Little Stories – Escape

Quill feather bookmark @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

I seriously needed to turn off the world and get away from it all.  Find some comfort in the little things.  I worked in the garden while listening to the trees swishing in the morning breeze, my favourite way to wake up.   I painted a bookmark and revisited my Simple365 photos of things that make me happy.  Let me share these little stories with you in the hope of bringing some joy to your world as well.

 

Early last year in February I started taking daily photos of simple, everyday things.   This set was taken during the last half of May.   I didn’t leave the house,  so the photos are of my everyday surroundings around the house, garden and my atelier where I spent most of my days.

 

 

Simple 365 – Set 6

Please Click on the image thumbnails to see the photos and read the captions.

 

 

 

I also created a page with all the previously shared photos from Simple365.  I will add more photos to that page as well, as I share them here.

 

 

A little tradition

 

Simple365 photo from Peak District Derbyshire England @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

When we travel abroad, my husband sends me a postcard from that place.  That way I have something in the mail after I come home.  I rotate these postcards on my desk.   My little desk friend loves to pose in front of them.

 

 

A little joy from the garden

 

Growing Japanese Indigo @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

 

 Japanese Indigo loves hot weather.   I mistakenly sowed some seeds at the worst time of the year, in autumn.    They were indoors in their little nursery for the longest time until I couldn’t keep them there any longer.  Unfortunately, I had to replant them in large pots right around winter.  We tucked them in at night under big shrouds, and used my husband’s halogen task lights to keep them warm.

 

 

 

Growing Japanese Indigo @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

They not only made it through the winter, but are now blooming with the most beautiful tiny little flowers.   I love it when plants survive and thrive.  Do you talk to your plants?  I quite often pet them and talk to them.

 

 

A quill story

 

Quill feather bookmark @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

However, even the garden work came to a sudden halt.   A few weeks back, it was quite abysmal outside due to the bad air from the wildfires.  By that Friday, I hadn’t seen a natural sky for days, only a smoke-filled grey-red sky.  My eyes kept burning, and only stopped when we filtered the air in the house.  All this from fires that were not even very close to us.

I decided to close the windows so I didn’t have to see the outside,  sat tight inside and worked on making a bookmark out of a scrap piece of paper.

 

 

 

Quill feather bookmark @ inktorrents.com by Soma

 

I have collected quite a few ink bottles and writing instruments from our travels to medieval castles and abbeys.  I transported myself into a place where a scribe is working by candlelight.

 

Art can be such a wonderful balm, and it really helped that day when I was so emotionally exhausted.  Working on this bookmark while listening to one of my favourite audiobooks was just perfect.

 

I feel much more refreshed and ready to take on the world once again.   The air around us has cleared, and I can go outside and play/work in the garden again.  Little stories that make everyday special.

 

I hope this provided you some escape from the everyday and made you smile.   I would love to know which photo is your favourite.

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

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Midnight Cat And Simple365

Midnight Cat fantasy story art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

Hi Everyone!  Let me introduce you to my Midnight Cat and a new set of Simple365 photos.   I started taking these photos in February.  This is the fourth set of 16 pictures each, so these are from late April.  This one mostly depicts me working in my atelier and in the garden when the flowers were in full bloom.

 

Simple 365 – Set 4

 

Please Click on the image thumbnails to see the photos.

 

 

Simple365 – These are photos of everyday little things or things that I do that remind me to be happy.

Right around that time, I got into ink-making using flowers around the garden.   That is a story for another day.   Doing that reminded me of growing up around my grandfather’s printing business.  I remember being mesmerized by the world of ink and paper, and it has remained a lifelong passion. 

 

 

 

 

When I started this website, Whims And Fancies was the perfect name as I was standing at the beginning of many paths.  Over time, I gravitated more toward my love of ink.  Recently I have been thinking of changing the name to suit my current journey.

 

So, Whims And Fancies became InkTorrents Graphics.

The web address is now www.inktorrents.com

 

However,  I have it set up so that Whims And Fancies will still be around as it is a very important part of my past. 

All the old pages will still work and my email address is going to remain the same.  If you have linked back to my site in the past, you don’t have to change anything.

Hope you like the new name, I really love it! 

 

 

Midnight Cat fantasy story art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

Speaking of the past – many a year ago, while I was volunteering at the local shelter,  a battered and cranky middle-aged cat stole my heart and came home with me.  Over the next months and years, he became a confident and loving gentleman. This painting is his story.

 

 

Midnight Cat fantasy story art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

Originally he was going to be farther away, along a path.  Then I thought of how observant he is and decided to do a more close-up painting focusing on his eyes.

 

 

Midnight Cat fantasy story art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

The Midnight Cat loves to roam about the forest.  During his jaunts, the Moon himself gives him a blue glow and lights his path through dense green forest.

 

 

Midnight Cat fantasy story art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

I didn’t think of it much then, but now it looks to me as if something has caught his attention.  I would love to explore that more.  One day.

 

Thank you so much for leaving such supportive comments and making purchases from my new shop right here.

 

Thank you again and until next time,
-Soma

 
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