Friday, February 26, 2010

Being Tagged!

Hi friends

Before I begin, Sorry for not being here for the past week, wasn't very well. Will visit you all and check your blogs soon.

And now, I am tagged for the first time! My blogger friend, Nalini, has tagged me and here's my answers to the queries...Thanks if you read it patiently :)

1. What is your current obsession?
 A. Photography (besides all things art).

2. What are you wearing today?
A. White cotton kurti and blue jeans.

3. What's for dinner today?
A. Dining out on Thursday nites (weekend starts today!)

4. What's the last thing you bought?
A. Kohl

5. What are you listening to right now?
A. I am listening to the music of wind thru chime hanging in the balcony.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
A. My recent virtual friend… would love to know more about Nalini.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
A. Some coastal region with natural beauty in bounty…

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
A. Cotton dresses, AC and sun screen! (I get tanned instantly!!!)

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
A. Home (Kerala)

10. Which language do you want to learn?
A. I love all languages and would love to learn them all. For now, trying to learn Arabic.

11. What’s your favourite quote?
A. Hmmm… “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
A. Mom (at any point that would be my answer…she’s the one who’s always there in my mind!)

13. What is your favourite color?
A. Tough! Each and every colour! (ppl who know me will know that)

14. Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.
A. 1. Wear your style, what’s comfy for you.

2. Wear minimum accessories unless it’s a wedding.

3. Minimum makeup

In short, Careful carelessness 

15. What is your dream job?
A. Professional Artist (in every medium I know…hehe…is it too much to ask for?)

16. What’s your favorite magazine?
A. Friday,Gulf News (just glance thru the texture and colours and of course some articles)

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
A. Art materials

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
A. Revealing dresses as a statement of being Modern

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?
A. Paris Hilton

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
A. Long  hair

21. What are you going to do after this?
A. Complete my 20 cm * 20 cm painting

22. What are your favorite movies?
A. Lots! King and I, Sound of Music, Manichitrathazhu (Malayalam), oops! List will go on…

23. What inspires you?
A. Nature, people, music and books.

24. What do your friends call you most commonly?
A. Deepu

25. Would you prefer coffee or tea?
A. Tea

26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
A. Spend sometime with my buddy(ies), my daughter, and when none is around…listen to some soulful music, read something inspiring or sometimes even writing or engage in art.

Lots of options 

27. What makes you go wild?
A. Memories make me go wild in the positive sense and negative…any mishap pertaining to India…my husband avoids such topics. He says “you’ll become hyper”

28. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
A. Each and every blog I am following is a treasure house and so are many others I occasionally come across…every blog has something new and innovative to offer.

29. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
A. Chocolate mousse with some vanilla ice cream and some thin finger biscuits. Yummy (I love almost all desserts!)

30. How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?
A. Three

31. Favorite Season?
A. Summer (season to go home )

32. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
A. Lemon rice, Lady’s finger fry, Curd, pappadam and pickle. (Today’s lunch!)

33. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
A. Ignore them !(How I wish I could do that!!! ) I do feel hurt but then I don't hold a grudge against them.

34. What are you afraid of the most?
A. Dark!!!

35. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
A. O dear, you look tired! (wasn’t well for the past few days)

36. What brings a smile on your face instantly?
A. My daughter’s joy! (the very sight of her )

37. A word that you say a lot?
A. ‘That’s right!’ (in my mother tongue) and ‘You know’ in English.
That’s what occurs to me right now.

38. When was the last time you did something nice?
A. I feel it should not be disclosed, the effect of doing something nice evaporates

39. What would you do if you were made President of India for one day?
A. Reduce the prices, dismiss all corrupt bureaucrat, close down all illegal holdings, make some constitutional changes and close loopholes, recruit energetic and loyal youngsters at all levels, boost up all social organizations,….lots to be done….by then the day would’ve come to an end and I would be rejuvenated into a new Hindustan.

*dreams, dreams,….may come true…sometime, someday, by somebody*

40. Do you Know who Master SHIFU is?
A. I absolutely adore him

I inturn tag these 6 friends

Bella Sinclair






Monday, February 15, 2010

Collage and Fingerpaint Cactus ATCs

Cactus ATCs (Artist Trading Cards - 3.5 inches * 2.5 inches) made exclusively for Cactus Monday;
in a haste:))

Happy Cactus Monday, Cactuteers!

For more cactus pics, Visit Teri

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day!

Fo the Part one, Click HERE

First of all Thanks a zillion for the response which truly was overwhelming...
As promised here's my next list of simple art that could add colour to your romance...

