About

Hello!
I’m Divya…Welcome! I’m an artist, teacher, baker, amateur photographer, blogger in the hope to be many more things.
If you’re reading this you probably know what this blog is all about….a humble effort to share my love for Art, Travel & Food. In the quest to maintain an online diary, I previously had three blogs (for travel, food & art aka The Travel Bug Bit me, 1 part ingredient 9 parts love & Divya’s Art Room) which as you can imagine, proved to be rather cumbersome. Now, they’re all under of the same platform,  www.divyadeepakrao.com

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
– Thomas Merton
I’m an artist by profession and Divya’s Art Room was born in 2010.Teaching art and craft at home & online to people passionate about the same is basically what I do. My artsy, craftsy endeavours will all be here and I’m eager to find out what you think!

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“A party without a cake is just a meeting.”
– Julia Child
My love for food and desserts to be specific, has resulted in Baking as another hobby that I have been pursuing for some time now. I’m an amateaur baker, cake decorator and an avid learner. In this blog, you’ll find my experiments as well as treasured family recipes from my South Indian kitchen that are responsible for a significant portion of my childhood memories. My recipes are all Vegetarian & Egg free(unless otherwise specified). I do hope you try these recipes & enjoy them as much as we do.
I’ve always been a big fan of caking/cake decorating and I think I owe that to my artsy background. Recent classes with Wilton have helped me get so much more organised.

Chocolate Tart with Pecans
(Recipe Courtesy – www.food.com

“Travel makes one modest, You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”
– Gustave Flaubert
My travel journal is a humble effort to share our very precious experiences while exploring new places and learning about them. I have to say, I wasn’t much of a travelling fan for about 25 years of my life. I was more than happy to stay in the comforts of my home. But, marriage & my better half, Deepak, changed me and I can’t thank my husband enough for this Now,I can’t wait to see the world!Every place teaches us something, every place gives us an experience we can’t forget and that’s how this blog was born.

The husband and I are also avid photographers and we try to make beautiful postcards with the help of our Canon DSLR.
(I own all the photographs used in this blog)

CONTACT: divyarao56@gmail.com

97 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi D, and D. Nice to meet you. Beautiful photography! Where have you moved to?
    Thank you so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be strangers – come on over and join the conversation.
    Cheers
    Alison

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  2. Hi Alison & Don…..Your blog is beautiful and I truly enjoy your adventures! Thanks for following our blog and the photography is all done by my husband , Deepak.
    We moved to Canada in the summer and we have loved exploring this place!…But yes…first Canadian winter!
    I’m happy we came across your blog…your photography is phenomenal!…So happy to have come across your blog:) Which part of the world are you from?
    Cheers!
    Divya

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    1. Hi Dan
      You probably don’t miss the winters though:) Our only tryst with Pennsylvania was when we visited Philadelphia in 2010 to see the Flower Show & Poconos once…it was so close to where we stayed (NJ) we should’ve explored more!

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  3. How wonderful to meet you both. Thanks for finding and following me. Your blog looks beautiful and I can’t wait to explore more. We seem to share some major common interests, not the least of which is travel, art and food. i look forward to getting to know you through your space here. Cheers and warmest wishes from Australia.

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  4. Glad that you led me here DD..this is indeed a paradise for hard core veggies like myself. Also the virtual tours to different lovely destinations could well be an icing on the cake(pun intended:)) for travel starved me!!!

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      1. I think you can directly add my in the following sites in wp reader. I dunno after self hosting I didn’t check that. You can subscribe to email or type in directly.. sorry about this

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  5. Divya, you have beautifully summed up the beauty of life. The essence lies in the art of living. The choice we make and things we love in life. Life is wonderful when we explore things that are new and when it is convergence of food, travel and art, it has to lead us to the fascinating facets of life. At end of the day’s work, we all need that joy, and to experience that joy of life that come from my indulgence with our passion. Food is an ingredient to provide the food for thought, travel is all encompassing and keeps us on state of exploration and travel it is said that is the best teacher, who else is a better person to qualify and exemplify that statement, you being a teacher. Food and travel, can takes us so far but it is the taste of art that test the true love for our life.

    I loved the quote from Thomas Merton… “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”, indeed so profound.

    Art is magical manifestation of our imagination in such diverse and different forms, sometime we find ourselves lost in the canvas, color, objects and subjects of art. Art is there everywhere and nature is the best canvas learn the nuances and finer aspects what we can do and what we can expect when we are deep inside the zone of creating art. We needn’t be creator of arts to appreciate and enjoy the profound power that emanates from the beauty of art. I love food and food fro thought keeps me exploring new places and travel becomes the de facto way to get going and get the food to taste and people to meet, and if we have love for art, it comes when we visit interesting places and meet inspiring people…your’s is lovely meeting of three passionate areas of life and love of good things in life.

    Your’s is a lovely blog Divya and enjoying the stay with such beautiful topics you have dealt and taking away such food for thoughts for my consumption.
    😀

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    1. Thank you so much for the very kind words Mr. Pradhan:) I’m truly humbled & extremely grateful!
      Thank you for reading and I’m glad you’re enjoying the topics I write about…
      As a new blogger, it makes me so happy that somebody lending their precious time to read my efforts…Thanks once again! Great to connect here!

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      1. My pleasure and it is lovely to have discovered your wonderful blog and you have such a wonderful concoction food, travel and art in such fascinating presentation…
        Looking forward…
        😀

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  6. I haven´t read through your posts yet, but already know that I´m going to be fascinated by your blog just from reading your “about”, Divya!!! 🙂 Art, Travel and Food are also my absolute passions and I´m very glad that you´ve stumbled over my little blog so I was able to discover yours!!! 🙂 Sarah

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      1. Hi Divya! You´re most welcome and I always mean what I say or write 🙂 Your blog speaks of a wonderful person interested in the beautiful things our world has to offer and who writes about it perfectly. 🙂 xxx

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  7. Oh my goodness! Your new picture is amazing! I knew you were as beautiful on the outside as you are on the in but truly now that i have looked at your profile and see you are simply stunning! Its really no surprise your beauty shines from your soul! XO!!

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