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Thursday, January 23, 2014

3rd-anniversary of my blog. Happy to write about the most talented lady ...but with tears in my eyes.

Today  Ranjana's craft blog completed 3 years and stepping to 4th year. I should be happy for that, but I have tears in my eyes while writing this post. I was preparing to write this post from past 15-20 days. I have a section in this blog where I write about artists. I had planned to write about an artist Smt. Manjula, so I had met her on 12th of Jan to collect information about her works , on 13th of Jan I was segregating the images of her works, I was shocked to hear the  news of her demise. With tears in my eyes , heart filled with condolence towards her family, writing this post with a message to her " We really miss you Aunty".

The most talented lady I met in my life.

Coming back to her works, I'm just wondering about which one shall I write. I can say she was the most talented lady I had met in my life. Sometimes think, let me start writing about her crochet work, then suddenly I remember about her enchanting embroidery works,mmmm...no shall I write about her doll making skills ...really confused. So decided to write about all , but that will require at-least 5-6 posts.

I won't disappoint the readers, just sharing about the batik painting she made, and she was so generous , though this was the last peice she had, she gave it to me as gift. I feel I'm really lucky to have this:
Isn't that beautiful work of art!Nowadays we get ready made batik paints and we don't have to struggle too much to make a batik painting. But earlier it was made with chemicals, and she had made number of batik paintings like this. She told me she used to conduct classes also. Now I consider myself unlucky as I never got opportunity to learn from her. :( .
This doesn't end here dears, if you read the list of arts and crafts she practiced, you will definitely agree with my words, "She was the most talented lady", because she knew making baskets from wires, crochet, tatting, doll making, batik painting, embroidery, mirror work, Banjara mirror work, knitting, baking, gardening, cross stitch, sewing & stitching , calligraphy , cutwork, machine embroidery ...and the list continues. 2-3 days before I came to know she had learnt music also.
So its better to write each of these spreading across 5-6 posts.  I wanted to complete the post soon and very eager to show it to her.But destiny had different plans. She should have been with us for few more years, but may be God wanted some art work from her, don't know...I'm short of words...tears are rolling down my cheeks remembering her...again repeating the most talented and the generous lady I have met in my life. And I'm sure reading my next posts , all the readers will agree with me.

Next 5-6 posts write about her works.

life is very uncertain,
So
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana



22 comments:

  1. It is really very sad to hear about Smt Manjula .. I am sure being so creative , she would have made fantastic things and she will be remembered for her wonderful talent and her art will be an inspiration to many .

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  2. Hmm..Very Sad to know..:-( Thanks for posting this..

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  3. May Manjula's soul rest in peace.
    Happy Blogversary!!

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  4. HI Ranjana Maam
    Congrats on successfully completing 3 years and best wishes for many more years to come...Your art are superb...I would like to recite the famous sayings here " You don't need to be an artist to be able to appreciate the beauty in art. Art is everywhere and in every form." - Thanks for sharing Maam
    Have a great day Ahead :)
    Regards
    Bhavikk Shah
    BHAVIKK SHAH's BLOG

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  5. Ranjana , Sad about the Creative lady.. She will be an inspiration to many through her rich artwork she has left behind.

    Happy blog anniversary! Will wait for the posts that show Manjula's art and creations.

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  6. sorry to hear about Ms. Manjula. Sending prayers for her family.
    Congratulations on your blogaversary!! Wish you crafty years ahead. Keep learning new things and share with us.

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  7. Ohh, sorry to know about her.. but its Life my dear.. will goes on..
    And you know Art never die..she was amazing!
    Congrats on co0mpleting 3 years of blogging.. have a great day!

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  8. Thanks for writing about my beloved naani's many talents. Loved your post.

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  9. Thanks ma'am for writing about my beloved naani's many talents. Loved your post

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  10. I miss my naani very much. I had visited her 11th jan she showed all her artwork that day and told me that you were visiting her the next day to write the blog. Its very hard to tell she is no more. But her art work will remain with us forever. Rest in peace naani. I will miss you most.

    Happy anniversary ranjana you have really written a very beautiful blog. Thank you.

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  11. I miss my naani very much. 11th jan I had visited her and she showed me all her art work. She was all pumped about the next day and was telling me that you would visit her and write a blog about her. She was very talented and also multi talented. Its very hard to tell that my naani is no more. I will miss her the most. May her soul rest in peace.

    happy blogversary ranjana. Truly this is very beautifully written.

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  12. Congratulations. Keep blogging.

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  13. That is so sad and I can imagine how shocking it must have been!
    Congrats on your 3 years of blogging!

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  14. Those we love don't go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

    We all miss you Amma.

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  15. Those we love don't go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

    We all miss you Amma. RIP.

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  16. So sorry to hear about the loss, Ranjana. My heartfelt condolences with her family. Glad you are carrying her brilliant legacy forward by sharing her works with all of here. Continue the good work, all the best.

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  17. My belated 'Happy Anniversary'. My blog too completed the anniversary a day before yours. Because of health reasons I could make a post this year only yesterday.

    Sorry to hear about her demise. . Nice gesture of you to bring her talents here. The batik work is very cherishable. Good Persons go near to God very soon. Good that she reached the lotus feet without much sufferings. May her soul rest in peace

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  18. God bless her soul !
    U r blessed to know great artists and artists never die
    Keep up the good work

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  19. Congratulations on crossing a blogging milestone. Sorry to note about the sudden demise of the extremely skilled and multi talented lady. May her soul RIP> Lovely Batik creation from her.

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  20. Congratulations. Keep blogging.

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  21. nice art work, great creation, Thanks for posting

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