Well...after that a body of work didn’t exactly materialize out of thin air (though perhaps I wouldn't have minded if it had). Instead I worked at dozens and dozens of charcoal drawings for nearly an entire year, which is the reason you see so many black and white drawings on my blog. I drew large drawings, small drawings, racked my brains on what to draw and which technique to use, tried this kind of charcoal and that kind of pastel, and all kinds of compositions, but most of all I experimented a lot, mucked around a great deal (cursed and swore) and just had a hell of a lot of fun doing these drawings. And to cut a long story short, nearly a year later, out of many, many drawings I chose ten for framing.
Meanwhile the hugely talented Prabha Mallya of Pencil Sauce looked at my ten chosen ‘dark and creepsome’ ( I love this description) works and whipped up the top hand written invitation for me ‘ Phat!’ Like that! Funky lettering and all! I took one look and it was love at first sight.
Then since the also hugely talented Shalini liked my picture of the crow, she took Crow and Prabha’s funky lettering and combined them both to create the invitation for me below. Gosh! That was love at first sight too!
So here you are Blog readers – TWO invitations to my exhibition! If you are in Bengaluru during 16th to 19th December and would like to meet the grouchy frizzy haired Plum Tree blogger in person, please come by and say hello. It would be such fun to meet you. I promise I am friendly in person. Gwen the Hen will be there, as will a Refugee and my Crow. Such exciting company!
So come on over!