Friday, December 18, 2009

On A Yippy Break :)


I am going on a short break.
Its my dear brother's engagement on 27th Dec. I'll be back by 8th of Jan.
Do Pray for them and Wish them all the luck.
Happy Holidays to all of you.
A Merry Christmas and A Fabulous New Year.
Have a blast of a time my dear friends.
Catch you as soon as I reach back.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

White Blooms From 'Ever Rising'






Marigold  from our garden  back home...my In-Laws place which is called Sarvodayam which means Ever Rising. Its an ideal place to feel nature. They've loads of green around them which is wonderful...I can even hear the chirping as I am writing!



Periwinkle


Spider Lily
(Thanks to Nalini Hebbar from Open Mind for making me aware of this fabgurl's name:) )


Can anyone tell me the name of this beauty???
I am oblivious!

Hope you all liked these simple, white blooms:)

Happy Blooming Tuesday!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Cactus Monday #19


A hasty cactus watercolour...




Cactus painted on a truck at display in Dubai Festival City.

















 Pictures from Dubai Festival City. A great place to spend some time...
My daughter loves this place. There are some other places too...will showcase it one by one.

Happy Cactus Monday!

More Cactus pics at Teri's...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Illustration Friday - Hatch





"The key to everything is patience. You get the
chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."
Arnold H. Glasow

Which one of these do you think is better???
I have used sepia pitt pens.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nostalgic Blooms From The Past



Yesterday when I was rummaging through a pile of my ol stuff I came across these wonderful flowers I had created some 12 years back. These, my friends, are fabric paiting. I had actually cut this piece of cloth from my dad's uniform cloth...It was indeed my first attempt at painting on fabric. In the first picture you could see that the paint had spread a bit coz I wasn't sure on how much to dip water.



Different styles are shown here.



The first one here is done with a bean cut.  A bean cut into two and dipped in paint and dabbed on cloth.
Haven't painted on fabric for a very long time.  I should be doing that soon:)
More to follow...

Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Missy n Senita





Missy and Senita together posing for a snap to treasure their first meeting. Senita arrived from London on a short visit to meet Missy. That happened two weeks before. Last week she was in Africa. This week she paid a visit to Australia. Senita is on a world tour I believe.
Here's Missy wishing Senita 'Good Luck!'

Happy Cactus Monday!

For more cactus pictures, visit Teri.

ps: Thank you Soul for your support and inspiration!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Smiling Beauty


"A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime"

That being said, it is also true that people are stingy with their smile.
What I would like to say is

"If someone is too tired to give a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give"

Smiling Beauty was done in 2006. I am so much in love with this picture I made in Illustrator. There are some flaws still it doesn't matter. Maybe coz I love that smile :)

I had come across some pictures of beautiful women and I wanted to try one of those. I chose this one.
Hope you all like it too...

Have a Smiling Day :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

IF - Crunchy

"To have a crunchy bite of the whitey white, glowing moon
Is my dream..."

This is my entry for Inspire Me Thursday - Label.
Few of my ATCs...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

IF - Entangled



Its so entangled! Thats IF theme of last friday.
Entangled with Celtic Design that I saw in some art book. This is again a glass painting I did in a small clip glass frame. I've hung it near my dressing table.

Its Bakrid holidays here for ten whole days. So lots to do at home...visiting friends, going out. Missing a little from the blogging scene. Its till coming Saturday. So will visit all my blogger friends and make it up.

Today is 38th U.A.E National Day!
Salute to you, wonderful country!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Arabian Beauty



This is a glass painting I tried few months back. I saw it in a calendar. I was drawn to it (especially the eyes) and wanted to try it.
Arabs are very fond of horses as almost everyone would be well aware of. They have the finest horses here. This is dedicated to that Arabian Spirit.
Hope you all like it :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird n Blooms


Glass painting of a Ruby/Red-Throated Hummingbird and blooms. I completed this before going to India in June. Finally displaying it. Its a very simple one but I wanted to paint this just for the sake of the ruby-throated angel. The effects aren't very clear here as its always very difficult to take pictures of glass paintings. Not enough sunlight reaches here and the flash becomes prominent in the photos if used. It looks better in person.




These are some pictures I took from shopping malls. You could see some fab art in tiles and floors and so on. I will post some nice pictures as and when I take it.
They've some great art over here.
Happy Blooming Tuesday to all:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Zen Cactus

I have been doing digital art for sometime now mainly coz if I lay down my art materials once, it will take sometime to clear off 'the mess' as mentioned by my husband. Moreover space is a great concern for people like us living in Dubai in a flat.
Today I thought of making a zentangle atc...with a pear cactus in the limelight :)
If you could give a keen eye to it...you could notice the details. I don't know whether you could makeout the 'too much in too little...' like the spaces here.
Happy Cactus Monday, My Friends!
For More cactus pics, Rush to Teri's.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Illustration Fridays

IF - Music


IF - Unbalanced


Digital arts...'Music' done in photoshop and 'Unbalanced' in Illustrator.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blooms From My Daughter...




This photo was taken from Manasa, Bangalore. I loved this pond and these beautiful red flowers. I know not its name. But it just seemed so sweet.

Here's Anoushka (my daughter) and Anushka (her friend) playing on the swing...
in the garden with colourful flowers and butterfly...
and with a rainbow too...

and this was a gift that my daughter made for her teacher, Mrs. Shazia Khan, for being a loving and wonderful teacher!
Anoushka, my charming l'tl one, described her art just as such.
She is a sweet l'tl blossom in my life and she fills it with fragrance thats heavenly...
Here's wishing everyone a Happy Blooming Tuesday!