OMG. I don’t know what to say about this week. All last weekend it poured heavily, there was no internet, no TV, no electricity, and no going anywhere because of the floods and trees falling. The kids were extremely bored, and so was I honestly.
I shouldn’t crib though when other places around the world are struggling with heavy rain and flooding – Texas, Mumbai, Florida. I wonder why the rains are so unusually heavy this year. Is it an El Nino thing or something?
On Sunday, Max Fashions launched the sixth edition of Max Kids Festival 2017 at Phoenix Marketcity, Bangalore, and it was such a blast. I went with Snubnose for this event because she’s always interested in all-things crafts. Besides, the event was being conducted by DIY Robb – the extremely popular YouTuber whose shows she follows obsessively.
Last weekend was one hectic action-packed one. I was booked in for a blog event, Snubnose was committed to take part in a mural painting event that was from dawn to dusk on both days of the event. Well, just kidding on the dawn to dusk part, but you get the idea, she was going to be occupied outdoors on two blisteringly hot days. I would need to be on hand to make sure she’s properly fed and hydrated, and be on hand to bring her back home if she gets too tired and hot (she’s prone to migraines in the heat).
Rather serendipitously, the blog event at Big Pitcher was a stone’s throw away from the park where she was painting. So, we all agreed that on Saturday, we could drop her off at the park, hang around with her till lunch time, and then K, Piglet, and I would spend a couple of hours at Big Pitcher and then join Snubnose at the park.
It’s been some time since I shared Snubnose’s work on this blog. Nowadays, I usually just put up an Instagram post. But of late, I am realizing that it gets lost within the sea of photos over there, and so I am restarting the practice of blogging about her art work.
I remember the time a couple of years back when we had just bought our house, and were arranging for the painting. It was an exciting time, going through shade cards, and pinned images, and deciding on a color scheme for the place. The reality of getting the house painted though was so cumbersome. While we were eagerly anticipating moving into our new home, the painters were in absolutely no hurry at all.
The whole process of prepping the walls, sanding, and then waiting for the paint to dry, was such a laborious and tedious process, that even now, I shudder at the thought of going through that again, which I need to do soon as the old paint has started to fade and peel.
It’s been a long time since I shared an art work by Snubnose. There have been some reasons for that. Firstly, Snubnose took a short break from art during the summer holidays and just spent the long hot days playing with her friends, swimming, and athletic classes.