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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Work In Progress on Wednesday- Painting on a Kurta

This week planning to start designing a kurta with fabric colors. I can say this as start of work , not WIP :).  Have not decided the colors. It is a white Kurta, so hoping  any combination would look good. Hope to complete it soon.
Kurta
White Kurat with thread work
  It has thread work. Planning use the colors on thread work design itself. After many months I'm working with fabrci painting. Let us see how it will be.
Closer view of thread work
 Two weeks back  I had posted about sospesso work on a pot as WIP. It is ready. I liked the work very much. It is really fun to work with the paper flowers. The prints on the tissue paper come alive through the art.
Here is the sospesso work:
Sospesso
Sospesso work

Sospesso work



I have chosen very small flowers for the sospesso work. So it took many days to complete the work. I have fallen in love with this art. So planning to make many :)


-Thanks & Regards,
Ranjana Shankar

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Work In Progress - Wednesday- Crochet sweater

Crochet is the craft which I learnt in the beginning of my journey in the world of arts and crafts. My mother taught crochet. I still have some doilies made by her 60 years ago. I love the crochet. I had made many doilies, but now I don't have those with me :(.

Crochet sweaters are the best gifts to babies. I had shared about the baby sweater I had made in the post : Baby sweater- Crochet.
Here is the one I made :

crochet sweater
Baby sweater- Crochet work

 Making similar one as a gift to another baby. This is the WIP of this week. I have chosen different colors for this sweater:
crochet sweater
Crochet sweater I'm making now

The sospesso work I started and shared in the last week's WIP is completed. Will share in the next WIP post.

Until then,

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Kerala Mural-Paintings of Gods from Gods own country

Most of us, are familiar with Kerala Mural Art. It is originated in Kerala. These paintings represent the rich and colorful  heritage of Kerala. Earlier these were made on walls of temples, depicting many mythological stories. The colorful paintings now has taken a special place in design world. It is becoming popular in dress designing, jewels designing , interior designing etc.

I have already shared about the Kerala Mural paintings made on Bamboo.
Kerala Mural on Bamboo
In Kerala mural paintings, the bright colors  and the right combination of the colors make you awestruck. The right combination of colors, paired with fine lines with black paint and white background, beautiful and big eyes of the figures and the special technique used for ornamentation of the figures are specialties of Kerala Mural painting.

Recently I tried it on canvas too. Here is the outcome:
Kerala Mural on canvas
Kerala Mural on Canvas
Kerala Mural on canvas

 Closer view:
Kerala Mural on canvas

Kerala Mural on canvas

It took many days to complete the painting. But really enjoyed while painting this.

I always suggest  learners of arts and crafts to get trained under experts or professional trainers. Still will post about a tutorial on Kerala Mural painting soon. Hope that will give you some knowledge about the techniques of making Kerala Mural.

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

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