“According to tradition and recorded evidence, Krishna was raised in the cowherding village of Gokul by his foster parents Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda. The Bhagavata Purana describes Krishna’s early childhood pastimes in the Vrindavan forest where he, his brother Balarama, and his cowherd friends stole butter, engaged in childhood pranks and fought with demons. Along with these activities, Krishna is also described as meeting and dancing with the local girls of Vrindavan village, especially Radharani, who were known as gopis. These pastimes were the source of inspiration for the famous Sanskrit poem, Gita Govinda, by the Sanskrit poet, Jayadeva (c. 1200 AD).” - Source Wikipedia Continue reading
I had done my first nameboard just as another craft experiment. And I had put up the picture on the blog and FB page. And before I knew it, I was designing them and creating them for friends and a lot of people who came by my page and loved the idea.
And then I gifted a newly wed couple a Nameboard (Bride and Groom Nameboard). Soon enough, I got an order for a Nameboard from a son to his parents for their Anniversary. And then another and the trend continued. Its so cute that children want to gift their parents something unique and meaningful. And its so lovely that my nameboards are just that. I had never imagined that these would signify the importance of being together for 20+ years. And when these children order for nameboards for their parents – its so lovely. I am soon going to gift my parents and my in-laws one too. Its such a lovely way to express love and congratulate them on being together for sooo many years.
Remember the Madhubani Paintings I did based on Kayastha and Tattoo style? I got them framed recently. And they look gorgeous framed. I know I am blowing my own horn – but I really do love them. And I wanted to share it with everyone. I really do LURVE them!!!
And yes, I have decided to keep them for myself! I am going to be a terrible business person – I end up buying my own creation. And when I don’t, my dear dear husband does. AB insists that I keep these for myself! (hmm I wonder why do I even have a Shop section??)