Happy Diwali!!

Happy (indian) new year everyone!!

Diwali is one of the biggest festival that Hindus celebrate with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or “Festival of Lights” Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas {top right hand image in the picture above} and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and see divine blessing of the Goddess of Wealth. The festival is never complete without exchange of gifts {I gave everyone a plate filled with Indian sweets and snacks), to all dear ones.

The top left picture is not something i drew, but the two bottom left and right hand corners are the two rangoli’s I drew in front of my house of a Peacock and a Ganesh!!!

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Help Nepal Raffle Giveaway

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Hey Guys! I wanted to do  something a little different here. In light of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal a week and a half ago, I feel that during times of distress it is good to be generous towards others. So I wanted to raffle off this painting and donate 50% of the ticket sales to the American Red Cross to Save the Children to help the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. I will hold the raffle open till next week May 13, 2015!

T0 purchase a ticket go to my Etsy Page the link is located below.

Help Nepal Raffle

Once the raffle closes I will randomly select one of you to win my Tropical Paradise painting!!

When you have the opportunity to give, the world gives back. It’s the law of the universe. Can you imagine being in such a traumatic disaster and not even having any warm clothes, or even a family member to tell you everything will be alright? Its our duty to at least do a small part to make sure they have medical aide and food in their bellies, especially since we can’t be there to help out or give them a hug.

 Thank You for your support!

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In case you want any information on both of the charities I mentioned here are the links below for you to check them out.

Save the Children

The American Redcross

Fujifilm instax portable printer quick review

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This is basically what it says it is, a Polaroid printer. It takes your pictures from your smartphone and develops them into a polaroid. It’s obviously not an hd quality photo, but to me the quality is still pretty good for a quick, fast and easy print, perfect for parties, scrapbooks, journals, etc. And it is a great accessory to travel with if your like to make travel journals.

I love it! I have already gone through one box of film (which isn’t that hard to do since you only get 10 pictures in each film box). The only downside to me about this product is the price of the film which can average to about $15 per box depending on where you buy it. I found the best deals for the printer and the film to be on amazon.

Another downside to this printer is that the instructions are pretty confusing. If you do purchase this product, what you need to do first is download the app (instax share), then turn on the printer. Go to your phones wifi settings and leave your current wifi and join the printers wifi and then open the app. The rest is pretty straight forward, and the app gives you directions on how to go about printing and editing your photos.

All in all I recommend this printer, if you are look for a fun and cute splurge. The prints are fun and do take a little time to develop, so don’t be worried if your print stays white for a few minutes, your picture will show :). If you do purchase this printer I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

Here is a link to the one I bought!

Fujifilm Instax Share Printer 

ps: This is not a sponsored post, this is just my personal opinion of this product, this product is not for everyone, and I advise to try it out to see if this product is for you.

Rose Song

Hey guys!! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, so I wanted to share with you all something that I have been working on and off for the past few months. I used to play the piano (not very well) so I have always had an appreciation for classical music. I found an image of a broken piano and some beautiful roses, and those photographs inspired me to do a pencil sketch of a combination of the two.

I think so far this is one of my favorite sketches! I hope you guys like it too.

xoxo

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ps. The picture above is a photograph I took

Prints of Rose Song are now up on my Etsy Page

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ps: the photographs above of the piano and the roses are images I found on pinterest they are not my own original photograph