Blessed Vegetable stand watercolor India sketch Journal 2014-15 by Meera Rao
During the festival season in Mysore, every vendor gets into the spirit by decorating their little section of the footpath. On a quiet Sunday morning walk, I spotted this red onion stand with an elaborate huge 'rangoli' design on the road itself next to a tree turned into a shrine. With a lot fewer vehicles and pedestrians, the stand by a 'petrol bunk' (gas station) could not be missed. The rangoli done in white powder on the road stretched to the median line!
The Flower Vendor and her stall watercolor India sketch Journal 2014-15 by Meera Rao
This flower vendor was giving her thanks to the goddess in her small stall turned into a shrine decorated long strands of colorful garlands. The blue plastic tarp tent was a good backdrop for the colorful flowers!
A Streetside Shrine -unfinished watercolor India sketch Journal 2014-15 by Meera Rao
This was the beginnings of what turned into a elaborate shrine by one more vendor. It is so much fun to walk around the city checking out all the different ways the vendors try to show their devotion and give thanks to their favorite deity.
Please sign this petition at Change.org and get wallpart.com off the internet and off the business it is trying to do- sell artwork as posters without the knowledge and permission from the artists. Search your name/website on their webpage and you may be surprised you are being duped and compromised :( I came across the site via another blogger who posted about her works being stolen. I was shaken up to see all the pictures from my blog being offered at $5.59/poster!
P.S: I discovered this morning that it is best bot to even go to that site to check -- but be sure to sign the petition!
I thought long and hard if I should continue to blog then decided to post but work towards getting wallpart off the internet. I am hoping to alert other artists, photographers, art enthusiasts, customers and make them aware of this problem. Please spread the word about protecting artists and our work.