Sunday, June 09, 2019

Stringing the Marigolds

My latest artwork, Stringing the Marigolds. Pastel ©2019 Melissa Enderle

All around me, the Kolkata flower market where I am working is abuzz with energy. With both the festivals of Diwali and Kali Puja happening at the same time, there is an insatiable demand for strung marigolds. They’re being sold as fast as I can string them! I’m happy for the extra business but look forward to when I can go home and leave this noisy madhouse. After our evening meal, my family and I will set out to partake in the celebrations. That means more noise, but of the fun variety!