“As a little girl, I was always happy and grateful for whatever she had. Although I lived in a small house, I was happy for the vast open ground next to it from where she could count and talk to the stars, draw boundaries in the air for the constellations in the sky every night. And every morning I would run to the beach to enlighten my soul with the amazing colours of the sunrise. Almost all my exam preparations were either under or on the branches of the mango tree at her backyard. And I was also fortunate to have my school on the seashore. And every day experiencing the beauty of the colour changes of the Bay of Bengal were just a feast to all my senses. So suffice it to say it was mother nature who was my first source of inspiration for all my paintings.
And the next in line was my mother! She was the one who introduced me to this lovely world of kolams when I was 10 years old. Margazhi is the month when we decorate our house entrances with kolams and diyas. That was when everything started. She used to wake me up at 4 am in the morning to help her with the dot kolams. Little did I know then that those small white dots and lines will turn the floor into a canvas and a passion for my life. Thanks to my mother, this art has given me so much of learnings and life lessons. Apart from creativity, there are 4 major lessons that art has given me.
How patience and hard work really pays off, and how it is important to keep your inner child active and the art of deep meditation and the most important of them all, the art of detachment!
People complain a lot these days about not finding time! I travel to my workplace in OMR from Kalpakkam through public transport which takes a significant amount of time from my day but I have zero complaints about my life! I flow through life like a river and it has gifted me abundantly!”
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