Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sketchbook–House in Tawang


I found a sketchbook of work I’d done in Tawang, and this sketch is from it. I remember having a lovely time doing this – until a crowd gathered behind and the people started pushing each other and some of them fell over me. Fortunately that doesn’t happen every time.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo of the Week–Barkya

25 March - Barkya

25 March - Barkya325 March - Barkya2

I could seriously eat up this puppy. He’s an absolute darling.  A really joyful personality.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Drawing–The Dragon

17 March - HadesSAndThe DragonN

The dragon was there. The dragon was real. And now I’ve had my Hemingwayesque moment.


17 March - Sonal1I did a blood check last week, and it came positive for three strains of malarial parasites - Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium vivax.

I had been wondering why I was feeling feverish and tired all the time. This explains it. I  can’t tolerate quinine, so I’m on a doxycycline course for the next ten days.

In the meantime,  I’ve been having an interesting time reading what malaria does to the red blood cells. Not nice at all. Oh no.

This is what I look like when I have malarial fever. The other day a neighbor told me I looked horrible. I’ve never understood why people think it is necessary to make these kind of remarks. They’re not soothing and they are certainly not cheering. And nowhere in my research does it say it’s a prettifying condition. ;-)

At least it hasn’t stopped me from working. That’s a good thing.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Illustration Friday – Stir

13 March - ViolinistGirlsMa

13 March - 3ViolinistRoughSketchM

I’ve been playing the violin for about three years now, and it is one of the really special, joy-stirring things in my life. I practice for three hours every day, and on weekends I often go out to play in public parks. I started doing that to resolve some stage fright issues, and the more I do it the more comfortable I get.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


24 Feb 2011 - Lions1Some of the Lion studies I did for ‘The Woman and the Magic Pumpkin’.

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