India Art Journal Sept 6 2012 by Meera Rao
The house next door has a solar tank on its roof top and this is a pretty typical scene in and around Maisuru - conservation in electricity and water is quite widespread and people have adopted the solar water heaters widely. Shortage of water, electricity, gasoline, and cooking gas is very acute in India and conservation and global warming is on everyone's mind!
India Art journal Sept 7 2012 by Meera Rao
This 'petrol bunk' is a landmark for giving directions to our flat and the orange accents of the building contrasts starkly with the green of the trees all around it!
India Art Journal Sept 4,5,6,7 by Meera Rao
Here is the page with all four sketches together. As I have mentioned before, I am way behind in posting and hope to catch up now that I am back in my home in USA. I was fortunate to land in DC just before the airports were closed on sunday for the 1000 mile wide hurricane Sandy! We drove back home to Poquson yesterday as Sandy left the area towards New Jersey. I am very grateful that Sandy spared us major damage especially since we were not around to secure the house! Other than some flooding and debris in yard, our house and property is in tact; we have power, water and other amenities :) As others hard hit by the hurricane cope with the destruction my heart goes out to them. I am deeply thankful for our luck as I get busy unpacking, getting to laundry, mail, house back in working order and of course cleaning up the yard!
The following sketches are from july 10 -13 getting individual attention from my original post The Kitchen is a Country.
India art Journal July 10 2012 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal July 12 2012 by Meera Rao
India Art journal July 11 2012 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal July 13 2012 by Meera Rao