Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank You 2011

Dear 2011,
You have been the bestest year so far. Thank you for being there for me. I loved each and every bit of your presence! I will miss you and always remember you! Do come back soon!
Thank you!
Love you always

Colour for this chappal: Fuschia pink!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Lets Make It Personal

Ulti Chappal is my first and my  pet blog! After making it and a few more of friends and family, I decided I wanted my own 'personal, blog to be able to write down my feelings and experiences, sans any hesitations.

I decided to keep the name as 'Looking at it my way' since it is a reflection of what I feel and what I think. I painted the header with watercolours and wrote the title with a calligraphy pen. I didnt refine the imagine nor the text too much as I wanted to keep it rustic. I enjoyed the whole process, it felt really good to paint after a long time, and for myself! The painting initially had a tricolour in the other hand but I had to let go of it, since anatomy wise it looked not so correct. The painting also shows my love for the colours green and pink and my plants.  What I want to say is that, its almost like I bend to look at things, my way.

This is the initial watercolour painting that I did, with the flag in the hand.

This is  how the blog header now looks and is available on

Colour for this chappal: Green and Pink!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Communication Survival Project

As part of my course curriculum at NID, we are to do a 6 week long project in the second semester. To keep documenting the entire experience of the project (and to motivate myself ) I decided to start a blog on it. I hope that my project turns out to be a good learning experience, and the blog an additional thing to look forward to.

The blog is now available on Do take a look.

Colour for this chappal: Grey (so serious)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Typography Day 2012 Poster Entries

Typography Day is an event all graphic designer students look forward to. For the year 2012 its being held at the IDC, Mumbai and every year there is a poster competition for the event. The brief for this year's competition was to design a poster or a composition expressing your favourite word in your mother script. Each participant is allowed submit three entries.

What I gauged from the brief was that we could express a word in our mother tongue and/or in any other language. I submitted three entries, two of them being Bengali words and one Sanskrit.

The point was to participate and be able to come up with something, which I think I did manage. The results shall be announced end of January, and I couldnt wait that long to put them up!

Bengali Word: Porebeshon, meaning,' to serve'

Bengali Word: Kantha,  the term is used for 'stitched quilts for babies'

Sanskrit Word: Suprabhatam, meaning, 'Auspicious Dawn'

Colour for this Chappal: Multicoloured, according to Posters!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mummy Ki Tummy

Honestly, I never knew my family would be oh-so-cool and they would ask me to design their  blogs! My Dee, has now started blogging. And yes, I got the job to design it for her. It was again one of those opportunities to do something I wanted to but never would manage otherwise. The name itself is fun and cute so I decided it better look cute, Dee also loves cute things!

I froze upon the idea of a paper craft composition with layers. With help from another animator friend, I managed to get it done. The entire execution took less that 2 days and at no extra cost. I used all papers that I found lying here and there and glue I arranged from some leftovers of an official function.

The end result was something that made my Dee smile and I do hope that smile remains!

Here's what it looked like:

Such a fun project! The blog is now available on

Thank you Animator R, such a pleasure.

Colour for this chappal: Pink (Baby A's colour) 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Evenings at NID

The National Institute of Design is home to a large number of flora and fauna found in the city of Ahmedabad. The campus is green, clean and naturally beautiful. A lot is done to keep it that way.

Every winter evening at NID is wonderful, the Eames Plaza livens up with the presence of the birds all around. . One can sit and keep looking at the sky and the birds. There are possibly a thousand birds that fly, in different formations, at different heights and at different speeds. Everyone cranes their necks to see what they do next, where they go and how they come. There's a lot of excitement. People come, sketch, shoot pictures and videos and smile to themselves. Its wonderful!

Here are a few clicks of the view(s), which is breathtaking, to say the least.

Colour for this chappal: The colour of dusk!