This year, Valentine's Day has been pretty unique for me. Some days ago, I happened to chat with a fellow blogger, Cat Graham. She, too, like me, is a member of B-A-R, a blog created by the very talented Shailaja Vishwanath; it's because of her that I could meet so many lovely people and make friends with them! So, as I was saying, Cat and I, we just happened to 'click', instantly! Mostly, because of our love for sketching. So, on her suggestion, we are hosting each other on our blogs, to celebrate this lovely day and mark the beginning of a new friendship. She has been gracious enough to share a couple of her fabulous sketches. And, I must say, she is simply fantastic!
I am also sharing the link to her blog, so that you all can visit her and get to know her.
Here's to a great start. Looking forward to sharing many more posts and sketches by this fine artist!
In honour of Valentine’s Day, Shilpa and I decided we’d celebrate our new friendship by doing guest posts on each other’s blogs.
I love being creative doing writing, photography, scrapbooking, music and art. This January and February, I’ve been taking photos of birds on the feeders outside my living room window. I enjoy seeing them flitting about on the feeders as winter can be a bleak time without much sign of life. I don’t even mind the bratty squirrels who can be quite a nuisance, knocking the feeders askew and scattering seeds everywhere. At least the squirrels are entertaining. I’m still laughing at the sight of a black squirrel the other day leaping into the air and walloping a starling as if to say “Get lost, Buster! This is my territory!”
Shilpa and I both enjoy sketching and we both love our big dogs. She has a big dog Cheeko and I have a big dog, Loup.
Loup is an Alaskan Malamute, a true snow dog who actually enjoys our freezing Canadian winters while all the rest of us are longing for spring.
I decided to draw a cartoony type picture of my dog, Loup. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I took the picture, scanned it and put it into a Valentine’s template at the online photo editing site ofhttp://www.funny.pho.to.com. I think it turned out very cute.
Thanks to Shilpa for letting me do a guest post on her blog. Here’s to our new online friendship that connects us despite the immense geographical distance between Canada and India.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!