Message in a bottle

I am a Nicholas Sparks fan. The Notebook had me in uncontrollable tears, A walk to remember wrenched my heart into a tight twist, and Message in the bottle haunted me for days after. Almost 15 years after I read Message in a bottle, here I am taking a cue from it. In the novel, the protagonist, Theresa Osborne, a columnist, finds a bottle that had drifted ashore, during one of her walks along the beach. It is a moving, heart-melting letter written by a husband to his late wife. Almost possessed with the idea of finding the writer, she sets on a journey, that makes the rest of the story. So after I painted this bottle…


…I decided to leave a message inside it. Nothing profound, but something that gives a sense of how light, easy, and relaxed life can be.


Whoever finds the message, maybe 10, 20 or 50 years from now should know that in the mad rush that the world is in, some days you can afford to slow down. Fetch a bowl of chips, a cup of tea, and a book. Find a spot with a good view, and some breeze. Sometimes, that is all it takes to experience bliss.


The end.




Second life

Every bottle deserves it.

Empty bottles of Moscatos, Merlots and whiskeys clink inside the cardboard box where they wait for their second life. It’s been a good ride for them. The alcohol that they sincerely carried inside, under the pressure of tight brown corks, is finally consumed over cheers followed by uncontrollable fits of laughter. Now, they await to be stripped off the sticky labels,  given a wash, and morphed into an elegant showpiece, as which they will remain till eternity… they await their second life.

Bottle 1, wanted a color pattern that would go with the piano woman art work.
All I had to do with this Dalmore bottle was paint it black except for the silver elk on top. So classy just the way it is.