Saturday, February 25, 2012


I once met an illustrator some years ago who said that he never used a camera and that he 'draws everyday'. I remember being mighty impressed. These days, thanks to regular sketching, I use my camera less, and while I may not draw everyday, the days I don't draw I am usually thinking of a drawing or preparing one.

So here are a few glimpses of the week that went by - the first one, a lovely Italian dinner made in front of me, complete with freshly baked bread, goat cheese, grilled prawns, roast potatoes...and some very charming and intelligent company. The second pic is a beautiful banyan tree at Madhavan Park and the third picture is a preliminary sketch of the trainer at my gym who wanted me to do a picture of him and his girlie from two hazy photographs taken on his cell phone. 'You do this for me, I take care of your phitness' said he. So much for ranting about fees in an earlier post, I did this and gave it to him. I think the way he blushed  when he saw himself and his girl in the drawing was thanks enough.

Here are some stunning photographs of one of the Pencil Jam sessions taken by Archana >>

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chez Moi

Your life is your practise
                    ~ John Cage

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Val Day Smoothie

Dear Readers, to celebrate this day of Love, I have for you a recipe - a Valentine’s day Smoothie all pink in colour. It was whacked from Megha’s old blog ages ago and I’ve made it a dozen times since the beginning of the watermelon season. I’ve modified the ingredients to suit myself and adjusted proportions until I think it tastes fine. You can do so too. C’est super. 
Here it is:

1 small watermelon (or half a large one)
An entire carton of strawberries
A smash of ginger (increase of decrease according to taste)
Yoghurt in a small bowl
A glug or two of milk
Sugar if needed
Perhaps some water if you want your smoothie a bit thinner
Now just throw everything into the blender and whizz.

When you drink this, the ginger will give you a kick which will send you flying and land you on a soft pink cloud made up of all the other nice things you drank up. You’ll keep floating somewhere near the ceiling for  the rest of the day thinking of all that you love. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Encounter among the Melons

Sometime last year, while buying Melons, I had an encounter with a man wearing many colourful rings.
The story of the encounter can be found in an older post by clicking here>> 
I'd always wanted to redraw the Ring man with his glorious rings and finally managed to do so only yesterday. Here he is in improved Black and White - dark, shiny and magnificently South Indian, buying melons and wearing his rings.