Friday, April 13, 2012


Since several bloggers have asked me about this pretty plant on my desk, I thought I'd indulge you all with a few pictures. It is a Violet plant that I bought at the flower show in Lalbagh. It needs careful handling and care, therefore it is on my desk rather than out in my garden. My studio window does not face the garden so it is nice to look up and have this pot of violets keeping me company with their quiet beauty.
The other beauty has defiantly found herself a different place where she can sleep undisturbed since there was always a tussle for space between both of us at my desk. There is no sight more beautiful than the serenity of a cat asleep :)

My old sketchbook has come to an end. Here are the last few pages -

And here is a new sketchbook, freshly bound with customized cover from a school chart bought on the streets of Avenue Road.

And this is what my desk looks like right now :)

I learned… that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

                                           ~ Brenda Ueland (via ArtPropelled)


little pink cakes said...

"There is no sight more beautiful than the serenity of a cat asleep"

How right you are... love this post and the pictures - beautiful mood!

pRiyA said...

Thank you Pink Cakes :)

Julie said...

You have a green thumb; it is not easy to keep a violet flowering. You also photographed it beautifully!
As for cats, they master the art of napping. Ils le font avec tellement d'abandon!

Perfect Witch said...

Love the violets!

Gwen Buchanan said...

A little regular priming.. yep, feels good and natural.

You have captured the Violet... highlighting those tiny hairs on the Violets fleshy leaves is exactly what a violet is.

Love your peaceful setting with your sketchbook.. all clear and waiting for you ... I always feel invigorated and inspired to begin a new idea when my workspace is clean and free of clutter.

happy cat and calm.. lovely.

ArtPropelled said...

Your school chart note book caught my eye but serene cat has most of my attention. As you mentioned a sleeping cat is a lovely sight... but I can never resist stroking a sleeping cat.

pRiyA said...

Thank you for your comments all of you :)

@ Julie: I learnt to look after violets after some errors. That is why this one is on my desk and not out in the garden.

@Gwen: Absolutely. It is a ritual - the ending of a project and the clearing of its remnants before a new work is started.

RustyNeurons said...

:)) Thanks for the lovely pictures. A Feast!

pRiyA said...

My pleasure Rusty. So glad you enjoyed them :)