Its been a while .. again..

I didn’t realize I haven’t posted anything here in 8 months .. really ? I think about it , put it on my to – do list and then I don’t do it , obviously !

But it’s time I try to post here at least once a month – we’ll see , how much I hang on to that.Summer just flew by . We had a bunch of trips – Shenandoah Valley , New York City , Pittsburgh .The highlight of the trip was Falling Water, Bear Run .

Anyway, it’s back to school today – which means, a whole new school year . I might just have some chunks of time to myself during the day and someone doesn’t ask for food , or is bored or wants something done right away !

It means I have a middle schooler (!) and one in elementary . It means fall is around the corner. Cooler , crisp weather is on its way . Football will be on TV nonstop – my son and husband love football. I love fall , it is my most favorite time of the year . The color of the leaves just fills me with so much energy and I like to pour it all in my sketches . It also means New York Fashion Week is pretty soon . woo hoo! A whole bunch of fresh dose of inspiration to sketch .

It’s a good segway into Fashion week , since I started warming up this past week with a few illustrations from Lakme Fashion Week . Here’ are a few of them . I used my favorite mediums – watercolors and pen to illustrate these sketches.

I was good about getting a work in progress for one of them 🙂 I’m so proud of myself that I remembered to do this .

This one is Sushmita Sen in Sunita Shanker x RMKV Silks. It’s a reversible silk sari – a jumpsuit sari . Oh and once upon a time,  I was a blushing bride in RMKV silk sari , as well 🙂

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The one below is an Anushree Reddy lehenga . I love her designs — They are very soft and feminine . This illustration is of Malaika Arora Khan in Anushree Reddy’s design.

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This post has to be the first of more , this year – I pray ! I fall off the wagon . But I must get back on it . Have a great week , my friends ! I’ll post my favorite looks from New York Fashion Week , for sure.

Best,

Lakshmi

Small business Saturday

Today is small business Saturday . I want to thank everyone who has made it possible for me to do what I love. It is always exciting to get a new opportunity or hear from a repeat client- or simply a hi or hello in my inbox.

You can shop through my Etsy shop from today until Monday . Use code “small20” and get 20% off when you check out . I’ve added some of my new illustrations for the holidays and I hope to add a few more in the days to come. You may have seen some of the illustrations if you follow me on Instagram.  Personalized / custom work is already discounted – so now would be a great time to get that Christmas gift for your loved ones.

You can also check out Casetify where i sell my designs / illustrations on phone cases etc . Something new, fashionable or simply colorful for your phone ? Casetify has a sale for upto 30% that you can avail of here.

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Cheers,

Lakshmi