“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??)
After a long time I picked up my brush again and decided to paint. Some pictures from recent work.
20 Splendid Suns – A Madhubani style painting done in tattoo art. Brings in a splash of color to every room. Tattoo style of Madhubani painting involves using the same art from repeated in a linear format. That’s the essence I have tried capturing in this painting – twenty pictures of the sun repeated in different colors.
Pic from the TheBangaloreSnob Gallery.
The Red Bride – This Madhubani style painting is on the same lines as The Yellow Sky and is a depiction of the Kayastha style of Madhubani painting which pre-dominantly used only two colors. I have tried my had at the same using two colors - Red and Black.
Pic from TheBangaloreSnob Gallery (Pictures in this post are part of my collection. DO NOT COPY)
Charity and Business begins at home. And my parents are perfect example of this. They came (to my place), they saw (my paintings and collection) and they conquered (bought all my paintings and lamp). They took everything. And so I was left empty handed. But then I came up with my latest painting – The Yellow Sky.
This painting is done in two colours Yellow and Black. It shows a picture of a couple of peacocks captured amidst flowers.
Pic from TheBangaloreSnob Gallery
Priced at Rs.1500 (inclusive of courier charges within India) this painting is unframed. If you like it and would like to own it – mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Pictures in this post are part of my collection. DO NOT COPY)
Two painting up for sale. This is based on two themes:
This is something that I made with my cousin in mind – TheDelhiBride. She is getting married this weekend and I am so excited and happy for her. And her wedding brings back the sweet memory of my own which happened 1 and half year ago. Attending her wedding would be like reliving mine – moment through moment.
Dussehra season brings back lot of pleasant memories from my childhood which I majorly spent in Calcutta (now Kolkata). Durga Puja in West Bengal is the most amazing 5 days ever. The entire city lights up and you can see color and festivities everywhere. This is something that I have tried potraying through my next painting – Durga.