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And here I am, adding yet another blog to the long list of blogs that I seem to be miraculously managing amidst all my daydreaming. This one, however, is for the mundane day to day happenings

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

As seasons go by

I have stopped enjoying blatant self promotion. That is the reason why a lot of what I do don't make it to my blogs anymore. Which brings me to a paradox, because it was all the shameless promotion of what I can do that jump-started my career as an artist and set me off on this trajectory. But, to be frank, it is no longer about the struggle to prove my worth as an artist. I seem to have matured a little and I can finally afford to take a breather and go back to just enjoying what I do. But for those interested to know what's happening on the work/personal front, my Instagram is quite active.

All that's happening in the world today is bound to cause disillusionment. It's so easy to lose faith in humanity and crave for detachment. I've been backpacking through strange lands, thumbing rides, and pitching tents on unfamiliar grounds in the past month with Merryn, Rohith, and Sneha (see pic below). No Thanks to demonetization, the money we had on us had little practical use in places without internet or ATMs. It was through sheer luck and the kindness of complete strangers that we made it back to civilization. Instead of feeling detached, I now feel closer to humanity in a way I never thought possible

With that comes the urge to give back to humanity. I believe it's time to move out of my comfort zone and start sharing the tricks of trade I've picked up on the way while working on my craft. While it may be way too early to call myself a mentor, it might be a good time for me to start internalizing my approach to art. Trying to explain how or why I do things the way I do them could also gain me some perspective and help me recognise what I need to do to move on to the next level. Looking back on my work from a few years back, I get great pleasure when I see that I've improved. I hope that I never stop learning, and that someday not so far away, I can look back on what I'm doing right now and see that I've progressed further.

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