CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS. MUSINGS. IDEAS. QUESTIONS.SNAPSHOTS.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Drawing and Life

Drawing the world around is at once inspiring, eye-opening, and theraputic. It is a record of the spaces you inhabit, a map of the places you visit- your very own thank you note to the world you live in.
draw what you see;
the pens you use, the coffee mug you drink from, the people you meet, the money in your wallet, the texture on your clothes...
draw your life, your days, you time.
anyone can draw. we all draw differently. just begin.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

WHAT MY PLANNER IS LIKE

well, as some of you know, we've been productive and busy for the last week or so making our planner. just so you know, its fully functional and getting more interesting. just posted a list of what's in there for the people who asked me for idea for what to include in theirs..and anyone else who'd want to know! :) the post is on BRUSHSTROKES.
so-
i've been busy and productive. altho some sort of dullness is persistently coming...in phases. not a lack of creativity or creation, but a lack of ideas that are at once radical and stimulating! that phase was rocking over the vacations- so maybe this is the necessary break!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My general spread reading for November

SOUL CARDS- LETTER TO ABHISHEK-2

This is the Soul Card I got when i thought about you and me. it said a lot, to me. it could say different things to you. or nothing at all. that is a statement too. but that aside, what you say is as important or meaningful to me. what i wrote when i saw it is coming...in a few days, maybe...



Saturday, November 11, 2006

LETTER TO ABHISHEK

HEY.
THIS IS ON TODAY.
ALMOST MAGICAL. THREE OF US. THE PERFECT DISTANCE AND THE PERFECT CLOSENESS. AND LOTS OF ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT WE MISS OFTEN. THOUGHT OF YOU A LOT- MAYBE IT WAS THE CLOSE COMFORT LEVEL AND THE GOOD MUSIC AT ANDORA'S.
BONDING. AND LAUGHTER. AND ALL THAT TALK. THE UNUSUAL CONVERSATIONS. AND THE ORDINARY STUFF THAT WE NEVER NORMALLY GET AROUND TO, EVEN WITH FRIENDS. THE STUFF WE MISS...THE STUFF I MISS. HE KIND OF STUFF YOU AND I OFTEN TALK ABOUT. ALSO THAT KIND OF FREENESS. UNDERSTANDING. EXPLORATION. TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING. SEX. COKE. GUYS. GUILT. GOOSEBUMPS.IDEAS.ERRORS.TRYING. PERSEVERING. DREAMING. THE RIGHT THING. ALL ALL THE WRONG. AND LOVE. AND RELATIONSHIPS.
LIKE I SAID, I MISSED YOU.
"SEX AND THE CITY-LIKE" CHAMKI SAID. YEAH...GIRLIE AND FUN. ALTHO YOU, MY GUY, WOULD HAVE ENHANCED THIS JUST PERFECTLY.
LOVE,
ME.

weekend days

well, it IS the w.e.e.k.e.n.d. now. so what are we doing?
for starters, we took an afternoon nap. luxurious and quiet in the midst of sounds of bandra going by. unique.
now i'm blogging while chamki decides what to wear and sexy sharma reads HOW OPAL MEHT GOT KISS GOT WILD AND GOT A LIFE (phew!).
and then we'll go to the now famous ZIG ZAG road- since the all- famous HILL has now got rundown to almost the street level!
and we'll walk linkin road in the night. and eat cheap donuts. and sit near the sea at carter road. and walk in the moonlight. and kiss. lol.
it feels good. and fun. and lazy. and fun. and different. and lazy. and fun.
abhishek the sweetheart is still asleep so i've left him a good morning mail. and now i;m going to go shopping. :) and eat cheap food. and walk. and have fun.
:)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

plans for the weekend

this weekend is at chamki's place. several plans. several ideas. several, several to dos. maybe we'll do them all. maybe we'll do other things altogether. maybe we'll just laze.
i'll love them all.

so far the things i PLAN to do (since currently we're all busy making our PLANNERS):
  • load NIKON onto her comp so we can blog our photos
  • load i-tunes so we can share music
  • make maggi with butter and egg for pallavi and me (and chamki's dad if he's like some)
  • see the famous zigzag road (after the famous HILL, maybe this'll be a surprise :p :))
  • journal or create
  • see list of things to do in bombay

