Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Moods!

Hello All ..its Monday again! I had quite a busy week..the no show of posts are an evidence to that.But to make up for it... I am here to brighten your monday with this lovely picture taken at Weinheim!

Dont you just love Autumn! We are enjoying every bit of the colorful interplay that takes place in this season! I am trying to incorporate these colors into our home as well...

Here's a look:

This a closeup of my Table runner...( a lovely saree turned Table runner) !

So hope this brightens up your monday blues!!

Linking this to Patty's Weekly Story !

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I have always followed SHOPO with interest! I love their products and the fact that they are unique and sooo much fun doesnt hurt either! ;) They have a range of products decently priced and in sync with every kind of decor taste!

So my three faves from their HUGE..and i am not kidding here ...Huge range are these:

Teal Brocade Patchwork Cushions from Anek Designs

Patchwork Table Runner again from Anek Designs

Camel Terracotta Lampshade from Poi Doi

Its hard to select only three...but these are my top *(debatable) bt still top 3 faves!

I am also absolutely awed By NVY STUDIO sarees! A Saree from her is definitely on my list ..but a different post on that soon!

This wraps up my post on the Amazing SHOPO!

Linking this post to Patty's Weekly Story 54 and the inspiration Shopo !!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekend Wrap-up!

So i have been missing from the Blogscene for almost a week...what with Diwali just around the corner been busy with all the cleaning, decorating. Planning a menu, decor, etc. has kept me been upto a whole lot painting too...

My newest pride and joy...

Acrylics on stretched Canvas.


More DIY decor to follow..but right now..i am in a tizzy..planning for Diwali!
Have a good weekend !

See you bright and fresh next week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mural Monday

Ok..So this isnt exactly a mural..but it is my first attempt at" Kerala Style" Murals. For more on this style of paintings please click here and a post from the lovely blog "Celebrations Decor" on Kerala murals. It is a very detailed post, do check it out here.

Labelled Krsna, Its acrylics on Canvas.

This piece was supposed to be a gift for a friend, but Hubby loved it so this one goes up on his office wall!

View from another angle.

The painting took me about a week. Working on some more right now... Those will be up here soon enough too..Til then!

Have a good week ahead !

Linking this to Patty's Weekly Story -53!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vacation in Venice-2

And here I am , on a sunny but windy and cold Sunday morning with my wrap-up post of Venice.

When we visited Venice , it was a slightly damp and windy day ! Even as we were touring the different landmarks of the Islands of Venice, much of our views were blocked by the mist and fog, but some how as the day progressed , it lessened and the views became much more clearer. I will shut my yapping for a while and let the photos do the talking!


St. Marks Campanile by night.

St. Marks Square

Venice's famous roadways.

So this wraps up my Venice vacation. Venice has inspired me in a number of ways..A temptress, A Song of beauty and charm, A city of the ancients but a City of modern warmth!
Hope you guys enjoyed the pics as much i enjoyed our vacation .

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Vacation in Venice.

"I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave of her structure's rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O'er the far times, when many a subject land Look'd to the winged Lion's marble pines, Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles."
-Lord Byron, Childe Harold.

Tha quote from Lord Byron says it all! Venice is indeed one of the most beautiful places I have had the opportunity to see. It is a City drenched in colors...Colors of beauty. The richness of the City's architecture will have you drooling over it! So let me warn you beforehand..this is going to be a picture-heavy post.

Can't you just hear the Gondolier's Song mesmerising the entire environment! Look at the burst of colors ...we were spell-bound by the sheer richness of the colors all around us!

A charming road-side cafe...Such lovely cafes dot the Venetian landscape..adding to the colorful swirl of enticement that is Venice!

The Merchants of Venice! selling their lovely wares..Delicate Laces of a variety of hues, Carnival masks of porcelian, stunning water-colors celebrating the beauty of Venice!

Loved the picture of this calm cat enjoying the weather!

Venice is famous for its unique Glasswares (especially the Burano and Murano Islands)...They are showcased all around the City..thus enhancing its elegance....Oh to be back in Venice...Pictures simply dont do enough justice to the beauty of this Old City.

I will leave you to enjoy the allure and charm of this Grand City. One more post on Venice is lined up. Till the next post...Ciao!

Disclaimer: All the images used in this post have been clicked by me. Please donot use without permission/credit. I am willing to share!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


India is a land of Colours and Arts and its impossible not to be inspired by them! Warli was one of my first Styles of dabbling in Art. Its a beautiful Art Style..and over the years my love for it has just grown. The Style comes from The Warlis of Maharashtra. For more information on them and their lovely art , click here.

Some of my Warli paintings, collected over the years!
Most of them are drawn on Handmade paper.

Italic A Wedding Celebration.

The main features of Warli include The Tarpa Dance, The Tree of Life and so on. The basic concept of Warli Art is based in Nature and the human and Mother Nature's interplay as are most of our traditional Indian Arts. Probably thats what increases the beauty of it!

Tarpa Dance.

Ying- Yang Warli.

Most Warli works nowadays are done on paper. But Warli was originally done on Walls of the houses etc. with rice paste as the painting medium.
The following warlis have been done on Walls of my home.

A Warli Wall Mural.

This Warli Mural was at our previous home in Bangalore. Miss painting walls now...since the house we live in now here in Germany is rented! :(

A Warli Feature Wall.

