Sunday, 31 August 2008
Friday, 29 August 2008
I am working on my next painting for the series ''desi tales'' and will post it in a couple of days. Yesterday, I was going through the very long list of festivals, traditions, cultural and social themes that would fit into this series. I have shortlisted a couple for the next two paintings, but I thought I'll ask You what is it that you would like me to paint next in this series. Lets see if we are thinking alike.
Leave a comment with a theme of your choice e.g a particular festival, or a particular social gesture that is typically Indian. I am not sure if I'll be able to execute it right away, but lets ideate and see what comes through!
Thanks and big hugs to all of you, I loved reading your feedback on my recent posts.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
(*To turn off the blog background music while watching this video,
scroll down to ''deez music'' on the right hand side bar
and click on the pause button on the playlist, pls*)
This is Holi, the festival of colours, the festival of celebrations!When I google searched ''holi'' so that I could put hyperlinks to my post, I found that wikipedia describes it as a hindu spring festival. Technically that is indeed the correct definition. But so far as I am concerned, confining holi to a religion can do just that to the spirit of the festival, confine it. This is one day when EVERYONE plays with one another, it does not matter who you are, where you come from.
Everyone comes out dressed in pure white, prepared with a pouch of colours, the deadlier the better!! After a couple of hours, it is not very easy to tell who is who!!! You can only see yellow, pink and green faces. We dance to music and move around in groups with friends, visiting everyone, drowning them in colour, relish a grand feast of traditional delicious sweets and beverages after the colour play is over!! The most fun is in pulling out the shy ones to play, most often they would almost hide in their rooms and dread the event. But after a while, no matter what your age or temperament, it a joyous occassion.
The painting, third in the series, took pretty long to finish it, a burst of colour on a white wall.
I block printed the sides of the canvas with gold on dark green, adds a beautiful ethnic antique-y look to the block of colour!
Monday, 25 August 2008
Jane from Gritty Arts Studio is starting the folk art doll workshop. I have never made dolls before and I am slightly nervous about the stiching part......... but Jane reassures that its basic level stiching so I think I will manage. I can imagine how wonderful it must feel to bring your art to life, give them another dimension, and I can almost see my pretty desi dolls hanging in my studio above my desk!!!
Monday, 18 August 2008
Phew! Yeterday, I realised that I could not access my gmail account registered with ebay, and this is the day that my first auction ended...LOL!!! I was on this case for all evening yeserday and all morning today, could not retrieve the gmail account. However, its true that if you keep on trying in the grimmest of situations and dont give up, you will find a way. I logged in to live help on ebay. I got the most patient hepful and efficient help provider on ebay I think. He disentangled and cleared the mess and now I am so relieved. I updated my new email registered with ebay, connected it to the existing paypal account and now I think the situation is undercontrol. At least I know what went wrong and know what not tod o in the future. I am posting this because I have not been able to keep up with blog posts due to this self created mess. Thanks you guys for being patient and most of all, thank you for your most lovely comments, your support for my ebay store and your appreciation on my last few posts. It make the biggest difference to me. LOVE. THANK YOU.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008
Played around with my blog layout.I want to to have a nice background now.
This is what I am doing today:
1. learning all about hyperlinks
2. visit the post office
3. finish a painting!
A video of wat is known to be one of largest pyromelodic fireworks in the world, on the lake on the 9th!
Thursday, 7 August 2008
For those of you who haven't read my previous post on ebay issues, here is an update. I was struggling with ebay as they had all the registration form etc. for Switzerland in German. I was overwhelmed by an overdose of information in German and gave up all hopes of ebay-ing.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
Hello everyone! I am sorry wasn't around for a long time, missed all of you so much. How have you been? I have so much of catching up to do with all of your blog posts.
Here is what I was up to last week. Suziblu's last video on youtube led me to Anahata Katkin's website (http://www.anahataart.com/) and blog. I had not been working with my journal for a long time. However, looking at her work, I had to go back and try some of the techniques that she tips on (useful tips in her FAQ section, also, check out her flickR)
Here is a selection from my last weeks work. I always tend to go back to some pages and work on them, write over, paint over, or completely alter .... so I can't say these pages are done, but this is what they look like NOW.
Its way past midnight here and its Swiss National day so I can hear some music and fireworks around lac leman, but I am off now. Will check back tomorrow to see your feedback.
love n hugs, dee.