Friday, April 26, 2013


I seemed to have left this space at the beginning of the winters. Here I am four months later in Spring with an interesting landscape outside my window. A fierce battle between Winter and Spring is on.

Welcome to Minnesota!

We have adapted to our life here.
To the snowing, the shovelling, the skidding, the freezing rain, the ice-skating, the sledding, the severe weather sirens, jumpstarting a car and many many things of living in the American midwest.

Few frames from what the winter has been for us.

We continue to indulge in our passion. Travel.

We travelled to Atlanta and Florida in December and just returned from a happy trip to Sunny San Francisco.

I recently styled & shot a series for a very talented potter.

I have enrolled in a class, that I have always wanted to take.

I have developed a deep liking for flea markets and thrift stores. Amazed at the treasures that one can unearth.

I am working on a personal project that has been on the back burner for the longest time.

We have mostly gone organic and local.

A photographic project of posting one photo a day for 365 days. I have been shooting but I need to get back to posting them.

I know the Minnesotan birds by their first names, and have names for our backyard bunnies, squirrels, deer and the two ducks that visit us occasionally.

The branches waiting to burst open....

I look forward to Spring, which is just round the corner.
...but then.
I am the eternal optimist:-)

( Images by Arch)


Devi said...

Ceramics is a lot of fun. Enjoy!

AnuG said...

Quietly amazing... as always.

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks Ladies:-)

crypticrow said...

Very very nice! Looking forward to your creations, Archana. Am enjoying my time with clay too :) Find it quite therapeutic and spiritual too. Have fun!

Kamini said...

Have fun Archana. The US has many wonderful things to offer...pottery classes, thrift stores, vintage fairs, things right up your alley....along with four distinctly beautiful seasons! Enjoy your stay!

Pacchai Milagai said...

Archana! Finally... thrilled to see a post on my favorite blog!! Would love to see and hear more...Spring is truly round the corner.... its here in MI.. and onward to MN I promise ;).Get your cam ready for all the cherry blossoms, daffodils and tulips galore. Keep them coming... Pachhai.

Creative with Clay: Charan Sachar said...

I am very excited to see what you do in pottery. You will love the process.

Sudha said...

so glad u have got hooked to flea markets and thrift stores..they are a lot of pics there too..u will def i know :)

Anupama Puneeth said...

Arch, looking forward to see your clay creations. your lovely chai shots in your own mugs this time ! can't wait to see :)