Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Late night inspiration

I concentrate best late in the night, after everyone has gone to bed and it's dark and quiet. Now with the readings piling up for my classes, I've gone back to this habit of staying up late and reading. But the distractions don't seem to stop! :)

Last night as I sat reading at our dining table with a glass top, I noticed how well things were reflecting on the glass surface with the one overhead light, and had to bring out my camera!


This little pot-bellied terracotta Ganesha is one of my favourites because he's so pudgy and cute. Some selective color on Picasa made the pictures a little more interesting ...



A few nights ago, as I sat reading on the couch very late in the night, our schizophrenic cat Shadow decided to join me. He has his moods, so when he wants to cuddle, you feel privileged and oblige. :)

I ignored him for a while because he can get very demanding and I didn't want to get distracted. After a while he settled down with his head on my feet and fell asleep! He was so cute that I wanted to take a picture to show Raghav in the morning. But I couldn't get up to get my camera, so I ended up making rough sketches with my pen. It was really comforting to have his company as I studied.

It's hard to stay focused and not get distracted ... !

10 comments:

pink dogwood said...

Great Ganesha pictures. And who needs camera when you have such great sketching abilities :)

bindu said...

thanks, bhavana! :)

Vidya said...

The pictures and the sketches are wonderful. I can't beleive you can still keep up the late night schedule ! I tend to sleep fitfully if I go to bed past midnight :)

bindu said...

vidya - it's the mornings that are difficult for me - can never wake up early. You're a morning person, right?

I am said...

waaoooo..you have cat? NICE..

I have had whole family of cats in India, can't wait to get one here :)

Loved the sketches...and the pics too...

am usually called 'Night Owl' for my late night, rather night guard for my opposite schedule of life!

Doe Grozs Art said...

Hi Bindu.. thanks for stopping by my blog. Always good to meet new bloggers, especially artists :-)
Wondering if I should go back to using Picasa after seeing how you played with Ganesha.. and a cute one at that.
Doreen

bindu said...

i am: thanks. We have two cats - strays that we took in. They make all the rules, but they are worth it! :)

Doreen: thanks for visiting. I have bookmarked your blog and am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Robyn said...

Such beautiful sketches, Bindu. Very charming!

Sydney said...

I had a cat just like this. He was not one of those lap cats. He would sleep with me, but he had to lay right on top of my legs, about mid-calf, so I could not move in my bed -- could not turn on my side even -- or he'd leave!

I love the pictures of Ganesh! The mix of color and B&W especially

bindu said...

Sydney - thanks. I can imagine the scene with your cat! :) We have two. This one, Shadow, is very sensitive. He was a stray, and so is still about 25% feral. But he loves to be cuddled - just can't let his guard down all the time to enjoy it. When he does, you want to give him all the love you can!