my dad is a true marshmallow

This beautiful quote really sums up my lovely dad... This past weekend, it has been nine years since he gave me a second chance at life along with one of his his own kidneys. That's why I thought sharing my painting of this Richelle E Goodrich quote was particularly appropriate. Share your favourite quote that's... Continue Reading →

a work in progress

Unfinished work. How rarely we artists show this stage of our process on social media! I, like others, am definitely guilty of preferring a pretty grid to one filled with work in progress. Painting a Christmas card idea And yet, a lot of my pieces are the most interesting in this stage. There are so... Continue Reading →

Sharing what’s behind the scenes

Behind the scenes is something I'm getting more comfortable with showing in video rather than photography. It's hard to stop and take pictures – and pretty ones, at that! – while you're trying to be artist and businessperson at the same time. It's over on ny YouTube channel that I share these snippets of my... Continue Reading →

years apart but still connected

It's funny how certain themes resonate with me. Does that happen to you – whether you're an illustrator like me, or creative in another field – a few themes and related imagery stick in your mind and are expressed in artwork. Zesty Escape Zesty Escape was painted in gouache (W&N designer gouache *) very recently.... Continue Reading →

how do I relax?

Relaxation is a strange thing in my world. My job is also my leisure activity and they both overlap so much, sometimes I don't know where one ends and the other begins. What do you do to relax? Comment and let's discuss it. I take classes, usually something which is in my field of interest,... Continue Reading →

it’s giving me that sunshine feeling…

This sketchbook piece I did a few weeks ago captures my feelings today. Yesterday was a downer, but my sunshine inside has been regenerated today by spending time with my husband and dog, despite it chucking down with rain all day long (refer to my stories for the depiction a very soggy dog walk). The... Continue Reading →

a little re-introduction

It's #PEPtober with @andyjpizza over on instagram. While I was posting ny face over there as an introduction, it occurred to me that U haven't really said who I am here on this blog in quite a long time. So I thought I'd show my face again and do a little introduction. Hi! I'm Arati.... Continue Reading →

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