Back to school !

Like I said, I have mixed feelings about back to school .The upside is definitely the routine and time factor. So , I jumped right in and started off the morning right with a cup of coffee and some whimsical sketching . Letting the pen flow in the quiet of the morning is very meditative . Before everyone is up and the morning rush to get to school takes over, I find that sketching/ painting/ drawing definitely gives me a sense of contentment as I start the day.

Wildflowers in the wee hours of the morning
Wildflowers in the wee hours of the morning

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The week is off to a good start .. Hope yours is too 🙂

Cheers !

New phone case…

I’m excited ! I have a new phone. I have a new phone case. The phone case was designed by me. Hence the excitement !

Back in 2012, when I lived in Sydney, Australia, I sold my artwork through Etsy and my own website. In early 2013, I moved back to the U.S and I took a 2 year break from the online world of art , social media – except to keep in touch with friends and family.

Anyway, the artwork on my phone is from 2012 and is one of my favorites. The purple /mauve/plum background is acrylic paints and the leaves are digitally drawn. You’ll find it in my Society6 store that I had populated with some of my favorite designs back then.

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While the iPhone case is pretty , I can’t say I have much of a future as a hand model !

Cheers,

Laksh

Hello September !

Its been really quiet around here, hasn’t it ? I blame summer. End of story .

Lets welcome September, shall we ? The promise of cooler weather, leaves changing color, warm colors everywhere, scarves and , oh, boots … my oh my ! Did I mention Fall is my favorite season ?

I have been busy though – Check out my Instagram feed for a lot of what I have been upto .

Here’s my September girl ..

Hello September !
Hello September !
Close up of September girl
Close up of September girl

Don’t forget to stop by my Instagram account to keep up with current work.

I hope you have a wonderful start to your September  ! School starts in a week … I have mixed feelings about it . But it’ll be good , because there’s plenty more art to be created .

And if you need any custom illustrations / artwork , I’m open to taking requests . Please email me and we can set things up.

Cheers,

Laksh

A little bit of color , a little bit of patterns

I spent a lot of time this week creating with watercolors and pen . This is my favorite thing to do .

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Swirls in progress (www.artbylaksh.wordpress.com)
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working in details (www.artbylaksh.wordpress.com)
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Swirly- Wurly all done ! http://www.artbylaksh.wordpress.com

Its National Donut Day, Y’all  and its a Friday … so we should basically pig out , right ?

Fact : I loved donuts.. until I realized it started to show on me :-/ So I work out everytime I think of eating donuts and don’t act on that craving .

But , nothing wrong in feasting your eyes on this donut … feast away , its zero calories  and  a whole lot of love with patterned sprinkles on it .

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Donut with some amazing sprinkles worked in. (www.artbylaksh.wordpress.com)

Have a great weekend !

Cheers,

Laksh

Happy Mother’s day

Some more watercolors ..and I can’t stop reaching for purple . I need an intervention .

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Here’s to a ‘berry’ sweet weekend … I couldn’t help it .

You should know , that I will do cupcake related art as well – in addition to my coffee related art . There might be an addiction to both. I am working on it. The art , that is, not the addiction .

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Finally wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day ! I have two kids of my own , and I got plenty of love today 🙂

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Cheers,

Laksh

Obsessed with purple, yellow and blue combinations

For some reason , purple, yellow and blue seem to be the colors of choice on my palette . Proof is in the pudding .. or the the watercolor paintings/ illustration in my case.

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I should also mention I tend to draw a lot of coffee related art , illustrations with coffee quotes/ quips .. Might have something to do with my caffeine addiction.

Cheers,

Laksh