Week 2 India 2017 sketches by Meera Rao
It was an exercise in seeing things with fresh eyes as I tried to think of things that my grandchildren might find interesting and different. I note this as week 2 - but halfway through week-, I was sketching on different pages trying for some organization. So this page has mostly things coconut :) - the tree in the front yard and various things I encountered in daily life. We mainly know coconut used in cooking as coconut milk, coconut water, and coconut oil but coconut tree is a goldmine -every part of the tree is versatile and useful -- roots used as dyes, leaves woven and used as thatching and awnings, for brooms, trunks for buildings, in parquet flooring, coir from husks for ropes, mats; shells for various implements, as kindling, in arts and crafts etc etc. I sketched only a small fraction of those things.