Friday, August 27, 2010

Waiting or Moored?

Remember the Falkenberg series of paintings I did last year? You can see them here and here.

Well, this is the last picture from that trilogy. Only while the older ones were done in acrylic, this time I decided to use watercolors.

While I love the way the boat and the grassy areas have come out, I feel the water could do better but I really don't know how. Any ideas or suggestions? Incidentally, this is the original picture that I used as reference.

I'm also not sure what I want to call it - Waiting or Moored. Maybe my readers should vote for this one and help me decide! :)

Monday, August 23, 2010


Just tried doing a watercolor floral (undoubtedly my fav topic!) using the wax resist technique.

Not a great piece of work, but I did learn something new. I hope to try out more work (with better proportions, of course) using this technique soon.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yellow Lily

Perfect antidote for a grey, misty day: a bright yellow lily, now blooming in my dining area. :)

Had to paint something cheerful to dispel the dreariness of a day-long drizzle. This yellow lily made for just the right subject. I'm back to acrylics and pen, my comfort zone. A quick swish on card stock, and I have something new to smile about!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Weekend Crafting: I-Day Wrist Bands

India celebrated its 64th Independence day last Sunday, and the children joined the fervour with their I-Day wrist bands.

The credit for the idea goes entirely to my soon-to-be-five years old girl. Since they were so easy to make, I thought I should share the how-to with you.

1. Take a plain A4 size sheet, and fold it lengthwise, thrice over, to give your band some thickness.

2. Stick the loose ends down using a glue stick.

3. Colour/decorate one side the way you want (in this case we chose the colours of the national flag, of course).

4. When you are through with colouring/decoration, put some double-sided tape on one of the shorter ends of the plain side. This will help you fasten the band on your wrist.

Voila! Show off your new wrist band. :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tin Creatures

Ever struggled with the tin foils atop sealed cans of malt drinks and baby food? Well, get yourself a good cutter and take them out neat. Then see what you can do with those round tin scraps...

Turn 'em into a lil' bird ready to fly away.

Or float a fishy fish in the water.

And since it is monsoons, a snail with a shell on its back wouldn't be out of place either!

Hope you like my tin creatures and try some out yourself.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hibiscus Glory

It is bottle art again this time....

My glassy ode to the red hibiscus flowers that look so pretty and cheerful in bloom.

I love how the bud has come out, with its glossy outlines.

The new bottle goes really well with my living room decor. :)

Though a nasty viral grounded my creative attempts through the week but the bright reds of my hibiscus flowers have brought the verve right back! So keep tuned for more creativity soon.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I'm back with the watercolor I was working on before I disappeared. The outstretched wings of the egret just before touchdown makes for an awesome sight. I simply love the grace with which they take off and come down.

With the monsoons bringing a host of watering birds to our neighbourhood, the entire family is looking for some avian inspiration. :) So I thought it appropriate to feature the creations of my kids as well this time.

Water bird created by my four and a half years old daughter using sketch pens. I love the long legs and the long beak.

Water bird created by my six and a half years old son using colored pencils. Don't miss the poor frog in the bird's mouth!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Off Again :(

I'm currently working on a watercolor, and have a couple of bottle ideas right up my sleeve. But I'll be off this blog for about a fortnight as I need to spend some time with my family, especially my parents.

See you soon with some new things to show. And in the meanwhile, hope you enjoy some creative times yourself!


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