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Monthly Archives: January 2009


Wet wood

I haven’t been a regular at my art work all these years. Sketch has more or less been just a hobby, which could not really capture a dedicated regular time from me.. Well, I started yet again last year – trying to draw a few things here and there. And then there was my DH’s birthday coming. And so a sketch to gift him there.. And then there were these free days when I just felt like holding a brush in my hand, and swishing..

So, I haven’t really decided on what I would like to do first. I am just going forward with the idea that – ‘This is a paper, and this pen / brush is all I have right now. So here goes!!’

Here is one attempt on painting some wood. I got this picture as a forward from a friend of mine, and I decided to try and paint the photograph. I know.. I still have a long way to go.. But for now, I have started my journey.

Illustration Friday - Flawed

Illustration Friday - Flawed

Ok.. Here goes.. My first sketch for a blog; my blog I mean. I just gave it a rough 20 mins. Will do it better from next time. This one is just for the start (hopefully!!)

So the topic here was ‘Flawed’. And immediately the first thing that came to my mind was this. About 6 yrs ago, I lost my tailor of 3 years and dozens of lovely dresses to uneven sleeves and trouser lengths! In one of my outfits, the legging on one leg was shorter than the other by 3 inches! I wonder how he decided to pass it on to me! And in another beautiful Indian suit, one sleeve was shorter than the other by 2 inches! And he sent in a lady attendant with me to measure up the difference and assure me that it could be fixed! I lost two beautiful dresses that day.. The chief tailor told me that his best tailor had run away! Well, post that I guess many of his loyal customers would have run away!!

So here’s my contribution to this week’s topic – “Flawed”.