Sunday, November 27, 2011

Plan for the Day

                                                          Source: via Purvi on Pinterest

Yup, thats what I plan to do for the day ahead. I have got lots of Wall Art to finish. Will post the new designs soon enough :)

Have a Wonderful Weekend everybody :)

P.S: You can check out some of my work on my Facebook Page :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

People are Surprised

1) when they realize that the husband is a vegetarian and wife eats chicken

2) when husband after getting married sends off his wife for 2 years to a different state to do an MBA (her long cherished dream)

3) when husband enjoys absolutely nothing without his wife, she is always in his thoughts and plans

4) when husband lets his wife cook whatever she is willing to eat because her eating is his priority and he can make do with anything

5) when husband takes his wife out to see each and every movie sometimes 2 movies in a day

6) when husband tells that we are in budget mode and soon after buys a bag for his wife

7) when husband is happiest to see how thrilled his wife is when she is shopping

8) when husband readily agrees to do household chores when the wife is no mood to do them


Yes, I am talking about my Dear Husband. Yesterday while I was clicking away to glory on my laptop, he just stood in the corner watching me and smiling and this simplest of his gestures made me realize, how lucky I am :) :)

After marrying him, all the image in my head about a typical Indian husband especially a Rajasthani one, simply got erased. I was proven wrong and now many a people who come to know about are relationship are simply surprised. Many can not believe that ours was an Arranged Marriage...and I feel so happy, proud and content at all the remarks we get and the way people are surprised with the way we live.

I have seen couples bickering about each other to their friends and I feel out of  place when some of the people I know indulge in husband bashing sessions. I simply listen because I have nothing to say and I am so glad for that :) :)

This post is dedicated to my Dear Husband :) :)

P.S: We have been married for past 4.5 years now, but it does not feel that old :) :)
P.S: I am sure you guys have great spouses/boy friends or will have great partners in future, but I am in awe of mine :) :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bye Bye Black Robes

I am studious enough to get 2 degrees but jinxed enough to not have attended any of the Convocations :(

My MBA convocation is taking place in Mumbai and I am not attending because my college gave me such a short notice, they just did not think about few of us living outside India. I mean hello!!!!! college, we need to plan, can't just pack and go at our whims and fancies.

Anyways, I did not attend the convocation when I graduated 5 years back because I was supposed to meet a possible match's (now my husband) mother, sisters and sister-in-law who were supposed to land in from bangalore on the occasion of my "First Ever Convocation". So for nervous parents and persistent middle man I had to give in ( anyways I had met the husband and had liked him so wasn't that sad for missing the convo :))

But then now I truly believe that Convocation is not for me, I will never get to wear those black robes, click pictures, and most importantly the hat throwing ceremony would be simply something that is shown in the movies :(

Anyways I have got to think positive and be happy so I am going to blame it all on Dear Husband, after all I missed my first convocation to meet his family and I will miss my second one because he works here and not in Mumbai. So it is most natural that he needs to make up for it and well what better punishment then a Shopping Extravaganza ( dramatic, right????... I like it like this :))

So what if I can not wear a black robe, I can buy a black dress.
What if I can not wear the hat with tassels on it, I can buy a Fedora :) :)

You've got to be happy no matter what the situation and I think I have shown a great example of: "How to be happy when the entire universe is conspiring against you"  ;) ;)

Now my husband is going to read this and say "Tu kitni Nautanki hai" (meaning, you are such a drama queen) and i am going to giggle away to glory :) :)

P.S: What started as a sad and angry post gave me a brilliant idea to be happy :)

                                                                             Source: via Purvi on Pinterest


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Freaking SHOW OFF

One of the person ( not all people on the friend's list are "Friends") on my friend list on my personal Facebook Profile wrote on his wall that he is en-route to a foreign locale. Freaking guy was showing off and I know this because I know him for a long time and that is what he takes pride in: SHOWING OFF. He never loses any opportunity to show himself better then others whether monetarily or otherwise.

This guy's status messages are in general always about either his foreign trips or about his location messages e.g XYZ was at PQR Hotel in ABC country or his pictures are always showing off the hotel room he lived in or a famous tourist spot he was at (How obviously ridiculous is that?????).

Anyways this status message made me ponder on the issue of showing off.

Well!!!! its great to be able to visit so many countries and places, I mean I would love to mention my trips to any new place, but showing them off just to impress upon others your wealth is not such a great way to live. By the way this guy works in the marketing department of a company so that would explain all the foreign trips :) :)

I know I am a little judgmental but a lot more opinionated (and I sort of sick to my opinions :)). And I personally see such actions as a sign of insecurity and a sense of lack of achievement.

