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!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Colors!

Have been working on some new paintings, mostly mythologically-themed...some unknown stories/legends from the Great Epic of Ramayana. Although far from complete, I thought of showing you lovely ladies a glimpse. Here it goes:

And just for some more fun..check out this Video from Sita Sings the Blues! Very cute and Funny!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chaos Theory

I am not very good at Math. Never was . Never will be. But somehow the Chaos Theory I can relate to. why? you ask...Well ever since i took to bed last house looked like it was plundered by invaders, hit by a tornado etc etc.Utter Chaos. Now am back on my feet and loving our freshly cleaned cozy home! And thus Order prevails. The world is back to spinning happily on its axis.
So I took up my paint brush, canvas and palette and came up with this:

Acrylics on Stretched Canvas

Done with a butter knife! oh I know..Art Blasphemy...:D but dont yet have an artists knife...till then..a butter knife it is!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lace Lined Dreams!

I have always been a fan of the dainty little lace . Probably because my mum used to stitch dresses for me herself using a lot of lace..maybe those memories have propelled my love for lace. But my love for it was limited to just clothing. Until i saw this

image source here

Such clever use of Lace!!!
It looks so unique, different, elegant and yet fun!! I wouldnt mind this in Pink and white as well! ;)

I am now down with the flu! :( And hence no new projects for some time. Keep watching this space for some new paintings sooooooooooooon! *(fingers crossed)

Till then..Enjoy the winters with Good Health!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hanging Gardens!!

I am totally in love with Pinterest...Its a site which keeps me engaged and absorbed for many a happy hours! While i was going through some DIY decor stuff..I came across this

...And totally fell in love with the ingenuity and beauty of the whole idea! Its sooo innovative and pretty..Though I dont exactly have a green thumb or patience to clean up the floor that this might make ..I totally adore the idea!!

What a delightful start to the week...:D. So what do you think of the idea? would you make something uniquely wonderful like this for your home to add a touch of green?

Do visit the website to which the image is credited...String Gardens. They have even more unique ideas there!
Have a great week my sweets! :)

Image Source: here and here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This is one delayed post on Diwali..But forgive me for my tardiness...been quite busy playing the hostess to friends. While its not been the same as being in India..we had our share of fun nonetheless! Lighting tea-lights instead of oil diyas , explaining to neighbors what Diwali is with my almost non-existent German Language skills was all fun too! Here are some glimpses of our Diwali :

The one thing i missed most was a Rangoli...sadly couldnt make one this time! :(

Hope you guys had as much fun during Diwali as well!!! A belated happy Diwali again to all of you!!