Monday, May 28, 2012


Madhubani painting  or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state… I came to know about this painting from Dilli haat , New delhi , where people from various places in India display there traditional crafts…  I really loved those paintings. Out of curiosity I got trained in Madhubani paintings for almost three months…

These paintings are inspired from  birds ,animals, nature and Indian Gods.

They are done in cream color hand made sheets .  Natural colors are used for this type of paintings… But since it is not available I used acrylic paints… The main aspect of these paintings are that the designs are outlined with black lining and even the interior of the deigns are kind of hatched…

I also did some paintings inspired from Madhubani

I love trees 

My first painting... 

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Monday, May 21, 2012


Hi today I am going to introduce a new art work  – Navdhanya art.  As the name suggests  nine grains  called navadhanyam are used to make designs of gods and is dedicated to navagraha. Each grain/pulses has its own significance. I was really impressed by the works that I saw and thought of trying it out.

The nine dhanya’s are Wheat, Rice, Toor Daal, Moong Daal, Chana Daal, White Rajma, Black Sesame, Urad Dal (whole) & Horse Gram. Since all the nine dhanya’s were not available with me I have tried to do this with whatever grains available. The items used by me are shown in the picture below.

Color your cardboard first with your favorite acrylic color. Here I have used red color. Usually this work is done in designs of gods. But you can try your own designs. 

Once the design is fixed trace it on a cardboard. Then start sticking the border first( u can use fevicol).  Once it is dried fill the other parts with different grains you like. You might be thinking how I stuck those small grains, it’s the safety pin that helped me out. Dip the tip of the pin in fevicol and then pick each grain and then place it on the layer of fevicol that u had applied on the design.

Once its completed you need to apply wood coats over it to protect it from insects/moths. Use a small brush while applying it in the design otherwise there is a chance of air bubbles getting in between. This will give a glossy finish to the work.

 Final work will look like this.

I have given it for framing. Will upload the picture once it is framed.


 When you are doing it for the first time select a small design. 
To remove the varnish from your brush keep it in a bowl with turpentine after your work.. Clean it after some time with water

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Sunday, May 13, 2012


Firstly Happy Mother’s day for all the mother’s out there.

I was thinking about gifting both, my mother and my mother in law all these days, that too on mother’s day.  There are plethora of stuffs available in the market,  but nothing pleases me so easily. Then I thought of making something for them this time.. Something very useful and cute at the same time, something that make them remind about me when they see it :)

A good part of their life is spend in kitchen, so I thought I will make something related to kitchen, that they can use.  Finally I ended up with colorful glass painted jars which can be used to store spices/other small items… Isn’t it cute??

Like all other craft lovers I also have the hobby of collecting scraps which looks useless, but I always think nothing is useless in this world. I had a lot of used up glass jar’s ( jam/ ginger garlic paste/pickle etc) … I washed them and placed it open to sunlight for sometime… When it dried I cleaned it once again with tissue/cloth. 

I think you all know how to do glass painting, If not don’t worry, ill post about glass painting in this blog later…Here I’ve used hobby idea’s glass paint.

 First outline your glass jar with hobby ideas liner ( any design u like), here I’ve used black liner.  leave it like that for  1hr minimum. 

Once it is dried keep it horizontally and start filling colors’ in it one by one carefully, in this case I have given at least 15mnts for each square( any design that u want) to dry before filling next. Otherwise there is a chance for it to mix.  At some point of your work you will loose your patience, but don’t worry you will be happy to see the end product.

I did some 5 pieces like this….  

Try this out and please don't forget to give me a feed back..

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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Other than making these decorative items I also have a crush on jewellery making.  I am not a professional in this, but I love making simple earrings, chains and bracelets. But the problem is I can’t find any shop to buy the raw materials which I need for this, in Delhi. 

You all might have seen layered neck piece. I was planning to buy one of them. But then I thought why cant I make a neck piece like that. Last time when I had gone to my native place I had bought some crystals for this purpose.

It’s not difficult to make a jewelry. To make a simple neck piece you don’t need to join a class. Make it like you want. You need only patience. i.e. if it’s going wrong you should have the patience to remove it and do it all over again from beginning. Since this is my first layered neck piece I had to rework some 10-15 times. The design is simple and was what came to my mind at the first instance.

 Items used for making the above neck piece is shown in the pic below

Will be coming up with something new next time. Will try to upload new jewelry when I get enough materials. Thanks for reading...

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