Lockdown diaries – A birthday gift

Over the last three weeks, I have been keeping myself occupied with art. I did a few using acrylic and moved on to water colors. While water colors as a medium is far more challenging, it’s quicker, cheaper and easier to maintain (in terms of the brushes and the paints not drying up) if you get the hang of it. It’s like a Math concept. Once you get it, its a piece of cake. Well, I haven’t reached there yet. I hope to reach there in a few years’ time which of-course depends on the effort I’ll be putting into it. As of now, with nothing else to do other than the housework and watching TV, I’m finding painting with its bright colors more relaxing than writing which is black and white. Thanks to the millions of resources available on the net, I am enjoying the learning process.

I did the below acrylic painting as a gift for my daughter on her 16th birthday on the 17th of May. With the lockdown, we had to make do with ‘DIY’ gifts and a lot of promissory notes redeemable in the future. 🙂

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19 responses to “Lockdown diaries – A birthday gift”

  1. mahimajalan Avatar

    Even I am hooked to Mandala art these days and it’s therapeutic ✨🤩 Shared some new blogs on numerous topics I thought about during this lockdown, would be glad if you check them out and share your feedback ✨

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      That’s wonderful Mahima. I just checked your blog. Will read more posts along the way. Thank you for dropping by 🙂

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  2. Vineetha Brijesh Avatar

    Beautifully penned smitha

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  3. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    This is lovely, Smitha. My favourite of your pictures to date.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Wow…thank you! It means a lot Robbie. She loved it too thankfully.

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  4. radhikasreflection Avatar

    Beautiful painting Smitha. I am sure she loved your painting and the positive message you wanted to convey through your art. Wish her belated birthday. Lots of love and blessings to her 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you dear Radhika for the love and your blessings🙏. It means so much. Yes fortunately she did. She was looking forward to turning 16 and then this lockdown happened. Thankfully she had a good day with all of us at her service all day 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much VJ!

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  5. Abirbhav Avatar

    This is such a beautiful painting, Madam..!! Loved it.. Looks so real.. ❤
    I would have hung this in my room had I been able to draw something this beautiful..!! 😊😊
    Thank you Madam for sharing.. 😊😊
    Glad to have you back after such a long time.. 😊

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Abirbhav. She loved it too thankfully and only yesterday hung it up in her room 🙂 Glad to be here. Don’t know when this madness will end and our lives will be back to some kind of normal. Hope you’re doing well.

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      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        The virus has to end, no virus is invincible.. 😊😊
        I am doing good Madam, thank you.. 😊
        Hope you are doing good as well.. 😊
        If you need to wish your boredom away, I invite you to a cup of “tea”.. Hope it refreshes you.. 🙂
        Please take care and stay safe..

        https://theunclicheophile.com/2020/04/14/delegation-sri-lanka-tale-tea-spice/

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Just checked it out. Thank you for the cup of tea. The pepper was a tad spicy for my liking but enjoyed the tete-a-tete over tea 🙂

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          1. Abirbhav Avatar

            Thank you so much Madam..!! I am glad you liked the tete-a-tete over tea, though I am sorry for the pepper.. 😉
            There is more to SL.. I believe some of them you have seen, and some may be new..

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            1. Smitha V Avatar

              Will check the posts out. There may surely something that I missed. It will be an opportunity to visit it through your posts. I accept your apology over the pepper. 🙂

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              1. Abirbhav Avatar

                I am grateful to you Madam.. 🙂 Let me sweeten the deal for you with some different spice then.. 😉

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                1. Smitha V Avatar

                  Have you bitten into other raw spices too😀

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                  1. Abirbhav Avatar

                    Yes and No.. 😉
                    Yes: At home, though I would not call them freshly plucked or “raw” in strict sense. Eg. Cardamom, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Turmeric..
                    No: Not in Sri Lanka. Learnt my lesson after Black Pepper tasting.. 😛 (though I have seen another one in it’s natural environment)

                    One more “spicy” treat for you. And apologies in advance if it’s too spicy again.. 😉

                    https://theunclicheophile.com/2020/04/08/delegation-sri-lanka-estuarine-wetlands-madu-ganga/

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