Monday, 30 June 2008

Quick update

Hey there! Here is a quick post on what I have been up to.
How was your weekend? Mine went absfabs!!!
We had wonderful friends over for dinner on Saturday.
Yesterday, of course, the match was great and Spain gave a superlative performance!!!
Its mad summer sale all over Geneva and for once you see a LOT of people in the malls and on the streets!!! It was very hot but today we had rain in the morning and now its cool and breezy. Beautiful.
I am reading all the comments and watching all the videos from my subscriptions and then going back to unfinished chores, so I have so many comments that I want to make and kept postponing. May be I will sit down and do that tomorrow. And start a new painting. I am going to get some prints for my shop this week.
Love to all you guys. Have a great week ahead.
CiAO.
dEE

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Another great video



Makes me smile everytime I watch it!
Emily Loizeau
...check her beautiful website www.emilyloizeau.net

Whatz going on? almost nothing


I know I have not been posting, as a matter of fact, I am not doing much at all. Its hot and stuffy. Spoke to a very good friend back in Calcutta after ages. Read her blog posts...hilarious!
Watching Euro.
Planning an Indian dinner. Listing, checking the ingredients.
Great book on Indian food by Shehzad Husian and Rafi Fernandez. (with step by step illustrations!!!)
Starting off a new painting today.
More later.
Love to all you guys, for leaving your thoughts, writing to me, brights spots in my day!!!
dee

*Tell me what is your most favourite Indian dish, I will try to post an authentic recipe for that in my blog soon. I am just plain curious :)!!!*

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Nectarines, melons and a new painting.



*Available at my ETSY shop*
IE was shutting down everytime I tried to upload the snaps so it took me a while.
The bees wax is only on the roses so the petals look raised at some places.
Ans yes, gender based stereotypes are NOT cool at all :(((
Its a very sunny day today. The grocery stores are filled with melons and cherries!
Got some rose wine and nectarines too.
So its grilled nectarines with rasberry icecream tonight ;))!!

Friday, 20 June 2008

I want to buy you flowers!!!

Hello wonderful ppl!!!! I loved reading all your comments in my last post :)
I am not posting my work yet, but this song by Emile Simon is what inspired me!



Have a great day....bonne journée à tous!

dee

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Art à la Serviette




''Tea time chit chat''


*SOLD*


This is interesting. Every time I go to the art supplies section (which is most Saturday afternoons) I would see a couple of ladies at a booth doing some craft work with the available products.

There is a section where they have beautiful paper towels and decorative papers ( and this is in the art section). On one of those weekend visits I saw these ladies were glueing cut outs from these tissue papers on to wooden plates and decorating them. I moved on to get my acrylic paints, brushes and canvas, etc.

Last Saturday when I went back, I took a closer look and I saw a range of special glues and varnishes available for the décopatch papers and the serviettes (napkins) along with brushes of different sizes. It was too much of a temptation for me when I saw this tea n coffee design. I had to work with these. I have brought a few décopatch papers and glue and will be using them in my paintings!!!!

Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

''Reassurance''


All of us need it from time to time...isn't it!!!

*Available at my Etsy shop*

Monday, 16 June 2008

herez a sneak peak.....unfinished work....


Treats in the mail!!!


LUCKY me!!!! I got the most amazing goodies in the mail from Chopstix waits (http://www.chopstixwaits.etsy.com/)
Love these handmade bangles ( so full of colour and so much fun).


And the ''Fortune fish'' !!!!.......that says ''Place the fish in palm of the hand. The movements will indicate your fortune''.

...it curls up entirely in my palm and that is indicated as ''Passionate''!


A big hug and thank you to Chopstix waits.


New painting underway, will post today....hopefully...... 'coz I have too many chores and an appointment with the doctor today.


Friday, 13 June 2008

Football fever



See how cute this is (a gift hubby brought home). I was never a football fan. But I think the enthusiasm and the madness surrounding the game now in Geneva has had its effects!!! Ronaldo kicked ass and I think I am going to watch him play his next game LIVE!!!

Calcutta is football and cricket crazy .........so all of this reminds me of home and all my friends who used to wonder how I can NOT be in LOVE with any of these two...LOL!!!

Am back from the post ofice, will be painting most of the day today.

Love to you lovely ppl, I love to read your comments and get to know your thoughts.

Cheers!

dee.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

The LOTUS




REBIRTH. SURVIVAL. PURITY.

"Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development, and peace."
-Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General



"Violence against women is an issue that cannot wait. A brief look at the statistics makes it clear. At least one out of every three women is likely to be abused in her lifetime. ... No country, no culture, no woman young or old is immune to this scourge. Far too often, the crimes go unpunished, the perpetrators walk free....It is a campaign for the women and girls who have the right to live free of violence, today and in the future. It is a campaign to stop the untold cost that violence against women inflicts on all humankind."
-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Commission on the Status of Women

New York, 25 February 2008

A real CRISIS. Be AWARE. Live with DIGNITY. Let no one abuse your SELF ESTEEM.

Paypal a/c RESTORED, new video TODAY, am hApPY!!!!!

Paypal sent me an email a few mins back saying that my account has been restored. But the whole thing has left a bad taste and I am still not confident ...a little weary to activate paypal buttons on my etsy shop.

My new video getting uploaded today.

More later.

Love to all you sweet honey bees who visit deezden and list my spirits with your messages and thoughts.

Dee.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Erica paints me!!!!

It has been wonderful getting to know Erica. The music she used in this video is a spiritual song that we refer to as a ''bhajan'' in the Sikh (Punjabi) community. Erica didn't know this but I have a very high regard for the Sikh culture and music. So, this video will always be extra special for me and very pleasantly surprised that she came around to use this music. Her painting style is very unique and I love the way she paints on a record. Very Cool E!!!! Loved it!

Thursday, 5 June 2008

My paintings in Ohio!!!

I was so pleased when I checked my mail today morning!!! I got a mail from the wonderful Jennifer. She collected two of my favourite paintings from ETSY.

Jennifer has a BEAUTIFUL art space, the ''Nolaa gallery'' in Ohio (I got this picture from her gallery website) You can visit http://www.nolaagallery.com/ to see her amazing collection.


And thanks to SuziBlu's woodburning video, Jen says she is having a lot of fun doing woodburning and her artwork is a lot of fun as well!!! Visit her blog to find out more at http://www.gallerygirljen.blogspot.com/

Thank you Jen for all the support and encouragement. You made my day!

Love.

Dee.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Yang Haiying



Yang is a powerhouse of talent steeped in chinese traditions and culture.She makes beautiful chinese painting videos, calligraphy videos, she teaches how to cook sumptuous authentic oriental meals and, today, she made these LOVELY fruit tea with rhubarb jam video for me...(tea addict dee, remember)







Thank you Yang, you are a sweetheart.

HerYoutube channel (with endless lovely videos)http://www.youtube.com/user/yanghaiying
Her website http://www.yanghaiying.com/


Oh she is going to China on 11th of June, so she is going to get fabulous stuff, tell her if you want something, I SURE DO!!!

Its beautiful outside

But the sun is playing hide n seek...so I am waiting to take pictures of my finished 'baby' painting. The crackle in the background looks fine!! Can't wait to share.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

The legend who ''freed women from ladylike shackles''




Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent (August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria, – June 1, 2008 in Paris, France)

"For a long time now, I have believed that fashion was not only supposed to make women beautiful, but to reassure them, to give them confidence, to allow them to come to terms with themselves." - YSL

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