Sunday, June 16, 2013

Magic Formula for Sketching Jet Lag?

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

14 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

These ARE different from your past sketchbook entries. They are delightful in a new and different way! I admire your creativitiy and the way you find interest and a story all around you, wherever you are! Hope the jet lag is getting better!

padmaja said...

Loved your jetlag formula,, but nothing works like will power :-)
The mangalore goodies look inviting, the ginger lemon juice from a mangalore store is my favorite1

thiliMy said...

Nicely done! The water heater is looking pretty anthropomorphized to me -- like it's going to jump off the bathroom wall and star in a children's book :)

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful paintings...

thanks

Jane said...

Love your sketches that really tell a story , sketch books are such a nice peek into someones private life :-))

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Katherine!I am glad you are enjoying the stories- I never know if what I find interesting is of any consequence to others ;) I really appreciate your feed back!

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja, thank you! Ooo I am glad you reminded me of the ginger lemon juice ;)

Meera Rao said...

thanks Thili! Ahh- Jumping into a children's book -- may be you can come up with a story to along with the sketch!lets talk about it :)

Meera Rao said...

Thank you krishna :)

Meera Rao said...

Jane,thanks - hope its an interesting peek into my private life ;)

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Love your sketches. I hope the jet lag will be over very soon.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Irina) Much better now --even though afternoons are the worst!

Sadami said...

Hi, Meera, wonderful post and sketches are so cute and chaaaarming!! You have a very positive, open, sensitive, yet, optimistic heart. Keep up nice work and make us happy.
Best wishes, Sadami

Meera Rao said...

Sadami, thank you very much ! As you know I get a lot of inspiration from you :)

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