Deer Diary

205 Deer Diary

Okay, so I have talked about Sreesha Shetty a couple of times on my blog! (1, 2, 3, 4) Erm, so I just really dig Lune OKAY, she inspires me and I feel like maybe I do want to do something about unfinished business of my very own (one particular label that I did not do much about). I happened to order this lovelie way back in April (was it?), and I’ve started wearing it fairly recently. Deer skulls + cool winters seem to sort of go together (not that Bombay is cold enough, yet) but yeah… But that’s just not it, I seriously LOOOOVEEEE this deer skull, she’s called Samara coincidentally, and I am so glad I may have ordered one of the last pieces around. It’s so beautiful, so Lunie, so ME, and so cool!

P.S. I also think it’s particularly wicked because there’s another girl who has been fashioning deer skull jewellery as well, and she’s eeeexpensive. Sreesha specialises in making quartz lovelies in addition to other pieces inspired by the moon and such, you should watch out for her website okay? Promoting this necklace out of my free accord/will, D-UH. I will always buy her babies for as long as I can! (Though it would be very nice to be paid by/for the other brands/labels I also LOVE to write about and feature. Okay, this is a shameless feeler! Write to me, won’t you, oh other cute shops? Thanks for reading.)


Artwork and picture by Roanna Fernandes

Carousel in the City { GIVEAWAY }

204 Carousel in the City { GIVEAWAY }

Like was promised to you – and this post will mark - giveaway#3 on the blog, yep - there’s a sweet present to be WON! This one applies to everyone who wants to enter – from within the country. Collaborated with a lovely girl from Pune, Twisha Maniar, who creates and paints objects for Carousel; Carousel is her own label which was conceptualised about 2 years ago, and she focuses completely on customisation of her products when it comes to the orders that she takes from customers. From the minute she connected with me some weeks ago, I knew this would be a really cute giveaway – What do you think? Because I’ve been thankful to the love I have been receiving since I started to publicise this blog some more, the two years gone past have been more than wonderful. Some thanks for you comes in the form of this beautiful box painted by Twisha herself, and wait, so here’s what you have to do if you wish to win it…

What’s in the Box?

1. NOTHING! The BOX is what you are going to win, silly. (Sorry, was trying to be cute.) So it’s set in a square shape, and I believe it would be perfect for those of you who can’t ever have enough of dainty, lacquered jewellery boxes.

2. Favourite feature? Twisha was gracious enough to let me create and conceptualise a pattern/print for the box; so it’s all her handiwork, and some of my brain juice. Told you, her customising properties are tops! (Confetti prints are my trademark! Copied the rainbow stripes from a pattern she had worked on previously for another customer.)


The rules are simple! (This giveaway is for Indian residents, only.)

1. Comment here on what excites you about/why you would like to win this dainty box.
2. Follow Carousel on both Facebook & Instagram; this is not optional either. :-)

(Brownie points will be awarded to you if you are to ‘Like’ my page on Facebook, and/or follow me on Instagram, HEH.)

What happens after?

I’ll choose ONE winner in exactly ten days, from now – save the date – November 20 is when this contest comes to an end! As soon as I announce the winner – which will either be on my Facebook or Instagram page (and through an e-mail, perhaps) – please write back to me with your postal address and phone number right away. (Will share the contact details with Twisha who will directly post the present across to you, then.)

The “Fourth Year of Festivities” remains yours for taking! Giveaway-gift-makin’.

{ Carousel, also, has a set of pre-painted objects for sale in the form of chalkboard frames, metal boxes, paper votive-holders, serving trays and so much more. This means that you can order from her existing collections, apart from requesting to have something custom painted. To be honest, I would rather opt for a custom-made product from Twisha only because the process is easy and plenty of fun. The result of which created this giveaway! Farewell. }


Artwork by Roanna Fernandes, and picture by Twisha Maniar


Sweet November

203 Sweet November

Forest green is the colour of my heart, this November! I suppose, it’s a blend between a warm summer and wintery autumn; yes, it’s that shade of green. Not envy, not sick! Pure, fresh, fragrant, resuscitating… Okay, so here’s the thing! And also, it seems like all I ever do is mope, mope, mope, mope. Not a secret? I want to be better at life. Be social when required. Be there for folks. I want to do more with my time. Sometimes I feel like everything’s slipping away… Out of my grasp, and I can stop it. BUT, I won’t. This feels like one of those awful days. Pangs of guilt. Boredom looming around like a dark cloud. Dramatic thoughts. I’m falling and failing, and should be concerned. This is a vow! Promise to not feel ashamed anymore. Will rise out of this self-pity, and be better. P.S. I will be better! Watch the blog, please? Reading a few good books, and I have some painting to do – this week. Also, a wedding sketch – TODAY. Nearly done, but have been procrastinating. Bye, friends!

NOTE: Watch out, because there is a giveaway coming your way, and this one should be a lot of fun! Also, it marks my third one on this particular planet. Collaborated with a label that focuses on handmade lovelies! Conceptualised a design that will be painted on the prezzie to be won. Oh, have I said too much? Just wait, and see! 


Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Through the Woods

202 Through the Woods

Lately, I’ve been devouring graphic novels by the minute! Seriously, can’t seem to get enough of them and it only helps fulfill my book challenge for this year (you know, how many books I’ll read by the end of the year, and all that… ). Of course, so when I spotted this grotesque gem on the feed of jasjyotjasjyot on Instagram, I went like, WOWZA!!!! GOTS TO GET THIS, DUUUUDE. (And I’m a boring dud in real life. Like srsly.) 

Ordered it through my favourite website (which I usually turn to) to make such joyous transactions (no prizes for guessing), and the book reached me a day before October 31. Wahoo!!!! Almost preserved it for a day, and tried to for a few more hours as well because, I mean, LOOK AT IT! IT’S SO BEAUT! But curiosity got the better of me like all the cats in all the famous stories and I got a peek, turned a few more of the glossy pages (they smell so wonderful) and before you know it, all the stories in it were over. #Crie

Truly a treasure, I’m going to read this book every time I fancy a creepy, midnight caper or something, and heck knows why I hadn’t bothered to hear of or inform self of the living presence of EMILY CARROLL. I guess I’m just stupid. Yeah, let’s go with that. Thanks Jasjyot, for leading me to this treasure! ♥

P.S. When I was a little girl, I always wished my parents or a cool auntie/uncle would gift me things like books, crafts, D.I.Y kits or, uh, okay, Barbie related dolls and toys (a swimming pool set, the mermaid one that came with a bottle of glitter lotion etc.) so yeah, if you know anyone who knows anyone who wants to get their children something cool for Christmas (this year) especially if the little kiddo is a nerd (NERDS ARE COOL!!!!), get them this book. Or Anya’s Ghost, that’s cool, too. Be cool, parents. Be cool. Okay, bye! It’s so much fun when I get to talk nonsense on my blog. Who’s reading?


Artwork and pictures by Roanna Fernandes