December 21, 2004

flavours of the month

most of us perhaps visit other journals to find inspiration there, whether we consciously seek it or not.

since my surgery three weeks ago, i have been doing just that…trying to escape the ill-effects of the dreadful tablets i take three-times-a-day (for three more months!), trying to get back to what i love doing the most…painting, writing, creating.

i also have been thinking about life and how its phases or of those around affect us ever so subtly, pointing out that we too are changing inside, growing, accommodating, changing our needs for space to just be

my space these days is my kitchen, my territory as praveen likes to call it.
and this year since we have been giving the house a make-over i wanted the kitchen to be more than a place where i cook food and wash the dishes. something like a mini-studio where i can try out what i want to…and yet be simple in its own way.

we started with painting the walls white, and got a terra cotta-tile-effect vinyl flooring to go with it. then we got a small ikea table, with bright red chairs and colourful straw-placemats (from a charity shop).

i am experimenting with crayons and watercolours, so i can get some of my favourite ingredients on the wall. i hope to stitch some bright-yellow-checked curtains soon, and paint more often, so my space, like life itself, remains fresh, curious, and interesting.

nancy, keri smith and duane keiser, thank you for getting me to paint again.

ginger
garlic chilli
kadipatta

i had to give a background for the garlic-and-chilli picture since it looked dull against the white. now i’m wondering if the curry leaves and ginger need a background too. what do you think?

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  • Puneet said:

    came across your blog

    nice painting I liked the garlic and chilly one yeah because of the background color it come out much better the effect



  • Puneet said:

    came across your blog

    nice painting I liked the garlic and chilly one yeah because of the background color it come out much better the effect



  • Anonymous said:

    Ginger on a banana leaf may look good , I am not an artist so not sure, Curry leaves looks good may be with a m.m.m.m.m on black like ammi kallu .
    Well , you know better I just tried.


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