All the best @dr.chaitrangi#Repost@theartsydoc
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I have always been interested in arts and crafts. But when you are born in a Maharashtrian family parents do not recognise art as a career option. It has to be either Medicine or Engineering. And especially when one parent is a doctor you are brain washed to pursue Medicine right from the time you can remember. No, I do not regret getting into Medicine cos it was here I met the love of my life, my husband, and the love for my profession in Pathology. So all the long years of studying kept me away from my Artsy craftsy side. In the mean time life happened. My roles in life changed from a Medical student then residency to a practising doctor, wife and then mother. Being a first time mother was overwhelming both physically and emotionally. I had to be an adept juggler to juggle work, home and my Daughter, Ira. And to do so I needed to calm my turbulent mind and get it ready for the entire process of parenting. And trust me parenting is Hard!
One day i came across the idea of doodling and minimalism. One thing led to another and i ended up drawing my first mandala. Not a perfect symmetrical one but wasn't that bad either. And after that i realised that in the process of drawing i could block my mind from worrying about whats and ifs and hows and felt calmer. Eventually art became a form of meditation for me. The more i drew the calmer i felt and the lesser stuff i required to be happy. I started decluttering my possessions. Donated some. Discarded some. And over the period of time I was begining to be at peace with myself.
I realised that Art is my therapy and it's the small things that matter.
This is the inspiration behind my page TheArtsyDoc. Hoping that you connect with the page and feel the bliss as i do.
I have fallen in love with henna all over again. Despite not being able to handle having much on my skin for long, I managed to keep this beautiful henna work on for a good part of 5 hours my longest yet! Next time I'll do my hands completely. People are often surprised I don't have my hands tattooed having the better part of my body heavily adorned already in dark art, I like being able to completely cover up and not one soul have a clue. I often still get looks of shock, disgust, smiles of appreciation or just general curiosity. I am an introverted extrovert, and I can be incredibly shy when you first meet me. But when souls vibe it comes easy. Anyways, off I go rambling, myself and my girls all got our hands done last week and our henna tattoos are near faded away, and I am now back to toying with the idea of getting my hands proper tattooed 😝
Doodling or drawing mandala describes #myfrootilife , the best kind of life. Following my passion and creating art makes me live the best life. Art is my escape from the real world. It makes me experience the calm and stress free life inspite of the hustle we live in these days. How do you escape the real world and find your calm? How you live your @thefrootilife ?
Frooti is giving a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Goa to live their best life! Take part in the @thefrootilife contest by posting a photo or a video on how you are living your best life and tag 1 person you would love to go on the trip with. You must use the hashtag #MyFrootiLife and mention @thefrootilife in the caption and tag us! Make sure your account is public.