My name is Ipsa Das. I am a 28-year-old Indian, born and raised in Bhubaneswar, in the eastern coastal state of Odisha.
Just recently, I quit my job to pursue travel and art full time.
WELCOME TO MY BLOG!
Here, I doodle, I paint, I travel and I write. A self taught force of nature.
As a kid, I was always the one who’d help my friends finishing their art assignments (because subjects like Maths took the life out of me). I’d religiously make greeting cards for everyone I knew. I knew I loved everything about silently putting my heart into an empty canvas. I loved it then, I love it still.
Fast forward. I did my engineering and worked as a Test Analyst at Infosys, Mysore. Honestly, as much as I loved the city, the workspace and everything about it, I pretty much sucked at my job. That’s when I started travelling, a weekend warrior style. Turns out, I was in love once again, the similar kind.
2018. I decided to take a sabbatical for 1 year. I carried my rucksack and travelling intensively. Soon after, I quit my job.
Today, I am a full time freelancer, a certified digital illustrator. I’ve collaborated with individuals and brands ever since and it has been one helluva ride. I create logos, ads, banners, wedding invites, personalized artwork for clients. Further, I write blogs and create visual content for websites.
This space is all about my bumpy, sometimes nerve-wracking but definitely kick ass stories I gather from my experiences.
They may involve rants, beliefs, convictions, all perceived through rose-tinted glasses.
I love to plan things but I can be outrageously impulsive sometimes. I crave for fish curry and rice when hungry. I take fitness seriously (You just have to trust me on this). I cry too easily. Love and hate come to me in extreme degrees (which is scary sometimes..duh!). I’m head over heels with anything that’s unapologetically real. Simplicity blended with manners and humor turns me on. I’m a devotee of R. D. Burman, Kishore Kumar and A.R. Rahman when it comes to music. And oh! Bollywood has my heart. I see no margins while learning from any human I meet. And if it’s not obvious yet, I fall in love easy.
Painting + Travelling have always proven to be my knight in shining armor. And it’s only a few years old revelation that I could do both for a living. How could I let it go? It makes me happy, makes me realize how amazing this world is despite of it’s muddles. It has made me a better person, definitely a stronger one too. I’ve learned to trust people, situations and myself.
I may not have mastered the art of writing, but I promise you stories written with honesty. I promise you words knitted with love, colours painted with soul.
I hope you find your joy here.
See you around.