Monday, August 8, 2011

New News

This year too, I am honored by the Letter Arts Review, a well known USA based calligraphy magazine. My letter lamp (previous post only) got selected for this years LAR's annual juried issue. From total 540 entries of 170 artists from 26 countries. I feel excited and thrilled to get shortlisted.
I am really thankful to the jurors Massimo Polello, Italy and Holly Cohen, NY and also editor Christopher Calderhead for appreciating my work and made me share the space with other well known calligraphers.


This is first of the other good news. Past 3/4 months were really hectic and busy–on personal as well as on work front. Never got the chance to say hello and let you know what I was upto.
Here its the second news, its not really news, but wanted to share it with you as its a piece of graphic and you might find interesting. I was thinking of having a tattoo for a very long time and finally I got myself inked (an auspicious day when India won match against Pak in world cup–yes, I went in the break and inked myself). This tattoo is a symbol of 'god of knowledge i.e. Saraswati', I love this form since childhood, simple yet meaningful. I always appreciate the geometry. Tattoo is done by my friend's friend ISA, she is true hippy by heart and an excellent artist with excellent skills. Well, you must be thinking I should have done calligraphic tattoo? Just to kill the predictability and not making it obvious I opted for this non-typo work...but yes the next one is about the my love letters.


Now the last and the most happening news of my life. We were blessed with a baby girl on 11th May 2011, since its been joyful ride and feeling of parenthood its still sinking. We named her Devayani (means Goddess or mastermind in Sanskrit and its also a name of one of our Galaxy).

I am shuffling between Delhi and Mumbai because of this and will be back finally in August with the promise to share some more interesting stuff I was doing in this hectic period.
See you soon!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nikheel...wonderful to read ur blog and of course ur achievements ...wish u many more to come..and super congratulations for ur bundle of joy...best wishes..Love...anubhuti...

Sophia Ali said...

Congratulations Nikheel. That's quite an accomplishment. Wish you could blog more often.

Anonymous said...

Wow Nikheel, gr8 new(s) !! Congrtas man...and i loved the name...wish could see her...God bless her and best wishes to you guys :)

Kanchan

koltesagar said...

Congratulations Nikheel. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikheel, Congratulations to you for your achievements on professional as well personal front. Nice name......She is really lucky for you!!
Wish you all the success in life.

Lorraine Douglas said...

We love the lamp in LAR! A beautiful work and your tat looks very good PLUS a new baby...very rewarding year!