Pressed between pages
Of a sketchbook
Some memories lie
Snug and safe
Carrying with them
Fragrance and colours
Of alien lands…
#Watercolours #canson #montvalpaper
I love keeping a visual journal with lots of images of what I enjoyed seeing in a new place.
These Diaries, kept over years, never fail to make me nostalgic as I remember the plants that grew, the season that was, the fragrance in the air, to me they are more precious than photographs.
While the words are there too, it is the visuals that evoke an instant reaction. 😊
The artwork hanging
in my hotel room
how far from home
#journaljourney #travelogues #travel #penandpaper
The process of creating is also the process of eliminating.
After the initial inspiration, I seldom look up to see the scene, I let my imagination and the colours take over quietly and without fanfare or fuss… 😊 This, for me is the best way to overcome a block, if any.
As I keep my art journal, my emphasis is on the mood and feel of what’s going through me rather than making an exact replica of what lies ahead in my field of vision.
My journal is a collection of some truths, some half-truths and some complete lies 😁!
From an image on a carry bag, to a sketch in my journal… A moment well-catalogued, a trip recorded in small moments of complete joy 😊!
#nature #beauty #SimplePleasuresofLife #pen #pencilfun #Sikkim
That winter feeling
When colours feel blue and
They slip out of their tubes
And find warmth
Between the warm sheets
Of white paper 😊😁
#coloursoflife #joyofcolour #joyofart #journaljourney #asketchaday
The rear view mirror of a cab I took in the morning was relying heavily upon divine grace to keep him and his passengers safe!!
I did a sketch to capture the moment 😁!
#streetscene #ontheroad #NewDelhi #everydayindia #respect #faith
Love and compassion
It’s as simple as that… 😊
#asketchaday #SimplePleasuresofLife #joy #fun #penandpaper #Watercolours #mybuddha