SKETCHBOOK MANIFESTO: This sketchbook will be used as a toilet bowl for ideas, random bursts of energy, hate, and actual paintings. Always bear in mind that illustrations and images here are for you first, they should not always be consumed, dont feel guilty when u have to step back, but keep doing your thing, you'll do okay
Butterfly prints, available in the profile link. Butterflies symbolize:
• Transformation or moving through different life cycles
• Renewal, rebirth
• Lightness of being, joy, playfulness
• Elevation from earthly matters
• The soul, the psyche
We caught wind of treasure scattered throughout the submerged limestone caves. With a king tide approaching, we only had a day or two to plan our route and pack.
BTS notes: tag the friend you’d go on a treasure hunt with!
Mixed media canvas we finished on Day 3 of my mixed media workshop. 1st photo’s mine, next is hers. 😊
Applied everything I taught her: stenciling & using a modeling paste to create texture & dimension; Edgy Florals, collage, using acrylic & watercolor, Gelatos & Neocolor II.
Inspired by my friend @iam_artisan’s clever upcycling of my 2016 calendar, I used mine here. ☺️❤️
Have a productive week ahead! 😙❤️
#Music | Dibyajit Sen - The Story of a Musician from Kolkata but Based out in Hyderabad
Music came to me at a very early age. My father used to get cassettes of Debabrata Biswas, Pannalal Bhattacharya, Maya Sen, Irfat Ara Khan and I mostly grew up with Rabindra Sangeet. From school, I have learnt some lyrics of Hindi songs too. My father used to teach me mathematics. I still remember that day when I wrote 9X9=18 while singing ‘tu cheez badi hain mast mast’. My father got angry and I received the ‘gono dholai’ of my life. And since then, I stopped singing songs.
Later in 1999, I came across the soundtrack ‘Ranjana, ami ar ashbo na‘ from a Durga Puja Pandal. After learning who the singer was, I got an original cassette of INR 35 from my pocket money. Those were the days!
Without wasting any time, I rushed back home and started listening to all the songs recorded in the cassette at one go. Trust me; I was taken aback when I checked the inlay card of the album. Each and every song were written, composed, and also sung by Anjan Dutt who played the acoustic guitars too. Woah! That literally amazed me!
I bought all the available albums of Anjan Dutt which were released till 1999 within a span of 2 weeks. I listened to all the soundtracks and realized they were telling me the stories of common people and middle-class sentiments that I have been witnessing all my life around me.
My mindset changed drastically. I started listening to Kabir Suman, Anjan Dutt, Nachiketa Chakraborty, Silajit Mazumdar, and Pallab Kirtaniya. They sing ‘modern bengali songs’ and through them, I started looking at my city differently; and knowing the people around me better.
il ciclo numero 12 del pittore Giovanni Leombianchi nasce sin da giovane da un attrazione della montagna stupenda e immensa delle alte cime e prosegue per tutta la vita. All’inizio da alpinista scalare da solo i monti senza aiuti esterni, poi scalare e da contemplare e quindi da trasformare in una scalata anche spirituale con una visione sacrale, ma da apprezzare attraverso il fascino della vera scienza, dell’evoluzione della orogenesi della geologia della vulcanologia della storia umana sui monti. Ma un mattina sereno, limpido dopo una scalata ti trovi in cim a un monte sui 3000 m di altezza per assistere a un alba immensa silenziosa con la bellezza di mille colori, cosi sorge potente la vibrazione psichica del dipingere dell’esprimere la luce e la gioia di avere tante altre cime da scalare spirituali e fisiche da raggiungere nei futuri anni di vita. Altri dipinti sono nati dalle cime celesti come lo stupore del volo improvviso della Pernice Bianca simbolo purissimo delle cime alpine. Della candida carezza lunare sulle Cime di Lavaredo, dalla mia fantasia creare il volo dello spirito attraverso il monte sacro Kailas e infine il grande matematico e fisico S. Serapioni che dalle montagne trentine, studi i segreti del cosmo. ••• Visione Giovanile montagna 1953 acrilico su tela #giovannileombianchi
She smelled of salt and spinifex, and watched over the rowers and sailboats in the bay. I asked her how long she’d been there, and she said only a hundred years.
- Sol. Journal entry 31.99°S 115.75°E (Part 2 of 2)