The Caricaturist’s New Year Resolutions for 2021 – and the sharing caring mouse.

… to keep or not to keep them is the Question!

But hey, I read somewhere that only about 8% of those who make New Year Resolutions keep them, while almost 50% of world makes them.

So… to flow with the current, to be fashionable, to go along, to be a spoke in the wheel, and to blend in, I can belong to either camp, but then if I did end up keeping them, I’d be a black sheep, an oddball, a misfit, a crackpot!

So, I’ve decided to do it 50-50…because I really want to fit in. I’ve been a shoe that doesn’t fit, a quirky fun-poking trouble-making caricaturist for what…around 12 years now? Now I want to become the snug and comfy grandma’s slippers.

I seriously want to go for a makeover – like some girls I know would, when they get married. The infinite string of boyfriends, the home-breaker routines they pulled on other women, the marijuana puffs, the cigarette-butts, will all be dumped in a memory-closet, as each morning they would cover their heads and touch the feet of their elders to seek their blessings.

Oh wow!

An entirely new life…is what I’ll be looking at with my new year resolutions!

So, here’s your crazy caricaturist going for her crazy makeover.

In the year 2021,

  1. I’ll stop doing caricatures instead I’ll paint sad-looking, pining-for-their-partner women, sitting under a dusty, orphan little shrub growing on the side of our city roads.
  2. I’ll always have a sweet but sad smile pasted on my face; I’ll stop looking people in the eye, and play with my hair while talking to men – so that I appear mysterious and confuse the hell out of them.
  3. I’ll talk with an affected lilt and I’ll twirl and swirl (which I obvious can’t do in a pair of jeans – so I’ll find a broomstick skirt with sufficient flare to twirl.)

You don’t like it, do you?

But hey, I was only making resolutions. Remember, to disappear in the crowd, I must not keep them!

Ouch!

Here’s your caricaturist, doing the right thing. Making caricatures and cartoons – and professing that sharing is caring.

If you have a mouse in your house, dear reader, it is your responsibility to provide the little mite free boarding and lodging…preferably someone on your person. Be as Ron Weasley is to Scabbers. (This, however, isn’t Ron Weasley.)

Happy New Year - 2021 - Card by Shafali - Sharing is Caring

Happy New Year – 2021 – Card by Shafali – Sharing is Caring

 

Have a Beautiful and Safe New Year!

A Cute Little Monster becomes a Pen and Ink drawing

The crazy caricaturist went AWOL again.

She was finally found this morning, sitting in a corner, drawing a cute little monster with her Micron 005 pen. Why? Because she was inspired by a monster-drawing artist on Reddit.

Yes, she’s trying to tell you that she’s checking out Reddit. Her handle is: u/spinningtopSRA

Anyway, here’s the ultra-cute monster. Isn’t he lovable?

Cute Monster – A Pen and Ink Drawing (6″x8″)

That’s all for today.

 

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year :)

Hi friends from all around the world,

This post is to simply wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 🙂

At the beginning of 2020, I thought that life was dark enough…and then it became the darkest. The pandemic and the lockdowns just added another coat of black to the inky deep darkness that had welled inside my heart… but I’ve got my fingers crossed for this new year.

This prayer goes out to all those who have been hit by life…in five days, another year begins. I’m going to make my new year resolutions this year – and I’ll post them here 🙂

More later…but still quite soon 🙂

Take care,

Lots of love from your caricaturist.

World News & My Views – An Alien Texan gets Vaccinated!

No…the alien Texan didn’t get vaccinated. In fact, the new Texan isn’t an alien, even though he sometimes looks like one – but hey, aliens do exist and if they ended up in the US, specifically in Texas – there might be some Texan aliens…and they would need to be vaccinated too.

Here are the three top news items that caught the caricaturist’s attention today.

  1. That Aliens exist and Trump knows about them!
  2. That Elon Musk has moved to Texas!
  3. That Pfizer has begun administering the covid vaccine in the UK.

