"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I am back

I am back. My trip was ok even though some of the time it was anxious, some of the time it was sad and some of it happy but that is life.

While I was there I visited Dakshin Chitra. A place where the rural culture of Southern India is depicted of begone years. I suspect it still might exsist in some places. It was not my first visit but still I enjoyed it. When I visited Pompei I realised that there was a similarity in their living as it was in these villages. So my thinking is that there must have been a similar parellel culture exisiting in India during that era. 
Below is a curtain or a bedspread I have no idea what it was used as, but I thought it was beautiful. The applique work the embroidary and beadwork and shisha work on it was lovely. My camera was playing up so the pictures didn't come out well.

Most of the villages were farming communities or weavers. Below is an old handloom weaving machine.
Some clay dolls. They were mainly used for religious festivals.

Whenever I had some time I did some creating. I made these little ornaments as gifts.

I also doodled  a bit with water colours. Picked a few flowers and tried to paint. I am so rusty with water colours I need a lot of practice.  I realised that the colours of flowers in Chennai are predominantly shades of pink, red, orange and yellow. I just  couldn't find many purples or blue. The ones that I did find were very pale in colour. Must be because it is so hot there so the colours are all warm colours. Here I find that the colours are predominantly shades of blues and purples. Must be again something to do with the weather.

Monday, March 01, 2010

She has changed!

Hello all I thought I'd show you how far I got with the personal challenge doll before I go away. Yes I am going away again so may not be able to blog for sometime. I will have to leave her too. There is still a lot of work to be done on her face, legs and on her skirt too I think it is a bit too plain. That is all the  time I have for me to work on her now till I get back. I shall try and log in if possible and keep up with all you if possible. Until then au revoir.


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