Seashells on the seashore

The week was busy and the weekend busier!!

But I decided to take a mini-micro vacation of 3 hours to the nearby beach 🙂 And that made me postpone a few of my routine jobs including this blog post 🙂

But I have no regrets, I feel I need to get away sometimes, and keep the mind blank. A few pictures from our micro vacation…

The sea is full of wonders and beautiful wonders.

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We spent a Friday morning (Friday- Saturday is weekend in this part of the world)  at the beach. This place is ridiculously filled with seashells!!heap

Just look at that!!
Looking at that heap makes me happy 🙂 We collected shells just like every other time at the beach in the hope of creating something out of it. And this time we made it a point to use some of it.

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These shells are so stylish. They make great objects for drawing!

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We (kids and I) stuck a few shells and what a simple and beautiful piece of art they turn out. Its like looking at the blue sea:)

 

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There are so many more shells that is awaiting our ideas. I let the kids figure out how to use them.

Heres to another week of peace and love 🙂

Anu

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Wishing my mom on Mother’s Day

In this part of the world, Mothers Day is celebrated twice. The arab world celebrates it during March and the rest celebrate it on 10 May.

When I called my mom to wish her today (on 10 May), she had a surprise tone reminding me that I had already wished her  2 months back!

Brushing aside my emotional comments, she was more curious to know how my kids are doing, how am I coping up with work, am i keeping good health, not to sit up late nights and get migraines and that I should continue painting.

Selfless love!!!

The one person (ya of course, my dad too but he wouldnt ask me so many questions though) who puts her kids ahead of her own life. When I dedicated the below painting for her, she said that she hasnt done enough for me and feels hasnt been a perfect mother. Seriously??!!! If she thinks that way, then I am nowhere near motherhood 🙂 I have to constantly keep reminding her what a big influence she is on my life. She doesn’t know what she is worth. 🙂

This is a water color attempt that I used to wish all the moms 🙂

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I have begun to love water colors, and there is so much to learn in this. Patience is one of it 🙂 and knowing when to stop is another important factor. Its not an easy art.

I tried this from a you tube tutorial and yeah I have lot to improve but I know my mom will look at it and say, Wow! how beautiful!

 

Anu