Laws of Attraction

193 Laws of Attraction

Okay, I promised I would have an explanation for you! (Read the previous post, for some background.) And the words you will read are ones I wrote when I was in a weird, emotional slump but I am very, very okay now. Decided to publish this post anyway because didn’t want to seem dishonest. So there! Also, the question above is one I ask with candor, with a grin on my face… As I am curious. Genuinely! Tell you what I think, that I’ll have this BLOG forever. But is that too presumptuous of me? That’s why, tell me about your babies and what you think of them, where they will be, how they would grow, etc. Sorry to get all interview-ie on you.

And now, here’s the emotional slumping (written two days ago + saved it as a draft): Well, most of it! (Don’t hate!) Put it in quotes for your benefit. Too much of blah-blah, and gah-gah but couldn’t bring myself to scrap some sentences for the sake of being true to one’s self. 

“There’s so much I want to do with this space but once again, I feel at a loss of words! (Even considered playing on the words in the title and calling the post, Loss of Attraction.) For the longest time ever, I haven’t been able to write, here. Haven’t been taking pictures of the products I’ve bought, all of my new clothes, shoes, nothing, NADA. Why? It’s the worst sort of emotional slump, taking abode in my brain and body. I think it will change, soon. I can’t not write, anymore, right? It happens to the best of us. I think! How are you? Ooh, btw, I am proud to say that I have edited and added details for all the PAGES on my blog. Good work on my part, yes?

Which reminds me, need to post some work too that I’ve done (PRESENT DAY: As you can see, I’ve done that already!), and terribly LOVE. (Chanced upon a delightful writer by the name of Rainbow Rowell at Crossword, last weekend! Didn’t pick up a book by HER though I desperately wanted to, the mother-ship would have murdered me. But yes, downloaded a few of her works online. Reading Attachments which is unfolding really, really nicely. Let’s see what happens, eh?)”

P.S. Finished reading the book, and I highly recommend it! Don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Juice magazine by JABONG, there’s an artwork I made for them that resides on page 38. Ooh, and it’s the issue with Sonakshi Sinha on the COVER! One more last thing, sorry to inform you but I have decided to temporarily discontinue the typeface series on the BLOG. Couldn’t bring myself to work on it, and I kept putting it off only to realise I was simply too bored to continue with it as a series anymore. Forgive me, dear friends! Take care.

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Juice of My Heart

192 Juice of My Heart

There will be a proper explanation (of sorts) in regard to my absence from the BLOG! But for now, I hope you will take the time to revel in this piece of work that’s very close to my heart. Created this illustration for The Juice by JABONG – it’s a print magazine dedicated to interpreting fashion in a friendlier manner (you can read it online, too) that they have recently launched; I’m already a fan, and so I contacted them some time ago asking for a head’s up on interesting projects. This is the first one that came my way, and it was something I was especially pleased to work on! Totally proud of this artwork, what do you think? (This one illustrates the contents-slash-insides of designer, Priyadarshini Rao’s handbag!)

P.S. When do you get the chance to flip through this month’s edition (Sonakshi Sinha is on the COVER!), turn to page 38, and you’ll see this baby. Eep, sooo excited! Thank you, Aditi (Sharma) of The Juice for making this happen! Truly grateful. Woo. :-)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Coco Before Chanel

191 Coco Before Chanel

I’ve never been into Chanel, it’s not because I know a lot about the brand and choose not to be. It’s just that I don’t know enough (but I see Coco as the part meant for someone feminine, spirited and younger and Chanel for a woman who’s slightly older, sophisticated and refined), speaking of which – I would like to watch Coco Before Chanel – but anyway, this post is about the new-found love I have for Coco Mademoiselle, a Chanel fragrance that stirs something soothing and sensual within me. Does that sound like I’m turned on? I think I am. Because of my (favourite, heh) cousin Sasha (Sabharwal), who has been wearing the scent for a while now (and all the time since she’s been home), I’ve been growing to fall in love with its oriental notes even deeper.

Though I am currently coveting it for the moment, for this post precisely, I’m definitely thinking that this fragrance should be my next perfume acquisition. After all, it does make sense after Elle by Yves Saint Laurent etc. Though Elle will always be a dear favourite and an eternal classic… Then again, who says that one can’t have two? Right? Riiiight? Okay, goodbye.

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

A Skye Full of Stars

190 A Skye Full of Stars

Wow, I can’t remember the last time I wrote here! No, seriously. It has been quite a while for me to not even have an inkling of what’s going on with this space. I don’t have a great, big explanation – just have been mentally occupied with work and in a relaxed state of mind during the weekends, in the process – I suppose I took a mini-vacation from my blog, itself. I didn’t feel as horrible about it as I usually do, I mean I definitely missed writing here but I was too pooped in the brain to care. Besides, inspiration was lacking. (I didn’t want to write posts for the sake of publishing them!) I decided I would come back only when I had some time off from it, good ideas and better promises on making this space “ah-mazing”.

And now I’m here! Back to where I started. Well, mostly. I feel excited, and lovely, and good to be here! I’ve also decided something. Two somethings! I need to craft a Rate Card for my work (This includes all the artworks and illustrations that I usually undertake on a commission basis, for home-made businesses and other folks.) and er, for my blog, too (If there are good collaborations I wouldn’t mind doing, that come my way… Let’s see! This bit is still a thought.). Yes! Let’s clink to new things. There’s a lot more on my mind right now, but putting it all down on paper… er, public paper, is slightly risqué so I’m shutting up, now. Thanks for reading! (And for taking part in the Charmed giveaway. The winner is Mishana Khot! Announced it on my Facebook and Twitter pages a few weeks ago. I’m confident of hosting a few more giveaways this year, so I hope you’ll take part in those, too?)

P.S. Ghost Stories is my favourite, new Coldplay album, as you can probably tell. The names of the tracks, and artworks, are what caught my attention. Good stuff! Listen to A Sky Full of Stars and Magic first, if you can. Perfect sounds for my magical, monsoon mind. #AlliterationAlert #GoodGawd

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes