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Flavors of Life ~ Chillies and Lemons

Chillies and Lemons
Chillies and Lemons ~ Sketch by Sree
Ink and watercolor, 5″x6″

Chillies and lemons are often hung as a talisman at the entrance of shops, houses etc in India to ward off the ‘evil eye’ or drishti (as we say it).

By Sree

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Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Limes/Lemons, Peppers, Dried Red Chillies, Sree (Saturday May 3, 2008 at 1:00 am- permalink)

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12 comments for Flavors of Life ~ Chillies and Lemons »

  1. Nice sketch.

    I am from Vizag and we usually hang pumpkin or ask gourd to ward off the dristi.

    Comment by Ramani — May 3, 2008 @ 4:06 am

  2. we used to one such talisman hung at our newly made house.. nice sketch Sree..:)


    Comment by Siri — May 3, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  3. Nice one, Sree.
    The white spot on the Lemon came out well.

    BTW, I recently bought some watercolor pencils. Have you ever tried them ? They are great.


    Comment by Anjali Damerla — May 4, 2008 @ 6:48 am

  4. Watercolor pencils, Wow! Do we have to dip them in water or can we just sketch like regular pencils? From Michaels?
    Thanks Anjali.

    Comment by Indira — May 4, 2008 @ 11:58 am

  5. sree — beter and better and better!

    I am curious though — I have never seen lime & red chillies 0nly lime & green chillies. Artistic licence or fact in your part of India?

    Comment by jillumadrasi — May 4, 2008 @ 3:22 pm

  6. Indira,
    Watercolor pencils are really amazing. You first color just like you would with a color pencil and then blend the colors using a water brush.
    I bought them at a Art store here locally.

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — May 4, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

  7. Hello Indira,
    I have been visiting your blog for a couple of months now.The recipes are amazing and blog needs no special mention.It is simply superb.


    Comment by Soumya — May 6, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

  8. Hi Sree,

    Brilliant one there! Its simply beautiful ! the way u have shown the shadows and the shiny areas of the the chillies n lemon! TOO GOOD!!!!


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