Monday, November 28, 2011

I am back, Vacation is Over..!

Hello..!!
How are you my lovelies..! Such a long time, Almost 2 months..!!
I know I am running behind as I was on such a long vacation..! 
In last few months we visited more than seven destinations. 
Starting with a long vacation in US, then my India Trip, and after coming back from India one more vacation!
Then I was busy with house cleaning and I fell sick..! So my work delayed for few more days.

But now I am back on track, working on my next project.
Initial sketching is done and now working with background coloring.
Here is its first look..
 I will keep posting its progress.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Krishna - Work in Progress


Hello my beautiful readers *** Smiles***
Updating after such a long time..!! "Krishna "- my new painting project.

Well, these days I am in India for a small vacation so I am not able to post updates of my paintings.. :(
But I will keep posting pictures of my city, and things I love here..
Navratri, the most famous festival of "Gujarat", is starting after 3 days.. 
I will keep you updated...!!




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

રંગીલી ગુજરાતણ

Colors of Gujarat.. Our Culture and Our Traditions..
And I am sharing them by my new painting..
 "રંગીલી ગુજરાતણ"("Rangili Gujaratan") - The village girl of Gujarat

રંગીલી ગુજરાતણ - Acrylics on 12" x 16" Canvas
(Prints available now on my Etsy shop.)

India has all different colors of tradition and rich culture. And my Gujarat is one of them. 
This time my aim was to create something that has colors of Gujarat.
Village girl in Traditional Ghaghra-Choli, lots of Jewelry, view of village, and my favorite Lotus..
Did you noticed that I am adding "Lotus" in almost my every painting..??


Gujarat is very famous for its "Mirror Work" and "Embroidery".
 For me the most difficult and time taking task was to create that same effect in my painting. That you can see on her sleeve, it has similar detailing. 
Traditional Jewelry are made of Gold or Silver, and they wear even in their routine work. Heavy necklaces, lots of Bangles, Zanzar (anklet), and many jewelry. 
Tattoo is very famous these days, but village people (Man and woman ) of Gujarat are using them since ages..
They have tattoo on their Arm, feet, neck, even on their face.


There are many image of woman in traditional dress that I found on a web-site
You can also see more images there.
I hope you enjoyed all these colors of Gujarat with me..!
"Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat"

Monday, August 29, 2011

Those eyes has one more story...

My next painting, its not completed yet.
But those are magical eyes... 


And I remembe few lines of a Gujarati poem..

"ચુપ રહી ને પણ એ વાત કરે છે,
એ કાંઈ નથી  બોલતા બસ આંખો જ સવાલ કરે છે"...
Your eyes talk to me, They tell me what you don't say, While you remain silent.)

Will post the final painting soon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunflower Love - Summer / Fall Colors Necklace


Sunflower Love Necklace
100 % hand-crafted real looking sunflower beads, 
And shiny black lace gives the perfect look.


Every petal has given a perfect shape and detailing.
 The best buy for any occasion of Summer and Fall.


Send me e-mail at essenceofarts@gmail.com for pricing inquiry.


Friday, July 22, 2011

"Padma" - Madly in Love


Padma - Madly in Love
(Acrylics on 14" x 11" Canvas)

In my previous post I asked my readers to suggest a name for this painting. 
****Thank you....****

 I loved this two the most, Padma and Piya Bawari.
 "Padma" means Lotus, and she is madly in love with her beloved and waiting for him (Piya Bawari).


These two are just perfect with this art-work. 
A Lady near Lotus pond, waiting for him..!!
Thank you Nisha and Sharkara for helping me.
Ladies, e-mail me your address, and I'll send you its print.. :)

The Print of this painting will be on my Etsy Shop soon..!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Warli - The Tribal art of India

Hello..!
These days I am finding many articles on Indian Tribal Art in news paper and on some of my favourite blogs.
Recently "The Key Bunch" is featuring Warli art, 
and I remember I never publish my some of my warli paintings that I did in my "Practice Time" (Check my sign and Date) **Smiles**

 This one is called  "Village Life" on 18" x 24" Canvas Board.
 My experiment turned out so beautifully with black and white. My idea was to show our routine life. 
The sun rise, birds, men and women start their work and all..
Here I have try to add all the possible things that I know..**Smiles**


This is a wedding scene, A Tribal wedding scene..
I saw a similar one at my friend's house and here I tried it....
I was thinking warli is very easy, but then I found If you want to it in systematic way,
 You need to maintain dimensions, and space in between..
I'll be posting all my updates of my Untitled painting..
And I have found a nice name from your suggestion..
As I mentioned that Lucky person will get its First Print..**Smiles** 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just an Update : Suggest a name for this painting

Its like I am updating my next painting after years..!
I have started this one, Lady with Lotus..
But still thinking a good name for this.. Some-thing like....
Please suggest me..! 

