Rain Rescue 🌼

Fish out of water πŸ˜”

We had torrential rain in Delhi… Too much, too soon… Water-logging caused havoc. Some fish from my over-flowing Lotus pond drifted out into puddles around the pondπŸ˜•

A day later, upon surveying the damage, I found a big catfish gathering its energy in a small, shallow and by now, fast evaporating puddle of water.

I hurriedly called for help and started using a dust pan to hydrate the fish I had put into my pond many years back.

After much hydration and generous amounts of water it blinked! The gills moved gently. We picked it up and released it back into its beloved pond 😁



Bought some succulents planted in a mug from a fair in Delhi.

They were vibrant and beautiful, but within days, shed most of their leaves and many from the cluster perished.

I am now left with two mugs and the hardiest stragglers. They are not as decorative but they are alive.

Finally, we’ve come to an understanding…they want to live and I want to help them do so. We’ve worked together. They’ve guided me about the amount of water they need and which spot by the windowsill they prefer.

Between the two cups I’ve placed a thriving money plant, sort of like a motivational speaker, urging the succulents on to live and flourish… To be more positive and life-affirming as opposed to sad and morose 😊

It’s working!

#memories #sketchbook #asketchaday

Wait Gain 😁

Carrying a sketchbook has its benefits, especially when you find yourself alone and with time to spare 😊My friends were to meet me at a coffee shop… But they were running late… This is how long it took them to reach me πŸ˜β˜•Finally, finished it at home 😁#sketchbook #illustration #waitgain #SimplePleasuresofLife #timetable

The Mess we Make πŸ˜

A cabinet that needs cleaning
But is a fun subject, nevertheless!

As an artist, one notices more, the good and the bad… The magical and the mundane 😊… And all of it is a creative opportunity to experiment with different mediums πŸ‘Œ
#sketch #asketchaday #joyofcolour #joyofart #SimplePleasuresofLife #coffeegrains #salt #textures

Storm in my Sketchbook πŸ˜¬

To create
A wild garden
In a sketchbook
Is like creating
A storm
In a teacup πŸ€“πŸ˜¬!

Today I sat by the television not knowing what I wanted to sketch and then the image of a corner of the garden came to mind… One in which the Hollyhocks were sun-drenched and the morning was beautiful!

It was a delight to keep adding more details and colour, just for the joy of creating my own little storm in my Sketchbook πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
#Watercolours #mungyo #hollyhocks #gardenstories #blossomsandblessings #art #myart #joy #impressionism #impressionist