Sunday, October 7, 2012

Everyday Pleasures

India Art Journal Sept 1 by Meera Rao
 
Here is another 'newspaper reader' that I came accross early morning sitting in front of  yet to open row of stores.  As noted in the earlier post  I am fascinated by the number of people reading the daily paper in all different places and postures!  



India Art Journal Aug 31 by Meera Rao
 
No part of mini sweet pumpkin goes to waste! The inner meat is cubed, cooked into tasty sambar or some kind of curry, the skin cooked and ground to paste with coconut gratings into a delicious chutny and the seeds are roasted and happpily munched on!!!
 
The sketches below are once again from the first few pages of my journal which I didn't post individually.  The red acacia flowers were abundant in early july but now I see the yellow variety blooming all along the roads.  I read that the use of the flowers in paints, perfume and medicine dates back centuries.  Please check my post A blessing a Day for more on the these two sketches.
 
India Art journal July 4 by Meera Rao 
India Art Journal July 5 2012 By Meera Rao
 
I finished my 100th daily sketch on Oct 5 but am really behind in posting them - hoping to catch up in a few weeks! I am totally thrilled that I have managed to sketch each day during my stay here despite the hectic schedule and hope to keep up untill I head back home end of this month. Please do leave a comment let me know what you think of my efforts. 

13 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hello Meera, lovely post. That white rice powder drawing sounds interesting. Reminds me of what artists do with chalk on the sidewalks. Have you ever seen some of those drawings. There are lots on Youtube. I would love to see photos of the rice powder drawings. Have a beautiful day!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you carol ;) yes those are some talented artists! If you click on 'rangoli' label on my sidebar you will see some posts with pictures and links for more about those 'rice powder drawings. These days people mostly use colored and white powders for their rangoli. Tibetan mandala is more elaborate form of the same concept.

Nutan said...

Awesome Meera. Love your subjects. I can relate to all of them.

Meera Rao said...

Nutan, thanks! I pleased that I have been able to sketch daily ( even though I am behind in posting) and the project has taken on its own life;) it has been fun for me too keeping me creatively engaged during my stay here.

padmaja said...

Meera, congrats on the 100th one, it is no small fete! I am so glad that apart from taking care of the family responsibility, you could fit some time for your creativity which I am certain boosted you to do your best for others.

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, thank you very much. It definitely helped my morale to have a creative project to work on !

Teresa said...

Lovely, colorful work Meera. Love the variety of subjects and the yummy colors you use.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, Teresa ! The colors in India are truly amazing :)

Lisa Graham Art said...

I really love the paper reading sketch Meera. You really caught the scene well...so well I can picture this person in real life sitting there enjoying the paper.

Anonymous said...

This article is presently what did you say? I need, thank you.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Lisa;) it's so fun to catch people reading in all different places and poses !

Anonymous said...

Hello! I realize this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask. Does operating a well-established website like yours require a massive amount work? I am completely new to blogging but I do write in my diary every day. I'd like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

Meera Rao said...

Sorry for the delay in replying - I was traveling and did not have access to a computer. Maintaining the blog is work but with a little bit of planning and scheduling it is managable. I find it fun and satisfying to share my art with the world and that makes it much easier to keep up with the blog. Good luck with your ventures :)

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