Patience is beautiful, they say, ain’t it?! And more so, when I see a close friend exude an overdose of patience at times when every other person would go crazy..patience a very big weapon actually!
Spending time with her in my under grad days were simply…the BEST!! We could speak for hours together and not get bored..we shared some very deep secrets too..we still do..even now..
Time moved on..we chose different colleges for post graduation..And then she got married..and as they say, time moves on..
Now, she is moving over to Saudi :( We would be countries apart, but hopefully, technology keeps us together..I think it’ll inshaAllah :)
I thought I might as well paint something and gift it to her..maybe she could take it along with her, to her new home maybe..and this is what I managed to do..
This has to be THE most messiest painting ever..a lot of “modifications” went into it..the end result turned out to be pretty neat alhamdulillah!
And not to forget a sweet blogger friend Sara, who helped me out with the Arabic spelling..Me says to Sara “thank you, thank you” :) !!
Lessons learnt from doing this canvas:
a) I must invest more on kitchen sponges than on paintbrushes
1) they are cheap, and
2) they are very effective in giving ‘smooth’ results ..something paintbrushes can NEVER compete with!
b) Its easier to use sketch pens for little details rather than paintbrushes..yes the sketch pens will get spoiled but should I really bother when they are my little sister’s sketch pens..I think I’m entitled to spoil them..(these kind of advantages need to be utilized, else you don’t do justice to your ‘elder sis’ status) :D
c) Never never use pencils for outlining..they easily show up when one uses light colored paints.
d) One can use crayons also!! It doesn’t stand out at all!! :D
Loads of tricks to be learnt, as I see it..hmmm!!