Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas Sketch Challenge

Hi all

This card I made for Christmas Sketch Challenge on

Base is Pink Cardstock.(Sorry for poor image quality)
Christmas tree is handmade. This is called relief technique.
Snow shapes are punched.
Pattern paper from local store.
Dotted red satin ribbon from local store.
Sentiment "Merry Christmas" is printed.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A celebration of Masks, Puppets and Picture Showmen Traditions of India

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Yesterday I attended the event "Akhyan - A celebration of Masks, Puppets and Picture Showmen Traditions of India" at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)"

They organize several events to promote and aware people about the art of Masks and Puppets of India. I met several crafters and artists there. Some were making masks and puppets, some were making paintings from natural colors. It was a wonderful experience for us (my friend and I) to know their Culture, to know their Art.

In a big hall they showcased the masks and puppets from several states of India. They also showcased the Phad Paintings (These paintings are created using the rainbow of bright colors and subtle colors. The popular themes of the Phad paintings are of Hindu deities, old legends and the stories of the maharajas of the bygone era. Phad paintings are magnificent and its outlines are drawn in block and filled with colors.)

They have a Book Exhibition also on Masks, Puppets and Picture Showmen Traditions of India.

They also have a Nature Bazaar which includes handmade stuff from different states of India.

Event will continue till 20.11.2010. Timings are 11 a.m. - 8.30 p.m. Any one can attend the event.

Hey My friend and I clicked some pictures there. I want to share with you and here are the pics.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dilli Haat, INA

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Yesterday I went to Dilli Haat, INA, I met several artists there, they all are National Awardees in the field of Art and Craft. Basically they are called Shilp Gurus.

The whole Dilli Haat was decorated to celebrate the spirit of Common Wealth Games, Delhi 2010. Every time when I went there I enjoyed a lot but this time I enjoyed more than my previous visits there. To meet with Shilp Gurus, to know the art and Craft of different states, I realize how wealthy our India in the field of Art and Craft.

Suddenly I came to know a very unique art there which is called "Sea Shell Craft" from Orissa. I was just stunned to see this unique Art. Artists from Orissa used to carved on sea shells and then paint over it. Carving is so minute and detailed. After carving they paint over the carved part. They also make jewelery from sea shells and various other decorative products. I click some pics. of them and also talked to them about this art.

Painting on Sea Shell -

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pottery work

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Today I want to share my Pottery work with you. Working on wheel is so much fun. I like working on pottery wheel. I suggest all my blogger friends try your hand in Pottery. Feel the smell of clay. When clay goes up n down on wheel according to the rhythm of your legs, wow it gives so much calm,cool,inner peace,silence and satisfaction. Everyone should experience this joy.
This Bird I made with clay. The bottom circular part I create it on kick wheel and tail and the upper face part I create it with the hand built technique in Pottery.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

CraftyJC Challenge 3 – Be Inspired

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This month CraftyJC Challenge 3 is Be Inspired

And I made a card inspired by my biggest inspiration "Nature".

I thank Jaya for giving me the biggest opportunity to show my work as a DT member.