Draw a dinosaur

I’ve added a new video tutorial on drawing a dinosaur on my youtube!

I hope you and yours are well.

We will be fierce

I feel the message of this book now more than ever. My good friend from college, Joe Sampson, is a principal at a bay area elementary school.  Joe posted a video reading I will be fierce and it’s wonderful. It’s great for kids everywhere and honestly, adults too. In addition to the video, I also shared a story time kit to accompany I will be fierce here. It’s been absolutely wonderful to see the educators, librarians and authors come together to support parents who are homeschooling their children.

We also watched his I am not scared video and it brought us comfort.

We’re exploring many new iterations of homeschooling as we adjust to our life, school and work expectations. We’re motivating our kid to get up and ready by using a reward chart. It’s hard when there’s no school to attend. I’m sharing my reward chart here as well.

Things that are working – sidewalk chalk to create alphabet hopscotch and use it to spell words, educational and promotes movement. Nick set up a tent inside our living room for a faux camping movie night. This weekend we plan to hold our first family band practice. We’re also going to set up our dining room as a restaurant (decor, menu, bill!) and give our kid the experience of eating out… in our home.

Every time I read the news my heart sinks… but these small moments of creativity and connection are helping.

Wishing you a safe and restful weekend.

Good things and calendars

We’re trying to focus on the good things during this strange time. More than ever, I feel like I’m always working between homeschool, work and household chores. However, the upside is a lot of wonderful family time. We’re trying to limit our news consumption and focus on the immediate positive experiences.

When talking to my friend and amazing artist, Angela Grammatas, I began to embrace this time as unique. An opportunity to teach our kid things that she wouldn’t normally learn during her school day. Hindi lessons with mom, piano with dad and loads of art lessons. We are exploring surrounding parks each weekend – spending time outside, eating lunch and taking long walks.

We’re in this together. I want to give away all my art these days – because I know art is saving many of us right now. I don’t have that luxury BUT in addition to free downloads and drawing demos, I’m offering my remaining calendars for free (limit 1 per customer, only pay shipping). I will draw on each package.

Stay strong and stay healthy all!

Much love,

Nidhi

 

Draw a UNICORN!

My most requested drawing demo – a unicorn is now up on youtube. Happy drawing, all!

I hope everyone is staying safe and happy inside.

Homeschool

It’s a little wild around here!

I am excited to share some good news – my picture book deal with Viking Children’s books has been announced. WHAT WILL MY STORY BE? will be my debut as a picture book author AND illustrator. I cannot wait to share this story about fostering creativity and storytelling in a young brown girl’s world and the importances of chosen families. 2021 cannot come soon enough (for multiple reasons!)

Also, I wanted to share my podcast conversation with my former art teacher and amazing artist, John Wentz. If you want to hear about my early career pursuing a stubborn dream with zero skills and connections, have a listen.

Stay safe and well, everyone!

If you can, please shop to support or send $ to paypal.me/EverydayLoveArt 

Thank you!

Coloring pages and songs

I’ve added more free coloring pages to my site as well as roped my mother-in-law, Teacher Bernie, who has 40+ years of preschool experience into sharing some of her favorite songs on youtube! There are also some drawing demos there and I hope to add more in the coming days.

Providing resources to help folks who are now homeschooling makes me feel useful in this time.

And if you can, please shop to support or send $ to paypal.me/EverydayLoveArt All my income loss is compounding.

Thank you!

Drawing demos and more

I want to share some resources for folks, like us, are going into at least 3 weeks of homeschool and isolation due to the pandemic. I also recorded a few drawing demos and a read aloud that are available on my youtube. I also added a free unicorn coloring page to my free downloads page.

In order to keep some kind of routine I’ve created a loose schedule for our weekdays:

Additionally, Kate Messner, an author and wonderful resource has compiled a long list of resources and videos to use while distance learning here.

I will try to post more as I can – we will need time to adjust to our new schedule and ascertain how much work we can actually accomplish.

Stay healthy, all!

We’ll come through this together.

This weekend

Due to unforeseen circumstances I will be unable to make my appearance this weekend at Disney’s Wonderground Gallery. Please check my events page for updates on upcoming events.

As always, you can shop my everyday love art prints, pillows and totes online. As well as my books.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Food and Wine Festival

I’m happy to announce another appearance at the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. My new Disney pieces, including the above Mulan piece “Victorious”, Moana piece “I will be with you”, Thumper “Kinda Bashful” and “Dreams come true” will be available exclusively at the festival from Feb 28th to April 21st. There will also be a selection of non Disney prints like “Love you forever” and “Three of us” available.

I will also be painting live and signing artwork during the festival March 27, 28 and 29th from 1-5pm.

It’ll be a very Disney month for me – I hope to catch you there!

Disney in March

I’m returning to Disney’s Wonderground Gallery this March as their featured artist of the month. It’s my 7th year working with them and each year my gratitude compounds. The Wonderground Gallery is located in Downtown Disney and does not require park tickets for entry.

You will be able to find a wonderful selection of Everyday Love Art prints, including this one, in the gallery all month. I will be signing the weekend of March 14 and 15th from 1-4pm.

I hope to see you there!