Just done with basic colors... But I like this edited pic too..
I will post the complete one very soon..!!
And if you find any name that match with this, Please share with me too..

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Romantic Pearl Blossom

A Romantic Pearl Blossom for special occasion..!

Cute Blossoms attached with adjustable satin ribbon..

You can send e-mail for your customized need...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Something apart of painting : Hand sculpted Fashion Jewelry

This is was a secret..! But not now.. 
Something I never shared on my blog..!**Smiles** 
But a friend suggested to share all my creativity on my blog too.. So..
Apart from painting I am doing alot art and craft work, to keep my self busy..
for example I am  making & selling this Hand sculpted Fashion jewelry..
Well, this neck-less is called as "Ocean Breeze".. Something for summer..!

Love this Blue-Blue Contrast combo..! 
I love making them, its fun and you can make that comes in your mind..!
To buy this or my any other fashion jewelry, 
send me an e-mail at essenceofarts@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Megh : A portrait of sweet memories..!

Megh - Actylics on 9 x 12 Canvas Paper.

Meet Megh, a very close friend of mine. This is her portrait in "CreationS" style.
Her actual name is Meghna, but I call her as "Megh".
attended her wedding last month and this is portrait describes all that memories..!
Her unique Peacock Jewelry, my favorite, was the easiest way to create her Portrait. 
And trust me she agreed when she saw this painting first time. 
The day I finished this, I surprised her with its first PRINT,
and she said, "Hey that's me..!!"
 I Love peacock, and that's why this is one of my favorite too..!!
*** Love and Hugs***

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shringar - Miniature work

Shringar - Acrylics on 2" x 3" Canvas , 


I completed this painting last week, but sharing here today.. :)
Shringar is my very first miniature painting, 
a mini version of my old painting of my learning days( inspired one) which I never shared on my blog.. :)
"Shringar" means the adornments of a Woman for beautification.


This one is on 12" x 16" Canvas, and the miniature is one is on 2" x 3" canvas..!!!

 

Working on 2" x 3" canvas was very exiting. 
And the tough job was to take its clear picture with my Cam..!
Many Thanks to my favorite brush, it helped me alot.


Check the pic I shared on Facebook just after finishing this painting on June 5 at 5 AM.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

And a final look to the Blog..

Here I come up with final look of blog. 

It took me same amount of time, effort and above them all same amount of art as my painting project.
Here is some highlights of my new blog.***Smiles***
  • Website header with one of my favorite paintings - "Radha Krishna - A divine Love"
  • Website logo starting with Lord Ganesha.
  • Added some cool colors.
  • Three column Minima Template.
  • Slide Show of my recent painting posts.
Hope you like this.I love to here your suggestion & comments. 

June 15 : Lunar Eclipse

Some Awesome click of today's Lunar Eclipse...
The images were so good, that I can't stop my self to sharing them here..!
Great Click by my very good friend Abhishek Dewan.




Monday, June 13, 2011

And the Winner is.....

 Helloooo Monday....
Thank you all for participating in the First Birthday of "CreationS",
I love all the comments and appreciation :) *** Hugs*** 
Now its time to announce the winner ....
I have chosen the winner randomly, and the image explains how..


And the Winner is "Anshika"


Anshika, Congratulations!!!
You have won 8 x 10 Size photo print of "Panihari - The water woman of India"
 Now Please send me your Address at essenceofarts@gmail.com.


Once again, BIG KISS n HUG to all who participated
you guys made this event SOOOOOOoo special!!! THANK YOU  

Friday, June 10, 2011

New look to the Blog..

Trying to give a new look to "CreationS".
I was searching a Template and found Very famous 3 column "Minima Template" .. :)
Its good, but hard for a Food technologist (That's me ) to work on WEB design.
Did you liked the changes so far..???

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sketch : Shiv-Shakti - Deezden Style

My dear Creative readers,
Thank you so much for your good wishes and your love for "CreationS". **hugs & Smiles**
And I will announce "Give-away" winner on Monday,13 June..

This is a rough sketch of my next painting, "Shiv-Shakti". 
When it comes to God-Goddess painting, the first thought that comes to my mind is this, (The image below)


This style do not need any introduction or specification..
This is Dithi's signature style. Dithi, my inspiration and my favourite artist.. 

I invited her to write a guest post during celebrations, but it was not possible due to her busy schedule.
But we hope to read her post here on "CreationS" very soon..



Monday, June 6, 2011

Guest Post : Very Creative - Resham from Art for Everyone

If you are looking for some kid friendly art-project check Resham's Art for Everyone.
I love her blog because she has some nice and easy craft ideas..!
Check the one she is sharing with us today..!

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Hey Rachana, congratulations on the 1st anniversary of your blog.
 I love your blog, and your creations. Someday, I am gonna try making a panihari woman too, but maybe with some other medium. 

