Category Archives: Effortless friendships

Sakshi’s Joy Foundation

Last year in September I had the chance to paint a commissioned portrait that was effortless to paint but the hardest on my emotions. I cried for two straight days and then just took a break from painting memorial portraits. But god works in mysterious ways… Binu, Sakhis’ mother asked if I would be able […]

Sriya and Vignesh

Sriya and Vignesh Approx. 16×16 inches Acrylics on canvas . This painting is of the gorgeous couple Sriya and Vignesh. My friend @ramyassharma commissioned this piece as a housewarming gift for them as she was going to their new home for the first time. I have painted for Ramya before on many occasions. And I […]

Neo

Neo 20×20 inches Acrylic on canvas . This beautiful munchkin is Neo. I love the expression in his eyes. I had the pleasure of painting his sister Maggie in 2017. So when @arpita asked me to paint a portrait of Neo it was a no-brainer. Arpita requested I paint him the same size as Maggie […]

Mamta Sharma Das

Mamta Sharma Das 9×18 inches approx Acrylics on Canvas . There are times I see an interesting face on Instagram or Facebook and bookmark it. Sometimes I want to paint it for practice but since I don’t have permission I don’t share that work. This particular painting is of Mamta of @thebohobaalika. I digress but […]

Creativity and Quarantine – Possibilities of Fusion in Photography

The image you see on top is of my living area at 11.53 pm on Saturday the 28th of March 2020 A chance conversation with a friend who lives in an upscale place in Mumbai sparked an idea for me. We were talking about her help having to go home to a small ‘kholi‘ measuring […]

Creativity and Quarantine – Possibilities of Fusion in Writing

Adversity does not change who you are. It reveals ‘exactly’ who you are. Then you get to decide who you want/are going to be… Living in a quarantine situation (whether alone or with extended family) will exacerbate latent qualities in a person. One gets to see leaders, followers, the resilient, the adaptable. One also sees […]

Rumor has it…

Rumor has it.. Truely the big little one has my heart.  She is absolutely adorable. I call her a mini horse with a puppy’s heart 🙂 I recently had the pleasure of painting her. And I love how the portrait turned out and thankfully so did her parents, Rahul and Ritu. We became friends some […]

Banaras. Kashi. Varanasi…

I rarely get to travel sans family. So this five day trip to Kashi was special.  Made more so because I went with three girlfriends. One of whom is Roopa Pai. Roopa was going for ‘The Bookaroo Children’s Literary Festival’ and the three of us decided to give her some company. I loved Kashi/Varanasi/Banaras with […]

Do Good. Feel Good- The Color Caravan

This festive season I request you to add some Do good to the Feel good factor in your life. Help me pay it forward. Help me help The Color Caravan add some new programs to their winter session. I am all for helping out and paying it forward. I don’t have money lying around to […]

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