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

BOMBAY BLUES

WELL...
BOMBAY HERE I COME HAS NOW BECOME BOMBAY HERE I AM. AND I CANT BE SURE IF BOMBAY'S HAPPY TO SEE ME., ITS GIVEN ME SWEATY AFTERNOONS, LOTS OF LAUGHTER, SOME GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS, NO INTERNET, LOTS OF PROJECT DEADLINES AND GREAT SPA BATHS SO FAR...OH AND A PATCHY TAN.
SO..
DO YOU THINK IT LIKES ME?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

All in a Day's Work

" Nepal has 48 hours " Chamki said a few days ago.
I think, that may be true. Time seems to slow down so more can fit into one day without ever feeling over stretched. Like today:
Readings for Michiko and Bhavna.
Big lunch.
Rubina and Girendra are over.
More readings.
So many photos.
An evening sessions of chats and cards.
Packing.
all in a day.

this here is sunshrey finding his joy in the old cycle pedals Posted by Picasa

PLAYING FAVOURITES


this here, is my favourite picture of asmi from this vacations. taken while she and yashashwi were getting themselves busy and fascinated with my magnifying glass.
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girls just wanna have fun


yashashwi, janavi and asmi having their fun. Posted by Picasa

girls just wanna have fun

this is yashashwi, asmi and janavi having their fun in the lawn this afternoon while the rest of us boring people have our drinks and table conversations and grown up jokes.
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BARBEQUE A GRILL LOAD

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THE MANY FACES OF THE SHRESTHAS

SNAPSHOTS FROM TODAY'S LUNCH. CLICK ON IT TO SEE A BETTER, BIGGER VIEW. THE CARDS, THE KIDS, THE HAMMERING ON THE PIANO, THE GRABBING BARBEQUE...ITS ALL THERE. Posted by Picasa


LAST NIGHT'S GATHERING. SUNSHREY AND GAMBHIR DAI AND ASMI. MANY, MANY PEOPLE. A LOT OF FUN. AND A LOT OF LAUGHTER. Posted by Picasa
SNAPSHOTS OF GETTING READY FOR A GATHERING AT BIKRAM DAI'S.
JUST GOT THE SALWAR KAMEEZ FROM AAKARSHAN. GOT THE EARINGS FROM MOM FROM BIGJO'S. SHOWING THEM BOTH OFF :) Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 03, 2006



that's home- next to the kitchen where we sprawl and lazy and talk after dinner. behind that is the front lawn with bhots and maneesh dai playing soccer Posted by Picasa

there's daddy maddy hard at work for tomorrow's lunch get together. we call him mishra ji from today- names after ranjita aunty's famous cook.  Posted by Picasa
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Tarot and Twilight


An evening reading session at the dinner table for Daddy while bhots got busy making toothpick patterns to photograph. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 02, 2006

TODAY

mixed day today.
very busy. almost insane. but good.
started of with a morning session of readings at daljit's place. many, many readings, but enjoyable.
then a rushed ride home.
readings for dada.
then painting with asmi.
[today her pallette was blues and pinks and purples]
then a rushed trip ou for stationery shopping.
then updating my blog.
dogs geting big scoldings for being HUGE brats (yes, they were all HUGE brats today!!!).
quiet dnner at home.
have to call shilpa o read for her.
have to pack a little.
have to go through and use my new stationery! :)
have to go for hair trim tomorrow.
and to thamel.
and for the party at night.
and asmi's coming over to paint again tomorrow.
such fun. and such a rush!

BHOTS COLLAGE




















An old-ish page from my art journal with a picture of Bhots collaged in. Posted by Picasa

BOXES FULL OF LOVE



Well, i've been stationery shopping (again :)) and this box (along with some notebooks, pens and a new journal) is a newbie.
it is to be home to my just-made ATCs and 2*2 art pieces before they go out to people halfway around the globe! :)
its lovely snd pretty and i love it. :) Posted by Picasa

AFTER HOURS


Pictures from Asmi's day with us after school.
First us in the car on the way home from school, taken by daddy in the front seat.
Then, her exploring paints. Posted by Picasa

TOKENS OF LOVE




A zoomed in view of a flower from daddy's bouquet for mom. Posted by Picasa