Murakami on my tummy whilst the Sibling plays in snow.....

Long absence. 

Honestly I have been all over the place mentally. What's new right? The most turbulent thing about me I guess is my mind. 

I have not created or blogged much last 15 days because I was blah. Blah because The Sibling has left me and gone off to study in Canada. He has sailed away to a new life, a new chapter, in an awesome cool ship (metaphorical) and unfortunately I cannot sneak into the ship with him and go away. So here I am, sitting at the Mehta house, trying to drown out the construction sounds with my loud and mad thoughts. Whist The Sibling plays around in the snow. Blah

Well, that's okay though. I was so used to having him around, so used to partying with him every weekend, so used to his calls that came everyday post lunch when he was in office and now suddenly he is miles away from me. My baby bro, not so much of a baby now. 

Good part is that it's a better life for him, better opportunity and new challenges. And another good part is that now I will hav…

Recap, rewind, live and hope....Happy New Year!

My God. 2017 is over and what a year it has been! It feels like just sometime back I was penning down moments from 2016. So here I am now, all set to write about 2017 and I honestly don't know where to start. So much has happened, it's been one of the most eventful years of my life. 

I am wondering if I should go as per the compartments of my life, or go by each month.

After about one minute of thinking process, I have come to the conclusion that going month wise will be tedious for me and for my readers, so will rather go by compartments. 

My life is very neatly segregated into parts. I have made six proper sections of my life which are as follows...
My complete life only revolves around these six sections!

ArtTravelLoveFamilyWritingTB (My "twisted brain", not Tuberculosis)
So let's start with Art. My art, my passion, my job, my life. I am very lucky that I get to live the dream and do what I love everyday. The year 2017 showed massive change, transformation, challeng…

When Mother ends up being a funnybone and makes my life twinkle....


Why not squeeze in more posts before this year ends. So here I am writing today too.
Happy 59th day!

I have eaten like a freaking monster today. I went on a nice long walk and then hogged on chocolates, chips, tea, khari and cake. And now my tummy hurts, obviously. This is what happens to me on days I decide to relax and not move. I just eat, chill, watch shows, eat, think, eat and think some more.
But now I will have green tea and do some art. 

What am I grateful for today?

Long walk
Online shopping
Some reading time
Back to back BBT episodes
Twinkle Khanna

I am actually super bored. I want today to end soon. I am very excited for tomorrow and then my 31st! It's going to be a good three days! And then it's January! Lot's in store.

In other news, Happy Birthday to my idol! Twinkle Khanna!! I actually did not know today is her birthday. Coincidentally I was discussing her with the Mother. So here was how the conversation unfolded...

Mother was rambling some sad stuff and was i…

Nearing the end...

56, 57, 58.

Just few days for 2017 to end! 

I had a wonderful Christmas and now I am super excited for New Years. My December goals are nearly done, I threw a tiny Christmas party, I decorated the tree, we followed our first ever Christmas tradition successfully, I did a lot of art, I learnt some stuff from Dad, I planned my travels for the coming year, I am exercising and I can go on. 

I have worked very hard to make this December worth remembering. And now I cannot wait to face 2018. It's going to be a big change right from January. I will share about that soon. 

Till then here are some Christmas and post Christmas happy times!

Set up for my Christmas special workshop.

The special ornament that K made. He created an origami Santa with a message. I think his is better than mine. Let's see what we can churn out next year.
Spot our ornaments on the tree. 
Happy student 1.
Happy student 2
Was very happy with the doodles they both created. 
One of my friend created an ornament for the tree …

We need not just a PadMan but some PadPeople....

I came across the story of PadMan, many years ago actually. My father told me about him. He told me about the difficult research done by a man in the villages. Ofcourse I was awestruck, happy that a man worked so very hard to create cheap sanitary pads for women and glad my Dad was so open as to discuss this with me and share his knowledge. 

Then to be very honest, I forgot about it. 

Till last year when I read Twinkle Khanna's story in her book. She wrote a wonderful story dedicated to the PadMan. And I knew the full story and details, thanks to her. 

And then I forgot about it again.

Till this month, when the PadMan movie trailer came out. An educated girl like me, needed three reminders to know and understand the gravity of the situation. A horrible situation where I found out that nearly 90% women do not use sanitary pads. I knew about the PadMan but sadly I did not know the gruesome details about how menstruation is tackled and hidden beneath the crevices of our under developed n…

Happiness contained within my paintbrush and bookmarks...

50, 51, 52!

Wow. Over 50 days of gratitude and positivity. So unlike me! Though these days I am combining my posts. It's been difficult to update the blog every single day. I find writing a cumulative post for three days, way easier and better. Plus I end up having more "stuff" to write too.

Day before yesterday, I attended yet another brilliant workshop by The Ink Bucket to learn lettering with brushes and using watercolors. Watercolors used to scare me. I hated anything to do with paints or brushes. But now I have fallen in love. It's such a mellow, subtle and pure medium. I will be only experimenting with floral and lettering as of now, so here's what all I have created...

Making everyone's world go round. 

I am super duper excited! I just can't get enough of Christmas! Here's my Christmas doodle. 

Some brush lettering and trying my hand at florals.

So K and I started a tradition this Christmas. We have decided to hand make Christmas ornaments for each o…