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Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Very First Award!!!

Here comes my very first award from a dear friend  Deepa! Thanks a lot Deepa...it means a lot to me.
Though i am not able to view my blog for a very very long time now i will be back soon with a bang..:-))

Here it goes my First Award....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Being Tagged

I am being tagged for the first time by a very dear friend Deepa. Here are my answers Deepa!
Be patient while reading it coz once I start writing i cant stop dear!:))

1. What is your current Obsession?
A. My new Nikon D90 dream camera.

2. What r u wearing today?
A. Still in my black pajamas and t shirt..

3. Whats for dinner today?
A. Dalpalak Chapati and rice with pickel and papad.

4. Whats the last thing u baught?
A. Digital camera for my Dad. Its gift for his 60th bday!

5. What are u listening to right now?
A. Tom and jerry on TV and my son is singing 

6. What do u think of the person who tagged you?
A. Deepa is a very close friend and we share similar passions and thought..similar perrsonalities..and a very enthusiastic person. She is the who inspired me to create my own blog.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would u like it to    be?
A. In Manali.... its my dream .

8. What are ur must have pieces for summer?
A. T-shirt, cotton tops, and lemon juice with adrak and pudina and last but not least AC.

9. If you could go to anywhere in the world for next  hour , where would you go?
A. Baroda........and see my beautiful home there and my garden ...i miss it so much :((

10. Which language do u want to learn?
A.  I already know few of them including German, gujrathi, malayali , hindi, marathi, english ... can  understand little bangla and panjabi also. But i want to be more fluent in Malayalam and learn that language and also japanese n spanish. 

11. What is your favourite quote?
A. Give the world best you can , and the best will come back to u.

12.Who do u want to meet right now?
A. Hmm...difficult to answer..... so many of them...infact my whole family.

13.What is your favourite colour?
A. Black blue green red yellow ..........all of them.

14. Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.
A.  1. Wear what is comfortable for u and which u can carry off well. make ur own style statement. for me cotton rocks.
      2. No make-up atleast for me except for occasions.
      3. Get a blow dry if u wanna attend a function...nothing looks gr8 than beautiful hair!

15. What is your dream job?
A.   To make my  passion for Arts as my profession  and earn lots of money from that :))))

16.  What is your favourtite magazine?
A.    I am not in to reading magazines regularly. Once in a while i read magazines on home decor or interior designing. and yes i like to read once in a while femina or filmfare.

17. If u have 100$ now, what would u spend it on?
A.   Art material. ( sorry deepa many answers are same but then we do think alike so this was gng to happen)

18.  What do u consider fashion faux pas?
A.   I cant comment on that.

19.  Who according to u is a most over-rated style icon?
A.   Aishwarya Bacchan.

20.  What kind of hair cut do u prefer?
A.    Long straight hair just like japanesed people.

21.  What r u going to do after this?
A.    I am going for my driving class after this.

22.  What r ur favourite moovies?
A.    So many..Chiti chiti bang bang, sound of music, pretty women, walk in the clouds, father of the bride 1 and 2, Finding Nemo, Lion King, Shrek, Lamhe, all shahrukh khan's amir khan's and kajol's films, hum tum, Fanah, Tare jameen par and the list goes on......

23.  What inspires u?
A.    My Hubby is my inspiration, then friends, books, good music,  nature and rains... and yes now a days  my kids inspire me  too.

24.  What do your friends call u most commonly?
A.    Sayli..... how i wish i had a lovely pet name....:(

25. Would you prefer coffee or tea?
A.   Tea Tea and Tea!

26.  What do u do when u r feeling low or depressed?
A.    I just go out for a drive or i just put dim lights and listen to my favourite music, or just watch the photos of my kids when they were just born and i cant stop smiling.....And yes at times when i am alone and depressed i cry a lot ....i feel lighter and better!

27.  What makes u go wild?
A.    Misunderstandings, rude behaviour , bad attitude and back stabbing.

28.  Which other blogs u like visiting?
A.    All of them are gr8 and i try my best to visit them as and when possible..

29.  Favourite Desert / sweet?
A.   Jalebi and gulab jamun. But i am nt a desert lover i prefer chat items than sweet..:))

30.  Favourite season?
A.   Winter and rain.

31. If i come to ur house now,  what would u cook for me?
A.  Thalipith ... its a maharashtrian speciality.

32.  Which is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt u?
A.    I forgive them and keep behaving normally..........thats d way i am....i cant be rude to anyone.........so i  forgive and move on with my life.

33.  What are u affraid of the most?
A.    Red ants and insects.

34.   When u looked at urself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
A.     Well havent got a chance to do so since morning..... running behind my son thats what is keeping me

35.   What brings smile on ur face instantly?
A.     My kids, My hubby's PJs and a call from a family member.

36.   A word that u say a lot?
A.    Its ok dear!

37.  When was the last time u did something nice?
A.   Hmm ... cant write one single thing right now.... so many of them..........

38.  What would u do if u were made president of india for one day?
A.    Will ask them to make me prime minister for next day! jokes apart.... first thing i will do is pass a law     which states the minimum educational qualification required to stand in elections ............ we need highly qualified individuals to run the country not any tom dick and harry like rabdi devi. If our country is in safe hands no one can stop us from growing!

