My mother is an artist and she is so very generous and encouraging. It is so important for an artist to receive positive reinforcement. It is just not positive comments but recommendations, suggestions and mentoring. As an adult I thought that was how most people are (I live in a bubble)…hardly. Sometime you do meet people who are far from encouraging. Influenced by my upbringing, I would always take the ‘critique’ with grace; almost second guessing myself. It took a while but eventually I figured, not everyone is generous with their words. Through blogging I have met some amazing people, who have critiqued my work not me, who have given me input on how I can better my craft not my being. Their generosity has touched my life and certainly made me better. I really want to thank all of you for being in my life and making it beautiful. This one for you guys!!!
In other news, I had my Oprah moment when Sumana Mukherjee tweeted about my work in Monica’s book, ‘ A life of spice’ - read here . Mint is a leading Indian publication and the book got great reviews (happy dance).
A few weeks back I had a picture of me peeling a potato with a pairing knife. A lot of my friends on Facebook asked me if I use a peeler Lol ! I really don’t, I prefer a pairing knife, don’t ask why, it’s just me. So here is a fun video of me peeling an apple for the pastry. This one is for my friend Dolphia, she wanted me to document the process. I have never uploaded a video, this is my first, so I hope this work. Let me know if it does not.
I really want to see what happens when I cut the pastry into half….