Sep 17, 2012

Tanush and Scouty

Spread 6 by teshionx

Spread 6, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
A heartfelt journal entry there...

Sep 11, 2012

Precious Moleskine - Spread 1

Precious Moleskine - Spread 1 by teshionx

Precious Moleskine - Spread 1, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
Do you see a more recent date there? Isn't the moleskine supposed to be of the 2009 period? Oh yes!! That's because I didn't arrange them chronologically in the moleskine. The first page had scared me enough to leave it blank!

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

Opening Page

Opening Page by teshionx

Opening Page, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
This would be my valuable moleskine!!! No, not because it is my first (and only one so far); It has seen my life through the precious 3 years of momhood till now..

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! :)