Flowers and Flow 💐

Flowers are a beautiful motivation to get back to the sketchbook in any medium that one prefers… In the slow observation of nature, time slows down too… As one follows the turns of petals and the miniscule grains of pollen, a wider world unfolds… We rise above ourself and reach into our own depth all at once… 😊

#SimplePleasuresofLife #art #sketch #sketchbook #Watercolours #asketchaday


A ‘Thank You’ note 🙏🌺

Over the years
Over many
A luncheon
Dinner date
We’ve shared
A hot meal
Life on a plate

Meandering down
Of before and after
You’ve brought
Wise insight
And contagious laughter
To simple moments
Threaded together
Into days and years
Smiles and tears
Faith and fears…

An engaging tapestry
With care
Strong enough
To shelter
Wide enough
To share… 💖

For all this
And more…
Thank you!

Second Moms 😊

Delhi roads are full of young girls carrying babies on their hips. They are second Moms to these infants. They seem to be taking care every need of theirs in the most efficient manner.

My heart goes out to these young ‘Moms’ who are just kids themselves but already have huge responsibility on their little shoulders.

Sketch line and watercolour

Line and watercolour 😊

Let the line lead the way
Inspired by someones hair
Another’s eyes
Yet another’s lips
As the line flows
Imaginary dots
A story begins to unfold
And without you knowing
The story of one line
Has been

#facetime #texture #curls #joyofart #justenjoy #SimplePleasuresofLife

Only Peaches, No Cream 😊 in Watercolour

Peaches were found lurking behind a thick camouflage of leaves in my moms garden!! But not for long 😁

As soon as I spied them, I realised what a wonderful subject they made, so here is my morning sketch in Watercolor 😁
#sketchbook #SimplePleasuresofLife #journaljourney

Gateway to Joy… 😊

Over and over again, in many different ways, I realise the joy of consistency.

At one point, habits one wanted to inculcate, never really developed, excuses came in the way. All believable, justifiable…

Then, one day, things fell in place. My desire to paint a sketch a day, became a habit that intrenched itself seamlessly into my routine. I would get up early or work late, or draw in waiting rooms or lounges, but I never made any excuse.

I realise the many levels of bliss that open up when the eyes start seeing things in New ways and the hands understand the minds subtle orders of seamless coordination.

There is no time for procrastination, one is too busy doing things that one deeply enjoys and has made time for… 😊