Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday update!!


Thanxgiving is over..whew!!
I will definitely write about all the eye opening experiences that only Amreekah can give, in my next post...
but as I have my "chai" and my homemade "hotdog" (soooper combination of desi and videshi!) on a Monday morning I update you guys of the stuff done over a soooper holiday weekend!
Was feeling nostalgic (rather homesick) so I wanted to make a bit of Indian art...maybe it might appeal to people enough to compel them to buy it!  you know the "exotic-foreign touch!"   :-)
I am being conniving but what can I say...am wanting to sell as much as I can!
so here are six water color illustrations done over the weekend...









hope you guys like them!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

wednesday works...


This is how it all started...was going to make something that goes with the bottles that I showed in my earlier post (same theme as the flowers)
 but got so carried away with the colors that they ultimately turned out like this!!






They are not big (6" by 8") so they got finished in a day...
got 6 more of these to make then will move on to something else....
I feel as though I am running against time....the 6th of December is looming closer and closer and I gotta do so much more!!.... GO!GO!GO!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

tuesday update!


hey guys sorry for the disappearing act...
got a lot on my plate but here is a quick update...
the vases are finished and now i move on to matching small paintings...





will post those as soon as i am done!
am a little confused as to how to price them...
got any suggestions?
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Manic Monday!!!

Been busy busy busy the last few days...
I have requested a stall in my son's school's December winter fest in Manhattan and I going to be selling my sketches, illustrations, book marks, polymer magnets and some recycled/painted beer bottle vases and tins-painted in our Indybindi style!
this is just a sneak peak on some incomplete stuff
still working to get it finished...
as usual got soooooooo much to do and so little time :-) !!
will keep you guys updated!
ciao


all of them have yet to be colored!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

inspiration??

Here are the lovely colored leaves that I picked upon our drive upto the Bear Mountain last weekend...




I have to make something out of these lovely presents of nature...
Aren't the colors beautiful?
so let me see....what can I make out of them??
Any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

snow in October??


The postcard quality couldn't really be captured from a moving car!



The swirling snow viewed from our apartment!



Its tuesday morning here and I know I am waking up a day late, to wish you guys a good and fruitful week ahead!
we had a fantastic and eventful weekend (which hopefully explains my absence from the blog)....
It was filled with Halloween festivities and fun with some old friends and SNOW!!
I know a lot of you must have experienced snowfall (esp. my army friends) but do you remember when you first felt the snowflake come floating down and fall softly on your cheeks...
its magical!!
and all the more magical when its the first time for both my kids and me (my dear husband has been there, done that, though he thoroughly enjoyed our enthusiasm)...
and we just couldn't get over the wonder of it...
we danced and twirled and ran in the in the softly swirling snowflakes till it became really gusty and windy and we had to rush back inside and watch it from a distance...
and what a magical day it was...
It was like those picture postcards or christmas cards that we used to collect when we were kids...
The drive back home from Manhattan (we had gone to pick up some old friends) was when the storm was at its peak and traffic was crawling...but we didn't mind because the scenery around us had taken on a fairytale quality...
I think the magical feel was more so because the snow was so unexpected....
it wasn't like the cold had been building up and we were prepared for it, like it would be in December.
The Weatherman here had been predicting snow on Saturday and though we knew the "Weatherman" is never wrong(wish we had this accuracy back home in India)...we didn't really take it seriously!
The snowstorm in New York was actually quite mild, but in the rest of the areas around, it was quite destructive...a few parts in New Jersey etc hadn't yet got their power on till last night!
But for us lucky people who were not hit that bad, the best part is that though it became really cold, the next day was clear and sunny with the snow still on the grounds and the pavements and roofs!
and it being Sunday, we couldn't waste that bright sun by being cooped up inside..
so Bear Mountain was where we went for a spontaneous and beautifully scenic drive
and I cant begin to describe how beautiful it was...
the fall colors on the trees were at their peak!
the yellows and oranges and reds were all along the road while the pristine white snow was covering the sidewalks and the roofs of the cottages!
we couldn't go up to the Bear Mountain because the road was closed but we strolled along the lake at the bottom of the mountain and tried to make a snowman and have a snowball fight with our bare hands!
what can I say, our enthusiasm couldn't match up with our preparation...
so the next thing on our shopping list is waterproof mittens so that we can make a snowman without our hands freezing over!
and a snow sledge so we can go sliding down the snow covered hill......yaaaaaay!

and so, we wait for the next snowfall....:-)
 and leave you with these pictures....ciao!









the photos taken from a moving car-couldnt stop coz we were on the highway!












the beautiful lake at the bottom of Bear Mountain



the colors... oh! the colors...





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