Wednesday, February 29, 2012

B is for Blue

What a lovely color! that's what came to my mind when I saw this place mat in a local shop. It was the single piece but that didn't stop me. I had  already planned in my mind what  its going to turn into. Initially, I thought I would do some applique work on it, later I thought some felt flower would be nice. After much brain storming, I settled for a quick embroidery and sew on some fancy leaves that my mother send me couple of years back. I am sure she will be happy to see that I have used it finally. Now this little fancy thing sits on my coffee table.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Warli Painting

Folk art has a unique way of depicting life. Its earthiness and simplicity has charm of its own and this is the reason why I admire Warli paintings. So let’s explore the world of Warlis. Warli painting is a folk art made by the Warli tribe based in Thane district of Maharastra ,India. The word "Warli" comes from "Warla " which means a piece of land or a field . Warli tribe have their own belief system, lifestyle and customs which have nothing in common with Hinduism. They speak an unwritten dialect mingling Sanskrit, Marathi and Gujarati words. Warli paintings are very primitive in nature depicting everyday life. These paintings are simply painted on mud, charcoal and cow dung treated surfaces with rice paste for the colour white. Geometrical shapes like circle, triangle and square are used to form human and animal figures. Simple in nature warli paintings unfolds the scenes of the tribal life along with trees, animals and birds in a very cohesive way. Now a days,Warli paintings can be seen on paper, vases, mugs, bedsheets, apparel too. No doubt, Warli painting has long way to go. I got so much inspired by the warli paintings that I painted a canvas bag with warli motives. Well I am pretty happy with the result.... not bad for the first timer ....what do
you think?


sketch on paper

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gond Painting

Bright colours and amazing patterns of dots and lines of Gond has tremendous appeal. Their bright array of colors and unique sense of depicting natural world influence me the most. Gond Painting of Madhya Pradesh is a folk art and like all other folk art forms, subject matter of these paintings are nature and life around.You can learn more about it here and here 

Couple of days back I made my first gond inspired work. I need little more research and practice on their design and pattern works, so I can try it on a canvas. For now, I am happy with these little pieces that I made.

I painted on these cardboard boxes ...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's all I have to bring today

It's all I have to bring today
by Emily Dickinson

It's all I have to bring today
This, and my heart beside
This, and my heart, and all the fields
And all the meadows wide
Be sure you count – should I forget
Some one the sum could tell
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

I read this poem this morning, so I am sharing it with you along with pictures that are made out of love.
love what you do and do what you love.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

blooms in my rooms

Hi dear friends....hope your week is going on well. Mine is moving in a right direction too. Last week, I finished all my paper streamers(now i can buy more :) ) making these bloom sticks. Now these sticks are adorning my bedroom's side table. Dear miss sunshine gathered some sticks from outside. We gathered the paper streamers and floral tape. Twisting, rounding and turning , that's all we did and later attached them to the sticks. It was fun to do it with children. They get more excited than me to see the end results. I hope to pass on my creative side to them.

Have a great day!