Pineapple Express

232 Pineapple Express

For some reason, patterns and prints – of the very tropical fruit, pineapple – are following me around and well, I thought it would be cool to use it as inspiration for a post in my #LearnToDraw series, hehe. Oh, and the fruit sporting Wayfarers isn’t entirely an idea that is mine – I borrowed it from the way one of the stylists at Grazia (India), Vinita Makhija styled a pineapple similarly in this month’s issue (Page 110) for a product series called Beach, Please – check it out, it’s quite colourful. Cute, mais non? Now, I’m looking for pineapple prints all over town! Pineapples on cool, summer fabrics or in the form of brooch pins (completely gold, not enamelled)… Ah, crap, just what I need! More things that I want to buy, and shit. See you soon?

P.S. I’ll sip on my imaginary piña colada, till then but if you click on this sentence, it will transfer your gaze safely to a very floral, summery post on my friend Edlyn’s blog – Egeedee (also, EGD); OH, UNRELATED… BUT I WANT TO GO TO GOA! Goooooah, I miss you so bad. :’-(

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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Happythankyoumoreplease

195 Happythankyoumoreplease

Can we take a moment to be thankful for everything? Can we smile a bit more? Can we be happier for those around us? Can we let go? Can we forgive each other? Can we just be and bask in the awesomeness of life? Can we fall in love more with life? Can we ask for help when needed? Can we be nicer to people? Can we say something nice? Can we sit by the sea and read a book in solitude? Can we give a bit more? Can we loosen our hold on material things? Can we flake away false promises? Can we eat healthier? Can we be wiser? Can we thank people when they close and open a door for you to walk through? Can we smile kindly at the old lady who used her crutch to signal and help you find a rickshaw? Can we buy flowers for our mothers every week? Can we be happy for our friends who saw a beautiful city that we get to see through their eyes? Can we put out more positive vibes out there? Can we admit our failings and seek professional help? Can we ask a best friend for guidance? Can we ask an ex-friend, boyfriend, lover, partner etc. for guidance on a random subject? Can we just call them because we feel the urge to? Can we be sillier? Can we laugh about it, later? Can we live alone, and independently? Can we unflinchingly give away a chunk of money to someone who might need it more? Can we do more? Can we save the world? Can we please be more thankful? Can we not be as fucked up as we usually pretend to be? Can we please give credit where it’s due? Can we love honestly and unabashedly? Can we cringe less at flaws? Can we like what we see in the mirror? Can we not curse when someone treads on our toes? Can we say goodbye, in person, in finality? Can we be more appreciative? Can we cook, clean and look after ourselves?

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes