It was a nice weekend, a little bit of everything thrown in. OK even though the weekend is officially Sat/Sun, we got into the weekend mood on Thursday itself, celebrating my Dad's 77th birthday. My parents, hubby and I went to the much touted Siaa for dinner. Absolutely delicious food, then came home and gorged on this decadent chocolate cake.
Friday was a day to recover from the gastronomic extravaganza of the previous day so all I did was chill out, watch TV and read. I took pics of my dogs while they were sleeping...or at least trying to sleep. Here is the red colored Lucy
and sleepy black Junglee
I worked on another dry pastels drawing.....
........along the same fishy theme
Then I roasted up some broccoli , make that brussel sprouts - for Saturday lunch
Brought some flowers indoors
Took more pics
Made a salad for Sunday's lunch
Got all gussied up for a wedding reception in the evening
and then the "piece de resistance" of my weekend, I got this magnificent 200 plus year old stone statue of Hanuman from a good friend in Chennai! A little bit of background - this friend just donated a lot of money to rebuild an old temple on the outskirts of Chennai, and in the process of rebuilding they discarded this poor guy and bought a new statue! My husband was in Chennai last month for the "grand re-opening" and was shocked to find this out. So he promptly asked them to send it to us cos we would love to have something so old and precious! And they did! Isn't it lovely? I like that its features are all rubbed off and worn out. Imagine having a 200 year old stone figurine!!! So now he rests amongst our greenery!
Close up shot. He is about 20 inches high including the base. For now the whole thing is placed on a slab of granite rock we had, which I am thinking of painting a white Rangoli pattern on...? But then again, maybe not...it looks nice and simple as is. I don't want to draw the attention away from him.
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend too!