I have been painting for a while and it feels so relaxing to put my mind into some creative work. Oil paint that I use are lot more difficult to handle (dries very slowly) but are worth the time and effort.
I choose different type/style/subject every single time. Painting something new each time also means that I was making plenty of first time mistakes.
I do not know what do I want to perfect on and hence trying out all forms of painting.
Most of the time, I paint along with my son Rishab.
All my paintings are in the name of "Kattimani Boyz". That's because Rishab also adds some of his magical touch to all my paintings.
And finally a time-lapse video of the whole painting process. Its lot more challenging to paint along with recording a video of it but its worth it.
Cambridge Reservoir in Waltham is very well preserved. Since there are no vehicle stops or parking spots near this reservoir, its not easy to shoot or any pictures of it. Most people know Cambridge reservoir from its view by I-95. Its lot more prettier when you go around it and walk in a bit to get its beautiful view.
Its breath taking beauty unfolds in autumn. I visited this place multiple times to get near to the location i wanted to get a great view.
Cambridge Reservoir looks mostly dark green for most parts of the year but gets the best possible colors only in Autumn, towards end of September during peak fall season.
I am approaching 40 years and was feeling the need of some physical athletic activity. Few days ago, one of my colleague Chris talking about triathlon and I mentioned that I never ran more than 0.3 miles on treadmill and he encouraged me to take up a 5K run that was coming up. I looked up the details and it was just the right challenge for me. I signed up for Brian Honana's 5K run on the same day (8th Sept) and had roughly 2 weeks to prepare.
With Chris, after we finished the run.
Preparing to run
First thing I did to prepare was to look up about all information related to the preparation, planning and motivation. Started running with RunKeeper app to keep track of my progress. I was running 3 miles in just 3 days. First 3 days I had a lot of pain in the legs but a little rest on alternate days fixed it immediately. On the third day I could hardly lift my legs in and out of the car and had to support them with my hands. Did i feel that I should stop running now? Hell No.! Runner's high was all over my mind saying "Pain is temporary pride is forever". I did not tag along with any friend who could have motivated or demotivated me with their pace and distance.
I was reading an article that said "Once you start running, you become an athlete for life". With that comes a good health, conscious healthy choices in everything that goes in your body. Go out, run and discover healthy way of life.
A bomb was found near my office today on Western Ave, Boston/Brighton, Massachusetts.
We were watching cops blocking the the road and wondering what was going on. We saw one of the cop wearing bomb disposal suit. We instantly knew there was a bomb. As we all watched eagerly from our office, they connected the wires to detonate the bomb.
There was a small explosion and the there were was no damage to any vehicle or property. Needless to say everyone was safe.
Take a look at the video that was shot from my office.
Street was full of cops and they had cordoned off the street. Multiple firetrucks and emergency vehicles were ready.
This may be to dampen the spirits of next month's Boston Marathon. None of these can affect the solidarity and the strength of our community. #BostonStrong
This year was very promising and was the one with most travel in my life. It was very satisfying with many ups and very few downs. We moved from Houston, TX to Waltham ( a Boston suburb), MA. Made plenty of new personal and professional friends.
Few major things I would like to remember this year for
Switched the job and moved on to full time consulting. Picture 1: Driving a Mustang convertible on San Diego, CA beach.
Visited New York. This city had charmed us since our childhood with multiple Bollywood and Hollywood movies shot in New York.
True Autumn colors of North east USA were visible specially in Vermont. We had loads of fun exploring them.
Winter of Boston/North east. Got to play with good amount of snow almost after 6 years. Enjoyed every bit of winter rather than just tolerating it.