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May drawing challenge! A story of two portraits.

Hi all,

I have been working non-stop for many many years now. My first book was published in 2008, and I have had one book release every year, since then. This year, I am having TWO book releases. I typically work for about 10-12 hours a day! Sometimes, even more.

If you have been following my updates regularly, you will know that have just had a book release.. Love A Little Stronger, and the first reviews have been great! Please do click on the link and read the reviews!

I traveled to Singapore, earlier this month, to spend time with my children, who both go to college there. But just before I left, I sent off the entire manuscript of my NEXT book, which will be out in September, this year! I was working for about 16 hours a day, just before I left. All I could think of was the book. I was lost in that world.

So now, I am taking a massive break. I am doing a lot of art. I am taking some amazing courses (on Skillshare). I am also teaching creative writing. I am enjoying the assignments that my students submit. I have more than a hundred students on Udemy, and more than 220 students on Skillshare.
If you want to know about my creative writing course please read this post which has FAQs.

Since I have decided  to focus on my art, I wanted to make a commitment to it. Hence I have now taken up a May Drawing challenge! I will post a picture which I sketch every single day. (The best way to commit to something, is through social media!  make an announcement, so that you are forced to stick to your resolution!) I will post the picture that I paint on my Instagram Art Handle 
as well as here.



Here's what I made today:






For both the above, I drew directly with pen. There was no eraser used at all! It's very hard to draw with pen, as you cannot hide your mistakes. But it's a great way to draw. In all the courses that I have taken, all my teachers says this.


So, here you have it--a blog marathon of a different kind!

You will see a new post from me, starting today, every day for the next 30 days!  Please do leave me comments! I enjoy reading your comments, and will try my best to respond to each one :)











That's all for now
love,
Preeti 


Comments

  1. Wow mam that is really a nice work of art <3 :)

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  2. Very nice , liked a lot

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  3. Wow another marathon... Great. Something to look forward to.. I read your latest book preeti and posted a comment on amazon as well.. With 5 stars. I loved the book. I could relate to all emotions that you have tried to collect in the book emotions of love sadness death motherhood etc... I enjoyed reading it and was glued to it right from fist word till the last word.. Completed in two days over this long weekend... And needless to mention I learnt a lot lot...

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    1. Thank you so very much for the review on amazon Shally! Very glad you could relate, and I will definitely check it out.

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  4. Preethi , you are literally the “wonder woman” of India. Just love the way , you carry about yourself every single time!

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    1. Thank you Jamie! What a sweet thing to say:)

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  5. I enjoy seeing your art works and illustrations - am looking forward to this marathon. And, thank you for posting it here on your blog too as i do not use instagram. Have a fun break!

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    1. Thank you very much Mini :) Please do try Instagram--it's great! In my art account, I follow some amazing artists and am inspired constantly. I keep posting stories throughout the day on my Insta :)

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  6. Mam u r a great writer as well as the artist. They are lovely. ☺

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    1. Thank you Twinkle! You are very kind.

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  7. I received a copy of 'Love a little stronger' two days back and now after reading your blog, I am super excited about your next book release in September. Please let us know the genre of that book. I know its going to be awesome as all other books written by you. Please share if you have any plans to visit Delhi, want to get 'Love a Litttle Stronger' signed by you :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Suruchi. Yes, most likely Delhi will be on the agenda in September.

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  8. Amazing art work as always, Preeti! You are a wonder woman! Can't wait to hear about your next book which will be released in September! Good Luck.

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