Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Since dollops of acrylic paint didn't hide the markings effectively, I finished it off by sticking paper bits to the sun.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Here’s a peek into what I have been up to in the last month. Glass has caught my fancy currently so I am painting bottles and trying out new styles and combinations. I have mostly worked with water-based ceramic and glass paints, and a couple of glitter outliners.
I plan to use these bottle-vases in my new home when we move there next year. How’s this for a tiny flower vase? It used to be a nail paint remover bottle.
I created a Ganesha glass painting using a similar technique but I’m not going to show you that now. Let’s wait till we get that one framed….
The second bottle-vase I plan to use for dry floral decorations; this was an antiseptic solution bottle before it landed in my hands.
I really love the way it came out, especially how I can see the objects on the other side through the glass.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Anyway, here’s a picture of Hardy from the front.
And here’s a close-up of its rear end.
Do let me know how you like Hardy’s new look. And for the record, the blue and green finger-painting on its body was done by my 3 year old daughter and 5 year old son. :)
I also thought I’d give you a peek into similar projects I did in the past, and which have been hanging around the house. Here’s a mask I still love looking at.
And the sun that shines on one of our walls.
Hope to be back soon with more updates on my creative projects.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Don’t I sound like a little kid full of glee at getting some gifts? Well, that’s exactly how I feel about my purchases. Even if I don’t use them right away, I get this sense of satisfaction from having them sitting in my cupboard. Just looking at those pots of colors gives me a high!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Today, when carbon footprints are such a big deal, I realize the import of his words.
For newspaper wraps not only save a few trees from being cut, they get you scoring high with the environmentalists, make you feel good about having done your bit for the planet, and give you a chance to be creative. Now that’s quite a list….
So here’s a couple of newspaper wraps I did recently for gifts to family. When I finished wrapping the first one, I didn’t know what to do with the bits sticking out. So I shaped leaves out of them…
Of course you can do better. Add more detailing, stick on more stuff, and give your creative self a free hand. Heck, you could even paint on it. But lazy ol’ me just stuck to plain newspaper, and some coloured bits from the glossies to jazz things up. Here’s a red paper bow I added to the second one…
The creature I mentioned in my last post is still work-in-progress. Will try finishing up soon… In the meanwhile, what do you think of these?
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
So what can you do with a sheet of tin that you ripped off some container? (considering this is a creative blog!)…. Pretty much, if you ask me. Just see what I did – backed it up with some cardboard and paper, and had a homemade coaster for the table.
Dressed it up with some scribbles and it can pass off as a wall piece! Yippee...
I am sure the story hasn’t ended yet… I can feel another makeover for the tin is on its way already. Look out for more…
And in the meanwhile, have fun recycling. It really is one of my favourite-est pastimes (though it is a different matter that I have no time with a full-day job, two kids, and a new house making constant demands on my sanity!)….
Monday, June 30, 2008
I have been feeling very, very guilty in the recent past as I haven’t been able to post anything here for so long. So guilty that I finally got around to creating some computer-art just so I could give this poor blog a formal launch.
So here is my rendition of one of my favourite flowers from my mom’s garden – the Nasturtium. Every year in winters (winters is flowering time here in the tropical heat of India) when these hardy plants rear their heads and the distinct round-shaped leaves sprout forth, my heart misses a beat. For I know the bright orange hued flowers aren’t too far…. I have been photographing this flower for the last 2-3 years, and got some amazing results every time. The sheer beauty of their delicate designs, as they smile at you cheerily in the gray winter fog is always so uplifting.
You’ll find more Nasturtium lovers here.
Hope you enjoy the blooms….