Monday, August 22, 2016

A nice little surprise for you! (coming soon!) :)

In my last post, I mentioned there's a surprise coming.

And that I have worked very hard at creating it.  (which itself was a big clue).
Many of you came up with nice guesses. But nobody guessed what it is.


For the first time ever! I will be sharing my unreleased hand-illustrated journal in the #SuperFans Contest! ( 24th August, Wednesday, 11 AM). Are you in?

Follow my Facebook page for details :)
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

It's all in the planets (My new book!): A behind the scenes tale

Most people think that when you finish writing a book,  your job is over.  (do click on the hyperlink to read 'what writing a book involves') I am here to dispel that myth. Your job starts only then!

The editing process is long and painful. We went through at least 4 edits, before this final version was done. At one point, my editor and I had exchanged 14 emails over a very minor detail, which you wouldn't even notice when you red the book. (I have a superb Editor! I love working with her).

Once the book is out, it is important to tell your readers what the book is all about. Many authors think that marketing a book, is the job of the publishers, and they can sit back and relax. I would disagree. I think when you have put in so much effort into the book, and your publishers has invested a lot of money to bring out the book, then the very least one can do is participate actively. It is only befitting that the book deserves a thrust, to reach the right readers.


To tell you what the book is all about, I have been working round the clock with my team (it is superb working with them) and we created these two motion posters. Those of you who follow me on Facebook, would know that it has got over 60K views! (which is remarkable).


In case you haven't seen it, here it is:





We also made another video for the blurb: I am sharing that as well here:




Other than these, there's is going to be a special surprise for all of you. Have been working round the clock at it. It is something very special, verrrrrrrrrrry exclusive.

Any guesses what it is?
Tell me in my comments, and watch this space~!
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Monday, August 01, 2016

New Book! Do you want to know the title? (and also some post cards from Bhutan!)

Hi there,
If you have been following my Facebook public posts, or my Instagram,  or my column in Financial Chronicle, you would know that I have just got back from an AMAZING holiday in Bhutan.
The country is PURE magic.

I stayed in Thimpu Punakha and Paro. It was ethereal.

Here are a couple of pictures, in case you missed my posts.


By the river Wangchuk in Thimpu.

 This was at a Nunnery in Paro.

 At Thimpu. The Buddha is MAGNIFICENT. I  feel so blessed to have the privilege of being able to  sketch this scene.
 The art is to Die for!
Fooling around :) (Life is a crazy ride and nothing is guaranteed)


I also did an amazing trek (walked 18.3 kms!!) to Tigers Nest. But I will save that for another post.

I came back with a loud THUD to India, wishing my holiday would not end, and it took me a while to get back to Social Media :)

But now I am here, and excited about me new book coming out :)

Join me on Facebook today(1st August) at 6.00 pm IST where we are playing a 'Decode the title' game.

To make sure you do not miss it:
1. Like my Facebook page, if you haven't already liked it.
2.Hover on the 'Liked' button near my cover photo, on the left corner of the page
3.Select the 'see first' option
By doing this Facebook will ensure that you don't miss out on any post I put up. 


Tonnes of fun ahead! 
See you there. Today! :) 
Love
Preeti

Monday, July 18, 2016

On making time for things that matter to you

Recently I came across a lovely meditation technique espoused by a  Tibetan buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, who says that you can meditate even if you have only one minute.
I found the concept fascinating, practical, useful and enlightening.
Click HERE to watch him explain it.

If you think about it, it is actually about living in the moment, not thinking about yesterday, not worrying about tomorrow, instead to be fully present, now and here.

Of late, I have been doing that a LOT. I have been sketching from live subjects. (I am taking an online course ). When I sketch, it is almost a meditative experience. I forget about everything else.

Today i did one of the most detailed drawings I have ever done in my life. It took more than 3 hours.
Here's what I made:

 I am also sharing some of my other drawings:








Many people ask me how I get the time to do so much; Here's the thing---I believe that you always make time for that which you want to do. (I had also written a post on time management some years back)

If you like someone a lot, you will make time for them, no matter what. Same for things you love doing.
No matter what is going on, it is always possible to tweak your schedule a bit for things that matter most to you.

I have worked really hard for my 8th novel, and finally it is all done. Hence I am completely immersing myself in my art.

And oh yes, am taking a much deserved vacation too :)
Of course, I will share the pictures with you, and write about it. So stay tuned!


If you want to see updates, about my day, as and when they happen, you can follow me on snapchat; My id is preeti. shenoy.


Hope you have had a lovely weekend folks. I sure have !
Will post again soon.
Stay happy. Stay blessed.
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