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Belle (sold)

The rescuers – available

Esmeralda – available

Pocahontas – available

Mickey and Minnie – available

It’s been a whirlwind of traveling back and forth from southern California – I’ve finished five watercolors while signing, meeting loads of wonderful people and catching up with old friends. Thank you to everyone who’s come to say hi! This Friday and Saturday will be the last of my Disney residency – I’m planning on painting Alice in Wonderland and Lilo and Stitch. If you’re around I hope you’ll swing by! For now these are only available as originals and if Wonderground Gallery receives enough requests they will make them into prints.

If you’re interested in purchasing these originals you can! They come framed, matted and each is priced at $600. WonderGround Gallery can take orders via email at: merchandise.guest.services@disneyparks.com  or by telephone at: 877-560-6477.  Just let Mail Order know that they are interested in the Nidhi Chanani artwork from WonderGround Gallery West and they would be happy to let them know if it’s currently available.

After I return I’ll switch into Emerald City Comicon gear! I’ll be in Seattle at the show from March 2-5, booth 409 and on five panels. I’ll post more about that soon. For now I’ll take a tiny break.

I hope you have a great week!

i will remember you

iwillrememberyou

original available here

pyari kumari

pyarikumari

I’m excited to share that I will be the artist-in-residence at Disney Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney® District this February. That means that every Friday and Saturday evening in February I will be live painting! More details are forthcoming, but I wanted to share it because I’m excited (and a little nervous, too – my first time watercoloring in front of people!)

Hope to see you then! As always, this watercolor original is available here.

flower tea

flowertea

I will be listing all original paintings in my shop from now on ^_^

Happy Thursday!

rain hug

rainhug

rain hug, 2017 – first watercolor of the year! i am going to try for one watercolor every day this month! available for $85 (including postage) please contact nidhi@everydayloveart.com – i will update the post once sold ^_^

caretaker

caretaker

At one of my shows this year, a fan told me that it was unfortunate that I couldn’t produce as much art as I did prior to becoming a mother. I nodded and tried to absorb what she was saying. It wasn’t offensive, it was merely her expressing her wish for more art.

In 2015, our family grew by one. Our tiny human consumes and directs our life. She also brings joy, light and laughter into our home every day. She changed me as a person, as an artist. So when she fell ill this weekend (don’t worry, she’s very slowly on the the mend) I cancelled my trip to DC. I had a fleeting thought about my work and about my conversation from earlier this year.

I love my family and I love my career. They overlap, sing together, sing apart, and occasionally have friction. My days are scheduled and my art making hours are restricted. Multiple times a day, my daughter comes into my studio, sits on my lap and asks for one of my pens. Every so often, I drop by her room to sing a song with her and our nanny or distract her while we sneak a jacket on for their morning walk. I welcome these forays from my work.

I do produce less art. To think that I could be the same artist and produce the same quantity of work would be foolish. To say that parenting changes you is an understatement.  I chose to cancel my trip and take care of my baby, but I will still raise money for causes I believe in.  All proceeds for the sales of the print below (past and future) will be donated to the ACLU.

thegoodfight

Finding the balance between my family and career has made me sharply aware that my power – our power – isn’t merely in our ability to stay persistent in our  work – it is our ability to change, adapt and continue to do good work.


Original watercolor sold. Prints available here.