“Remember that what one person classifies as art, another may not understand.”
Handmade with Love
My Recycled Decopatched Tissue Box
It feels nice, when some people remember small details about you NOT because you always remind them but JUST because they care.
So a friend of mine, was kind enough to get me the Decoupage stuff I have been talking about and so terribly wanting to go out and buy, but somehow I keep postponing it…
Well! Guess what? I have loads of it now and yesterday I made this – do tell me what you think about it. (If you move the cursor on the pictures in the given order – it gives you a brief description)
I started out with an empty tissue box (had to initiate my recycling as well as creativity).. Thanks B…..
I found this very interesting and inspiring article and I was fascinated to read more on it. Hence, I thougth it was worth sharing.
It all began in his childhood (around 1945) Volker Kraft saw a beautiful paschal decorated tree in his home town. So he wanted a tree like this. Kraft’s apple sapling sported just 18 eggs when he first decorated it for Easter in 1965. The Kraft family has been decorating their tree for Easter for more than forty years now. The number increased year by year; and by last year, the sturdy tree was festooned with 9,800 eggs, artfully decorated with everything from sequins to sea shells. This time, Kraft has reached 10,000 – and he says he’s stopping there
This is another example of making you dreams come true if you are truly determined to do so… nothing is impossible if you stick to it and deep in your heart you know you can do it.
Don’t you think this is just beautiful !! You can find the whole history on this at
Day 5 of 7
Day 3 of 7 Celebrate!
Day Three – more than one reason to Celebrate today !!
I have to admit, when I started my blog a year ago on 7th March 2011, I wasn’t sure what I would do with it or if I would even have something to share and keep it going for this long, but today I can truly say “There are two mistakes one can make along the road – not going all the way and not starting ~Buddha~”. I would like thank some of my real close people who have always made the time to stop by here and to the few subscribers that I have, who have also expressed they thoughts and opinions in a very positive way. So Happy One year Anniversary to my Blog!
Now that we have got that out of the way. Today reminds me of another quote: “In our lives there is a simple colour, as on an artist’s palatte, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love.”
So here’s wishing everyone a Loving, Colourful and Blessed Holi!
I have used the Splash Painting Technique – its one messy way to paint unless you have all your area covered nicely!! But lots of fun splashing various colours just to get the right effect.. Since it is my first time at this I used an 18” rectangle canvas with lots of Acrylic paints and a toothbrush, which is more useful for this technique than a paint brush… and (cuttings of Ek Onkar and Ganeshji are from some old weddings invitations cards lying at home and to give the ethnic look I put in the little silver piece and around it a few of my fav stick on stones..
And another reason to celebrate today is the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’s DAY!
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman”.
Having said that it’s not about acting or being superior to the other gender. It is not about who can cook better, who can do the dishes first, who can earn more or even who knows how to change the diaper competently but it’s about recognizing the importance and the capabilities of the Women these days, and giving them the credit they truly deserve!!
Day 2 of 7 Small Art
Day Two – Cork Top Bottle 6-3/4″ tall 4.01oz
Although this is not a lot of work but I call it as Small Art. Small art that can make a big difference and this way your creativity of the day is done and you can go to bed at a decent hour too!!
As the saying goes : “The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation”.
I have painted all the four sides with the same pattern, stuck four tiny stick on stones and wrapped a length of raffia strings around the neck of the bottle (from my recycle stock).