(Based on a scene from a street in Pune)
Procrastinating on cleaning over the weekend? No problem at all! Its all a photo opportunity! And you get to drive some ants to their deaths in the process….
Just hoping your weekend was better than mine
Life is funny in the way it treats you.
One day you are in London chugging down mugs of fancy coffee for 2 pounds in some shop with expensive interiors. And the next day you are back at work stealing a couple of minutes to go to the local tea shop and drink hot tea in the sweltering sun, standing under some trees, pretty much in the middle of a busy street, with Lord Ganesha staring down at you.
Both are charming! It is only the change from one to the other which makes you appreciate it all. What do you think?
Was in London recently…And I was blown away! (I’m tempted for the first time to put those heart emoticons…Now, how do I do that…? er…) Well here is a glimpse…One picture to be precise…my favourite!
Another weekend zipped by at the speed of light and here I am, sneaking out on WordPress to blog about it from work.
Well, what happened? I was part of AND fest which was basically a bunch of people staying up for 24 hours straight and sketching, rendering, drawing and letting their imagination run wild! And reaching out to people and showing the transitions our work goes through before it reaches completion.
For more, check out our Facebook page! Here is a sneak peak of the sketch I did and which I very creatively(?) named “Untitled – 1″….! Enjoy!
(And yup, there is a book in the works that would talk in detail about what we did and feature more refined versions of these sketches…so do check back for further details!)
So, one lazy Saturday morning, I was looking for inspiration left, right and center…Not to create a great piece of art per se, but mainly to occupy myself with some task which will not involve going out and coming back with a thinner wallet (Haven’t got my salary yet…..and hence the last minute eagerness to live frugally…Besides art is free! and makes me happy too, so why not, eh?)
And there I was. Looking for inspirations…And that’s when the daily post happened. Well, not exactly, but almost.
The photo challenge talked about details…about getting lost in them and finding the perfect shot to capture them….My Saturday morning brain didn’t like to think too much, especially about details…But it did give me something to think about. And I came across a random pic of half broken buildings that I had clicked during yet another commute in the city.
To put it briefly, it was a pic of buildings half broken by the government to clear away encroachments/ for road widening on the 100 feet road at Vadapalani, Chennai. What were initially full rooms were now reduced to wall-less, open boxes that gave a glimpse of how people used to (and still continue to) use that broken space. Swiss landscapes adorned the wall of one room and another was used as a sit-out….broken stairs, randomly placed plastic chairs and the riot of colours gave it a life that no wall finish could’ve ever given. A state of chaos and rebuilding. And somehow I wanted to invert that reference – what if lives were lived in the open? What if mice ruled over men? (“Oh yes, you see the mice set up the whole Earth business, as an epic experiment in behavioural psychology; a ten-million year program..” Ah.. Douglas Adams!)
After many twists and turns, here is what I ended up with. What do you think? Leave a comment below!