Happy Hydrangeas in Watercolour 😊🎨

People travel to all sorts of exotic places and because of so much connectivity one finds oneself inundated with inspiration.

I save many images, some for their colour others for the subject…once in a while I bring out a photo stare at it for a while, relish the colours, the contrasts and the values… Then I put it away and rely solely on my impression of it to work in my sketch book.

I feel this gives me a sense of direction and also complete freedom to have a ‘selective’ memory 😊


Watercolour Wildflowers

All the flowers
I have ever known
Lie in a sunlit corner
Of my mind
Alive and resplendent
As though
Was just yesterday
And I,
A girl of sixteen… 💕

#Watercolor #nature #SimplePleasuresofLife #journaljourney #storiesfrommygarden #wildflowers #joyofcolour #joyofart #myart

A Place Called Home 2 💕

Some construction work is going on by the roadside and the laborers have made a makeshift tent for their lodging.

They have selected a cool patch under some trees. The plastic sheets are a riot of colours and there’s a handful of utensils to get on with the daily business of cooking. Sometimes, when I cross them, the front of their home is being swept clean… It’s simple, beautiful and so down to earth 💕

#Watercolor #asketchaday #SimplePleasuresofLife #simplelife



I am most grateful for
For images that
Take me back
To cool places
And deepening shadows
For heavy monsoon foliage
And distant impression
Of trees
I am grateful for paper
And colour
And pens and pencils
That with unerring regularity
Give life
To the vision, I see
Through the window
Of either the soul
Eye…. 😊❤️