Sunday 29 July 2018

Dream On!

Hey everyone,

Dream on is something we should all do. It could be as small as getting this painting completed or as big as Croatia making it to the finals of the world Cup.
Size 24 inch x 18 inch
Acrylic on deep stretched canvas

This painting is named DREAM ON for few reasons. One being, it has that Dreamy fantasy like vibe going on, and also because this is the longest I took to complete a painting. Sometimes, one just gets stuck and it takes an eternity to complete it. The reasons may be numerous but one has to shake off those roadblocks and overcome them. How? Maybe the following could help!

Look at the problem from a different angle:

For me that was easy to do, I can and did actually flip the canvas around.  Now you please don’t go about doing handstands and head stands to get a better angle. But if you are good at that, maybe you could. Looking at it from a different view is what I am saying.

Look at it from a different perspective:

Dream on, was a large canvas to work on so I left it completely for a few days for some refreshed ideas. What can be more refreshing than nature? I went ahead and painted this tiny, plant painting. It got done quickly and plants on a canvas or off them are totally my thing!  Interestingly this painting is named HANG ON.  So first it’s DREAM ON, then you Hang on to those dreams and then you go get them.


Work hard towards achieving them:

Yes, Dream on is something we should all do…. hang on to them and then the most crucial part is to WAKE UP and achieve them. One can’t just be in dream land or La La land. Staring hard at the problem or in thin air does not count as hard work and hardly works. However small your goals might be little steps toward them will go a long way in achieving them.  

It feels good to finally complete this painting! It makes me both happy and contented to do so. Both the paintings are dear to me and could elevate any space. But then again that’s just my opinion. Please let me know what you think of them. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did painting them.

Dream on people and as always wishing you happiness and glee.


Tuesday 3 July 2018


Hey Everyone,


With World cup fever at its peak and with the exit of Ronaldo and Messi from the World Cup, a lot is being said and here is what I have to say.  There are a lot of life lessons we can learn from them, and when I say we, it’s me included, on top of the list.

1) Dealing with Criticism.

These two greats teach us to keep on at their job and how! Especially, when the whole world is quick to criticize them on a bad day. How they take this criticism and come back strong to entertain us by their talent is something worth emulating. Ronaldo does it with his fine attitude and Messi with his strong silence. Most of all they silence their critics by their performance. When you give them titles like GOAT (Greatest Of  All Times) then on their bad days leave them alone to graze, they will be back to lock horns more formidable than ever.

2)  Discipline

Can you imagine the kind of discipline they follow to be at their peak? It is very easy to munch a packet of chips and judge them from our couches, when they themselves probably never eat them to be in top condition. Ronaldo has won a Noble Prize for physical perfection.  It’s fabulous! Maintaining that kind of fitness and for so long is awesome. Ron absolutely inspires me to walk that extra mile toward good health.   Messi may not have that chiselled Physique, but is a fit, tough cookie, the defenders have a tough time getting the ball off his feet or knocking him off them. They battle injuries and are going on for the longest time. Fitness forever should be our goal.

3)  Competition only makes you better.

Football is a team sport and there are so many brilliant players, but this Ronaldo vs. Messi war is on forever, and as my title suggests it should be Messi and Ronaldo not versus.  These too have thrived off each other and their sheer presence as competition pushes them harder. If they were not around at the same time I don’t think it would be half the fun. They have managed to reign supremacy and shine through because of the competition.  

Sports and Sportsmen have numerous life lessons for us and I am so glad my kids and husband  like football, change that to love football. May they be enriched with everything that the great game offers. These two stalwarts of this game inspired these two small sketches, one for Ronaldo’s jaw dropping free kick in the World cup and one for Messi for just being Messi the name says it all. Just gave it my own spin.  More power to both of you, continue to inspire us, stay blessed. 

My World cup predictions keep changing and two of them have already been knocked out. Brazil is still going strong. Now an Mbappe fan, so I have added France to my prediction list. My kids’ say that’s not allowed, and that I cannot keep adding to a prediction list! But I am not listening to them, giving them a taste of their own medicine. Ha Ha! 

Do write let me know your predictions for the world cup.

Wishing you all happy football memories and as always happiness and glee.