Lavanya naidu © ( The content on this blog, cannot be imitated, copied, distributed, shared or used for any purpose, whatsoever, unless taken explicit permission from the author).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's day, every day.


   

A Super Happy Mother's day to my Mommy dearest. 

If there's one tradition, that we continue to share even today, is taking a fifteen minute tea break in the evenings. Stop everything else, get the biscuits out, look out of the window, sit cross legged on the bed, sip our tea and talk about everything under the sun. 

It started with me requesting for tea, only to be shot down and handed a tumbler of steaming milk. That progressed to Bournvita, then tea with milk, and now to black tea.

Through this little timeline, our conversations too, have grown. 
And I cannot help but giggle with gratitude at the treasure trove of memories that we've made, just during tea time alone. 

Thanks Ma, for this and all the other wonderful things you've taught me, done for me, given me and sacrificed for me. I celebrate you every day, but this one day, I'd like to share this with the world too. 

I love you, you cannot possibly know how much, but I will try my whole life,
 in making sure that you do. 

♥.

Happy Mother's day to all the loving Mothers out there! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sex - Loopers-NID


This month's topic: Sex

This one's my submission! 

Here are some of the other awesome people and their loops, check 'em out! :
loopers-nid.tumblr.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!


There are a handful of people I would truly be nothing without, this here young lady in the stripes is one of them. 

Thank you for being born my love! I cannot tell you how much I miss you, so why don't I show you when you're here? 
Thank you for being the one with the wise words, a listening ear, an open heart, so much love to give and a sister to me. Thank you for everything Kanshu. You wonderful, wonderful soul. 

Shine bright and take the world by storm! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D 

Love,
La'. ♥

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ghost - Loopers-NID


My talented animation batch, began the initiative to animate short clips every month just for fun.

This month's topic: Ghost

This one's my submission!

Here's a link to all the other talented people and their loops. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Happy Birthday to a gem of a lady! 

You thought I'd forgotten didn't you? That I was so busy that I may not have had the time to do something for you? Well though I am busy and I probably have to sleep on my tablet tonight XD, I just had to do this for you!

I love you beyond what you can think possible, you are an inspiration to me every day. 
You are one of the strongest, most honest and most genuine people I know. I am more than fortunate to have you as my best friend and even more so as my soul sister. 

Thank you for all those times that you've been there, thank you for all those times that you got me, even when no one else understood. 

I would do any thing for you Shubee! I love you so so much!

May all of your wishes come true, and may a million doggy farts in chorus, gladden your heart.

Love,
La. ♥

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Forty Winks and it's Summer.


One day you wake up, and the birds are out and chirping, the sun is shining, the clothes are drying, and there are flowers everywhere. Thank you for coming in so soon Summer, try not too get too hot and bothered. 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Outside our window.

I've been really caught up with tons from the start of this year! So sincere apologies for the late updates! 
So this time, the boy and I decided to get down to some canvas painting. It was his first time with acrylics and first time at painting as well. 
So I first went about sketching the idea out digitally and then we purchased four square canvases to recreate each quarter from the sketch. We wanted to give it the feeling of looking out of our window. 

After about two days of work, we finished it! :D And now it hangs proudly above the couch. 

Happy Birthday Hon'! It looks like you could give me a run for my money, so glad you don't do this for a living! XD



Digital sketch ^



the result! :D

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Season's Greetings!


Festive cheer and love to everyone of you out there! And the dogs and animals too! :D 

Wishing you all the best year ahead! 

♥.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Birthday awesomeness!


This post is dedicated to the people I love and cannot live without. 
I had the most splendid weekend and got a ton of thoughtful, useful and lovely presents!
A big thank you to everyone who got together to make my day so special.

I've always secretly wanted my friends to draw for me, and I don't know how my thoughts carried through the wind, but they actually took the time to make some of the most beautiful, meaningful and magical work I have ever been on the receiving end of. 

I cannot tell you how much this really means to me. You are all magic, you are all joy.

Love you.


Paper quilling awesomeness from Kanshu!

Magical matches and lovely little messages by Nandu!


8 bit me, with nail colour and earrings and floral prints! Such detail by Ladoo.

My love for dogs (and the way I sit) perfectly captured by Shubee!



Thank you for everything! Thank you for making the time, no matter the place. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Anniversary folks!!


In 30 years, if we can be half as strong and as in love as the both of you are, then we consider ourselves lucky. 

Thank you for making me believe. 

Happy Anniversary! 

We love you! 
♥.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Strong.

To every one of you who has made me who I am today. 
Thank you. 

.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Importance of Hugs

We live in a world, where there cannot be a more important thing than to emphasize the need for love. 


After a long year, of seemingly endless work and terrible food, welcome home Maddy! 

A big thank you for the charms bracelet. I cannot tell you how much I love it!

Something's never change. I will always love you. 

Now for organising those weekends!! :D



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


'The only thing keeping you from being happy, is the belief that you are alone.' - Anna Draper, Madmen.


