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art and design, British Indian, creativity, design, education, family, kids, learning, parenting, small business, spontaneity, summer camp, teaching, Travel, working from home

Towns, Cities, and Home

The last summer camp is done, and I’m off to England for my very well-deserved break (Says who? Says I!) feeling tired, bruised, but incredibly happy. I’m going home. I know, I know, Vienna, Virginia is my hometown  now, and it is indeed lovely and welcoming, and I like being here. However, there is always that feeling …

art and design, British Indian, crafter, creativity, fairs and markets, kids, motivation, multitasking, parenting, small business, work ethic, working from home

Form-filler’s Lament

I am many things: Art-maker, Story-teller, Cart-pusher, Butt-wiper, Pen-stealer, Tea-lover, Tantrum-soother, List-writer, Number-cruncher, Library-loiterer, Pot-scrubber, Cookie-monster, Lesson-planner, and Head-honcho, to name just a few. If it is labels you are after, then I could go on and on. Some labels are more desirable than others; Story-telling and Library-loitering are two of my happiest activities. However, over …

2013, art and design, British Indian, crafter, creativity, design, family, inspiration, kids, lists, motivation, multitasking, obstacles, operate by interruption, parenting, planning, schedule, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, work ethic, working from home

Toast, Monkeys and Neon Shirts

It has been a week for toasting monkeys (see the definition for ‘monkey-toasting’ here). In between all the chores, administrative work, and carting kids around to various appointments, I did actually manage to get a large chunk of printing done (giving myself a virtual pat on the back as I type this). I have started …

Doodle therapy;
art and design, British Indian, crafter, illustration and books, inspiration, small business, Uncategorized, working from home

Doodle therapy

I’m in a sort of in-between phase. It’s a pretty good place to be. I have no markets for a month, and am just about to start making new products for the Holiday season. Today I went shopping for plain shirts to print on, and ordered new business cards. Yesterday, however, I produced a few drawings…..of …

The Learning Curve;
art and design, British Indian, crafter, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

The Learning Curve

“Oh! I love these shirts, they are so vintage looking!! Said the young woman before scooping up a couple and buying them. Vintage looking? I guess she was referring to the low-tech printing process that I employ. Or maybe I really am aesthetically stuck in a different era. You really learn a lot at fairs. …

art and design, British Indian, crafter, small business, textile design, Travel, Uncategorized

Dakshina Chitra (a post I should have written long ago)

“What was your favorite part of the trip to Chennai?” I asked my six year old. “Dakshina Chitra” She replied without even blinking first. I’m not surprised, it really is a wonderful place. Dakshina Chitra is a heritage center just outside Chennai, on the way to the beautiful beach town of Mahabalipuram. According to my …

Al dente Art;
art and design, British Indian, crafter, small business, textile design, Uncategorized

Al dente Art

A couple of days ago, I came across a T-shirt company whose slogan is “Perfectly imperfect”. I gaped in mild dismay “That should be my slogan” I thought ” They have my slogan!! Imperfection is definitely MY thing!” It’s true, I do like my design a little under-cooked, which is why I love printmaking so …