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For almost two hours in the balmy Sunday afternoon, I forgot about the anxieties of everyday life. Taking a knife and making strokes on the empty canvas brushed away my worries one after the other. Painting kept me engrossed. When the final piece was ready, it felt calming, all thanks to a pain.....
For almost two hours in the balmy Sunday afternoon, I forgot about the anxieties of everyday life. Taking a knife and making strokes on the empty canvas brushed away my worries one after the other. Painting kept me engrossed. When the final piece was ready, it felt calming, all thanks to a painting party organised by Patil.
Just before we put on our aprons, Patil made sure that she is not expecting a masterpiece. She also told us not to compare our work with anybody else. “Each creates their own piece of art, as each person is unique in their own way.” Hearing this proved to be a catalyst for many to erase a couple of tensed lines from their forehead. In the promise of not being judged and the excitement of creating something new, we all began.
An architect by profession, but a self-taught artist by choice, Patil chanced upon the idea of conducting a painting party in 2015 when she invited some friends over for dinner. Along with good food and music, they all painted. Subsequently, Bombay Drawing Room was founded with the thought that art is for all.
Patil recalls having a love of art all through her life. “It is an outlet for expressing buried tension,” she says. Now, apart from conducting painting parties at restaurants and bars, she also takes sessions at corporates and private events.
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