Saturday, March 30, 2013

Growing Love

Here it goes folks- challenge has been accepted and surely will continue...And am sure you will enjoy it as much as I enjoy working on these challenges.

Above picture is photoshop, sorry couldn't resist messing about with it. For true colours see below.

I had found a broken wooden toddler chair on the road, couldn't resist but had to pick it up.Its been with me for sometime and finally had time to renew it.With a coat of Red paint, a broken chair,a utensil ready to throw away (which seem to sit perfectly in its chair) and a plant that one of my lovely friends seems like a match made in heaven.

 Later in summer (when we have one :-)) the plant will have red flowers which will brighten our room's corner more.

Will be in touch soon, let me know what you think? and Enjoy your Easter Break 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

HugsnKisses @

I know the challenge is on, and before I  reveal the very first project that crazy subdued mind of mine has created an exciting news to be shared!!!!

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After work I had been making few dresses/ tops, painting over bags recycling things and selling on my Folksy website  and thru craft markets. Folksy enabled me few good opportunities alongwith sheer thrill of lovely feedback, like being featured in SEWHIP and now exhibiting in Denmark

You can have a sneaky peak on below lovely Photographer Francesco Bori's  link, till I prepare the brochure :-)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Switzerland - Bern,Lake Thun and Basel

Last May had a wonderful opportunity to visit Switzerland, took loads of pictures from my Manual SLR Nikon and few from my phone. Finally am getting a chance to share few quick pictures from my phone, so quality is bit grubby but will do for visual diary.

The pictures below are mixed collection of site seeing, beautiful places that I want to remember and Art on the streets. 

Loved these open community chess.....there were loads of these about in Bern. I think its a wonderful in this time of digital age to bind with such games in open spaces and these are free to play with.
Einstein,  while living in Berne, "turned upside down" the world view of physics
Unfortunately couldn't go into Einstein's house as it was closed for renovations, maybe next time.

We visited Paul Klee is museum which is designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.Its a magnificent building and the red sculpture that you could see in the below picture looks wonderful and thought provoking with the magnificent views as its back drop.
Paul Klee (German pronunciation: [ˈkleː]; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born inMünchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a German and a Swiss[a] painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism,cubism, and surrealism

Came across this bendy spoon in Paul Klee museum 's cafe. Haven't seen these ones before, these comfortably sit on the glass/cup.

On the Basement level of the museum there is Kids Art interaction studio, visiting this space made me realise for the first time that later on I would love to work with kids in Art Studio as a teacher ....its added to my list of to do things. ;-)Would love to take my kids to similar spaces won't you?

Canvas lined up together, how much fun the kids must have had on these.....Splash of Colour, Splash of Creativity and Splash of Expression.

Awwww...... Lake Thun, where the natural beauty still seems untouched. A visit here energized me so much, had my lungs take fresh air,eyes to have such visual treat, got to meditate and later on even heard music played by cows while walking down the hill to graze....a special treat indeed.
Lake Thun (GermanThunersee) is an Alpine lake in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. It took its name from the city of Thun, on its northern shore.

Art on the Streets :-)

Couldn't resist but smile and walk through the marked area.

Have seen loads of barber shops with magazine cut outs to show hairstyles, but dont think have ever come across a window with sketches on display of different hairstyles or services you can get.

 Hanging Around, not sure who's work is it. Do you know?

Can you see a figure in there? or is it just me?

What a wonderful quote on a Indian restaurant "Make Samosas not War"

On a university board :-)

Introduction to Cheese Fondue,Have pictures of everything around it but not the Fondue itself...guess i was pretty busy eating it.YUMMM.

A colour board???

Loved this Resturant with its browns, ochres with oranges and blues :-)

Prettiness from Basel (Located in northwest Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry -, below.

Can you see painting on the below wall, Father and daughter peaking out of the window? 

Tshirt Hanging on the it out for drying or just there to colour co-ordinate?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Challenging Myself!!

Had been thinking about this over a while and like few other ideas kept on postponing it.
But Finally am going to go ahead with it; am going to challenge myself online so there is no going back... somewhat inspired from "Julie & Julia"

Challenge : Parmeet Arora Bori (ahem! ahem!) is going to work on her grey cells leading to every 2 weeks a creative project to share online with you all out there. Sketches, rough ideas to support these doesn't matter whether this might turn my room looking like a real mess or get on my wick.

Secret Motive: No more going thru blogs and end up saying WOW! i thought about that and then a sad face OH yea but I didn't do anything about it. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pushkar Rajasthan

 Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Itis one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage site) for devout HindusPushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation.Among many temples at Pushkar the most famous among all is the Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE, there are very few Brahma temple in the world due to the curse on Brahma by his first wife.
    The Pushkar lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters.
Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November  (wikipedia) 

Though we had  only had two days to spend at Pushkar,am glad we went there.The contrast of Delhi to Pushkar was amazing, it could be because of the off peak season but still the calm atmosphere, the dessert, the camels and the holy city left a remarkable mark on us.
Sharing few pics below
        Sunset at Pushkar during our camel cart ride. 

Near Pushkar lake, surrounded by Temples and Priests 

The Colourful Rajasthani Turbans 

Shoes are not allowed in the temple and near the lake, so almost everywhere there are shops providing you counters to keep your shoes safe and to buy roses or sweets to take to the temple.

Taking pics of the sunset with our camel ride

The Colours looked magnificent in the sunlight .

After spending couple of hours with Camel "Raja" we headed towards "Aroma" local Restaurant. Would very well recommend if you are visiting Rajasthan please try out one of the local cuisine "Dhal Bahti"

One of my friend recommended "Ananta Spa and Resorts" in Pushkar for our night stay and it was worth it. The architecture complimented the surroundings very well and one off, visits by monkeys was thrilling.
You can have a good buffet breakfast but for rest of the time eat out to try local food.

I simply fell in love with this corridor, my friends made couple of videos, the effect was amazing. Will share the link soon,teaser below.

Shopping at Pushkar or anywhere in Rajasthan is almost equivalent to stepping into fantasy world.The market to buy local art and craft details is not big but does provides one with ample of choices.But one thing you need to be aware of is the gap between rich and poor is drastically increasing in India, thus seeing tourist there is a hope in local eyes to get extra cash. There are loads of local folk musicians, kids, auto drivers and taxi drivers ready to follow you everywhere for money or sadly ruin your experience while asking you for more and more.

Camel leather goods,silk scarves,bangles and many more!! no secrets we did go crazy buying.

                          Local shopkeeper offered us tea after buying loads of camel leather bags from him

 On our way back rushing towards Ajmer Railway station to catch Train to Delhi, our Taxi driver was kind enough to stop near the view point where we couldnt help but take our cameras out to click "Ajmer". Next visit Ajmer and Udaipur on the list.Maybe next time will try living in the dessert for a night:-)