Everyday life is mundane. What adds colour to it is how we look at the big-small things we do. Artist Shailly Gajjar teaches us with the help of illustrations to look at the everyday with a twist and make it more fun.
How many times have you imagined yourself through ‘imaginary invisible cameras’ that glorify certain moments in your life? Call it our obsession with films and TV, or our own mind’s creativity.
Let’s look at how Shailly turns ordinary events into superstar moments –
#When you find 20 bucks in an old pair of Jeans –
Sometimes money can buy a bit of happiness, eh? Splurge, dearies, splurge!
#When you turn 25
Age is just a number, no?
#When you have a Bad Hair Day
Walked around all day in a messed-up hairdo? Does this emoji resemble your reaction? –
#When you finally catch that one cockroach!
Pick the music in your head – Rocky Balboa, Terminator or Mission Impossible – Ready, Aim, Fire!!! Yes, you deserve a Medal of Honour, Soldier.
#When you (accidentally) cook something awesome
We bet the Master Chef contestants never felt this talented. Come on, flash that perfect smile in front of the cameras.
#What a Creative Block feels like?
Like a concrete block in your head. Believe us, it’s not just for the artists or writers. Creative Blocks happen at work, in college, in submitting assignments or making presentations to the best of us. What do we do? Break them imaginary chains, you amazing people… and let the awesomeness of you out!
#When you’re done with Diwali ki Safai
You started a marathon, you had a vision, you got exhausted, you felt like giving up, but you didn’t leave courage. Oh yes, give yourself a trophy and a pat on the back from our side.
#Putting on the Right Eyeliner
Trust Shailly the artist to know the nuances and intricacies of the perfect shape, stroke, size and thickness of the winged eyeliner. Guys reading this might feel alienated, but let us tell you, the dreamy eyes on the belle take some practice to get perfect.
#End of a Productive Day
Whether you finished writing a novel that will change everyone’s outlook or you finally sorted your wardrobe into – wearable, iron-worthy, and toxic, after a productive day, you deserve applause. Here, take it from us –
Did you enjoy the collection? Do you have your own peculiar moments that you over-imagine? Do share in the comment box below.
About the artist – Shailly Gajjar
Shailly is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who comes from the beautiful Kutch in Gujarat. She is temporarily based in Dubai since her marriage. Shailly is an IT engineer but never really enjoyed coding, while using her sketches and doodles as an escape route. She loved sketching since her childhood. Encouraged by her husband, she chose to follow her passion in designing and illustrations and convert it into a career.
She interned as a Graphic Designer at Ahmedabad and got her first job as a GD. Shailly missed the Graphic Designing programme at NID Ahmedabad by a few ranks, but did not let that hamper her zest for cartooning and graphic designing. Shailly does comics, caricatures, product packaging, logo designing, illustrations, wedding invitations.
Shailly’s own social media pages are filled with her creativity.
Check out her Facebook page at: @shaillyscartoonishworld
And her Instagram at: @shaillygajjar
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