Saturday, December 11, 2010

Well, well, well...look who's having an EXHIBITION!

The seed for this idea was sown during a conversation I had with three very creative people – Prashant, Shalini  and  Embellisher during my first visit to Shalini's classy Plantation House in February this year.  While looking through my old blog, Prashant expressed great enthusiasm about my charcoal drawings as did the others. The four of us talked about this and the conversation went along the lines of, ‘your charcoal drawings are excellent, if you had a body of these perhaps we could eventually show it here at Plantation House?’  Needless to say that during the entire conversation, the dreaded ‘Why don’t you have an exhibition question’ never ever came up.

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!


Shreyas said...


*is very excited*


Owen said...

Me too... YAY ! YAY ! YAY !

ok... I don't mean to be a copy cat... but yes, YAY !

That is just delightful news !!!

PS Hopefully cursing and swearing is not something a nice lady like you succumbs to often ?

And I think Edgar Allen Poe would have approved of these drawings too.

Oh my, 16 December, that's very soon... wish I could get there to see it... but it may not be possible. I hope a photographer will be there to document the happening, so we can see later ?

:-) YAY! (-:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh I'm so pleased for you Priya.. Now so many more lucky people will get to see you fabulous work!!!!
I wish I lived there just to see it... Congrats!!!!

aneri_masi said...

Lovely :)
The news,the invitation, the new blogs you introduced here. All...lovely :)

I guess this calls for another round of nail-art :P

Sophie Munns said...

Love the invitation Priya...and if I could I'd be there for sure to meet Gwen and the rest of the 'dark and creepsome' lot... and the lovely you...I would. I get the feeling this has been lots of fun and delight as well as persistant effort with the charcoal!

sabine said...

ha! what a wonderful surprize :-) . love "Embellisher's" work as well, am a big fan and mentioned it to 2 other women artists here in Seattle. wish i could be in B'lore for your show and many other reasons....

glad this is happening for you, your friends did an awesome job supporting you.

good luck! sabine :-)

Junuka said...

congratulations!lovely news.
best wishes!

do invite everyone who asked you 'those' ones. :P:P :P

Unknown said...

I SO wish I could see your exhibition in person. Know that I am there in spirit, every day for at least 20 minutes, looking carefully at your drawings. Congratulations, Priya.

Priya Sebastian said...

that is such a sweet thing to say. thank you so much karine. photos coming soon! and of course it is on FB.

Samina Raza said...

............ very arty, beautiful display............interesting concept...........enjoyed the art works and the clothes...........