Constants

Artwork #1009, Birds against purple, crochet on canvas. I love waking up to this particular artwork! My paintings will be named with four digit prime numbers hereafter. They may have a worldly name too. Talking of numbers, isn’t it amazing to find constants like pi and e strewn in the universe? In circles and their…

This canvas is an ode to two things dear to me, chalkboard lettering and an old T-shirt.  My partner and I are of contrasting personalities, when we were first married he was taken aback by my craziness and I couldn’t wrap my head around how someone could be so prim and proper. It was only…

The mistress of spices

The premise of the book was quite interesting! I am reminded of a trip to Fort Kochi. The shops selling spices in jute bags and wooden boxes resemble what must have been when Vasco da Gama first landed here – and these shops are a favourite with the western tourists.

Pharophilia

I just coined the word! It’s love of lighthouses, which is my current mood. I am a little biased towards lighthouses that are red and white. I’ve seen a few, like the beautiful ones in Galle and Beachy head, but there are so many more on my wish-list. Now if only someone would send me…

That kinda mood.

“What day is it?” “It’s today”, squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day”,said Pooh.

Mrs Moon

A lovely poem by Roger McGough Mrs Moon sitting up in the sky little old lady rock-a-bye with a ball of fading light and silvery needles knitting the night.

Greedy cup

Artwork #1031 – Owls at night – Crochet on canvas Ever heard of the Pythagorean cup?! It’s a drinking cup that is designed to ensure that the user drinks in moderation, any more, and all the drink spills from the bottom. And this is how it is done! (Picture from wikipedia)

Baby whales

Artwork #1021 Baby whales that like each other, Crochet on cloth I wish I could spend a year in Europe’s museums, just being lost in wonder and taking notes. Been reading up a fascinating write up of Van Gogh’s life and his learning efforts that are so impressive.

The mystery that was Marilyn Monroe

Artwork # 1019 Crochet rainbow hearts on canvas ““Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” A dear friend pointed me to this lovely quote by MM.

Kalopsia

Artwork #1013 Crochet on canvas Word discovery – kalopsia – The delusion of things being more beautiful than they are. The definition must include people also, don’t you think?!

Owl love you. And books. And cakes.

(Crochet on canvas) They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but why are most of us shallow enough to love physical books more than e-books?! And hard-bounds more than paperbacks? I’m longing to read a vintage hard bound story book with old fashioned fonts. And that’s my resolution for the year –…

Cherry Blossom

(Crochet on Canvas) It is that time of the year when the pink tabebuia have bloomed pretty all over the city. This is the closest I can get to seeing Japanese cherry blossoms, which is on top of my wishlist now!

Winnie-the-Pooh quote

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.  A. A. Milne

Serendipity and surprise

(Watercolour on paper – a still from Pretty woman) Have you ever lived life on a “surprise me!” mode?! Imagine going to the hairdresser’s and asking her to surprise you. Can be fun, sometimes!  On one of my walks the other day, I had an awesome find of a store. The locality I’ve recently moved…