Here is a preliminary view of my India sketches. I visited Kerala for three months, and drew sketches, for the most part, instead of photographing.
Thank you to the Kerala Cultural Association of British Columbia, whose members welcomed me to your social functions long before I believed that I would ever visit Kerala.
Thank you to Jane Patrick at North South Travel for your good advice in selecting comfortable flights from among the many options, and your practical travel tips.
Special thank you to Sreeram at KVK, Sheebu PK, Sudheesh at Athirappilly Waterfall in Vazhachal Forest District, Devasia, Shafeek, Raouf, Aneesh P. Nair, Valsen, Jyothi.
Thank you to the cooks and staff at Hotel Sreelakshmi for preparing and serving such delicious, healthy food.
Thank you to everybody along the way who took the time to talk.
Thank you to the faculty and students at the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram.
Thank you to all the staff at Ayodhya Tower, Modern Cycle, Krishna Cycle, Rampart Homestay, Phoenix Art Supplies, Hill Palace Museum at Thripunithura. You treated me as a guest and as a friend.
Thank you to my friends back home, whom I missed on my trip and whom I so often would have liked to have had with me to share the experiences.
Thank you to Mom, the lifelong traveller, who reassured me that this was a good idea.
Thank you to the late Alice Pick.