There are a few things in my life that I find particularly calming. Walking on the beach while soaking my feet, watching rain from a cozy couch and ever since I started photography, painting backdrops for my food shots. I always loved sketching and painting but somehow, I never really got to polish that hobby. Over the period of time, life caught up and that hobby just died. When I started creating backdrops for food photography, I realized how much I enjoy the entire process. I start with one board and then I find it difficult to stop. After a couple of hours, my hands are colorfully chaotic and all my backdrops gets brand new look.
Of course, these days I can’t get lost as Avyan keeps reminding me that he is around to either help me brush or squeeze more paint or worse, tasting some of those shades. No kidding!
This blue board materialized on a rainy day. Avyan had a short half hour nap and we couldn’t go out for walk. I was tired of playing with him or watching rhymes. I just needed something therapeutic. So, with my little elf, I started working on this board and he kept guiding me with his tiny finger if I missed out a spot. He is turning into a perfectionist, like his Dad.
I was so hopelessly in love with the end result of this particular backdrop that I had to put some food on and bring my camera out. The next hour turned messier as I photographed these Kulfi (Creamsicles). I was lost in the hues, captured too many shots and Avyan was busy playing with the ice cubes. In between, he would poke his finger on the Kulfi, lick it clean and say ‘mamma.. yummy tasty’ with bum shaking dance. We call it the yummy-dance. He sure does entertain me all the time.
Last year, I had shared one of my favorite ice cream flavors and spoke a lot about my love for date palm jaggery. This year, once again, my parents sent two ginormous box of the same jaggery and we have been indulging a lot. Kulfi (Creamsicles) might not be the right kind of treat on rainy days but we went for it anyway!