Monday, January 14, 2013

Mixed Messages

India Art Journal Oct 14-17 by Meera Rao 

I just realized the 'unintended/not conscious of it until now' connection between the top two sketches -pigeon or a mail box to send your messages ?  May be neither in the internet age!

India Art Journal Oct 14 2012 by Meera Rao

I often saw the pigeons getting in and out of these windows and loved watching their movements! They were free wild birds and definitely not used as messengers :)

India Art Journal Oct 15 2013 by Meera Rao

The Indian red mailboxes scattered around the city are quaint and charming. I saw some mind boggling numbers and dates connected with Indian postal system: as of March 2011 there were some 1,55,866 post offices in India and the East India Company opened the very first post office  'Company Mail'  in 'Bombay' in 1688!  

India Art Journal Oct 16 2012 by Meera Rao 

I did a double take when I saw this scene beyond the gates of an office building and quickly snatched a photograph before the guard shooed me away.  I was amused to see the shadow cast by the scooter resembling the all too familiar silhouette of resting cow that one can find everywhere -especially quite often right in the middle of the road! I guess it is a great way to show the two 'breeds' that most occupy the busy roads :)

India Art Journal Oct 17 2012 by Meera Rao

I was impressed by this enterprising boy. He would fill up the green plastic pots with  water from the public water faucet, tie them up to his bicycle to supply the roadside vendors whose cooking and cleaning required water.  I saw him busy most evenings as the vendors' business picked up. 

The following once again are four sketches shown individually.  I wrote about them earlier in the post  Stacks and Rows 

India Art Journal Aug 15 2012 by Meera Rao 

India Art Journal Aug 16 2012 by Meera Rao 

India Art Journal Aug 17 2012 by Meera Rao 

India Art Journal Aug 18 2012 by Meera Rao 


Em said...

These are gorgeous, Meera! I love the pigeon and mailbox connection. (I could imagine using pigeons in a story. Hmmm.)

Love these.

M.R. Anand said...

makes me want to run for my sketch book right away! that is art 24X7! nice sketches and paintings..

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Em! Yes, use those pigeons in your story :)

Meera Rao said...

Anand, thank you very much! -- I wish you wonderful times with your sketch book - i didn't think I was capable of doing it but it got easier every day :)

Em said...

You've completely inspired me. Pigeons it is. :)

Carol Blackburn said...

It has been way too long since I visited you Meera. Love the connection between the pigeon and the mailbox. I hope things are good with you.

padmaja said...

That is a lovely coincidence of the mail box and the messenger :-)
I loved the way your brain perceived the shadow of the scooter, very quick thinking there! Enjoyed every bit of humor hidden in your words as well, Meera!

Meera Rao said...

Carol, thank you very much. The new year is signaling to be a busy one for me too - and I am grateful that you have taken time out of yours to visit my blog . Thanks again!

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, I surprise myself often - he he ;) so glad humor comes to t he rescue when things gets hectic and stressful, no ? Thank you very much for your comment - really love hearing from you !

Meera Rao said...

Em, I am touched!

Introverted Art said...

I love your art...the little snippets of everyday life.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, ana, Its a pleasure to share :)

Sadami said...

Hi, Meera,
Your work always reaches veiwers's hearts. Amazing. Touchy and beautiful.
Cheers, Sadami

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Sadami! I am so glad I decided to keep the journal :)

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