Relax and Retreat

I can’t paint, can’t even draw a straight line with a scale (ruler) to assist me. I even manage to get measurement conversions wrong and usually mess up my crafts. But I know how not to panic and have endless patience for fixing my errors, or what we call in Bombay, I can find my…

Artistically Inclined

I love putting miniature settings together. I would have started with small little trinkets, without any vision. Then I started creating a scene. Backgrounds and accessories became an obsession. I had that kind of mind space and desire to escape and be fully consumed in such creations at my disposal. But life is never static….

Mural Culture

Murals are painted art on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface. Murals are usually in harmony with the architecture of the building or wall it is painted on. In the days of civil unrest, artists used murals as a means to speak their mind. It soon also became a way to vandalize property, but today…

São Gabriel

This is the stunningly realistic oil painting of São Gabriel; the flagship of Vasco da Gama’s armada for his first voyage to India in 1497-1499. After he invaded Kochi, the locals fought its new captors valiantly. The ship is featured in the 2011 Malayalam movie Urumi and is said to be a masterpiece. Hopefully, it will…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old

Old is a very subjective term, at least in this context. When I read the challenge for the week, I was a bit disappointed: Being a novice digital photographer, I have captured a lot of old monuments  which have been restored too well to look old. So I am going with this shot instead. I love the Victorian-style  depiction of…