The Wall of Warli- A Painting & A Story

Back in 2010, the husband & me had a little studio for a home in Jersey City, NJ. No complaints though, smaller spaces make for quick cleaning & easy maintenance. With a dreamy view of a shimmering New York Skyline, the only thing  amiss was privacy. The living room directly merged with the bedroom space & though the house seemed bigger, we would have been happier with a make do seperator. We scoured Ikea, Amazon, & Craigslist even in the quest to find the perfect room separating apparatus but in vain. That’s when the husband had a jolt of an idea & the Wall of Warli was born. Continue reading “The Wall of Warli- A Painting & A Story”

Spring!- Quillography

The anticipation for spring grows as I see a grey and white landscape outside my window. As much as I find peace in looking at the frozen lake & snow laden trees which make the words “winter wonderland” a reality,  the mind can’t help but yearn for a little sunshine and a little colour. The Weather Gods obviously will have it their way and I’m going to be made to wait a tad longer but this creation, for me,  is much like a trailer, a preview of the beauty I hope to encounter this spring.
 

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#tbt – Peach Quilled flowers on a Jute background

Time again for some throwback! This Quilled Clock was made by me as an order. First off, I’m a huge fan of arrowhead flowers that are seen in this picture and as you will spot in many of my coming posts as well.
One of the things that I concentrate on when I’m making a flower arrangement such as this is the ratio of flowers to leaves. It’s important to rest the flower on a big bed of leaves in order for the flower to take the spotlight & for the arrangement to look bounteous. Yes, it takes immense patience, a ton of twirling & swirling & gluing & shaping but it’s so worth it!
I love trying different backgrounds & this one is a red, jute one from Itsy Bitsy in Bangalore. To keep some order, I’ve lined the pretty peach petals in red. I do hope you like this creation!

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Life is Beautiful!

” Think of all the beauty left around you and be happy.”
– Anne Frank

Be it the ochre and golden coloured leaves of the fall or the delicate petals of the sakura tree in spring, life is beautiful.
Be it the the snow laden rooftops of winter or the sun cheerfully blazing in the summer, life is beautiful.
Blooming clusters of hydrangeas are beautiful. Barren trees are beautiful too.
Sunsets, sunrise, emerald green mountains, pristine blue waters & pebbled beaches…the myriad miracles of nature make life beautiful.
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