Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I'm going to spend Halloween cozy up at home with hubby, rent a movie or two (no scary stuff for me!) and ordering a takeout.

Hope you guys have a fun/ comfy weekend too!!
Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Chop Chop

When I was a little girl I used to love cutting up paper to make this and that. It used to be fun for me but I guess whoever was stuck cleaning up after me would have a different story to tell ;)

Here is today's illustration with scissors, dreamy clouds and two sisters.

Chop Chop

Story - Ezzo and Bufo love playing with paper and scissors...leaving trails of color wherever they go.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

November day

November is around the corner and the temperatures are dropping to low 50's. Call me crazy but I'm waiting for snow now :) Last year it was my first snow and this year is going to be my little sisters first snow!

With snow flakes, skiing, wood fire and hot tea in mind... here is today's illustration.

November day

Story - Mory is going to propose tonight! He is thinking of a way that will sweep Sosha off her feet.(remember Mory and Sosha from the last illustration )

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


While chatting with an Etsy pal last night I realized that with seasons my color palette could also change. I gave it some thought and decided to try it out today :)

In today's illustration I used perky pastels. Its called Cupcake (duh!)

Bird art of the day, bird artAnd the story - Sosha sprinkled the cupcake with little hearts to tell Mory how much she loved him :)

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I know I have been AWOL for a while but, I'm back now!! Things have been crazy, but they should get back to normal (?) soon now.

So what I have been up to? Dreaming up more porcelain!! Well I have no idea how this obsession started.. but here I am presenting to you another of my porcelain inspired illustrations.

I hope you love them as much as I'm loving creating them!

Bird art of the day, bird art
Sabjo's Corner

Friday, October 23, 2009

Eating in style!

Taking my love affair with adorable tableware ahead, here is today's art. Its called "In Style". Enjoy!
Bird art of the day, bird art

Thursday, October 22, 2009

High Tea

On our trip to world market last week I came across this gorgeous blue and brown porcelain Chinese tea cup and kettle. We brought it home and I have been obsessing over it since. Tea definitely tastes better in a fancier cup!

Here is today's illustration featuring the tea set and bright chirpy birdie. Its called High tea. Enjoy!

Bird art of the day, bird art

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Waiting for the call

I'm back from my wonderful vacation :). Celebrating Deepavali with family was a great idea! Check out the pics here. You might have to just add me as a friend to see the pictures.

So now I'm all refreshed and one art a day is up again.
Here is today's art - Waiting for a call.

Bird art of the day, bird art
Story - Mrist has sent her mom away and is waiting for a call from her Oncologist. She is scared as hell.

Friday, October 16, 2009

ArtOcrat is on the "special savings" article on Etsy.

"Woolly reverie 2" is on this weeks special savings article (Storque & Gift guide)!! Woohoo!

Couldn't have asked for a better Deepavali present! :). Deepavali is an Indian festival of lights.
Here is the snap shot of the article. Click on the picture to go to the article.

Happy Deepavali and a prosperous new year to all of you!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sweet Tooth

Let me introduce you to our candy addict, little Dela. Enjoy the lollipop with Dela :)

Bird art of the day, bird art

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stay close

Bird art of the day, bird art

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cutest possible skirts!!

A friend forwarded me this link yesterday and I had to share it with all of you.
Check out these umbrellas converted into colorful Clothes. Eco, chic and possibly DIY!!

Ready to attack an umbrella now? Share the pics if you do :)

You and Me

These two little birdies are about to discover that they are in love. Isn't that sweet...:)

Bird art of the day, bird art

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day everyone!!

Hope every one had a great weekend. And some of you lucky fellas must be still enjoying the long weekend :)

We were at the San Diego Wild Animal Park for most of the weekend. The weather was perfect, warm sun and cold air. Not too hot or cold. Blissful!!

I spent hours staring at gorgeous birds, laughing at their antics, taking tons of pictures and sipping ice cold lemonade. My little book is filled with ideas for new bird illustrations. Keep checking in for new birdscapes.

