Friday, December 31, 2010


Today is the last day of the year, looking back I wonder how many people would rewind their resolutions , targets, and deadlines etc. Me,though  not much in to all these  new year resolution thing, but  not critical about it either. This year I also join the band wagon of these resolution takers because of two reasons. Before my surgery  I was really really busy with art classes and  work shops. But for the last two years I sort of became lethargic may be thanks to my eighteen month  recuperation period. Last year I started doing these air dry clay flowers which kept me busy a while. Now I want to start my classes again like old times, for that I  know  I need new samples and projects especially in cold porcelain which is my favourite medium. So I take  not an exact   new year resolution but a sincere mental note to work for at least two hours apart from other schedule.  Let me wait and see as to how far it works out!



Sunday, December 19, 2010


Today SPRING  academy for crafts was launched amid fanfare and many personalities from agriculture to women empowerment and patent and trade mark have discussed the role of women in marketing,production  and quality control procedure and they have shared their thoughts and expertise. Here myself and Banu and some more women entrepreneurs have exhibited our creations and sold some as well. Here are the pictures:

Here are some of others' exhibits  too. Renowned tamil magazine KUMUDHAM SNEHITHI editor Ms Loganayaki also graced this function despite her busy schedule and she is with the participants.


I made lot of strawberries whenever I could because it will be an ideal gift always and liked by every one. Earlier I would not take photos of each one of my work, but starting my own blog made me change my practice. Hence a new small strawberry fruits arranged in a small basket. The basket which is not visible is made of cold porcelain.


I have made these roses some time back. I found it difficult to do the petals of same size initially, I have wasted some clay also in the process. But after two three attempts I am able to do better. Here I have arranged the roses with some filler flowers in a flat dish.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


This is a fruit bonsai  made in air dry clay. Tiny pomegranates are made to to the small bonsai.


This is another small flower bonsai. The dough is tinted with colour before forming leaves and flowers as usual.


As I mentioned earlier, some mini bonsais are being published now. Let mew start with CHERRY bonsai. First clay is  tinted with oil colours,  then  leaves and fruits are made and  arranged in a small pot.

Friday, December 10, 2010


 Hi this is a very belated post . I have made lot of decorative  works on baskets for navrathri festival some time back. I have done crepe paper flowers and some bread craft on these chettinad style baskets, but god! this work is strenuous because of the dyeing and starch and twisting and shaping  of crepe. But this was well appreciated and received.  More to come later.


Today  we have finished Alstromaria arrangement. It is done in majenta shades and the student liked it so much which relieved me as well because I have persuaded her  to do in that colour combo as she wanted to do in orange like I did. But it turned out better than what I did. So every one is happy. Next comes mini bonsais.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

wedding theme BUTTERFLY

                  We have made saree box and photo frame. Photo frame is done using air dry clay . Blue sweet peas are arranged and stocking butterfly is added to it.

wedding theme BUTTERFLY

            Next we made the trinket box on which beaded lace and kundans are fixed . Very tiny butterflies are added on top of the box window.

          We have made Napkin rings too. The rings are made using cold porcelain  and the butterflies are made of kundans.

wedding theme BUTTER FLY

                  Here comes the tissue box . It was painted in violet  and dusted with gold  on which an organza butter fly adorns.
                   Next is the mirror which is decorated with beads and sequins.

wedding theme BUTTER FLY

South Indian brahmin weddings, the groom's sister has a special place. She would give the bride  a nice saree, set of cosmetics, jewellery and anything to everything depending on individual wish. She will give all this to the new bride as a welcome gift and we will have a Nalangu function after wedding is over. Here the sister in law too is from U.S she wanted to give these gifts in  thematic style i.e BUTTER FLY theme. Here we made saree box, cosmetics tray, coin box, mirror, napkinrings, tissue box, trinket box, photo frame .Here I have added the cosmetics tray or dry fruits tray where tray was painted in pink as the theme is violet and pink. One stroke leaves are painted and butterfly motifs are pasted in it.

wedding theme decorative plates

Myself and my friend Banu were very busy these past few days as we are doing a special theme wedding project. We were asked to make decorative plates some of which I am putting here. Our Indian weddings are as such elaborate, South Indian weddings are comparatively less stylish and splashy compared to north. This being an NRI wedding in Chennai, they wanted us to mix both tradition and style, hence it has both north's style and south tradition. So we made decorative baskets, trays, plates etc.
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