13.9.06

Here's to some wishful attempts

Jobless again. The feeling is unusual but hey I am not complaining! It's almost setting a pre holiday mood. I am going home for the Pujas as always. And I can feel it in the air. Here though sadly I can't see the kaash phool which I get to see in some of the parks and empty plots in Calcutta.

I have rediscovered the joys of sketching. Not that I was ever an artist. My father tried his best since he and my aunts are very good artists. So he used to make sit with a drawing book and divide a page into grids. Then he would try to make me draw portraits. The first one he made me try was Rabindranath Tagore! Can you imagine poor me trying her best to capture the poet on paper? Well, I never managed to. Finally after a few attempts my father decided to accept defeat at my ineptitude to make use of my artistic genes. I never had any I guess. But I was so bored yesterday after my long conversation with Essar and VK, that I decided to try my hand at sketching.


And I thought I could find some parallels in real life. I see Essar in Jon and VK in Garfield:0)




I think I have a few Odies in my life. Not half as odiously cute.


Oh the face of Garfield here is so me!



I can only identify a few of them with my friends. Colleague CP is as dumb as Thomson and as cute. The hermit next to Thomson was pointed out to by a friend and he said, "So this is what you look like when you are angry ha?!!!" The rest will take time it seems, while I have to get back to my stories. But this was a nice distraction...

23 comments:

Essar said...

My god A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are fantastic! What what what on earth are you doing - seriously we should start a cartoon i'm telling you. REally, dont waste ur talenst like this

AB said...

*Dimples in pleasure*

Essar said...

dimples?

AB said...

Yeah even though I don't have one, I can always have it in the cyberworld:)

FiNK said...

hey AB... great stuff.. I think the garfield ones are fantastic.. btw he's my hero.. all he ever does is eat, sleep and annoy ppl!! heaven =)he's got the philosophy of life down pat!!

Sonal said...

Hey AB baby....You are AWESOME...esp the Garfield ones...I loved them! keep sketching....:)

And yes, now that I am back from my comment hibernation for 2 months, expect to be in touch more regularly thru blogs! You better make time for me in your busy schedule missy! :)

**hugs**

Penny Lane said...

:-) Who says no talent??!! Garfield 2 is coming out soon... apparently he goes to England and gets mistaken for some royal cat.... hehe, Garfield will just be loving that!

First Rain said...

Sketch more often! These are absolutely lovely! :D

Hope you are doing ok.

AB said...

Fink: I so identify with him. He's an adorable lazy bum. And as colleague C points out to me -- there's also that mean streak in him...

Sonal: Hey you much married lady, how are you? Glad to see you here. And hows it going?

Penny Lane: A royal cat...LOL. I can imagine him doing the preening act:0)

First Rain: Thanks. Of course I am doing ok. More so because it is very laidback at work.

manuscrypts said...

hey, those are great.. what jobless? you should start your own series..

Jay said...

Darling, these are very, very good! I especially like the Tintin ones. I think somebody here needs to start her own cartoon strip!

(Yes, you.)

8 by 52 said...

And why do you think I look like Garfield, may I ask?

AB said...

Manuscrypts: Thank yee. And m,aybe I can adorn the proposed shack with them;)

Jay: Thanks. Be my partner?

8 by 52: That expression, my dear, is classically you. You can't deny it:)

n.g. said...

bill watterson too rediscovered the joys of sketching and stumbled upon a certain 6 year old boy who said the darndest things that made incredibly and uncanny sense, almost like an adult trapped in a child's body, and who had a toy tiger who spoke back to him.

someone once told me 'you know the guy who says "hey wait, i have an idea!" ... he can change the world'.

AB said...

Nish: :0)

Grey Shades said...

Hey these are really good lady! BTW what happened to that Lufthansa thing?

AB said...

Grey Shades: Lufthansa...never applied. Another airlines, yes. But I guess it is not happening since there was no reply:(

Soo said...

hello. why did you quit your job?

Grey Shades said...

Ow! :( So you are indeed serious abt this thing! Well hope you are enjoying this mini-vacation of sorts. BTW what happened to the Salsa'ing? If I remember correctly you were quite fond of it :)

AB said...

Soo: No no I didn't quit my job.

Grey Shades: I had given up actually when they kept asking for photographs two weeks in a row. Now I am thinking maybe it was never meant to be. It is a bit sad but I am not feeling overwhelmed. Hoping to salsa this winter. For now I am thinking of joining bellydancing.

Sayoni said...

oh oh oh me too (bellydancing). but it's all in bloody gk. too far for me!

Grey Shades said...

I hate it when ppl stick the carrot in fornt of you for so long only to take it away i the end! :( Another friend of mine is a huge bellydancing fan. She goes there or reasons best not mentioned but doesnt it require years of training to actually feel all those muscles in the tummy and then work them?

AB said...

At the end of a week, it was no longer a carrot, so I really okay with it:-) It takes years to perfect it? At least I hope I will have fun while aspiring for perfection.