Hello, I'm Shub!

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Thank you for stopping by :)

 

I'm an illustrator, visual artist, writer, and parent to a little human girl and a fine little black cat called Cuddles. I love to draw, cook, eat and dream about food. Sometimes all at the same time.

 

Seven years ago, as a Mom to an infant, holding a full-time corporate job, I did this thing called the 100-day project with a friend. The idea was to draw for 100 days consecutively. I took to writing little notes about my days beside the drawings, and slowly, it became a habit. This is where my journey toward becoming an illustrator began. My visual journals across the years trace my growth as an artist and as a person.

 

My big ambition in life is to get more and more people around the world (especially the ones who 'think' they can't draw!) drawing and journalling, and really be present in more moments in their lives. Life is fleeting, and the joy in taking time to appreciate and record the mundane is underrated! Yes, I truly believe that art is a fantastic way towards mindfulness. With this idea in mind, I began Slowing Down Circle in 2022, a space for people to come together online and journal together.

In 2021, when India was hit by the second wave of the pandemic, these Slowing Down Circle sessions began as a way to raise funds for relief, and this has taken a life of its own. I'm happy to host sessions for corporates as part of employee engagement activities. If you're looking for something fun, relaxing, and meaningful, do get in touch. I hosted sessions with companies like Unilever, Lagom Works, Google, Atlassian, and the feedback has always been great.

In 2018, while trying to educate myself on living a low-waste life, I worked on a personal project, which turned into a couple of illustrated books, which I call my Let’s Talk Trash Project. These then led to a couple of more books published by Hachette India that I wrote along with my friend Srini Swaminathan. (The Everyday Eco-warrior and (Im)Perfectly Zero-Waste)I’ve been quite amazed at how well-received the books have been and to hear people write in and say they love the books for their simplicity and ease of understanding - kids and adults alike! 

The Hungry Palette and I, much like life, are works in progress.