Yesterday was really really stressful, work-wise. Had been on back to back meetings, fighting one issue over the other. The last meeting before I left home was the ultimate – gave me immense headache. When I reached home, had my cup of coffee and cribbed all about the day to S – I felt a little better. But my mind was refusing to rest – it went to the events of the day. Now there is only one way I can forget the worldly happenings and go into my happy land – which is through art. I quickly ran over to the cupboard- looked at my paint supplies, touched my brushes and picked a few items that I would be working on. There was a slight change in my mood. For the next one hour, I spent time thinking only of the image I had in my mind and whats been coming up in front of me. When I completed it, my headache was gone. Yes! just like that 🙂
This is what I worked on – its very simple piece, something that was perfect for the mindset I was in yesterday. It relieved me of my worries, gave me peace and happiness.
I drew an abstract Ganesha on painted eggshell – I know its kind of odd, to draw a God’s image on an egg, but thats what interested me. I love Ganesha in any form, have done a lot of paintings and sketches but this is unique. The paint on egg is textured, not painted as such. I had to use a scotch brite piece to get the effect of sponge (as I had no sponge at home). When the texturing was done, I had half a mind to leave the egg shell that way, for I loved the colors (Grey + Pink). But then Ganesha is what I decided to do in the first place, so implemented it. I vowed to complete all of it in 15mins, but unexpectedly I was working on it for more than an hour. This is not my first eggshell painting, but then somehow it was not very smooth and easy this time to work on the textured paint. To be frank, I struggled a bit to get the right shape for Ganesha. My expressions changed from being excited to working seriously to disappointed to happy to excited again in all that hour and a half 😀 In the end, I was kind of pleased with the outcome 🙂 The fact that the eggshell is from the egg used by S to make the chocolate cake for me, makes it all the more special. I am going to do a lot more eggshell paintings!