An Illustrational lesson in life:
Sreemata Ray has a way of instilling a valuable lesson in life, allowing you to leave a comment, and get you out of there in under 3 minutes! The fact is, I’m never in that much of a hurry to leave. I use the extra time to look over her other work….
I just love this particular illustration because it’s so direct; it says what it has to with a sense of humour! Many people won’t go to the beach, because they think they’re too paunchy or they have a scare above their right knee, crinkly hair or no hair at all. This illustration beautifully points out that people don’t go to the beach to look at you, they go to let go and live a little! So kids will make fun of you. Their kids! Make fun back… Call them tiny… LOL! No. She’s telling you to let go of your inhibitions if you truly want to experience life to the fullest… Funny how she makes it so easy for you to pick up on all that, in mere moments, plus her dry humorous Ha Ha’s! This will strike you about her right away…
We desperately need Illustrators!
Some people will say: ‘It looks cartoonish. and is more aptly suited for children…’ I most emphatically disagree! This Illustration tells you not to allow people to take advantage of you: ‘Pick your friends wisely!’ No be honest! How many adults do you think are out there in the world that still haven’t learned that lesson? And as a result, they suffer abuse! How long did it take you to pick up on that? See what I mean?
Illustrators are geniuses…
This is one of Sree’s most recent works, and shows a great amount of progression. She’s reached a new plateau, a new level altogether! And I can see why; when someone puts this amount of dedication into their work, like I said: ‘Genius is 10 % inspiration, and 90% perspiration.’ And this woman is showing both. I don’t think she is getting nearly the amount of credit she deserves. She’s popular. She gets maybe 15 likes sometimes… She should be getting more like 45 or 50! Look up genius if you don’t believe me. It says: ‘A creative person.’
This brilliant work show’s the whips of ghosts off her cigarette smoke, of people she lost last year. It was an extremely tough year for her! And yet look! It hasn’t touched her dedication to bring you fine Illustrations on a very frequent bases! I think we need to take a little more notice of her; I told her that her work looked like Picasso’s and her response sent me to bed laughing all night about what I’d really said…
What does this one say to you?
Well, to me it says: ‘Why do we allow ourselves to get stuck in situations we really don’t want to be in’? It’s all about human nature, and some of the quirky problems it sometimes creates for us.
The door to versatility…
This is a more recent work as well. Notice she has included animals now, widening her latitude for more things to come… She so misses Calcutta and her prior life there! I think she will go back to visit one day… Her work shows great passion and detail; her illustrations and just how she explains them, leaves you with a powerful impact, valuable message, and belly rolls all at the same time! Her love for animals is Illustrated here.
A cultural experience!
She shares her life with you… She makes you feel like you’ve known her for all of your life! It would literally be a crying, shame to miss out on this wonderful woman’s very clever expose’ on life, as seen through her own eyes! It’s my sincere hope, that she will continue this: ‘Sketchbook Project’
I haven’t shown you a tenth of what she has so far, in just the 8 months or so she’s been here! Yet in that time she’s done a tremendous work, and I can’t wait for what’s next! Look through her calendar months to check back on other works… They’re all good:
So here’s to you Sreemata!
She sure knows her acronyms! LOL! I’m also sure she’d just love to hear from you! So go on over and have a look-see. Hold onto your funny bone though. As her life unfolds, it may just make you think of your own, as seen from another’s perspective. It gives you a great chance to laugh at yourself! And ya know? We really should do that more often: http://mysketchbookproject.wordpress.com