My creativity is at its best during Christmas time, inspired by all the decorations around me. This year with the environmental problem and all my creations are with less material but with more impact. The branches were decorated with self made paper flowers.
When I visited Seychelles in 2016, I was very much inspired by the paintings of local artists. This was the beginning of my Rain forest series. Seven of them are now distributed in the living rooms and offices of lovers of my rain forest paintings. These are painted with many mediums ( acrylic, oils, digital).
The COVID period has been quite strenuous for all of us. Gladly, nature is still the same and unaffected by all this virus game. Spring is slowly peeping through, temperatures are still a bit low though, which is good for all the tender flowers. The petals will stay fresh for a longer time for us to enjoy. Here are some water colours of the beautiful blossoms around me.
The present maternity record which is in use, is an old fashioned pale grey booklet. This has been in use, unquestioned by all expecting mothers for decades in Germany. A doctor colleague of mine coaxed me to paint some positive and happy covers for this booklet. Two of them were chosen 3 weeks ago to be printed, and guess what, expecting mothers are fascinated!
On Mahatma Gandhi´s 150th birthday commemoration many artists presented paintings of Gandhi as a part of a competition organised by the Embassy of India in Berlin. My submission “Salt and Gandhi”, shows Gandhi as an iconic figure holding salt symbolically in his hands. This is painted with acrylics on a huge canvas (180 x 80 cm).
I am happy to announce that my painting won a prize and it was a great honour to recieve appreciation from the present Ambassador of India Mrs. Mukta Dutta Tomar. The painting adorns the cultural department of the embassy at present.
The Salt march of 1930 was an act of civil disobedience led by Gandhi to british rule in India. This march gained world wide attention which gave impetus to the indian independence movement.
Zuri, the usually happiest Hippo in the world is now slightly concerned about her weight. For her upcoming Talent Show she is totally motivated to go through a low-carb diet. Watch her change in mind and body…
A sentimental way to say “hello” when you are on vacation is to send some self-made greeting cards, especially when communication today is reduced to short messages and emails. It’s a bit time consuming but gives you great satisfaction. The recipient gets something really special. So this card for example travelled from India to Germany!