Vishu is a festival celebrated in India especially in kerela. These days all the kids stay out for different reasons and few don't get to celebrate festivals and have a proper lunch .
I believe- if you are able to celebrate few things in your life you are blessed . You got to be happy for what you have today .
So, this is the vishu kani which I kept at my home . It's special because I have kept whatever my baby likes , my painting and for our orange pie sitting inside my tummy ! The peachy head should have loved seeing all the fruits and lamps . Next-year, I guess I won't get time to arrange a huge one like this . Probably I will get it done while the small one is sleeping :)
I celebrate all festivals , doesn't matter where I come from !!
This morning I decided to stay home because I got some programs to watch in the television and Naveen has taken a day off so thought of torturing him in Skype :)
Meantime, was thinking what to do ?All of a sudden those childhood days popped in my head and I started thinking how would my house look like in few days with our baby ! Don't know whether its a boy or girl .. surprise !!!
I decided to do some finger painting which I would be teaching our kid . I should try it before I teach right ?? So took some paints and did finger painting on a canvas and that happened to be an elephant !! The elephant sitting inside my tummy was rolling la la la... Might be its reading some Sunday newspaper and watching what am I doing ??? Who knows !!!!
Every living being in this world has a past , memories and imaginations .
So , do we remember our past ? Yes . Do we imagine if it was all good , how nice ? Yes . Do we have good and bad memories ? Yes .
Are we fighting with the past , memories or our own imaginations ? Don't know !
We are never fighting with our past . Nobody can fight with the past and that's why it's called ,the past .We are actually fighting with the memories and imaginations that we have inside our head.Whether you fight with good ones or bad ones is upto you . I would say always fight with good memories and imagine good things in your life .
You need not pay anything to fight the good . Be happy that you have 6 senses and make use of it .
What is the difference between envy and passion ? Something that hit my head today while eating idly and coconut chutney.
Envy exists because someone seems to have or you assume that they have something more than you, and you feel less than them. Envy can exist only if there is someone else better than you. If you are here by yourself, envy cannot happen.
So it means for envy an other person is needed !
But passion is not like that. Passion can happen even if there is no one .
Passion can be anything .You can draw passionately, you can read passionately, you can do your gardening passionately, you can cook passionately, or you can just walk passionately.It is just that you have deep sense of involvement.
Whatever is in touch with you right now, you are deeply passionate with that. Even if no one was here, you can live in great passion .But if no one is here, you cannot live enviously. You need someone to cause that for you – you need help!
Most of the things I do now was learnt when I was a kid . I remember when I visit India on my vacations we had a big farm with so many trees and flowering plants . One among them were jasmine . Oh the love for jasmine is still there ! I used to pluck those 10-15 flowers and tie it in a thread . Not so good but yea I try to bring it together everyday , that's how I learnt to tie the flowers . I remember , before tiring flowers my mother used to make paper flowers and give it to me . I sit and keep practicing .
What a great mother she has been !
Now, When I visit India I make sure someone brings me jasmine everyday . I found a lady in chennai who comes everyday at 3 pm and shouts Amma poo !!!! I go down and buy it . She keeps shouting until she sees me .
During tea time I sit in a cushioned chair and get the flowers together !
So , at any cost I make sure until I am in India I have the Jasmine everyday . I know I won't get it once I leave this place .
Making the best memories in my life !
If my mom would have not taught me the small things in life I would have not known all these beautiful things in my life !!
This is a picture of the Jasmine I tied . I love doing it with a green thread , rather than white .
Gardening is always interesting . It doesn't mean you need a big space for it , with the little space you have do try planting few . When you see the plant growing it's so much of happiness you feel within .
Today I decided to buy two small plants n got the betel leaf and thulasi . It's said they are auspicious ( I believe it to an extent, not much)
No matter what plant it is ,never let it dry , water it everyday before brushing your teeth:)
Here is the picture of thulasi and betel leaf plant .
Hoping to see it grow everyday !
Drawing an idol takes so much of interest on that particular day . It has to be perfect or at least good to see . I normally don't draw pictures of idols . Today in between of drinking orange juice and eating pomegranate this is what I drew with the Reynolds refill pen that I had . I drew this having shiva, tiger and a bull in my head . I guess I have included the required on this picture ! Hope you liked it .
With these birds I am completing the cloth painting session . I have started doing some crochet now . I remember making hair bands when I was small , nothing more than a hairband .
What I am stitching now ??
That's a surprise !!!!
Beautiful paintings to hang in my new house where we all will be staying together with the orange pie :)
So this is a painting that I completed this morning . A painting done on a black velvet cloth with five different shades .
Hope you all liked it !
A man who loves food will love everything in you . Cooking for people who love eating and if they appreciate it is a real treat , because I know people who don't appreciate food . I love cooking and I feel making good food for others is a blessing .
So today, at my aunts house I cooked vegetable rice and a curd salad for 7 people . I am used to cook for 2-4 people maximum . This is the first time I cooked for a group of people and I loved the experience
So this is what I made ! Did you like it ?
As I am not going out much , few things that I do are reading , drawing and some art works . Then I eat and sleep and do a bit of gardening . Hence you got to manage with my art for few more days :) because I don't like writing book reviews ! Hope you all liked this sketch too !
Whenever me and Naveen visit India we have a habit of sitting in the balcony after dinner looking at the sky , stars, the empty roads and enjoying the breeze . Most of the time we would buy ice creams and store it in the fridge so that we enjoy eating it sitting in the balcony . We put our mobiles on charge and move out .
So one day we decided to eat some pistas instead of ice cream and I collected all those shells because we had a lovely conversation on that particular day !
After so many months with those shells this is what I ended up making . Planning to frame this and hang it on the wall .
That was a rainy night with no current and so many mosquitoes ;)
I really don't want to write what pongal is . A Google search would answer I thought .
I couldn't manage to draw a rangoli this year , the best way I found is to do one in my drawing book . A doodle with the complete pongal feelings ! Drawing the bull took some time indeed . It was a great pongal for me with yellow pongal, sweet pongal and vadai . Hope you all had great time too .
When I visit India I get to see all types of insects cockroach, lizards, housefly,snakes, worms, spider what not ?
But this time there is something new and that's a grasshopper . I think it's a sofa hopper :) every evening she visits me and somehow gets into my room . I have no clue from where it comes .
Looks absolutely stunning in green and when I told no one believed . I took a selfie with her ( not posting it ) .
New year is always an excitement . When I was small it was all about new dress and home made yummy food which my mom cooks . Even now I make sure on new year I wear a new dress , prepare delicious food with a sweet and prayers at home . This is a must!
As days pass by and I grow older I feel resolutions are no good, roaming around is not for me , calling everybody and wishing , no ! Spending money on whatever I see no !
Now all that I think is to be more patient , talk less , spend for what is required in my life , eat healthy and sleep peacefully . Might be I am too young but that's still fine .