I woke up in the morning and was wondering about my sketch for the day when a beautiful photograph materialised on Facebook.
Without thinking twice, I made a quick watercolour and posted it in my album on FB titled, ‘A sketch a Day’ after giving due credit to the photographer for providing the inspiration.
In no time I received a message from an online magazine asking me if they could use my sketch, as I had no objection, the excerpt below is what they did with it!!
When the two art’s merge, The epic combination happens…..
Left Side Photograph.
Aayee Baarish !
The arrival of monsoons brings forth endless opportunities for photographers to capture the beauty of the season. Those dreamy, pastel shaded landscapes to interesting street scenes, just sit in a dingy corner of a roadside tea shop and watch the magic of rainy season. The only challenge remains the safety of camera equipment, especially lenses.
PC: Dev Raj Agarwal
Right Side Painting
It takes more than rain
To stop the forward march!
Drawing By Prenita Dutt
The two artists inspiring each other.. 🙂
So. I saw this astonishing carpet of the most beautiful color spread out in front of me. I wanted to photograph it, and the only way to do it was to climb a childrens slide, stand on the platform on top and take this shot.
That’s exactly what I did, except instead of climbing down the ladder after the shot, I slid down the slide and landed unceremoniously in a heap of flailing hands and hair! It was so worth it! As I dusted myself and looked around surreptitiously to see if I had an audience, I was relieved to find myself quite alone ☺️
I proceeded for my art class clutching this fun and valuable memory of something I hadn’t done in years🌼🎶 The first person I met, giggled and said, “That looked like fun… I was watching you from the window!”
Poinsettias outside my window transform into a work of art! Humidity, coupled with subtle early morning light create an ethereal window dressing😀
Where do you go
When you leave a room
Does a part of your essence
Cling to what you wear
Does it guide others
To that place
Where you ventured
To find your lost self…?
Cycling in the early morning hours takes me to places that have been in my neighborhood, but have been missed by me because I am always rushing by. As the cycle urges me to slow down to a leisurely pace, I notice the beautiful amidst the ugly.
Summer, with its blistering heat, takes away every urge to be outdoors and saps out energy from every living thing. But it is in the relative morning cool that the frolicking strays and their pups or the loud chirping of birds or a peacock ambling his graceful way home, or young children giggling as they try and find an open patch to start their play, that life takes on a different dimension. It is this change in perspective that brings new energy into the mundane and ordinary. At these times I am a silent observer of life. The reality of my existence takes away the weight of expectations from me and in that lightness of being, I too come alive.
My morning forays make me miss the cool mountains less. In the silence and solitude when people and pollution are minimal one is able to see enough beauty to last one through the day and of course, to also look forward to tomorrow and wonder about what new sights it will reveal!
#Sultanpur #Amaltas #Morningmusings #recyclingthoughts
Make a safe place for the birds to visit and sit back and enjoy an ever changing scenario of beauty right outside your window. Never has so little effort yielded such rich dividends!
I have my camera ready with a zoom lens for just such scenes…the ones that not only give me joy,
but in their sharing, bring a smile to so many faces.😀!
Remember those times?When the mist silenced all sound
When the footsteps were muffled
and one treaded ever so gently
upon the welcoming Earth?
Those times, when the vision seemed blurred, but
the clarity in the heart
Lamahatta tea gardens, Darjeeling