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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



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Very unique collection of Sarees

It has been long I could not write any post.As usual I was busy with jewelry  designing.
Today is my son's birthday , so taken off for all my activities. Thought of browsing for latest design trends in sarees. My eyes stuck in this website http://www.jomso.com/ . This is an online shop for all the Indian Ethnic wear. All the varieties of ethnic dress , starting from Sarees Salwar Suits , Lehangas , many more to satisfy lover of Indian Ethnic wear.

As I'm crazy about saree, I browsed through some of the sarees.All the designs are amazing.
I saw this red saree with silver color border, this just stuck my eyes.

Some more very attractive sarees in party wear category , one more Peach Georgette Saree with fancy Shimmer Gold border and comes with  Peach Blouse piece.

Very rare green color saree,
These designs made me to browse more, as I love embroidered saree, I thought of browsing through some lehangas and bridal wear sarees. Those are also mesmerizing. 
Some are here:

 Very nice color combination, elegant embroidery works, fusion of ethnic as well as western. 
Some of the bridal sarees.
Any Indian bride will love to wear this on her special occasion in life, to make it more special.
And as a working woman , I'm interested in casual wear sarees, which I can wear to office everyday. Those are also in very elegant and perfect colors:
 Anything , I can't say, I didn't like. Hope you will also like . Why don't you just browse through all the categories once,http://www.jomso.com/ .

In next post, introducing an artist . To know about the artist, keep an eye on my blog.

Until then,
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

Note : This post is written as a product review;  any kind of issue with Jomso product I'm(blogger) not responsible for that. Its between Jomso and the buyer. 
All the image courtesy: Jomso.
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