Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Turning 31!

Hello beautiful people!! How are you enjoying the love season?
It was my birthday on the 14th, I turned 31 this year!
My eldest sis, brother-in-law and darling niece visited us from Oxford over the weekend; it was so much fun! I am the youngest of us three sisters and reasonably younger to both of them to have always been pampered silly. I vividly remember the day before each of my birthdays; my sisters would act so funny, huddle up, go into our grandmother's room to be talking to each other in hushed tones, give me a silly smile if I bumped into them, wait for me to go off to bed; only to secretly prepare the prettiest birthday tray for me with hand-drawn cards and goodies.
This is what my birthday tray looked like this year....a darling red pull, a bag of MAC goodies and the prettiest hand-drawn birthday card from my niece....to name a few.
birthday card from my little niece
They call me 'Tota' at home (tota in Bengali means parrot):))
It was a beautifully bright and warm day.....
we had a sumptuous Cantonese lunch at a restaurant overlooking lake Geneva,
followed by a visit to the Musée d'ethnographie de Genève
to see 'Le regard de Kannon' or the 'Kannon's gaze' exhibition. The show was sublime, the budhhist chants would go off in the hall every time we turned the prayer wheels installation.
The 'Kannon' has such a powerful and awe-inspiring form; the statuetes, the ancient Japanese thangkas, the Buddhist artefacts collected from all over the world and the prayers in the background and completely transformed the energy of the show.
It felt like we were in a Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
A generous sprinkling of La Durée macarons made the Valentine's experience complete!

Moving on, here is an interview that I did recently with creative writer Barnali Saha
based in Nashville; it was published in the online magazine 'Palki'(Bengali for palanquin).
Thank you Barnali, Kausik and the Palki team for doing this!

I am off now you guys, I have some printing and shipping to do tomorrow morning!
Stay tuned for a give-away in my next post!
**Love and hugs and big thanks to each one of you for making last year so precious**


barnalisaha said...

Dear Dithi,

It was an honor doing your interview. I have always been a great fan of your artworks and have always wanted to know more about you and your creations. I am proud to see my little dream materialize in the pages of Palki. I loved your birthday cards and goodies, they are so pretty.

Happy Birthday once again.


Anita said...

Belated wishes :)

Anita said...

Belated wishes :)

deepazartz said...

Belated Birthday Wishes, Dithi:)
You are lucky to have such wonderful and thoughful sisters.

Have a gr8 week!

ps:Off to read ur interview

MM said...


that shipment is for me! oh my god i have to paint the walls! i am jumping up and down now! i am crazy crazy happy now!!!

Parv Kaushik said...

happy belated birthday!!! may u continue to produce beautiful art!! best wishes!

Designwali said...

happy birthday...fantastic work. huge fan!

vineeta said...

Happy Belated Wishes!!! You are a Valentine child? No wonder :) I wish you a year full of creative happiness, fulfillment, abundance & many things you've always wished for. Sending you a Big Birthday hug all the way from Bombay :)
It was fun reading about your childhood birthdays & seeing your birthday goodies!

Veda Murthy said...

belated birthday wishes dithi! I will turn 31 too this year! amazing post ! its so good to have family around! cute little card ! and i wish u lotsa happiness, more sales this year!:-)

Hugs from bangalore

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