Art for a cause @TMH / 04 October 2014

Today i met 3 more patients, all children with Cancer, at Tata Memorial Hospital. This was post handing over the laminated printouts of the previous three pieces of Art.

For the kids i met today, i drew the following 3 pieces of Art

This young boy is raring to go play football with his younger brother, on the beach
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This young girl wants to watch the calm sunset with her parents.
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.. and this young girl wants to see a peacock  in full colours!
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That’s it for today :)

Art for a cause @TMH / 20 September 2014

Drew some more pieces of Art for 3 children suffering from Cancer, at Tata Memorial Hospital.

The first one is titled “Hope”. Just as the birds return to shore at the end of the day, with the streetlamp as a guiding sign, use your hope as your guiding sign in accomplishing good health and other good objectives.

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The second one was drawn for a patient that needed some instant laughter! What’s better than Laurel & Hardy? :)
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Of course, i demanded that a patient should give me something in return…. and that means …. a smile! :)

The last one was drawn for a girl who wanted to see snow hills in a cold climate. I also suggested to her that it’s fine to keep this piece of art outside the refrigerator, that the snow would not melt :)
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Tomorrow, i will print and laminate these, and hand them over, and meet more child cancer patients at the hospital :)

Art for a cause @TMH / 12 July 2014

Today i handed the laminated printouts of two of the past three pieces of art to the respective children (Cancer patients) at Tata Memorial Hospital. The printouts somehow did not come good because the printer’s cartridge was low on Green and Blue colours.

Now for the third child patient, i drew the below piece of Art – an aeroplane taking off by the sea, against the sunset –
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Next weekend, the artist is off :)

Generous & not-a-genie

Does it take one to be a genie to be all the way generous? Not a bit. I have not been emancipated from my restrictive lamp (read 3 hours of daily commuting hours and life in a chaotic city of about 20 million that is super-bustling with people).

But i do make it a point to be generous. My “generosity” has been sometimes unsolicited but the endings are guaranteed to be good :)

And this is for real — i draw for children who have Cancer. Every saturday, i make a trip to the Tata Memorial Hospital, which sees around 300 child cancer-patients per day. There i meet 1-3 children (cancer patients) per visit. I ask them what they would like to be drawn for them. Based on their inputs, i draw for them on my computer (using the computer mouse and Microsoft Paintbrush). The next saturday, i take prints of these, laminate those and hand them back to the children. Of course, i ask them for a favour in return, and that is “give back a big, genuine smile!”
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I have drawn for a lot of patients from over the world in the past (out of my spare time) and some of my work can be seen at the following links:

http://niranjanshukla.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/art-for-a-cause-returns/

http://niranjanshukla.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/art-for-a-cause-tmh-21-june-2014/

http://niranjanshukla.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/art-for-a-cause-tmh-28-june-2014/

http://niranjanshukla.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/art-for-a-cause-tmh-05-july-2014/

http://niranjanshukla.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/art-call-for-topics-for-a-cause/

So, it does not take one to be a Genie in order to be generous. This is in response to the WP daily prompt — http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/generous-genies/

 

Art for a cause @TMH / 05 July 2014

Today i went to the Tata Memorial Hospital as part of my weekend visits as a volunteer artist. There i met three children, of the age group 7-10, all cancer patients.

But first, i handed over a laminated print of one of my previous works to a cancer patient i met the last week
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Now, back to this week, I drew for two of them for the coming week; will be handing them the laminated prints next saturday; and will draw for the third one next saturday.

One of the children wanted me to depict him while riding a horse in the forest.
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The other patient, who had just undergone a brain surgery, was barely able to talk but ended up conveying that she wanted me to depict her as saluting the National flag of India.
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This is part of my Volunteer Artwork that i do for the Cancer patients (children) at the Tata Memorial Hospital every weekend.

Art for a cause @TMH / 28 June 2014

Last Saturday (June 28) i visited the Tata Memorial Hospital, as part of my weekly Volunteer-artist visits. There i was asked to meet a young patient from Eastern India, Subobag, who was suffering from Cancer and was admitted to the ward.

Upon showing him the sample pieces of Art, he asked me to draw a painting depicting him looking at an Aeroplane, as it flies high above the mountains.

This is what i precisely drew for the patient –
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This goes as part of my Volunteer work for the Tata Memorial Hospital where i meet children suffering from Cancer every saturday, and do voluntary Artwork for them.

Art for a cause @TMH / 21 June 2014

(This is in continuation to my voluntary artwork visits to the Tata Memorial Hospital Pediatric section where i draw for children suffering from Cancer)

I was unable to meet the two children i previously met and drew the pieces of art for. That said, the two printouts will be handed over to them when their schedules are up, the coming week.

This time, i met two other children — Hephzibah and Aryan. Hephzibah wanted me to draw a peaceful sunset with a coconut tree and a hut in the foreground and Aryan wanted me to draw an Indian cartoon character called little Bheem (like our own superman) against the backdrop of mountains and a cloudy sky, holding a laddu (spherical sweet-eatable) in one hand. I ensured that their parents (and hopefully them too) would visit the hospital the coming saturday and collect the pieces of art from me.

Here is the art i drew for Hephzibah and Aryan (in that order) –

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Art for a cause returns!

Art-for-a-cause is back. This time, i’m drawing for Sick kids who suffer from Cancer. I visited the Tata Memorial Hospital , a specialist cancer treatment and research center, today. Over there, i registered as a volunteer. Here is what i will do:

1. Visit the hospital every saturday. Speak with a kid that is admitted to the ward.
2. Get the specifications from the kid as to what he/she would like to see in the form of art.
3. Draw the piece of art during the week.
4. Print it over and show it to the kid the next saturday.
5. Repeat #1 through #4 as many saturdays as i can.

I met two kids suffering from Cancer, today. I showed them some pieces of art and asked them what would they like me to draw for them. They instantly lit up with a smile each :) . I took the specs from them. One of them wanted an airplane to be drawn against a beautiful background. The other one wanted one of my previous pieces of art — an aquarium. I will upload the picture i just drew below:

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Finally, i got a chance to meet the Head of the hospital’s medical oncology department and he said he would extend this initiative to analyzing the reaction of kids to such artwork that is drawn for them, entirely based on their specifications.

All in all, this was a great experience and i will be visiting the Hospital every Saturday !