Too many terrible tidings on the news, too many treacherous losses over the last couple of weeks. A small prayer for peace. A little hope for more love. And genuine gratitude, for what some of us are fortunate enough to have.

A big thank you, especially to Ladoo, for making the distance take a hike, always.  :) ♥.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Roommates - the short


And here it is! :D I hope you enjoy it!

Roommates from lavanyanaidu on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Roommates


 Roommates

I confess, I used to be mortified by the sight of lizards. No logic really. Ironically, I would probably appear to be some tail-less Godzilla to it, but it's just one of those things that you fear and refuse to reason with.
 I've had this Mother lizard in my room, for say over 2 years. She pretty much keeps to herself, sometimes taking rounds between my desk and a small hole in the wall behind my waste paper basket, catching moths and light bugs and what not. Every once in a while she leaves a little surprise on my table while I'm asleep at night, not a pretty one. but the previous nights digested dinner. 

It's all peaceful. 

Until,
She goes outside for a walk on the wall, has a one night stand and has a ton of babies.

Suddenly, I wake up one morning, and they are all over the place. Crawling out from behind the tube-lights, merging with the ply on my desk, snoozing on the rim of my wardrobe. 
Mother lizard knows me, but these fellows? NO. So the minute I shriek, they fall, either on me or near my feet, running nervously in all directions, me all the while trying to stand still in order not to step on them.

So this is how it is post mating season. A lot of lizard babies and a lot of mild trauma on my part.

But then everything changed. 

My partner got me some sticky paper to trap these guys and throw them into the bushes. 
 Things were going too far, and I couldn't keep track of them anymore. I'd go to sleep with one perched on my tube-light, then wake up in the middle of the night for a drink of water and find them on the frame above my head. Have you ever turned the lights on and off and seen how fast they move from one place to another? DON'T. Apparition exists, Harry Potter fans.

So I finally got around using this paper. And it changed my life. How? 
I put it on the floor and waited. There was this particular Tiny thing that merged with the ply on my desk. Bold and brave, catching bugs almost one third it's size. And then one of these bugs landed on the paper, Tiny thing gets excited. Tiny thing is stuck on paper. 
With probably the most courage I have ever had to display, I picked the paper up opened the window and let it go. Lizard gone, cool wind blowing and I realized a minute too late, that it broke my heart. 

Not that I wanted a room infested with lizards, but it was out there in the cold, predators and all. The adhesive would dry in a bit and it would be free to go. But why I found it necessary to do that to something so tiny, I could not find an answer to. I stood by the window for an hour.hoping it would crawl back in. Actually hoping, waiting.
And then when it didn't, I sat down on the floor and had the biggest cry I've had in a very long time.
Not a pretty sight. 

The next morning I looked out the balcony and the paper was empty, the bug and Tiny thing were both gone. I felt guilt and then relief. 

Now? I have roommates. I've learnt to live with them. When they need my desk, I just give them their privacy and leave the room, or pretend my bed is an island and plonk myself there.
I sometimes even try to stick light bugs to broom sticks and feed these guys (hasn't worked so far, you have to be really really still). I'll still scream if one falls on me and quietly leave the room if it's running all over the place. But I am not mortified anymore. I wish to coexist.

I've worked on a tiny, silly little short film, bearing only little coincidence to real life events.
It should be up soon, and here's a still from it ^^.

 I hope you have a laugh or a shiriek, but enjoy it. 

Coming soon! :D











Thursday, June 26, 2014

Celestine!


I was gifted an early birthday present this year! :D 
It's my new Ukulele! I've aptly named her Celestine, from Ernest and Celestine., because she's small but isn't in the least shy of speaking her mind when strummed! 

I love to sing (I'm not sure if I'm any good), and have been wanting to own an instrument to accompany my singing for a while now. And I finally do! All my love and gratitude go to my partner; you have no idea how grateful, thankful and happy I am, to own one of these! I love you so much!

On the other hand, I've been experimenting with new styles and this one's a semi-rough sketch of working purely with light and colour and no lines. SO MUCH FUN!! :D

Hopefully more to come soon! 






Sunday, June 15, 2014

To Dada, love, Mamoni.



To my father who taught me everything, and still looks at me as if I were a child. 
Thank you for everything Dada, I am and shall always be, ever grateful.

.

(On a technical note, this was an experiment to understand colour and light. And drawing everything with colour, including the shadows and highlights. So in other words, it's all one single layer of colour! 
Open the image in a new tab for details!)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Key to Happiness

 and my first acrylics on canvas! :D 








It's difficult to put into words what we feel for those we love.

Everything that's ever been good/deal in my life, I've always had to work really hard for. But the joy of experiencing that something good, when you least expect it, has always been worth the wait, the agony and the hope. 

If you have that good thing in your life, treasure it, guard it, and love it, like every day were the first day you realised you had it. 

Thank you Fuff', I love you. Big Happy two and to infinity and beyond.

The distance is only a state of mind. After all, there's a window on your wall now. 

♥.