Jan 4, 2014

2013: The year I turned 25


Drawing spree at Ladakh, September 2013


This year (more like the second half of the year) has been eventful, to say the least. And all in every good way possible.


/ I now own my first Lamy, thanks to P. Writing will never be the same again.

/ Someone spotted me drawing at this gig, and decided to write about me.

/ The girl gang and I finally got started with our photo-blog.

/ Trusha and I started this seemingly never ending, but definitely enjoyable sketchbook swap project.

/ Thanks to Akhila, I participated in Mirror of the Open Road, where my work was displayed as part of the Wilding Festival in London.

/ Rain playlists. Five years running.

/ I made it to Kyoorius DesignYatra, after seven years (more on that later, maybe). Bonus points to this trip for the chance to hang out with other awesome designers, writers and the cutest pup.

/ My essay was published as part of an anthology on design in India, which was released at KDY.

/ I fell in love with the skies and mountains in Ladakh.

/ I got to meet close friends in other cities, about five times – more than half of it thanks to work-travel. Can never complain about that!

The Illustrator's Collective (Bakula, Kalyani, Trusha and I) had our first exhibition in Bangalore. I've inflicted veil-vision on too many people now.

/ Kalyani gifted me an original. For me, this piece is a memory of the day that we managed to meet again after three years. Our exhibition happened almost exactly a year later. (@Universe, conspiring much?)

/ 15 books to read this year? Challenge accomplished.

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Here's to a whole new year full of travel, drawings, reading, music and good food. Hello 2014!

6 comments:

Sybildsouza said...

It was wonderful going through ur journey. Loved the way U have capture all your actives in sketches & Pictures. Long way to go girl :) May the coming year be more promising and fulfilling! Much <3

Gradwolf said...

You included the Tagore book. Cheating! :P

Ravikrishnan K V said...

Hi Shreyas I am really proud of you and the way you have expressed. Wish all your dreams will be fulfilled in 2014.

Shreyas said...

Thanks guys :)

@brag: sheddap. One day extra I took.

Uditi Shah said...

WOWZ. you is mad cool
great list!

Shreyas said...

@uditi: Haha...The year was mad cool! Thenkz :D