2013 India sketch Journal June 9 by Meera Rao
There is nothing like a refreshing hot water shower to fight jet lag! The nine and half hour time difference between EST and Indian Time makes it hard on the body to adjust. According to a WSJ article, "seeking out day light at certain time and avoiding bright light at other times, are some of the main strategies researchers recommend for resetting the body clock faster. Daylight is one of the key clues the master clock in the brain receives from the retina that it needs to resynchronize. In general, travelers going east are advised to seek out afternoon light and travelers heading west should seek out morning light." Unfortunately nothing seems to work for me and I muddle through my entire trip fighting sleep during the day and struggling to fall asleep at night!
I just noticed that the sketch above says July 9 - proof of jet lag affecting performance? I am off by a month!
2013 India sketch Journal June 10 by Meera Rao
After a must trip to the 'Mangalore Store" that stocks up on my hometown's specialties, the sweets and savory munchies were fun draw ( and eat!).
Below is the page with both the sketches. So far it has been a delightful challenge to come up with sketches that are different from last year's sketchbook journal :)
2013 India sketch Journal Page 2 June 9-10 by Meera Rao