“Let’s do this!”, I said, taking out a piece of watercolor paper from the crinkly packaging. I was writing-painting a quote for an Instagram picture. It was 11 pm. “Pool quotes.. pool quotes..” I searched, browsing pool quote ideas on the internet. “Found it.” I spent the next half-an-hour switching between thick pens, thin pens. When I was finally done, “Now, I’m ready for tomorrow’s picture”, I thought, putting the cap back on the pen.
As we scroll down Instagram, we see some beautifully styled pictures – pictures that look like you just had to put up 1 -2 elements to take it – pictures that seem easy to style – pictures that you think were taken in a very calm environment (haha!) – but have we thought that the process/behind the scenes of those pictures.. aka reality, may be different?
There are zillions of people on Instagram – pretty much everybody loves it. I LOVE it. I’M obsessed with it. No seriously, i’m TOO obsessed! And yes, although it’s only been only more than a month since I joined, not to brag, i’m starting to get pretty good at it and into it. When I was small I had a MAJOR thing for photography. I remember me roaming around with a silver camera strap around my neck, when we took a trip to South Africa. And I still LOVE photography. But then I had kind of lost my touch. Maybe because that camera stopped working, or maybe because I simply got digressed into other things. But whatever was the case, Instagram has brought me back.
Sometimes you get so obsessed with a singer/musician/celebrity. You don’t know what to do. You’ve blasted the music. You’ve put up the pictures. You’ve dreamed meeting that person. That’s how I am with Taylor Swift. Her songs are on while I’m brushing, bathing, dressing, eating..
I’m so sorry for announcing the winners late, please forgive me! For the past 1 week I’ve been terribly sick, and before that we had gone to Bangalore for the IHC meet – India Homeschoolers Conference. But today, as i’m finally feeling better, I’m announcing the three lucky Cushion Giveaway winners! (To see the post for the giveaway, click here.)
And, like always, what’s a giveaway without a drum roll..
This table has been my long time partner in hundreds of creative art and writing projects. It has been with me since I was four years old. These two chairs, Mamma and me have sat on side by side, every afternoon. If you talk about giving “space”for getting the “flow”to do your creative things, then, literally, this table has given me the “space” with it’s wide and long surface!
Make sure to stay till the end for a exciting 100th blog post celebration giveaway!
I never knew decorating my room, or for that matter – my house – would become the most interesting part of my days, until I moved into this new house in North of Goa. It’s what my dream was made of. It’s how I always wanted my home to be – sliding doors, picture windows, modern bathrooms. O boy, not something my parents fancied a lot, but I do. Yes, I do! Hehe!
So much so that last month when I was going to be celebrating my 10th birthday, all I wished for was people would give me gifts to decorate my room.
Every once in a while I like to check on my earlier posts. I remember one thing mamma told me, that I remember every time I write a post: “Try to make every post better than the earlier one.” Just a couple of weeks back I was referring to my first 2 – 3 posts, and I was stunned to see my writing in those posts! And then I came back to the newer ones , and the difference between them was like sky and earth. In every post you try to make it better than the earlier, just keep improving. And that’s how…
Those hibiscus flowers are from our yard :). This monsoon it really hasn’t rained much compared to last year, and so it’s been super hot and humid. We will be shifting soon, too. It’s been chaotic, but in between all of this, I’ve still been enjoying. I’ve got interest in some new things, and so those have kept me occupied. Here are 6 cool things I’ve been doing this monsoon!
This post, is not a wild find but a discovery about myself. The person who used to shiver when a dog would walk past me. And now I want a dog as a companion. The same girl ‘me’ who used to be extremely scared of dogs. I’m starting to see dogs in a whole new world, these days. I don’t see them in that four-legged-figure I used to see earlier. I see them differently. I see them as a friend, and not just that – I’m started to get past my fears. I’ve suddenly seemed to love them. For a playmate, companion, friend, and most of them all: family member.