The Warli Feature Wall was done by my sister and me at our parents home in Mumbai. Sis being an amazing Artist that she is, taught me the essentials of Warli! Will showcase her Works soon !

Linking this post to
-the Weekly Story-52 at Colours Dekor!
-Toot your Horn Tuesdays at A Silly Little Sparrow!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Kathaa

I like weekdays. I do. They give me more time to work and conceptualise my projects! :D
Anyways... presenting to you my newest finished project..which no one guessed correctly. Its a quilt..(no)...its a chataai..(no)..Its Super-Chair.. I mean Chair...(got slightly carried away with the " superman " quotes) ;)
So here it is ! my freshly painted..Proudly presented (drum roll).........

Its a "Turkish Tulu Rug" inspired design which i have integrated into wooden furniture!
Hence the post name... Design Kathaa..stories of design in my life!

This was an IVAR chair from IKEA..
Sorry but forgot to take the BEFORE pic! :(
But midway through the designing...I remembered! :D and here is the pic!

So ..what do you think of it?! Do let me know.

Linking this to Patty's Weekly story at Colors Dekor!

And also to Metamorphosis Monday at the Between Naps on the Porch.

And to Tuesdays Treasures at My uncommon Slice of Suburbia!
Have a great week ahead !

Disclaimer: The images in this post are clicked by me. Please donot use without permission/credit. I am willing to share.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sneak-Peek Friday!

Hello all!! Weekend's finally here...yippeee and i have my hands full with a new DIY decor project! Here's a sneak peek of the half finished project!

Can you guess what it is? Come on ..have a go! :)
Leave your guess below and i will have the fullly finished result ready first thing Monday morning!
Cheers Honies! have a Great weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Peek-a-BOO! - Its Festival Time!

Even as Fall and Halloween Decor pops up all around my neighborhood, I am starting on my Diwali Decor! Come and have a look at some of my Diwali and Fall Decor.

A handmade Kundan Tea-light for Diwali.

A terracotta Diya placed in a beautiful metal lotus shaped holder.

A handmade Mehendi Candle with kundan as a diwali gift for our friends and family.

Some more handmade kundan studded Tea-lights acting as subsitute diyas for me..since we dont get terracotta diyas here.

Handmade Halloween Decor! Say hello to Peek the Angry Pumpkin and Boo the pale Ghost as you enter my home!

Some more Fall decor....
Some leaves i picked up on our evening strolls! They act as a quick , easy and pretty fall decor around the corners of the house.Thats just some of my decor for the season. Even as the day light starts dimming..My house keeps glowing with the lights of Diwali! More to come....

Linking this post to Colours Dekor: In The Spotlight event of Spooks and Sparkles!
Check out the blog...wonderful link ups are already there by some talented bloggers!

Also Linking this post to Liven Things up- Itz Festival Time Blog Party ! A wonderful festive theme and a lovely blog.

Disclaimer: All the images on this blogpost are clicked and owned by me. Please donot use without permission/credit. I am willing to share!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

'Fun'tastic Furniture!

Hello lovelies! The week just begins for those of us in Germany ...since it was a loong weekend due to Monday being a national holiday! Went to meet friends in a nearby district and had awesome fun visiting vineyards and enjoying hot Indian -Konkani food! After all the fun over the weekend...I thought why not have a bit of fun on the blog too...So here it is..Hand-painted furniture allllllll over my home...alll done by Moi! :D

This one is a hand-painted Warli Chair...featuring the Warli dance called ' Tarpa'.

This is the side view of the legs of the chair.

Since its usually the two of us at home..hubbie n me..we decided to conserve space by getting a folding dining table with two when we have family n friends over..we extend the table and the following dinner bench serves as chairs. The dining table arrangement will have to wait for a later post!
The top of the bench is painted in the Mewar style. Acrylics on wood.
It depicts an elephant procession .

And last but not in the fav...A side table whose sides I have painted with a Symbolic Sarasvati!

This is the other side of the side table. I calligraphed it with the Sanskrit Shloka of:

"Asato Maa Sadgamaya....

Both hubbie n me wanted a house which imbibed the Indian essence in every nook n corner..What better way than to create a fun and ethnic look which is unique to your home! And me being a self-taught amateur artist for over 4-5 years didnt hurt either!

Also..just to clear things... No am not Schizophrenic.. as my friends claim "Writing on every surface available is a sign of serious mental problems!" :D I just like to paint on every available surface! :P much for now... More painted furniture is on the way..but these things take time.. me being a lazy bone doesnt make things much better too! :D So what did you think of my 'Fun'tastic Furniture... did u have fun looking at them as much i did painting them?! Let me know what you think!

I am linking this post to The Weekly Story-51 over at the beautiful blog Colours Dekor.
The Weekly stories are always so good..with a wide variety of topics always being linked! Thank you Patricia for such an awesome idea..This is my first link up to her blog...And hope to be a part of many more of her wonderful blog events!

Also Linking to:Vintage Wanna Bee's Talent Tuesday!
Another lovely Blog! Do check it out!

Until the next post...Stay creative dearies!

Disclaimer: All the photos on this blogpost are mine and are clicked by me. Please donot use without permission/Credit. I am willing to share!