Friday, December 13, 2013

History repeats - One more mile stone in life

Some of my readers must have read about my craze about artificial jewellery  making which I started last year on my Birthday last year(29th Nov) .
The journey with hand crafted jewelry making was going on steadily. I used to make many earrings , necklaces and few bracelets. Due to my busy schedule I could not concentrate on my orders.
Now some circumstances made me to change the name of my jewelry  collections, and I have named it now as Pranjalika Collections on 29th Nov this year(That's on my birthday:)). Sharing some of the designs from Pranjalika Collections here:

Some traditional sets:

From kids collection

I have always tried to make the best  in any kind of craft I know. So following the same principle in jewelry making also. If you want to see some more collection please visit my page Pranjalika Collections and if you like the collection please like the page.

Soon writing about different types of embroideries.

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gombe Habba Part 2- The Gombe habba I visited- continued

Already I have written two posts about Gombe habba. In last post I have written about the Gombe habba I visited this year. This is the continuation of the last post as I could not share all the images in the last post.
I had shared only about the the dolls arranged surrounding the central arrangements of dolls. Here is the centrally arranged dolls in steps:
 The closer view,you can see many dolls of different Gods and Goddesses, in different sizes.
Both the sides dolls arranged very artistically :
The below doll of Shri Chamundeshwari is very beautiful. This is nearly 35 years old and still has that charm.
Even I liked this idol of Sharada, isn't the smile on the face mesmerising?
There were many more dolls , I could capture photos of some . Here are those:
Parvati worshipping, Lord Shiva:
Cute Krishna dancing on the Kalinga:
Dolls depicting marriage ceremony of Shri Venkareshwara:
And the Rangoli in front of the dolls was also very artistic.
The complete arrangement was done very meticulously. Everywhere I could recognize the interest and  passion.
Oh! Forgot, the below is the one which attracted me. The traditional bell, with my favorite Krishna on it :-)
In the next post will share about the street of dolls I visited,

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

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gombe Habba Part 2- The Gombe habba I visited

Sorry , I'm  late in writing this post. I really feel this should have been shared with you during Dasara. As I was busy (as usual same excuse :-)) , I could not.
I have already shared about some unique dolls . In this post sharing about the Gombe Habba I visited this year. Knowing that I'm crazy about this festival,one of my friends , Divya took me to visit  Gombe habba , at her relative's house. I should thank her for this.
The hospitality I received at the house was very nice. The host took us to a big hall , where many dolls were arranged very artistically.
When I entered the hall, I could see my favorite Krishna Idol, decorated with plants around it. I felt Krishna is waiting in Brindavan for his Radha.
Next was Gouri and Ganesha.
Both the sides you can see procession carrying God in Chariots.Here is the closer view:

Here is the set of cute dolls which are depicting Hindu marriage ceremony:
 Don't you think, the couple looks made for each other?
Here is the beautiful view of Kailasa Parvata , with Lord Shiva and Parvati.Isn't that giving divine feeling?
 These are all the decoration made surrounding. The arrangement of dolls made in the centre had many beautiful and cute dolls. About those, I will share in the next post,

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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Gombe Habba Part 1- Unique dolls displayed in an exhibition

Gombe Habba, is the festival celebrated during Navaratri,especially in Bangalore and Mysore region. I have already written about Gombe habba in my previous posts.

Dolls taking you to era of Ramayana
 Walking down the street of dolls
Oh! I got an invitation for Gombe Habba

I'm always enthusiastic to write about the Gombe habba( festival of dolls) . This year I have a lot to write about dolls. In this first post sharing images of unique dolls . These pictures was shared by my friend, with her permission sharing with you.
The below are the replica of Mysore Palace, with Dasara procession in front of the palace.

Dasara, Gombehabba

This is wood replica  of Jayachamarajendra Circle in Mysore.
Laxmi Narasimha 
 Idol of Goddess  . You can see cute little elephants with Ambari.
 Chamundeshwari on Pallakki.
 This is very cute one. Replica of the famous throne , made of Papermache, with king sitting on it.

Aren't these unique? 

Still more to share with you about Gombe habba,

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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Madhubani Art( Mithila Art) -Art from an ancient city

Madhubani  (painting) art form originated from ancient Indian city Mithila.
This was originated as wall art, means paintings were drawn by the women of Mithila to decorate walls of the houses. Nowadays these are practised on silk, cotton and handmade papers. Colors are natural colors.This is painted with fingers, twine brush, nib pen, match sticks etc.
The motifs normally used in Madhubani paintings are mythological figures, Rama, Sita, Krishna, Radha etc. The motifs are also influenced by nature, so include Lotus, flowers, fish ,snakes etc.
I would love to visit Mithila once to meet the artists there. Recently I could meet a Madhubani artist in a art exhibition. Captured the images of the paintings, to share with you.
Some are here:
This one has painting of Rama , Sita and Laxmana  in forest. So the motifs of peacock , Sun and Deer can be seen there.

This is painting of Hindu God Ganesha:
 Some more paintings:
 A beautiful girl:
 The Sun:

And again my favorite peacock design :

The prominent features of  this painting are bright colors and minute black lines to highlight the design. This painting is made only in black color:
And the artist here:
Now Madhubani painting is done on clothes also. Blend of colors like Orange, Red,Green, Yellow , Blue etc highlighted with fine lines in Black color makes the painting really lively. 
 You can read about Madhubani art here
 With this painting, I'm adding one more section to my blog: Crafts of India, where I will be sharing about different crafts of Incredible  India.

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Saree designing with screen printing- For sale

I have designed  many sarees , most of the time according to customer's suggestions. I have used the color combinations they have suggested. This is the one I have used the color combination of my choice .
The saree is fine cotton saree with two shades, Maroon and Green. As the shades have covered half of the length, so I have used big motifs along the border.
The motif I have used is :
The motif has two Apsaras (Angels)dancing and a pair of peacock on top of them. 
The motifs along the border looks like this :

The pallu:
And this has attached blouse, on which I printed paisley design on both the side :

The closer view of the motif on the blouse
 I loved the green and maroon combination. Hope the Gold color motifs good on that, which goes well with Maroon as well as Green, making the saree very traditional.
This is for sale on my FB page :
  Hope you liked the saree. Wearing this a lady will definitely look like an Apsara . What do you say?
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Interesting Sculptures - Dancing Nataraja Of Badami cave temple

Badami-Aihole-Pattadakallu is the ancient architectural wonder in Karnataka. If you are lover of history, and ancient architecture, you should visit this place. You can read more about Badami-Aihole-Pattadakallu, in this article.
Badami is famous for the cave temple located there. This has four cave temples, situated one above the other.
Badami, cave temple

I have already shared about an interesting sculpture carved on the  pillars of the cave temple in one of my earlier posts.
In this post sharing about another interesting sculpture. The first cave temple has the sculptures related to Hindu God Shiva. This sculpture is located to the right side to the entrance of the temple.
You can see Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja (King of Dance-literal meaning), beside a small idol of Lord Ganesha(Son of Lord Shiva)
Here is the closer view:
It can be observed that, there are totally 18 arms, 9 on each sides. The significance of this sculpture is  - each combination of the hands represents Mudras of Bharatanatyam ( a form of Indian classical dance). Totally 81 mudras are depicted in this sculpture.
 And Lord Ganesha is enjoying the dance I guess ! Or is he trying to learn the steps?

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,

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