Every time when I go to Padmam aunty’s house, she is busy with one of her creations. Nowadays its mostly painting sarees. She says that most of these are sold even before she finishes painting them.
So it is not surprising to see that her posture and concentration is the same in practically all the pictures but the saree and the designs keeps changing.
Her admirers are from different quarters of the world and some of them have even made me promise to arrange an audience with her when they visit Pune.
She loves the sambhar that wifey makes. So it is a mutual admiration society.
Some of her work that was recently framed and which has found a place in the drawing room.
These two pictures shows how steady her hand is and how she looks at the finer details while painting
It is not only painting, she loves to dabble with any form of art, like this cross stitch which is in one of her grandson’s room
One of the things that she misses now a days is the yearly visit by the flock of Munia that used to visit her balcony. (you can read it here) Blame it on climatic changes and the unpredictable monsoon.
Whatever the changes, I never miss having the yearly Onam Sdhya with her. In fact I have observed her directing the family members how and where each item has to be placed on the banana leaf, the proper traditional way.
Update: A saree she painted in December 2017
Update: March 2018 - using the self design of the saree to paint in the colours.
A picture of her on her 97th birthday which was four months ago.