Today's birdscape is "Perched on a chair". Enjoy!

Bird art of the day, bird Perched on a chair art

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What I ate today

Don't know what is it with fritters and me .. but, I just LOVE them. I know fried is BAD, yet I love eating fried food :)

So, this is what we made today. Bread fritters. They taste amazing and are vegan (as far as I can tell)

What I ate today, food illustration, Bread fritters, bread pakoda

Here is the recipe

• 8 Slices bread
• 1 Cup gram flour
• 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
• Salt to taste
• 1/4 Cup water
• 1 Onion (chopped)
• 2 Potatoes
• 2 Pods garlic (ground)
• 1/2 inch ginger (ground)
• 1 Cup cooking oil
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

Mix gram flour and salt in a bowl. Add the water to it slowly and mix it till the batter is smooth and thick. (Batter is now ready)

Boil, peel and cut the potatoes in small pieces. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds in the oil when it is hot. After a minute, add the chopped onion in the frying pan and fry it till it becomes golden brown. Add ground ginger and garlic to the fried onion. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Add chopped potatoes after a while. Mix them and cook for some time. (Stuffing is ready.)

Cut the side of the bread and cut it into small triangles. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fill the potato stuffing between two triangular pieces of bread. Dip it in the batter properly to cover it entirely with the batter. Fry it deep on the medium heat carefully.

Bread fritter is ready. Serve it with ketchup.

Enjoy it with a glass of chilled buttermilk :)

Bird and Bloom - 03, Limited edition colorful bird art ACEO

Third ACEO from the Bird and Bloom collection.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bird and Bloom

Second ACEO from the Bird and Bloom series.

Bird art of the day, Bird and bloom, bird art

What I ate today (err.. yesterday)

What I ate today, food illustration, Saute corn niblets, everything bagel and hot and sour soup
Saute corn niblets, everything bagel and hot and sour soup.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bird and Bloom

What do I get when I combine two things that are most dear to my heart? Bird and bloom :) duh!
This series has 3 ACEO. Will post one ACEO a day.

Bird art of the day, Bird and bloom, bird art

What I ate today - Spinach Ravioli in Arrabiata Sauce

We made Ravioli for dinner tonight. Not only did it taste wonderful it looked great too. I couldn't resist drawing it out for all of you to see.

I'm thinking of making this a regular feature on my blog. A daily illustration of 'what I ate today'. Hopefully I will have time to both cook and draw lunch/ dinner. I'm so excited about it already!!

What I ate today, food illustration, spinach ravioli in arrabiata sauce
Spinach Ravioli in Arrabiata Sauce

We had the ravioli with a glass of chilled sweet tea. The gorgeous glass is from Pier1 imports. :)
Hope you all enjoy these posts/illustrations as much as I did creating them!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New ACEO - Autumn Rain

Autumn Rain, art of the day,

Ulixis crafts thanks for the feature!!

Thanks so much Amanda for the feature on your amazing blog! Be sure to stop by Ulixis crafts for a fun time!

Artocrat. feature on Ulixis craft
To check out the "Morning Cuppa" art click here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Today I finally got around to listing a ACEO's in the shop. I'm hoping to diversify the price points a little bit.

More ACEO's will follow soon.

This one is called "Ms. Pilge"

bird art, pigeon


Monday, October 5, 2009

The Striped Sheep

Lately I have been having some trouble falling asleep every night. Hubby dear suggested counting sheep. It didn't work in the sleeping department but, worked fabulously in creating this piece of art. :)

I''m calling it The Striped Sheep.

Sheep art of the day, striped sheep, sheep art

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Butter stool

Check out this clever stool made from recycled milk containers by Australian designers, DesignByThem.

Apparently ‘Butter stool' made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, it is made almost entirely of recycled milk containers!! It's also made from a single piece of material which when folded together can be hand assembled.

How cool is that!! It would look so gorgeous as a night stand or a side table.