India Art Journal Sept 24-27 2012 by Meera Rao
"The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you see on the street"
India Art Journal Sept 24 2012 By Meera Rao
This is the beautiful old house in the neighbourhood that I had sketched before but on this particular day the shadows cast by decorative decaying windows just added to the mystery of the place!
India Art Journal Sept 25 2012 by Meera Rao
How nostalgic I was to see a couple of those ancient antique sewing machines in this tinly little shop stuffed and stacked floor to ceiling with machines and parts! I remembered my Mom sewing me beautiful dresses pedaling, running the machine by hand and foot when I was a young school girl! The interesting thing I noticed in India on this trip is that some things are still repaired & repaired again and never discarded while some others that used to be fixed readily ( notably flip flops) are now impossible to get repaired!
India Art Journal Sept 26 2012 by Meera Rao
I knew when I saw this man at the tribal arts show weaving a basket that I wanted to sketch him! He was completely engrossed in creating and I really loved capturing his concentration.
India Art Journal Sept 27 2012 by Meera Rao.
As I had mentioned before, catching people reading became one of my interests while I was out running errands. I aways was richly awarded! This old man was reading the paper while his wife was selling a small basket of flowers by the sidewalk. He opted to squat and lean against a shuttered store and enjoy the paper!