Well, I wanted to do something fancy for your blog, but I didn't have any art supplies, except for some poster colors. So, I just used items that I could find at home to create this Mayan bird. 


I came across an American Indian bird pattern many months ago. 
I wasn't sure how to bring that black and white pattern to life till last night. I could all of a sudden see bell clips going in one place and buttons in another. I could see the beer bottle cap in the center and embroidery threads for the neck and the legs. So, this morning, I just got up and got going. I am not too happy with some parts of the bird, but overall it has turned out close to what I had visualized. Hope you like it!
-- 
Resham Mukherjee

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Guest Post : Mona Jain from Quilling Ideas & Water Colors

I was looking for some quilling techniques, and I found Mona's Blog.
Mona blogs at  Quilling Ideas and Water ColorsShe makes amazing paper art-work, and they actually looks so cute.. It looks easy but hard to handle that delicate paper stripes. I have asked Mona for one more guest post where she will teach us step by step.
Here is Mona's post
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My name is Mona. I am an architect by profession but a crafter by interest.
 I used to work for an architect but had to quit when economy went into recession. It has been well said that everything happens for good and for a reason...:) The good that came out of my unemployment was that I started looking at some other avenues to spend my free time. I joined some hobby classes in my neighbourhood. I enrolled for pottery class in the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed working with clay. Watercolors followed the pottery. During this time, I came across this art of paper filigree called quilling. Bought some basic supplies from a local craft store and it has been a fun ride ever since.

I was looking for some inspiration for my next painting on the Internet when I came across Rachana's blog. Her paintings immediately struck a resonance. Her paintings are so expressive and an absolute joy. I would like to thank Rachana for giving me an opportunity to write a guest post for her blog and become a part of her art journey.  To celebrate her blogversary and wonderful art work, I thought what better way than to contribute a painting and celebrate the painter that has inspired us both.  Following is Jamini Roy's Lord Krishna with Radha that I did with watercolors:



I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce to  Rachana's friends and followers the fascinating art of quilling. This unique form of art involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Following are some of my quilling projects:





I would like to thank Rachana once again for inviting me to be a part of her blog. I wish her success and may her art work reach places.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

CreationS is now on ETSY..!!

 "CreationS" is now on Etsy..!



I have just set-up the store and I've started with PRINT of "Kanya Viday",
Here is the link..

And a new banner for ETSY shop..! Did you liked it..??




Guest Post : Radhika from House on Ashwell lane!

Meet Radhika, She blogs at House on A Ashwell Lane!
She has some creative ideas to design and decorate your home..!! And they are very Unique..!
And here is her Post.. Enjoy..!
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Hello everyone!!
Radhika here, from House on Ashwell lane!

A little about myself.
I have a degree in software Engineering but always had a passion for Design. Once worked in the software industry, I now enjoy being a stay at home to my 4 year old daughter and blogging! We just bought a townhouse in CA and I am having a great time decorating it!
My blog is a place I can share my inspirations, Easy doable DIY ideas and ways to organize your house. I also share projects that I do around the house. My goal is that my house should reflect the personalities of the people living in the house.

This is the first time I am guest bogging! I am so happy Rachana asked me to guest blog here. 
Enough said about me. Here are some of my favorite posts.

* *A glimpse of my house * *

A pegboard organizer I made for my daughter's room
I will be revealing my daughter's room and bathroom and our dining room very soon!
Here are some of my favorite posts.  I am sharing small snippets of my favorite posts.





you can browse the idea gallery for more home decor ideas.
Come visit me at House on Ashwell lane !!! I would love to see you all!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Guest Post : A New friend - Priya from Once Upon A Tea Time...

I met Priya in Feb 2011, when I asked her to feature "CreationS" on her blog.
And I remember she sent me an e-mail with the link in next week.. Well, that was a surprise of that morning..!
I really wanted to have Priya's Post and here she is with her post..!!!
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Hello! My name is Priya and I blog at Once Upon A Tea Time..Design Stories
I started blogging over two years ago- it was more of a personal diary first, a storehouse for my memories.


 But, slowly it has changed to a space where I share my passion for interior design, beautiful fabrics and amazingly creative people.  I was born in India, brought up in the Persian Gulf region and have lived for the last 15 years in the US. I want Once Upon a Tea Time to reflect the same global feel rather than belonging to a particular country or style. I love blogging and can’t imagine a day without it. 


I called the blog Once Upon A Tea Time because teatime is my favorite time of the day- a fat book or a magazine accompanied by a cup of hot ginger chai. I would like to think that anyone visiting my blog would be tempted to grab a cup of tea and settle down to read. The best part of blogging has been meeting so many wonderful people. 


Thanks for inviting me to be part of your beautiful blog, Rachana!

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