing to do if that can happen in real life; if people could fly on balloons.

And also that this art is the first that I am going to try and print and get it to sell. Lets see…Ta da..

Artist Block

Hallo People…I haven’t posted anything for a while…its worrying me now because there seems to be no inspiration. I just do not know what to make. Besides, i feel it is a little tiresome to make digital art. may be I am not used to it right now. As for the traditional art, I do have the intention but I keep stalling it for no reason. I find reasons to stall…this is called Artists’Block. It is a scary word. I don’t know how long would it last. Its a viral infection. There is no real cure, only precaution. My immunity level on this one is quite low. I make a lot of art in my mind but on paper, I have done nothing for so long…and I miss that. I want to make planets and stars and skies but then I start thinking about where am I going to keep all this? How will I sell and all. God! its pathetic..Hope I get out of it soon…

so today…

Its cold and rainy today. I like rain and I like cold and I like sitting cozy in my quilt but only when there is nothing at all to do during the day, or if it is night time. The clouds are angry outside and are growling like a hungry stomach. God! if only we didn’t have to eat. I hate cooking. Cooking is such a waste of time. I just do not understand how people can spend hours in the kitchen. I cook, yeah. I do not have a maid, but I manage with the bare minimum. Art, I can make all day long. I’m sure there are people in the world who think how can one make weird drawings all day thru..fair enough…

I made this blog to make my art and also to get a platform to display my art. And most importantly I thought if I had a website, I would be inclined to learn digital art, and that turned out to be correct. I do manage a bit here and there. I don’t know if anyone has seen my art so far or not. But its ok, I think, Art is a personal thing. Even if it is not noticed by people around, it still remains art…

ok….so…my family

so this is Anna, my little one. You can almost never see her eyes because she likes it that way. She loves golf and music…that’s all she likes… so mostly she is found on golf ranges around the city or in her room. The other member of my family is ‘pup’. Anna and pup are wonderful people really. For pup I am the most beautiful person in the world and I love that. Sheepishly I admit that I can’t say the same because i do admire other cute pups around the building as well. Anna is a different matter altogether. It doesn’t matter to her what I think…she has just turned thirteen. As for me, I either create art or follow Anna around the course because she is a girl and I can not leave her alone, on her own, at this age. I have to be around because this is India and is not safe for a young girl to be alone like that. That is another matter that in case something dangerous happens (God Forbid!!) what would I do??? probably scream or something. Till date the only danger that i have seen around the course is flying balls. And in that case, I a more at risk than a player. But I follow her anyway. She hates it but then with all that hair over her eyes, she can barely notice me…

Pup is a Beagle girl and she loves it when I sleep because then she can cuddle on and snore louder than I do. Pup likes to hide in cupboards as well. She hides till she is found and then does not like that she is found. Life is incomplete without a dog, is all I can say. Pup is demanding, sometimes very pushy but she adds a lot of life to the house…

Merry Christmas People…

hallo everyone…Merry Christmas to all…its raining today and somehow I do not like rainy gray mornings. I’d rather wake up to sun streaming into my room, which it usually does every morning, but today Santa gifted us a cold dark day..well..thank u Santa, may be there is something good to come out of all this stone gray sky and peter patter of rain I can hear sitting in my quilt with a cup of hot coffee.

I live on the outskirts of a beautiful small city called panchkula. There is nothing much to boast about Panchkula, except that it shares proximity to a better town, Chandigarh, a town designed by famous french architect, Le Corbusier. When he designed it in early seventies, it must have been like any cuteĀ french town, but now after all those decades, Chandigarh is bursting at its seams with people and vehicles and houses. Panchkula was made on the lines of Chandigarh by the neighbouring state of Haryana, and is slowly on its way to becoming Chandigarh, with all the people and vehicle problems.

I live on what is called Panchkula Extension, in a high rise on the banks of a rain fed river called Ghaggar.

We can see hills from our building and the river is barely a thin line which disappears in summers but appears again in the monsoons. I suppose this tiny rivulet must sometime be a mighty river because one can easily make out the original basin which extends from one end of the bed on our right all the way to the hills on the left. One can see rifts on the hills which at sometime must have been created by flowing water. Some people believe, our tiny river is actually the mighty mythical Saraswati, which disappeared long long ago. Going by the basin, it might be true. And going by basin, our highrise is right in the middle of a river bed. My little girl, Amy, is an observant little thing. According to her, the vegetation around the building is exactly the same as close to the river; that means we are living on a river bed and at any time if the river is flooded, we are doomed.

Our society is called Vikram Vihar, and it is direct in line of airplanes landing or taking off from the airport, so we have bright red lights on top. The entire night, the eerie red glow lights my bedroom, since I am one below the top floor. Its a nice colony, no doubt. Wide, spacious, hardly any traffic this far from town and at nights if you look out of the balcony, the world seems to be on the other side of the river.

Its like living on an island; concrete island..but island, and I like it. We have to circumvent the river till the bridge, where we cross it to reach the mainland. I think it is enough for today..will continue later..love and huggs…

 

Post 2

I am not well…the changing season caught me…but its ok…doesn’t matter…

I am new to digital art. trying hard to get into corel painter but I guess it takes a while to get used to digital brushes and technical know how for a traditional artist and though it is a lot of fun, still I salute people who handle both mediums so well. For beginnings I ve got Corel essential 5 but strangely I find pics art easier to draw on. In Corel essentials my canvas keeps zooming and moving, perhaps because my hand movement is awry. Not good. Not good. Lets see how it comes up….

My first blog

So, I have my first blog, and a website..great…its a happy thing, I hope. I don’t know why it was important. may be to tell people that I have a website. Somehow these days it is important to be connected to the world for everything. I may not agree but it surely feels good. I think after my art, this website is the only thing which is totally mine. Totally. Its great. I can post what I want and say what I want, whenever I want. That’s freedom, if you think about it. This is my space, like people have cupboards to hide in..wow..that’s great…

But was it challenging to get this thing done???yes, it was.. I am technically challenged I think..now I know…

Smiles and hugs….