I’m sure Trump knows about the aliens. In fact, aliens too know about Trump or why would they abduct me and have me create Donald Trump‘s caricature? In fact, George Clooney too knows about aliens, as this caricature will prove.

Caricature/Cartoon of George Clooney with two aliens discussing his hairstyle!

Is the Alien Right?

And Tom Cruise too knows about aliens…even though this particular ceremony was kept a secret. I know this is terrible – but if I remember right, it was my first color-caricature, so cut me some slack.

Caricature, Cartoon, color drawing of Tom Cruise and his fourth wife, as Katie Holmes files for divorce due to Tom's insistence of Suri joining the Scientology Church

Tom Cruise finds his Soulmate

About Elon Musk‘s move to Texas, I’m surprised that it didn’t happen before. Whatever little I know of Texans, and whatever littler I know of Musk, tells me that Texas should be his soul-state…if there’s anything like a soul-state. I read somewhere that it’s cheaper to live in Texas and that’s the reason why Musk has moved there – but I think not. He isn’t this guy here – who’d need to scrimp…

Happy Hobo - Caricature, Cartoon, Artwork, Drawing, Poster on Happiness and Spirituality.

Happiness is a State of Mind – Happy Hobo – 7.5 inches by 11 inches. All Rights Reserved, including the Creation of Derivative Works. Contact Artist for Licensing the Artwork.

And that the first shot of Pfizer’s covid vaccine was given to a ninety year old lady in the UK…makes me feel happy. You see, this is how I’ve looked for a while…and it’s really time that I stepped out.

Feeling blessed - a pen and ink drawing - shafali's art. Artists and Commissions.

Feeling frazzled and a bit dazzled!

What’s your take on the news?

A Personal Note…and The Radio Family.

Dear friends and followers of this blog’o’mine,

I find it odd that when too much happens in life, too little gets written about it. It’s also odd that when you are being your strongest, you appear to be weak and damaged.

But then, on the blog of this caricaturist, oddities abound. What is it that she hasn’t yet pushed and pulled and distorted out of shape? You, me, actors, politicians, singers, animals, even words…

But not recently.

Recently, it’s been she who was tossed about and who got all dented out of shape.

Oddly, for no reason at all, I am reminded of this cover-artwork I did some years ago.

I remember doing this cover-art for The American Spectator magazine. The requirement was complex in its simplicity – the Radio family of the 1930s/40s.

Think of it for a moment…

The toys, the clothes, the hairdo of the lady, the radio, the wallpaper….

It was fun…mostly because of my client – who gave me as much rope as he could.

But what reminded me of this cover-art was the radio.

Remember the Radio? What a wonderful thing it was. I still remember how my mom would put it one every morning while she worked in the kitchen.

Those were the days.

Sigh!

Cover Art for the American Spectator Magazine - July August 2013 Issue - The Radio family of 1940s - Shafali

Magazine Cover for the June-July 2013 issue of The American Spectator Magazine

That’s all for now 🙂

Lefties…you are always Right!

Now that title tells a lot about you and me…both.

  • It tells you that there’s a good chance of my being a lefty with an attitude.
    And
  • if it caught your attention, it means that you either are a lefty or have a strong lefty-bias.

We lefties, I believe, were left in a lurch by the right-swaying, right-loving, righty-world – and, possibly to spite us, they built everything in the world for the righties…

But hey, lefties!

Don’t let them pull us down. They do it because they’d give their right hand to be lefties, because you see, lefties are different. They don’t need to get tattoos or get pierced or even get a Lady Gaga hairdo to appear different. All they have to do is be themselves.

caricature cartoon of a human with piercings, tattoos, dermal implants, birds, mice, bees, and butterflies!

I am Unique…I’m different…I’m…

 

Cartoon Caricature Portrait Drawing of Lady Gaga with her weird hairstyle

Hermaphrodite or Robotaphrohermit?!

So you know now, don’t you, my dear lefty. You are blessed. Let the cynics go to devil.