39.  Do u know who Master SHIFU is?
A.    No I didnt till now. but i googled it and now i know!

I inturn tagg my friend.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Warli ATCs

The Warlis or Varlis are an Indian Scheduled Tribe. These indigenous people live in the talukas of Thane, Nasik and Dhule districts of Maharashtra, Valsad District of Gujarat[1], and the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu[2]. They have their own beliefs, life, customs and traditions, which is the part of the Composite Hindu Culture. The Warlis speak an unwritten Varli language which belong to the southern zone of the Indo-Aryan languages, mingling Sanskrit, Marathi and Gujarati words. The word Warli is derived from warla, meaning "piece of land" or "field".

Their extremely rudimentary wall paintings use a very basic graphic vocabulary: a circle, a triangle and a square. The circle and triangle come from their observation of nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. Only the square seems to obey a different logic and seems to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. So the central motive in each ritual painting is the square, the cauk or caukat (pronounced "chauk" or "chaukat"); inside it we find Palaghata, the mother goddess, symbolizing fertility. Significantly, male gods are unusual among the Warli and are frequently related to spirits which have taken human shape. The central motif in these ritual paintings is surrounded by scenes portraying hunting, fishing and farming, festivals and dances, trees and animals. Human and animal bodies are represented by two triangles joined at the tip; the upper triangle depicts the trunk and the lower triangle the pelvis. Their precarious equilibrium symbolizes the balance of the universe, and of the couple, and has the practical and amusing advantage of animating the bodies.

The pared down pictorial language is matched by a rudimentary technique. The ritual paintings are usually done inside the huts. The walls are made of a mixture of branches, earth and cow dung, making a red ochre background for the wall paintings. The Warli use only white for their paintings. Their white pigment is a mixture of rice paste and water with gum as a binding. They use a bamboo stick chewed at the end to make it as supple as a paintbrush. The wall paintings are done only for special occasions such as weddings or harvests
(Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warli#Warli_painting)

The Warli paintings essentially depict the basic principals of life which are main theme or basis of any tribe. Their major designs include the harvest season,celebration, wedding, rituals and births. The Warli houses also see a pattern in decoration and designs. The Warli art has a special characteristic of representing the humble life of the Warli tribe.

Earlier Warli painting used to be etched out on walls of Warli houses, but nowadays, they are being painted on paper, vases, mugs, bedsheets, apparel too. This art is pretty popular all over India and the world as well. Simple and aesthetic in appeal, Warli Art painting is back and gaining much wanted fame and name.

I was always interested in warli paintings... i made my first warli painting During my MBA days, i learnt it from a dear friend who is a proffessional artist. well that was just a replica of one warli design.
After marraige when i was in Baroda i really got to learn what warli paintng is all about ... i attended a workshop on warli. and since then i m making warli paintings as and when possible. i have tried diff mediums and even colours for these. I will put up the pictures soon.

Here is just a glimps of 2 ATCs i made in warli ... Deepa has already picked these ATCs.
I have used handmade paper and green sketchpen.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Blooming Tuesday!

This is my first post in Blooming Tuesday.
These wonderful flowers are from my garden ..back home in India.
Baroda....is where my heart lies... i miss my home so much...specially my garden. I had more than 300 Plants and i took care of them just like my own kids. I loved watching them grow and bloom. My garden was my obsession. Here are some pictures of the flowers in my garden. Each one was beautiful and unique n I see these pictures everyday and try to be happy.

This brings back smile to my face...... Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Save Our Tigers!

From around 40,000 at the turn of the last century, there are just 1411 tigers left in India.
If we Don't act now, we could lose this part of our heritage forever.
Speak up, blog, share the concern, stay informed...Every little bit helps.
Aircel has partnered with WWF-India to help save our tigers.
Explore the site to know how you can help.

Join the roar for our national animal on the official 'Save Our Tigers' website.
Speak up, SMS, Blog, share the concern, stay informed...........every little bit helps!!!

This is my contribution to 'Save Our Tigers'.

Chinu's version of Burj Khalifa

This is anushka's work. Her art teacher told them to make any painting they like... so she decided to paint world's tallest building Burj Khalifa...
With little bit of my help, she made this. Its thumb painting... she has used her thumb to paint it and then acrylic liner to highlight the tower. It's very precious for me.

So here it goes Anushka's Burj Khalifa......

Friday, January 22, 2010

Rangoli With Flowers

Pukalam aka Rangoli of flowers.................the best part of the Festival Onam in kerala......celebrated during the month of august/september. In this 10 days festivals...everyday people put pukalam in front of their houses. Here in Dubai ... we could attend one onam celebration in month of october.........though it was late but an awesome function...hats- off to the organisers..KERA...
They also conducted pukalam competition on that day. I am putting up the pictures of all the pukalams.
They were just beautiful.........each one was unique.

this one got first prize... (the one below this line)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Water colour paintings

When i was trying my hand on acrylic colours....i used them for making water colour paintings as well...here are some water colour paintings i made during last year.

This one is my imagination....i love kerala temples and the architecture ....i personally love to visit temple which is less crowded and is surrounded by nature .........i can feel peace of mind when i pray at such a place .......i feel closer to God.... it feels so serene divine and peaceful.....so i wanted to paint such place on canvas and i tried it out.

These two paintings i learned in my art class...... original artist's name i am not aware but i tried to make same like his paintings.

Eevery painting i make i am getting something new to learn in it. I wish i could learn more and experiment more with colour... as of now time is a constraints with m two little children need me more.........still i am trying to make something with whatever time i get.... hopefullyin near future i will be able to create more art work.

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