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Artist’s Motivation; Miles to go before I sleep

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

These golden lines from Robert Frost bring back the wondered thought- what keeps an artist going?

It sure must be something really burning which keeps the urge inside an artist alive. To keep his pen rolling, his paints flowing, his camera clicking, his legs tapping and his heart jumping, all the way.

Indecisive of what the reasons would be, I just thought of putting down a few points which keep me, as an artist, going …

  1. Take it out on a paper
    It’s when I have a lot of things to surrender to, lot of things to face to, in daily life, at home, at work, in relationships or I am just grumbled of the general behavior of a common human tendency and I desperately need to take it out somewhere, writing or painting become the best medium. I just write it down or paint it out and the relieve exchanged is worth that effort!
  2. The mighty incentives
    Two words of a serious thought on my creative work brings in voluptuous changes. With the prowess of the web today, exposing talent is easy, quick and vast! Even the comments that I receive on a four line poetry of mine, is capable enough to take me 10 miles further.
  3. The critical “high”
    Believe it or not, one thoughtful remark coming from n expert in the industry can teach an artist lesson for his entire life. We don’t actually realize its importance since these experts are not really in our reach. Even one thoughtful remark from a friend can boost an artist so much. If even once, by any chance, one becomes lucky enough to recite his poem to a well famed poet or show his photograph to the most eminent photographer in the industry, it takes you another one million miles in a flash.
  4. The urge of getting better
    It is said “Practice makes man perfect”. Similarly, any art comes through two channels- Inborn talent and sheer experience. Artists tend to learn through hit and trial method. It’s their own work which motivates them to improve further! When I compare my two years old poetry with the present one, the difference is crystal clear. The journey of evolution in me and my writing comes alive in those papers. It’s that promise to myself to keep getting better just gives me a push every time!

As an artist, I keep doing my art for myself but somewhere I realize that what I did, isn’t enough and that I have to keep going , because, there are miles to go before I sleep…!!

Know What Tumbhi Can Give You!

“Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” Bob Marley

When Bob said this, it was clearly not for an average man who comes to work, does his routine and sleeps off to complete the cycle. It was more about the man who despite of his routine , takes out time for himself, the one who discovers himself as an artist, nurtures his talent and grows without any full stops in view.

Tumbhi, as per definition, means an online platform that seeks to transform the lives of artists, art lovers and art seekers. You are an artist if you have created some artworks in the credit of your name, out of pure imagination of your own.

If you walk in Tumbhi world as an artist, there are a lot of things that are offered to you! Some of the pointers are as under:

  • You are an instant ‘Star’: All of us know fame doesn’t walk in the window so easily but there is always a beginning to everything. Tumbhi artists who get recognized either by getting shortlisted in some of the Tumbhi’s Contests or winning those are interviewed. These interviews are opened up for reading on our blog as well as other social media platforms. Through this, the world gets to know both the personal side of the artist along with the Artistic part.
  • Featuring on Facebook: Facebook is a big deal these days. The entire world around us is there on Facebook as well and making up to something on Facebook is not a meager issue. Tumbhi has a proactive Facebook page with a huge fan base of more than 90,000 fans. Any artist who captures the attention of the Tumbhi team with his outstanding work of art (be it a photograph, poetry, story or even modeling portfolio) gets featured right there in front of thousands on Tumbhi’s Facebook page. Same goes with Tumbhi’s Twitter and blogging platform as well.
  • Expert Comments: This is something which you don’t easily get everywhere! An artist always craves for the right eye for his/her artwork and if that eye is of an expert of that field, there is nothing better than that. Tumbhi has on its board an eminent panel of advisors, who are handpicked by their respective industry itself for the kind of work they have to show to the world. These include people like Anurag Kashyap (Film Director), Irshad Kamil (Lyricist), Javed Siddiqui (Screen Writer), Sunjoy Monga (Photographer) and so on. An artist coming to Tumbhi gets an opportunity to expose his talent to such maestros and receive expert comments from them.

So the first step to discover yourself as an artist will always be your initiative but Tumbhi can take definitely take up from the following steps.

Give yourself a chance to get Explored by the world! Login to www.tumbhi.com.

Five Chosen Digital SLRs for Photographers

Have you been getting quite a few “Likes” on your Facebook profile for the incredible pictures you’ve clicked with your digital camera? Then now is the time probably you want to upgrade from a regular DigiCam to a DSLR camera!

What is a DSLR camera?

A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera is simply a more complex digital camera, than the little one you probably have right now. It’s a more versatile camera which helps you take more professional-looking photos. Here are 5 DSLRs for photographers which you could consider:

#1. Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D)

Basic and beginner are the two words that leap to mind to describe the Rebel T3 1100D. It’s a 12.2 megapixels camera with dust control and live view LCD. Canon has compromised on the feature set of this camera so as to not burn a hole in your pocket! Despite being among the low-price range of cameras, this one can still out-perform many compact digital cameras. It even includes an HD movie mode, making it usable for both; stills and videos.


Resolution 12.2MP
Sensor APS-C CMOS Sensor
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
Screen 2.7″ Clear View LCD
Sensitivity 100-6400 ISO
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
Live view Yes

#2. Nikon D3100

This one is another camera preferred by photographers. It has a 14.2 megapixels sensor, a live view 3 inch LCD screen and the ability to capture Full High Definition 1080p movies. It includes Nikon’s Guide Mode which is designed to introduce beginning photographers to DSLR controls and functionalities.


Resolution 14.2 megapixels
Sensor CMOS (DX format)
Lens Nikon F mount (with AF contacts
Screen 3 inches TFT LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor EXPEED 2 image processor
Sensitivity 100 – 12800 ISO
Live view Yes

#3. Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
This light and compact camera has a basic range of features and the operation is simple and straightforward. Apart from being reasonably priced, it is also appealing equipment which includes a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, a relatively fast autofocus, built-in wireless flash and a helpful SteadyShot indicator.


Resolution 10.2 megapixels
Sensor APS-C CCD
Lens Sony/Minolta Alpha mount
Screen 2.7 inches
Storage SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Processor Bionz processor
Sensitivity 100 – 3200 ISO
Live view No

#4. Pentax K-x

The Pentax K-x is an eye catching camera with a rainbow of body color options! It has a decent 12.4 megapixels CMOS sensor. Along with its abilities to automatically choose the right capture mode for any given scene, it also features an orientation sensor. Some unique functionalities of the Pentax K-x include HDR in-camera processing and a fast continuous shooting speed of 4.7 frames per second.


Resolution 12.4 megapixels
Sensor CMOS
Lens Pentax KAF2 mount
Screen 2.7 inches LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Sensitivity 200 – 6400 ISO
Live view Yes

#5. Canon 550 D
Canon 550D is quite a favorite with the photographers! It’s small, lightweight and easy to use. It is capable of delivering high-quality images, at an exceptional resolution of 18 megapixels. It has a responsive autofocus and 3 inches, high-clarity LCD screen and allows HD video shooting.


Resolution 18 megapixels
Sensor CMOS sensor
Lens Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
Screen 3 inches LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor DIGIC 4
Sensitivity 100 – 6400 ISO
Live view Yes

There are a myriad of cameras in the market each more attractive than the other. The best way is to handle each and see what fits your hand better, what controls are easier for you use and understand.

Happy selecting!