February 27th, 2007

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Oh my...

I have been sketching all my life; and it is so much a part of me that I have never thought much about it. When I moved into my present apartment, I finally decided to frame a few of the sketches that had been autographed, and a few that I liked...but that was about the limit of it.

I tend to sketch mainly when I am stuck indoors because of the heat. (Cold weather allows me to wear extra clothes and stride off happily.) I do not even have an easel or a special set of pencils...

But if I knew that posting a picture of a sketch would bring in the compliments like this...I would have taken it a lot more seriously...

I will be posting more of my sketches now...in sketching, I love the way a few lines can indicate so much of form and content!

Thank you for the compliments, all of you...I feel so happy; that tiger-sketch entry is going to be one of my treasured ones!
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Very nice lady

Here's a picture of one of our relatives (well, technically KM's...but you know how it is, after 30 years of marriage, there are no YOUR relatives and MY relatives, only OURS)...a very hard-working lady who has stood by her husband's business ups and downs, always lending a helping hand as well as coping with the household, with staunch affection.

She is always so happy to see us and is SO hospitable, I invariably exit her home quite stuffed to the gills!

DSC_0506 Mrs Natarajan

She is wearing the traditional silk saree, woven in the town of Kanchipuram, or Kanjeevaram, that all of us women in the South like to wear at festive occasions...

Photo taken by that good photographer, amoghavarsha, who was forgiven for coming VERY late to this festivity, because he took such great snaps of the people who were still around!