Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mythical Colors.

Sorry for being MIA for sooo long...but a Loooong India Trip certainly kept me on my toes! After a refreshing and relaxing holiday in the homeland am back on German grounds and back to blogging!
The latest on my " painting" front is this lovely mural i made as a gift to my In-Laws. Have a look .

"Ramachandra Rajyabhishekh"
Acrylics on Canvas

So what do you think ? Let me know below..

As of now am back to reading (my first love)...Books on the book shelf right now include a couple of P.G Wodehouses and The Pregnant King by Devdutt Patnaik. I would recommend The Pregnant King to all you book lovers out there. Well , my Deutsch books seem to be calling me for another round of wrestling with the words. Till then ...

P.S: The picture in this blogpost is mine . Please donot copy without permission. I am willing to share.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Am back! :D

Sorry for being away for soooo long!!! Loads of things kept me busy...health -wise! Now am back with my first post of the year!! I hope to be more disciplined when it comes to posting on this blog!

My newest piece of work with an impasto-effect!
Acrylics on stretched Canvas.

Its the first time that i have used Metallic paints (Acrylic) though it isnt visible in the pic! :'(

Also the centre contains texture material which i have worked into a spiral..my first ever attempt at Impasto!!!

Thats all for now...Till then Wish you all a very happy new year!! (late but with alll my heart) :D

Right now working on my biggest painting ever ...coming up soon! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Crafts!

With 2 days of snowfall , we have now been ensured of a white snowey christmas! yayyy...And while our village is being turned into a winter fairyland :D I for one have been browsing through all the crafty blogs for lovely handmade christmas decor and I fell in love with each and everyone of them! So my top favourite blogs for christmas DIY crafts are:

1) Pink and Green Mama.

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These pine cone elves are the cutest christmas decor i have seen! And on this blog you will find loads of other lovely and easy crafts as well! Simple pure DIY <3


Pretty, Practical and Easy! Ok now where are those bulbs of mine...*searching*!

3) Sweet Tidings

This somehow soothes me! Amazingly lovely and easy as well! understated yet very chic! I want!

These are just some of the crafts i want to try out or have been trying out ..Sadly my laptop seems to have been hit by the holiday bug as well..doesnt want to recognize my camera at all! :x So while i force / pray/ swear / cry / threaten my laptop into working normally ... feast your eyes on these lovely blogs and have fun!

Disclaimer : All the pictures/images on this post have been accredited to their respective sources to the best of my knowledge. I donot own any of these images . In case of any discrepancies in accreditation please bring it to my knowledge. :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

St.Nikolaus Feast Day!

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It was Saint Nikolaus Feast Day yesterday ...And somebody (probably our Secret Santa) ;) had left a nice bounty of chocolates on our doorstep! That felt amazingly good and warm as well!

Leaving you with this beautiful and easy DIY christmas decor

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Do check out the tutorial here at PaperVine. :)

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Oceanic Love!

Its probably the cold and chill thats speaking, but I am craving for some sun , sand and heat! While a visit to India is 2 months away, I am satisfying myself with some Ocean fun! Since Pinning is now my favorite pass time, I came across this lovely Swedish blog Lilla-a-design and this cute DIY for kids.

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This is such an easy peasy and cute idea!

Since I was spending so much time in the ocean *(well..virtually..sigh!:( ), I also painted this:

Acrylics on Canvas

The turtle turned out ok...but I am not very happy with the background...Well will probably paint over the background..soon enough! :D

Well..back to more Virtual " Surfing "!

Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY Paper weights!

On our last visit to Mummelsee ( a beautiful glacier-age lake in Germany) , I picked up some smooth rounded stones. Since then , they have been dropped on toes, been stepped on, landed on hubby dear's laptop and finally when he threatened to throw them away or at me, I decided to do something useful with them! :D So I thought of making them into lovely paperweights. So with a paintbrush, cans of paints and a varnish...I made these!

Both the Autumn and Winter landscapes on the stones were inspired by our trips around Germany. They make for pretty good souveniers! :D Next time will try something more Indian!

Then I grouped them together on a window sill with this handmade Twine wrapped Jam jar! :D

I was pretty late on the twine DIY wagon...but i finally made some pretty twine wrapped jars for myself! Those are going to be my Christmas decor!

Linking this to Patty's Colours Dekor Weekly Story -59!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Old Legends , New Colors

I have always been fascinated by our Indian legends.Over the years , I have collected a huge treasure of these books..One such legend is from the Ramayana . The Kishkinda Kanda is a beautiful chapter of this great epic. In it you will find a veritable treasure trove of stories...One such is seen in the Sarga 58 when Sampati narrates his story on hearing of his brother Jatayu's death.

Acrylics on stretched Canvas.

Close up of the border

This painting of mine depicts this very story..of Sampati and Jatayu's younger days.
Both brothers in their younger days used to compete with each other showing their flight prowess. However, one day Jatayu's excitement gets the better of him and he ends up very near to the scorching heat of the Sun. Sampati with all his brotherliness , shields the young Jatayu , thus losing his wings and falling on Mt.Vindhya in the process. Sampati is never able to fly again in his lifetime.
This story of love and sacrifice is what I have tried to bring out in this painting!

Linking this to Patty's Weekly Story-Wk 58!