Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis - A Watercolour Painting by Soma Acharya | Whims And Fancies

 

Hi Everyone!  I spent the last few months in a haze.  Apart from many other things, I spent a lot of time pondering the subject of existentialism, alongside a feeling of swimming forever without reaching the shoreline.  When this happens, I escape into my self-made world of photography and painting.  It wraps me in a safe cocoon.  Sometimes I find it very hard to leave that world behind and come back to reality.

 

 

Simple 365 – Set 1

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A part of my little world recently changed forever, even before the larger world started to go awry around us.  Sadly, it is an echo of my current state of mind, more destructive than constructive.  I started taking daily photos of simple, everyday things to remind me to be happy. Reflective of my current state, they are in black and white.

Very aptly, my husband suggested I call it “Simple365“. 

 

 

Metamorphosis - A Watercolour Painting by Soma Acharya | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Trading Secrets

 

 

Metamorphosis - A Watercolour Painting by Soma Acharya | Whims And Fancies

 

I really love the solitudinous nature of a forest; it creates such a beautiful setting for reflection.  My cat is happy to be there, enjoying the simplicity only nature can bring.   An oak tree, strong and wise, protects my cat within its branches.  There is a green butterfly that roams there.  They trade secrets with each other.  Today, the butterfly is telling him about metamorphosis.

 

I hope this little story of their friendship made you smile.

If you will, please leave a happy note or memory in the comments.  Let me know which one of my “Simple365” strikes a chord with you.  Join me if you wish.  You don’t have to take a picture everyday, but do look around you, take a photo and share if you like.  It might make someone else smile too.

 

Take care and until next time,

-Soma

 

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Journey Into The Future

 

Hello Everyone!  I didn’t mean for my winter break to last this long, but sometimes it is hard to break free of my own head-space.   Back in October, I made this sketch of a journey through space, which now represents the break quite aptly.   As I was looking to be inspired, I discovered music that I fell in love with, and found new stories while rediscovering some old ones.

 

 

 

One of my fears, probably my biggest fear, is being turned into a mindless drone doing repetitive work.  I would go to any length to avoid that.  I used the break to bring some much needed focus in my life.

One of the major finishes was a redesign of the website.   It had been overdue for a while and the timing was just perfect.   Software is very much a form of art for me and I loved seeing the new website take shape as I worked on it.

 

 

 

With my sweet helper beside me, I managed to sort and shelve almost all the books in the library.  A few finishing touches and it will be just perfect.  I still need to get furniture.  I love to sprawl on the floor, but as you know, it is not always the most comfortable option.

 

 

 

I have always loved mythology, specially Norse mythology.  As I was playing with the books, I reacquainted myself with this old interest of mine.  My husband liked the gift wrapping paper from one of this birthday presents, so I saved a piece of it to make a bookmark for him.

 

 

 

This is another drawing that saw a lot of progress.   The idea of the image became increasingly clear and vivid in my head as I worked on it. 

 

Last week, I got body-slammed by the bad old influenza virus.  Now that I am starting to feel better, I can’t wait to get back to my atelier.

 

For those of you who have been here with me from the beginning of Whims And Fancies,  Thank You so much for sticking with me all this time.  Also, a fond welcome to all of you who are new here.  I look forward to sharing the next steps of my artistic journey with you.

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

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