After thinking a lot I decided to do Warli Painting. I started with the rough draft of the painting and thought I can complete it in a day or two. But I took almost 5 days to complete this painting. Of course during my spare time. Medium used is canvas, spray paint & Acrylic paint.




Well I am not going to talk about the Raksha Bandhan, we all know its a festival of bond of protection celebrated  between brother and sister. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her.

This year I wanted to do something different for my younger brother, who is the crazy, irritating but my sweetest brother.  Brother is a friend given by nature which I realized after marriage. I can share all my problems with him. So this year I decided to make Rakhi for my brother. I also purchased rakhi from the market and gave him option to choose, which I normally do every year. I normally give a option of 2-3 rakhis for my brother to choose. Undoubtedly, this year my brother went for the rakhi made by me. He really loved and told everyone in the office that the rakhi he is wearing is made by  me. 
Dimpy I am really proud of you and you are the best brother on this earth.

Happy Raksha Bandhan!!!






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I am seriously planning to keep up to my promise of blogging regularly. 

Glass paintings are popular artifacts. It involves the use of vibrant synthetic colors on glass as a base. The overall appeal of glass and semi-transparent paints together provide an ethereal look. Glass painting is a drawing painted on the inside surface of transparent glass, executed with oil and hard resin or with watercolor and gum on glass sheets. The effect is one of stunning clarity and rich color ideally serving as a connoisseur's delight.

I have made these paintings few years back and these are hung in my corridor.



Its been ages that I have posted anything. There is lot to talk about. I have attended a Indiblogger meet at Trident.  The meet was organized by Stayfree, UNICEF and Indiblogger. The meet was for the women bloggers only. The meet  was about Women for change.This was my first blogger meet.  The meet was very interesting and insightful. 

Coming back I have decided to be regular on my blog. I do have lots of creative work to talk about but somehow not able to find time to write and post. I have made this paining 2-3 years back. I have made this on canvas using oil paint.




Hope your weekend will be a very special and fun filled one.
Have a great weekend ahead and stay creative friends!!!

Recently I found some twine or known as Sutli in Hindi  in my house. I just started thinking what to do with it.  So I came up with something intereesing...
I happened to have a empty bottle of a energy drink  on hand, so I used that. I used fevicol around the base  of the bottle and laid the string around it and kept circling up. Its recommend to start circling from the bottom of the jar / bottle. I used glue about every ½ inch turn around the bottle. Just keep winding the bottle around and around with glue  every often.
After putting the string I have decorated the bottle using metallic colors... 




Have added some sequins....





Here I have done quilling on the string wrapped Vase



This project took a lot more time than I expected, but I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too.

After visiting Ankor Temple as described in my earlier post India out of India, we planned to visit Bayon Temple which is also one of the famous and impotant temple Angkor Archaeological Park

To reach Bayon Temple, we crossed a magnificent bridge over a large moat leading to the  South Gate. Both sides of the bridge are lined with amazing statues.





The Bayon temple was built by King Jayavarman VII in late 12th Century. There are 54
standing towers, sporting 4 carved faces making 216 huge stone faces of Buddha.



 

The Bayon temple was build by King Jayavarman VII in late 12th Centuary. There are 54 standing towers, sporting 4 carved faces making 216 huge stone faces of Buddha.





The Garuda 

Shiv ling

Unlike Ankor Wat, which impresses with the grand scale of its architecture and open spaces, the Bayon "gives the impression of being compressed within a frame which is too tight for it.


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Life is not always Roses & Petals,
And not always Cactus & thorns,
Life is Beautiful, let’s enjoy it.
Happy Sunday!!!









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The Kala Ghoda Art Festival is an annual street festival celebrating visual arts, street, dance, food, music, theatre, cinema, literature, lectures, seminars and workshops, heritage walks, film, theatre, craft bazzar, special events for children for a duration of usually nine days held in late January or early February, in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai.  Kala Ghoda has something for everyone.
The Festival has grown in stature and popularity since its beginning in 1999, attracting visitors and participants from other parts of the country, and the world.  Its popularity has been soaring amongst art lovers. The best part of the Kala Ghoda Festival is it carries a social message .This is a festival attended by people of all ages, different economic and social background, all with smiles on their faces. The Kala Ghoda festival is also a medium for the revival of arts across Mumbai.  The entire area is decorated into a pedestrian plaza.
This is very different and very much artistic festival.  The entire atmosphere is artistic with different types of installations. The NGO’s participating with so much of enthusiasm.  Kala Ghoda is a crowd-puller for creative talent. People with Creative bent of mind from all round the country participate and showcase their talent.
One of the most interesting aspects of Kala Ghoda is the installation art. The visual art installations at the festival , spread across the length of Kala Ghoda maidan, presented a pleasant walk through some very colorful displays of public art. Created under the central theme of “Let There Be Light” this year, all the installations dwelt on social and cultural issues relevant to contemporary Indian society – health eco-consciousness, political corruption, materialism and so on. 
Apart from the black horse created from scrap metal, tyres and plastic as an ode to Kala Ghoda, the rest depict the shades of reality. Some of installation art at the festival were
Noise Pollution
 Living in a city like Mumbai, you can barely escape the constant noise. Peace and Silent Noise explains the increasing noise pollution where you can see a carving of an ear trying to block the noise generated as another one sits in a mediating position.






Smoking Is Injurious To Health

Smoking is injurious to health, aims at spreading the consequences of constant smoking. The thought provoking installation has bones covered with blood surrounding a bunch of cigarette buts.







Big Catch
 Big Catch was a symbolic gesture of the fact of how garbage is being dumped into the sea leading to the extinction of many species of fishes. The installation has nets in the shape of fishes dumped with the junk thrown in the water.







Apart from these, the other installations that draw your attention is A CRY To Nourish by the NGO CRY where more than 500 spoons form a large chime. If the installation does not catch your attention, the sound of the spoons created by the breeze surely will. Beautifully done, it is an interactive installation which tries to spread the message of the condition of under nourishment in the country and how we can fight it by just contributing a little.




Some of the glimpses of Kala Ghoda Festival.






























 
 
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