A visit to the awe inspiring Marine Art Museum at Winnona, Minnesota charmed the artist in me. Who knew a small wayside museum would hold grand artistic splendors created by masters such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet…!!!
I was fortunate to be the first one to admire some recently added exhibits, informed an assistant curator. I marveled and oohed and aahed over the visual delights all around me.
The visit filled me with a passion to create, leading me on to paint the bar girl (impressionism, above) using water color for the first time. I also went on to draw two sketches.
The artistic frenzy has still not left me and I guess I will have to create more to get over it.
The Winona Marine Art Museum, situated along the scenic Mississipi river has left me inspired and wowed! I bought an amazing book on Impressionism. Will write more about it sometime soon. This last one by Morisot is an exhibit at the museum.
While the vibrant spring festival, Holi is being celebrated with colours all over the world, we are having a different kind of Holi here in Minnesota (USA). Nature has chosen to shower us with snow today, making it a wonderful White Holi for us!
Earth has got covered up with a sheet of white.
Snow, snow everywhere!
Hope you’ve been well and healthy. My recent visit to home country India was memorable one. The familiar sights, sounds and feel of my motherland was warm and welcoming.
I miss the beloved land now that I am away from it.
I have captured a few of the everyday moments for you to get a feel of my country. I also wish that these pictures enable me to feel connected to my country whenever I am homesick. I mostly stayed in North India and here are some of my clicks.
The yellow green autorickshaw – most convenient mode of public transport across urban places in India.
Freshly plucked mangoes of our home! Since, it is the season of mangoes, our innumerable variety of mango trees are laden with mouth watering mangoes.
Hope you liked the pictures!
This visit to my country had been fruitful one as I managed to meet most of my relatives and friends. It was so heart warming to see them all.
As I unpack my boxes, I am already hoping that our next visit happens sometime soon.
Do let me know what do you think of Everyday Sights of India! Take care!
Last year, I vowed to capture the beauty of Four Seasons through the window of my house in order to blog it for your enjoyment. Today, on a warm summer day, I finally got all the four pictures.
Summer made the outside world look like this.
When it was Winter…
Did the music of Four Seasons touch your heart? I hope, it did!