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Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome May

 Week-17 Inks 

The challenge was to use inks of different colors. As I am currently here in  my hometown I didn't have any in my stock. So, I used diluted water colors to create the first background layer. Next, I added acrylics. It has been a while since I have created a face so I did this cute girl on hand made paper. I added silver glitter to her dress and also gave her some silver jewelry. Love the sparkle.

We have started with the fifth month of this year.As one quarter is over, I wanted to remind myself of some of the goals that I had along with my two words of the year. I added one word reminders on each circles on the page.

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Happ Weekend 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

T for Tree art

Hello dear Elizabeth and all my Tea friends. I am sharing my bottle of plain water and my tree art today.
That's my older son on the right, busy with his sketching. I am so Thankful for the love of art that we share with each other.
This is a project that I am planning to teach some little art lovers here. I am so happy to have received such an opportunity.
Will share more on this later-:)

Of course, these paintings are based on the seasons. I thoroughly enjoyed creating them and I hope the kids too will love it.

One more thing I wanted to share with you is on how I was suffering from  a bad back last week and from there I took a leap of faith and joined a yoga class here. It was something that  I always wanted to learn but I never had the courage to start. Guess, this was the right time! 
This was one of the best choices that I had made recently and within three days my back was completely cured. 
I highly recommend  it. Yoga is good for both the mind and body and I hope to continue with it in future.
Being consistent with my choices is the biggest  challenge that I always face. Are you consistent with your passions in life?What motivates you  to keep going? 

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Happy Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

Faux Gelli Print Page

April 18th Challenge: Gelli Plate
I love my gelli plate but now as I am in India, I firs felt lost when I saw the challenge from arttothe5th team.

I didn'T want to miss out on this prompt so after some thinking this is what I came up with. I had this plastic transparent folder which I felt could be used like a gelli plate.
See the messy but colorful folder in the above photo? My first layer of printing is next to it.
Next I added the black print. 

See my folder, all ready for transferring the next print-:)

And this is the result!

 I added some handmade paper scrap, more 'gelli' printed circles, some doodling and this is the final result.

There,my art and journaling spread-:) I am so happy that I could do this challenge with the plastic folder.
 Those who don't have a gelli plate,  no worries try this. You just need to act fast as the paints tend to dry quick on the plastic.

I am linking my page with PPF and Julie's Art Journal Everyday
Thank you for  checking

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tuesday Tea

 Hello and welcome to my tea time-:) Today I am sharing my cup of green tea.  This Chamomile flower and Amla flavored pack had been with me since December. Now, as I am back to my old routine of less junk and more healthy food, having a cup of green tea is part of that diet.
 This is yet another sketch from  Junelle Jacobson's Spring class. In my childhood I had so many cats at home and this lesson took me back to those wonderful days -:)

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Friday, April 17, 2015


The challenge for April 11th,  at DLP was to use acrylics. If you dilute the acrylic paints with plenty of water, you get a watercolor effect.
I first created a background. The tall grass was done using an old credit card. When you smear paint on the card's edges and swipe them on the page you get the grass impression. Next I used some bright colors and did the flowers.

Then came the deer. Again they were drawn by my 8 year old son, Ashish.  He loves wildlife and reads and sketches on nature themes. We both have so much fun in collaborating our art this way. 
I hope he continues with his love for art and we can do more of such wonderful work-:)

Wish you all a lovely weekend 
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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.