gold saree

Indian miniatures on Canvas!
- here’s a little piece I created just to play around with some new paints, inks and canvas! 💖
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Its time for Ms.Information again! This time she has come from India.

Feb 25th is Maha Shivaratri, a Hindu festival which celebrates Shiva, people partake in the festival in various ways, such as fasting, yoga, meditation and prayer. 

She is getting into the festival spirit by wearing a red and gold Saree and a Lotus flower in her hair.

(Sorry if I get any information wrong, I did my best to research it and pick out facts that I could see being in an Animal Crossing game)

girls in constant motion

inspired by:  there’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls. - megan abbott

i.

running down corridors, darting into classrooms
the swish of your skirt as you skip down the stairs
a sea of heads bowed in prayer, eyes closed
our father and hail mary spilling from our lips
there is viciousness in the voices of girls,
echoing in corners of a convent school.

ii.

walking in the rain, ripped jeans and dirty converse
your best friend tying a braid that tugs at your mind
pens used for doodling on the insides of wrists
a blood pact with no blood spilt.
teenage girls promising each other,
forever and always and friendship.

iii.

stealing your brother-in-law’s shoes and hiding them
your didi’s pleased laughter as she grins at you
a bold red lipstick that incurs an aunt’s disapproval
the pink and gold saree your mother chose for you
you are not yet twenty, no one knows it yet,
but when the time comes, you will not marry.

iv.

blowing out the single candle on the cupcake
a face illuminated by the light of a laptop screen
singing a quiet ‘happy birthday’ to herself
eating the cupcake before her phone starts ringing
she’s nineteen - determined, happy, bored,
she’ll never be as dangerous as she is now.

m.r.