Thursday, June 23, 2016

Parents---back off! (blog marathon post23)



Today I watched half of an interesting movie on Netflix. It was called One Day, 
and it starred  Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. I used to live in the UK, and the British accents, places where it was shot, were all familiar to me. I felt a tug at my heartstrings, as I remembered my wonderful time there.

In the movie, the parents of Dexter (Jim Sturgess) disapprove of the career choice their son has made. He is a succesful TV presenter, but the show he presents is 'crass' and 'tasteless' according to his parents who feel that he could have done better. He however enjoys his work, and he is having fun.

It made me think about parenting. Many parents in India too, disapprove of their children's career choices. The adult/teen child might want to be a graphic designer, but the parents might want him/her to take a corporate job.Or the adult/teen child might want to become a musician or a fitness instructor or a yoga teacher.But the parents may not think it is good enough.

I know many people who never thought they would end up in their present day career, as their ambition was something totally different. But their parents thought that was too lowly for them.

I think parents should back off from the decisions an adult child makes. (of course as long as they are not decisions which harm them, like driving drunk and doing drugs)
Allow them to make mistakes. Do not deprive them of that. If you do not let them make mistakes, and learn from them, you are depriving them of a chance to grow.

Think about it, and leave me your thoughts. Do you know any instances like what I mention? (too much parental influence). If you care to share, I am listening.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wordless Wednesday no.50

Today is Wordless Wednesday

Sharing two pictures I made. (Both in less than 15 mins, both drawn 'live' )





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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Breaking Bad ! (blog marathon post 21)

Television is something I detest. Like  Roald Dahl says

Television - Poem by Roald Dahl

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone's place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnotised by it,
Until they're absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.

Read the whole poem here


I know many who are addicted to TV series, especially some who used to be addicted to Friends. (They watch it over and over again). I haven't seen a single episode of friends. Sure, i can talk about it, as I read about it, but I simply do not have the patience to sit through an episode.
Disclaimer: I have nothing against those who watch Friends and who love it! 

However, there are two shows that I watched fully. One is Band of Brothers and the other,is Breaking Bad.

Just finished wacthing all five seasons, of Breaking Bad, the last three in the final season, I watched back to back. I just couldn't budge. It was a great story.

If you have seen it, tell me what you liked about it, who is your favourite charatcer, and what did it make you conclude.
If you haven't seen it, go watch!

Till tomorrow!
Adios! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sketchy Monday (blog marathon post 20)

Remember, I told you all that I am doing a sketching course? I did my course work today.
Oh what joy! I enjoyed it so much.

I am making an illustrated journal and it is a work-in-progress. My first assignment (which is a part of the journal) was that I had to draw and write about an object that meant a lot to me.

I drew my writing desk.

Then I had to record moments from my day, and objects from my daily life, that i like. What was remarkable about this assignment  was that we were banned from erasing or using pencils! The sketches had to directly be with pen. So if we made  a mistake there was no way to correct it. The purpose of training us like this, is to enable us to 'see right', and to observe, get accuracy and to be so sharp, as to get it without erasing.

I am sharing with you, the pages from my sketching journal. Must say I am pretty pleased with what I did.
Let me show you:





Here it is in detail:

And the other one:

The body is actually made up of 60% water. But I wrote 85  as I always thought that was right!

That's all for now folks. More again tomorrow!