Monday, August 06, 2012

A tea party for three...

Greetings from sunny Minnesota!

It's been exactly one week since we left Bangalore, India.

Here I am typing away on my laptop in a hotel room trying hard to communicate the memories of a delightful July afternoon in Bangalore, spent in the company of two most amazingly talented ladies.
Before leaving our beloved home in Bangalore, India, before it disintegrated into pieces to be bubble-wrapped and packed in cartons, I invited two lovely ladies whose work I have always admired to come have chai with me...

Super talented illustrator, charcoal drawing specialist & cat lover~ Priya Sebastian and multi-talented, creative self taught artist & dog lover Aarohi Singh.

So over huge mugs of chai and thick slices of plum cake we talked about how as bloggers we felt instant creative connections when we met in real world.

Aarohi, gifted me a tea kettle on which are painted two of my favorite things: Frangipani flowers & mugs of hot chai!
These will always warm my heart in a cold country far from home.

 I absolutely do!

Priya, brought with her a bunch of gorgeous bright cheerful flowers !

 I just had to get the artists to pose with their work:-) Priya with her bold charcoal self -portrait that watches over our study.

Aarohi poses with her vibrant kettle.

...and Priya decides to shoot me while I adjust the camera's timer.

I guess the timer worked well:-) 

This was a fun post to put together, an archive of happy times spent with creative friends in our Bangalore home. A special home that brought loads of happiness to us and corners of which I loved sharing with dear readers of Rang Decor!

These memories will keep me going while I wait for our 40 feet container to come sailing across oceans to our new home after 2 whole months!

To see Priya Sebastian's work do drop by at her blog the plum tree.
To see Aarohi Singh's work do drop by at her website Art by Aarohi.

Do stay tuned for some new features planned for Rang Decor!

22 comments:

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

All three of my favorite artists/bloggers/all around creative inspirations! You look lovely, ladies!

aarohi singh said...

Wonderful time we had. Miss you girl!
And thank you for the lovely post :-)

Oh! you and I took similar pics and your's look soooooo much better!

Anu Gummaraju said...

Feels great to read and see all of you :). All the very best in Minn Archana!

Aarohi singh said...

awww...thank you Priya (of ' Once upon a teatime')

Sharon said...

What a lovely post! :) Looking forward to your posts!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Welcome to the US :) Lovely post.

vineeta said...

Killer killer killer! One for each of the women in this post. And such beautiful pictures!! I don't know which I like most, the portrait of Priya with her self portrait or the one that she shot of you adjusting the timer or the one with Aarohi posing with her kettle. Or with the 3 gorgeous bloggers together. So so heartwarming. I had a HUGE grin pasted on my face while seeing this post. Mera wala post this is!! :) :)

Sangeetha said...

Lovely Post Arch,as always the pics are great :))

Arushi said...

Loved the Kettle. From where we can buy it?

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SreeBindu said...

how colour full and exciting :)
xoxo

Anonymous said...

nice to c u after long time arch...

notyet100 said...

Glad to see ur post ,,,:)

Dithi said...

Just want to tell you Archana that this post just made me grin ear to ear - I can feel the happy molecules in the air there :)!

Vandana said...

Lovely post,Archana!And I love the photographs,too!But your post makes me miss Bangalore and our home.......

Anita said...

Missed your posts Archana.dont make us wait long for your next one.

Home improvement said...

That is some expert and proffesional photography you have done. All the photos are great. I love the decor of your home too. Its perfect and a typical indian house one can ever dream of.

Umbereen said...

I have been reading your blog for a while- and just love your style. These last few posts have struck a chord with me- we are also in the process of leaving our home in Karachi to move to Istanbul. And while we are very excited about the move I will miss my home and the smells and sounds of Karachi. So it's great to read what you're going through!

Veena said...

Welcome to the US! I hope that you continue to feature Indian-inspired decor. As a follower from New Jersey, I have used your ideas to decorate my own home with antiques and art from India. I think that your US readers will want to see what you do with your new home in Minnesota. Good luck!

Robyn said...

Best of luck with your move Arch ! -
Robyn

AChellax said...

Welcome to the US Archana! So excited you are here! Can't wait to see what your new home looks like. :)

Anitha said...

It is always nice to see my favorite bloggers together :)

Priti said...

Lovely images, especially the charcoal painting and the kettle looks super cool. Happy to see you after a long time. :)