Tuesday, October 25, 2011

what i had

actually wanted to do was explode. like in scream. but, couldn't alarm the kids. i think i was just craving expression. had not written. had not read. was not cooking a lot. so, two nights ago after feeding them dinner...

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i chanced upon a can of paint from two years ago

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i removed a cupboard door. it was already falling apart. painted the shelf golden!

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with silver trim...

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painted a nook silver with golden trim :)


PS
three years ago to this day, we moved into our apartment. it was also a diwali day just like today. happy budday to our home and happy diwali to the world :)

10 comments:

Haddock said...

A simple coat of paint can make a lot of difference.
Some nice pics there.
Like those collections of old books including Veettammak oru kaithhozi

A Happy Diwali to you too.

Srivilasica said...

Glad to see you back here. Take care and keep writing.

shilpa said...

thank you cap'n haddock! the old books are malayali cookbooks that belonged to my grandmother :)

i certainly like plodding about in the kitchen a little bit more after my creative spurt!

shilpa said...

oh yes Sindhu, i thought i had just about exhausted all that i wanted to write and share :)

Shalini said...

Hey, how did I miss this one? And wow, love your creative streak. Come on over and do some magic here too :-)

And oh boy, love those shiny tins of Hintz...so much joy na!

shilpa said...

lots of joy to the kids also :)

i see you whipping up and framing magic, too, dear shalini ;P

Shalini said...

ha ha, to me, my handiwork looks so childish...that's why I put it in her room, but this is lovely and artistic.

shilpa said...

thank you shalini :)

i bought the diyas on my weekly trip to the vada paav thella. they just had three. and then, it found a place here :)

Crafty Sideup said...

I almost sighed seeing ur malayalam book-veetamayku or kaithozhi..I think even my ma's got a book something like that..

beautiful stories... nice family...

keep blogging..keep inspiring...

blessings from dubai,
B.

shilpa said...

thank you Babitha :)

the veettamma book was a wedding gift, the rest are my ammachi's. the covered book has recipes for everyday and some special dishes, written by mom and then i have no started added some!