Sep 17, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
Towards the end, I just wanted to fill in every bit of empty space! So there it is - the first page, the most daunting page, that got filled only much later in life.. A good picture for a first page..
I used mainly pen in this book.. All kinds of pen I guess..
The one on the right is a marker two tone sketch that I did while waiting for Tanush in his first week in school.. The first week required parents to drop their wards, wait for about 2-3 hours and then pick them back to go home. I spent most of my time with the moleskine and my Kindle..
That's a sketch of his school compound.. I met a few people too, but all the parents were supposed to sit outside the building and wait for the kids.. I was spared since I had a 36 week tummy to sport! So I had a couple of grandparents with me at the school reception for company.. :)
That was the week before Sooryansh arrived!
Sep 8, 2012
This moleskine had startled me at first.. I had contemplated a lot about buying it at all.. I had just quit my job, and taken up drawing once again. I had already invested quite a bit in drawing supplies, and for a person who's not going to be getting any cheque back home, buying anything seems like a waste..
With $12 as its cost, when I bought it, I just didn't want to draw anything in it..
I purchased it in 2009, a little before my elder brat arrived. I drew a little, journalled a wee bit, and brought it to India that year.. It always intimidated me.. I left it here and went back to US, since I wasn't finding myself drawn to drawing much in it..
I re-discovered it here at mom's house when we moved back here, this year.. This time with the second brat in tow, I started drawing again in it.. This time, it came easily to me! I filled in all the blank pages too, and so there is not much of a chronology followed in the book..
Now it has become such a precious possession, for all little and big reasons, wonderfully filled with memories and events, I don't think $ 12 will ever matter again at all.. This is more valuable than the costliest camera that I could purchase for recording memories!!!
Welcome to my world! :)