The picture took time to load and then wen it happened it looks like this:(
Anyways, these are the self-ink stamps, roller and the single hole puncher apt for bookmarks.

You could make these bookmarks easily by cutting strips of paper of your choice.
I've used textured chart paper again, cut them into 4cm * 13cm size and then glued nice lovable quotes, stamped them with heart and roses and finally looped a satin thread.

Do you like it???

You could even take your glass candle holder and stick it with heart stickers and light it up in to add glow to your love.You could even cook some fav dishes of his or hers and then have a tea light candle dinner :))

Draw some hearts on a glass using glass liner and fill it with glass colours and glue some shiny, sparkling stones

This is out and out a kids' craft...
Make a heart with dough and let it dry, you can even bake it.
Here,I've not...I just let it dry and then painted it with acrylic colour;
let it dry again and then added the satin ribbon.
I made this for my daughter, L'tl A!
She was too pleased to receive it:)))

*image courtesy Google*

Apart from these, you could even gift some fav knick-knacks of your partner...
arrange it in a small basket say of bamboo or wood or anything that can hold the stuff.
Place His/Her fav chocolates, drink, candies, chips etc. anything that'll please your sweetheart:)

Hope you have a nice time with your Valentine...

Wishing you all a

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Simple Valentine Ideas

Its Valentine time and I thought of making some sweet stuff for people looking for some simple ideas to gift to their sweethearts. Its really easy to make...

First of all you need some stationary...chart papers, stickers, some self ink stamps, wrapping paper etc etc.

Heart Fridge Magnet

Cut out heart shape from OHP sheet (thats what I've done here) and colour it. I've used glass colour and black liner to outline the shape. Instead of OHP sheet, you can use any material that stands steady. Btw, you can cut with scissors too.

Take a magnet

Glue it underneath

You can add a heart sticker in the center like I did as I wanted to keep it simple. You can bead it or decorate it with semi precious stones or even a stamp size photo of your beloved one :)

Place it on the fridge and admire it whenever you have a look at your/beloved's creation...


Take a chart...cut it to your desired size

Fold it to half so that you can write your thoughts inside

I had these textured papers (somewhat like chart...not as thin as normal paper)

Chose the pink and selected these stickers

Glued the pink paper on top of the white and picked the stickers and arranged it as being arrowed...see thats so easy to make :)

Sorry for the self ink stamp roller(which I was trying for the first time and so misd the direction...!!!) that went astray...
Anyways I think its not bad...what do you think???

Flying Hearts

Here again repeat the first two steps of folding the paper. I have chosen a handmade paper on which to do art. I have already cut and kept few heart shapes in red textured paper.
I beaded up the heart shapes and stuck some stickers of ladybugs at the edges... 

I took some red velvet ribbon to spice up the card...

Stamped few flying heart patterns...
The second card is reay too to be gifted with your lovely thoughts :)

Now you know its so easy to make some simple, lovable things for your loved ones with all your heart rather than buy a high priced gift with no feelings attached....Completely my personal view...

Some more things are yet to the next edition of Simple Valentine Ideas!
Until then, Have a Lovely time Creating and Ciao :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fantasy Friday - Myli, The L'tl Angel

An angel was born in Light Years Away land long long ago. She was named Myli. Myli was a free angel born to the Star mother and Meteor Father.

“She is a child of fortune,” everyone said.

Myli was a curious l’tl angel. She jumped from one star to another exploring her new found world. Her sparkling and inquisitive eyes reached everywhere. She loved daisilies and adorned her hair with them every morning. As girls are, she loved pinky pink too. Her fluffy golden hair danced as she leapt and flew; and wherever they dropped a silver star was born.

ps: 'Myli', the name was suggested by L'tl A, my l'tl daughter:))
Most of the time such stories comeout when my l'tl one pesters me for more and more tales and when I am exhausted of any from the books and when I am tired to read out.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pet Show, Dubai

They are winners - #1 n #2!!!

I love this look:)


Pretty Skirt:)

I wasn't happy seeing all of these cutie pies 'behind bars':(

My Master!
Cow boy cute:)

Snaps from Pet Show that was held in Dubai Festival City (DFC) last weekend. These are just few bigshots from the show...there were loads more...

Aren't they Gorgeous and Wonderful???

Its rather too difficult to choose one or two out of them...all of 'em are so so sweet.
Still which one did you like most? (based on the shots)

The last two snaps are my personal favourites...
I am basically more of a cat person...

Good Day:)