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Sketches of life

Today I am sharing with you all some of my Mom’s sketches. She has always inspired and encouraged me through her words and the way she had led her life and now when she has got some time for her self, she sketches. I love her work although she says she is miles away from where she should be and these are just copies of great artists, I think this is a great start and one day she will sketch her own pieces.
just want to tell you mom, I  love you and I am very proud of the work you are doing. 🙂
oh and your work inspired me to write something hope you like it 🙂
How do you draw your sketches dear
what goes in your mind when you draw them
do you take it as a blessing,a gift
or is it a skill that can be learned
do you think it is for lonely minds
or for the social beings and extroverts
do you share jokes when you draw their laugh
shed their tears with each drop
do you think the sketches feel trapped in the canvas
or do they feel cherished and loved
do you look back where the eyes are looking
does your heart dance and sing with them
do you spend sleepless nights for your canvas
or do you dream the dream of the sketch
do you look and feel what they felt
do you think you have painted the soul in the canvas
do you love your work more than the real person
and does real person become a shadow of your work
i have so much more i want to ask you
for whenever i see your work i can’t help but wonder
how is my sketch looking today
why did the artist paint the flaws
have I been kind to the highlights and the shadows
did i bring smile on creators face today
how much work is left on the canvas

About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

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  1. Lovely work. Love the video. Love the music.

  2. Soma, I can see where you get your creative genes from 🙂 Your Mum’s sketches are absolutely wonderful! She is so talented and so are you with your poetry! 🙂

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    These sketches are absolutely fantastic, really fantastic – the coloured in one of the man at the beginning was such great detail. Tell your Mum she’s great! 🙂

  4. Wonderful post! What a blessed family

  5. Lovely sketches and prose. 😉

  6. Hi Soma!
    Your mom is very talented. But really, it comes from practice, you can draw as well as her if you apply the time she applies as well.
    I think your mom has a gentle heart and spirit…It shows in the work. Thank you so much for sharing this with us…I’m sure your mom is proud!

    To Mom: You do excellent work…I love all the pieces that Soma shared with us. And thank you too for raising such an excellent daughter…she is a treasured friend.

    Hugs to you both, xx

    • Deb coming from you it means a lot…she knows she will need both time and focus..and sometimes when you put your work out there you learn a lot..thanks you so much

  7. Dear Soma – your mother is obviously talented. Well done of her.

    These words simply sprang and I felt compelled to share how I feel about her artistry –

    “From my heart, my mind, my eyes and my hands – how you have changed, what uniqueness captured…a moment in my life”

    Peace, Eric

  8. Acep Aprilyana

    Your mother must be a great Mother

  9. There is much here… not just the soul of the canvas, and the things in it in, but that of the writer, and the creator, all there, to touch, to stroke, and to tell, how much how very much this inspires. Your mother’s art, and yours in words. Speechless. God Bless, always 🙂

    • thank you so much Usha , my mom is always very apprehensive when it comes to sharing her work, but she is going the right path and all the comments here are really going to inspire her a lot

  10. Blood-Ink-Diary

    Somi ! This is a stunning tribute to Maa — I have been relishing her work for last month, and am sooooo glad to see this post! Not only is her work beautiful, but, the beauty inside and out that exudes from Indira-ji ! Of course, Somi, am proud of you too! This is no bribe. Lol ! Wonderful poem — it vigorates with much love and a gentle caress to the heart. Love ya Maa & Somi — but…wait Jyoti uncle — you too! Cheers.

  11. fivereflections

    Soma Mukherjee – i have enjoyed looking on your mom’s space – i am following her!

    my warmest regards

    David in Maine

  12. love them! 🙂 and the poem too. 🙂 🙂

  13. Oh my goodness, your Mom is so talented, Soma 🙂 the sketches are lovely. I see where you got your talent from! You two have a strong bond, I can feel it, just so beautiful 🙂

  14. Soma, this entire post is very touching, feeling the love between you and your Mom, whom I now know is Indira…it’s nice to figure that one out! She is so talented, her sketches are wonderful and your poem is a beautiful complement to her~ Hugs and Blessings to you both~

    • Oh Lauren I am so overwhelmed by the response, i wanted to show mom she is really good and she underestimates her talent and potential…
      can’t thank you guys enough
      the loviest souls are my friends and i am feeling so blessed
      hugs n love 🙂

  15. silentfingers

    I cannot help but leave a few words in this white box.

    Amazing art work and a wonderful poem. Still, what I find most beautiful here is the love flowing between two hearts of one halved soul. Bless you both!

  16. Your Mom’s sketches are so very beautiful, I totally loved them and think her talent is amazing! 🙂 Oh my goodness, your poem Soma was perfect, too and clearly inspired…So much talent the two of you Mother and Daughter possess! 🙂 Hugs! 🙂

    • Gabby hugs big beary ones 🙂
      thank you so much,am so glad you liked them, keep telling mom about you twinnies and she says i am lucky to have met you..agree with her
      hugs and love:)

  17. Very nice! Compliments to your mom. It’s pleasent to read you.

  18. While a mother depicts picture of love affection sorrow beauty pathos in nature through her canvas , the daughter does the same through language of expression and dedicate sublime regards and respect to her mother.
    A father stand still fearing movement may disturb the honest and pious scene of glory with gratitude.

  19. The sketches are really lovely!! So is the poem!

  20. Soma Very beautiful poem,beatutifful picture very nice day for you and you family

  21. a gift of soul,
    mother and daughter expressing love
    in color, canvas and word…
    – i love the music.

  22. WOW !!!

    Tell your mom that these are awesome. Way better than what gets passed for art these days. Her detailing is amazing (something I never do 😀 )

    Lucky mother, daughter and grand daughter.. 😀

  23. There’s not much in life more satisfying than the creative process. Stu 🙂

  24. cromwellshead

    Tell the truth now, that beautiful woman is your sister 🙂

    Lovely Soma, talent obviously runs deep in your family.

  25. Very beautiful poem, Soma, perfect complement to your mother’s work, too!

  26. Soma, your poem is incredibly beautiful and moving. And your mom’s sketches contain such empathy. Thank you for posting this today 🙂

  27. Soma poem is good,but not able to watch video. This video is private is the caption there.

    • Ya i just changed that Ma please watch it again and tell me if there are any problems

      • Somi , Just watched the video. I can’t comment on the sketches, but your poem is very good. You brought out the feelings very well. It’s an honour for me. Thanks for making me feel that I can bring the real expressions in my sketches. love you.

  28. What wonderful sketches! Quite lovely. And what a terrific gesture to share them with us. Thank you so much.


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