Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Meeting Vineeta Nair.

I sit down to type my post today and I know it is going to be
a different post. A special post.

Never before have I shared my meeting with a creative fellow design blogger here on Rang Decor and never have my colourful photographs been replaced by black & white images in my attempt to capture the moments of creative effervescence, delightful conversations, foamy Cappucino hearts and heady Earl Grey brews.

Vineeta Nair, as many of you might be aware is the multi-faceted, super-talented lady behind the popular design & decor blog Artnlight.

Vineeta was the first Indian design blogger I met online, around the time I created Rang Decor way back in 2007. Ever since our creative paths have been criss-crossing in the virtual world of blogging.
One Saturday afternoon the virtual path metamorphosed into a real one which led to Bangalore and we met!


We met, we spoke, we laughed, we walked, we photographed, we reminisced, we connected as creative individuals.


Happy feet and a dazzling smile.


She hearts Cappuccino and here is her Cappuccino heart!


I shared little things from our travels and huge creative passions of my life.

Vineeta shared her evolution from an ex-advertising professional to an independent designer with a vibrant Artnlight range of decoupaged products to a contributor to the book 'Desire To Inspire'~Using Creative Passion to Transform the World. by Christine Mason Miller

True to it's name the book Inspires.


Over a transparent cup of Earl Grey and a foamy Cappuccino we discussed the book which so resonates with inspiring thoughts and ideas. It instills a sense of belief that every creative individual can make a positive impact in this beautiful world of ours.

It's a book that makes you believe in dreams. It's a book that inspires you to follow your heart. It's a book that shows you that dreams do come true and it is YOU who makes it happen!


Vineeta signing a copy of 'Desire to Inspire' for me to cherish. I am just a few pages into the book and I want to share a few beautiful lines from it.

" Take a daring leap. Begin to pave your own trail. Listen to the whispers within your heart.
Take micro-actions. Commit to change. Take responsibility for how you live your life.
Embrace joy and release sorrow. Accept that within this moment, you can rewrite your story by taking one step in a different direction, followed by another step...
one action at a time. "
~ Carolyn Rubenstein

"Go! Go in the direction of your dream no matter where you are, no matter if you feel like it is the 'right' time or you have the 'right' resources, because the right time to live your life is now."
~ Mindy Tsonas

Your wings already exist. All you have to do is FLY

On that note, with multi-hued creative auras around us, with heightened levels of positivity we parted ways to meet again in the virtual world.


That's me and Vineeta spreading smiles:-)


Sneha said...

Brilliant and Inspiring (as ever) ...
Hats off to the genius creativity of two most awesome bloggers ever!!!

Joy said...

Very Inspiring! Love the photographs!

Dora said...

amazing clciks

Anitha said...

The two creative and inspiring bloggers whom i admire the most :)
Nice to see you both together with your infectious smiles :)

Rajee Sood said...

Gosh! Arch, you have put this sooooo well! ... surely one of your best posts ... absolutely loved it ... :)

pRiyA said...

So this is your BW interpretation of the famous meeting between two iconic bloggers. Beautiful pictures...both of you are beautiful people and it shows in so many ways.Love the way you've written this post too.

Tanveer Farooqui said...

ब्लेक एंड व्हाइट के ख़ूबसूरत रंग !!

Sowmya said...

loved this post!nice to see you girls together :)

Aarthi said...

those lines are so inspiring Arch.
You both look so lovely!

Anonymous said...

Before checking your post today I was wondering if you and Vineeta have met in real as you two(your blogs) are are the only ones listed in my blogroll in one category and then I read your post..thought it was weird and exciting enough for me to comment.

Vibha said...

enjoyed reading this post and lovely pictures :)

Shibani said...

My favorite design bloggers .....lovely B&W pics Archana!

Sudha said...

two most inspiring women in my blogworld :)....awesome post...:)

Biju Chandroth said...

beautiful post! great to seee something different ...in monochrome!

A Sunny Yellow Window said...

Great to read this and see you two inspiring bloggers together!

mactoffe said...

I love reading and SEEING ur blog , I cannot tell you how beautiful and soul satisfying I find it :) the blog is visually satiating !

ritika mittal said...

to see my two favourite girls together in a beautifully narrated story was a lovely lovely experience... how beautifully this all comes together... your post on vineeta and vineeta on you... n how her blog started with the same picture (of the two of you together) that you ended the blog with... vineeta's blog seems to be a continuation to this beautiful conversation... i loved it :)i am going back to reading it again :)

Shanthi said...

Such an eye candy to see 2 talented people meet and vibrate together. How beautiful and radiant both of you look. Long live blog world!

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

Thanks a bunch you lovely people. It sure was fabulous meeting Vineeta:-)