I have nothing against showing off, I mean I like to show off my new buys, be it a little pair of earrings or a new phone but to my friend's and family only. I  do not do so to impress upon them my superiority. In fact I never talk about such things in front of people who I know are financially not as sound as me.
I know there is a thin line between showing off your happiness and showing off the wealth but from what I understand is that most of the people are intelligent enough to judge the difference.

Anyways I would say that one should show off a real achievement or a great hairstyle or a sexy back ( I love dresses which show off the back :)) or a great recipe or your IQ or EQ or some great talent that one has or whatever but one should not compare cars or foreign trips or your phones, for you don't know that the person you are trying to show your wealth could buy you 100 times over ( all that I am saying may be a little dramatic and  preachy but then I do not care, sometimes I get pissed like this )

Lets face the truth, in reality we will always find people who are not so well off as us, also we will find people who are better off then us. I believe in Karma: What goes around, comes around.
So Mr.XYZ, you will one day come across somebody who will give you the taste of your own stupidity :P

P.S: I do believe that if you have it then flaunt it but DO NOT try hard to make somebody else feel bad..Its not right and its not ethical.
and this post has not been written to preach, its just an outlet of what I felt :) :)

I am sure I am not the only one who thinks like this... Am I????????????

Now thats a Show off I won't mind :)
                                                                                 Source: via Purvi on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Ignored Blog

Something that I often do is to ignore this blog of mine but its simply because of circumstances beyond my control. 

I had an exhibition to participate in, then we had invited some friends over for lunch. 
Later my internet decided to give me a break by deciding to stop working. By the time the internet problem was rectified I got into discussion with various parties/organizations for the display of my Art Work.
Once that was decided I had to make a series of new designs with some Arabian influences and hence began the research. Anyways now certain timelines have been set and I have to work on a new set of designs plus there are some incomplete Art Work waiting to get my attention.

All this said and done, I am sharing some pics of our weekend getaway to Al Mamzar Beach in Dubai.
The place was heavenly, with water so clear that the sand colored fishes were also visible. It was so breezy and calm and sleeping under the date palms was an experience in itself.

I hope you will enjoy the pictures :) :)

P.S: I have been regularly going to the Gym so the Oath is still intact :), though I still have to watch what I eat.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oath to hit the Gym

Well this post is no where close to the past few artsy posts I have been writing.
All this sitting on my ass and working on my designs and art work has taken a toll on my body and clothes ( both are equally important to me hence I talk about them in the same sentence)

Anyways, coming to the point, I designed and got stitched some dresses and tunics for myself when I went home this September and to my most horrible surprise they no more fit me. I have got a huge tummy hanging out :(  and now I am depressed... i mean seriously, I do want to buy more clothes but not in bigger sizes.....god!!! I even hate to say it, let alone do so :(

Hence, I have decided to hit the gym and control my diet.
Now both these tasks are extremely difficult for me. I am too lazy to go to a gym and I love food too much to control what I eat.... but for the Love of all things CLOTHES I Will Do It.

I am putting all this on a public forum to create a challenge for my self which will be in the public eye because I would HATE to lose and being humiliated (a little exaggeration will take me a long way :)) in public eye hence every morning the mere thought of failing will take me to the gym and eat right

So here it is....

"I Purvi Verma Saini, solemnly declare that I will be regularly exercising in the gym and control my diet on a regular basis and keep account of all the progress I make."

Wish Me Luck :)
and do tell me about your silly/weird/realistic oaths and their outcomes....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Design Preview

This is the new design I am working on. It will be 40*20 inches in dimension. The plan is to color it in various shades of coffee,  orange and pink acrylic colors mixed in coffee with a hint of deep emerald green.

Lets see how it turns out to be, keeping my fingers crossed :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Today

Before reading this post go through this and this for the context.

"We loved it" is what the husband and wife duo said to me when they saw the complete art work. They were HAPPY and so was I because it was my first ever commission,  a test for me and it looks like I have passed with flying colors :)
So all this makes me a Very Happy Person with a new sense of self confidence and enthusiasm :)

( I think I have used the word Happy too much in this post but then I am very Happy :))

                                                                                  Source: via Erika on Pinterest

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blue Me Over

Now this is an interesting fact:

Blue is commonly used in the Western hemisphere to symbolize the male gender in contrast to pink used for females, although in the early 1900s, blue was the colour for girls (as it had traditionally been the colour of the Virgin Mary in Western Art) and pink was for boys (as it was akin to the colour red, considered a masculine colour. (Source: Wikipedia)

                                                                           Source: via Kathleen on Pinterest

                                                                              Source: via Kara on Pinterest

                                                       Source: via Marissa on Pinterest
    Source: via meagan on Pinterest

Blue Me Over

                                                                                                                                   Blue Me Over by purvi

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

and the work is done...

The art work is complete after 3 coats of varnish and I have sent it for framing now. The verdict will be out on this Friday when I will be delivering this wall art to its rightful owner. Excited and nervous to see his reactions.