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Goddess Saraswati


A wise uncle said something to me last month that really stuck. He said “When you have a talent, it is something that you have been blessed with.  The second you think that a talent is yours, it’s lost.” The word he used to describe it was “vinaya”, meaning humility.

It was shortly after that day that I started drawing Goddess Saraswathi, the goddess of knowledge. I don’t know if these two incidences were correlated, but I thought I would share the story nonetheless.

Random Updates:

This week has been a busy one! I am singing for another Bharathanatyam Arangetram on Saturday, so my schedule is full of orchestra rehearsels, raagam sessions with the paati, and delicious South Indian food. It’s definitely a very unlikely time for a blog update, but I was able to free up some time by forgetting to do my Spanish homework :P

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Abstract Lakshmi


A long time ago, in June 2009, I had painted an abstract Ganesha on a 7×7 inch canvas using acrylics. I recently picked up another canvas the same size, so I decided to paint an abstract Goddess Lakshmi. I started the painting on Sunday, and finished it late last night. Similar to the Ganesha, I used only four colours, and knew it would work thanks to the Four Colour Theorem. Here is the final result!