Feeling Osome :) with Alpha

We Mugxpress (who ??) introduced the Alpha series- with these designs.

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I love doodling or zentangling (as these designs are called) and can tirelessly scribble for hours.

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The best part of this design is that each of what I create is unique, I can never replicate or copy the design. I just feel nice thinking about how unique each of these design is 🙂

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As you can see, I love taking pictures too 🙂

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None of the pictures are photoshopped (maybe made a bit brighter), most of them taken on my Android phone. Is that something to be proud of.. I dont know…just feeling ‘osome’ of how this turned out.

You think so too???

🙂

Anu

 

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My facebook page

‘Beneath that plain white sheet lies the true colors of the soul’

What do you think of this doodle?
What do you think of this doodle?

My facebook page is up and running and I am excited. I had always wanted to have a page with all my handiwork, to see what the response is like?

As a person who creates, the thought that is always on my mind is that how does the person who looks at my art or pictures or stuff I make, value it. What does he interpret? Does he see what I see? If not, what is it that he sees? So many questions!!! 🙂

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The facebook page hopefully will let me know others’ perception of my art. And will connect me to different artists as well.

My aim is not to get maximum likes, although that adds to my happiness 🙂 but only when I get reviews, comments do I feel I’m evolving.  But I must admit that the response when I started this page really blew me out!

A lot of my friends never knew I was creatively inclined. I never let my arty side surface during school and college days. Infact it took a lot of courage and also motivation to start doing art again. A few of them who have known me, have been my moral support throughout, every single one of them gave me the needed push to start it. Some went a step ahead to send me daily motivations, inspirations, just to make sure the fire in me didnt die out. Whoever I asked for help, they extended their hand for help.

I see their excitment for me and  I will treasure them forever.

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I feel the expectation from me is high. I feel I have a commitment now. That is going to help me grow as a person and as an artist. And I am all set to take it up.

See you on FB

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/SimplyAnu/916050701749431

Meanwhile, I am all excited doing this book cover for a special person. More details of it in my next post.

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🙂

Anu

 

The travel

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“As she sat during the wee hours of the morning near the departure gate, waiting to board- she notices very few people sitting, almost all of them engrossed in their gadgets, all in their own world- there is a lot of turmoil in her mind despite the serenity around. The kind of  serenity that brings in sadness, loneliness and ironically, a lot of peace and positivity, a feeling that everything’s gonna be alright at the other end of this journey, She does not want to fight those feelings as at the place where she stands, thinking and staying positive is the only thing that can lead her on. There is no other practical solution.”

For me its the cover

…that I get excited about 🙂

Introducing my moleskin

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And a few others..

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The design on this is called a ‘Mandala’, something that I do a lot. I’ve been doing this art form for years without actually knowing its name. Thanks to Instagram, I got in touch with mandala artists, needless to say I felt part of a BIG family 🙂

And oh yes, do follow me on instagram i.instagram.com/simplyanublog/

And here’s another one with zentangles

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Thought a colored version will look better 🙂

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The designs on the books are hand drawn on recycled hardcover and distributed exclusively under Mugxpress.com.

Anu

 

Make over

I wanted to do running horses on this canvas. But what turned out was a sad big blotch of color with the so called horse sketch looking more like the picture of an alien.

I couldn’t throw it away, so decided to revamp it. I painted the whole canvas black and did my signature design on it.

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I wish I had the chance to repaint a few things of my life. Few words, incidents that I could do again with different strokes and colors. Maybe it would have changed the whole painting…

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Do you ever feel you want a revamp?

Anu

 

Create

From the sketch book

To start something new is always exciting and at the same time its all about rejecting that fear of being unaccepted, following one’s inner voice, pursuing the inspirations.

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Its about time to do what you believe you are.

Its time to create, I dont think it matters what you create, as long as it makes you happy. And its a start!

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“Create your own path”

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Anu

Be (lieve)

From the sketch book…

To be what you dream…is probably the first effort taken to take that dream of yours to the next step.

I always thought that artists are people who have their huge paintings hung in galleries…the reality is far from it. Each of us are artists in our own way.

Our way of life is an art by itself.

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Someone told me that to be an artist, you feel like one first. What a deep truth said so casually!

So to be(lieve) or not to be(lieve)… its all in you.

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Anu

Dream… It all starts with this

From the sketchbook

When I hesitated to restart doing art, for reasons of starting from scratch so late in life, someone special told me exactly this

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

– C. S Lewis

Dream is the beginning of everything, so dont stop 🙂

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Sometimes all it takes is a push to start putting your dream on the road to reality.

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The design featured here (called zentangles) is hand drawn on recycled book covers exclusively available upon request.

It all starts with a dream…

Anu

Sunset design

Here is a design I did for the love of the magical sunsets.

One of the things that excite me from the million others is sketchbooks. There are so many different kinds of art paper out there!!!

This one is done on canvas sketchpaper, for those of you who are familiar with it and think whats new!, I am a newbie to art so these are wonderful ‘discoveries’ for me.

This particular zentangle has been on my mind for sometime now, so I drew a rough sketch of it first.

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water colors

A few splashes of water colors and then patterned with black pen.

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I like how this turned out. I put it on Society6 and saw it come alive on

Throw pillows:)

20140615_185233I had to change the color… as suggested by my dear friend and mentor and brightened it up. It looks so much better now. Doesnt it?

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I feel it looks like tribal art design. What do you think? If you want to get hold of this head to http://society6.com/product/bright-ray-of-hope_pillow

I can’t wait to share pictures of other products with this design 🙂

So until the next post..

Anu