Best out of Waste

Being in the creative field, teaching, guiding and executing is very exciting. Designing and creating something meaningful and beautiful, from ordinary and mundane things leads to a high sense of achievement. Using material which is designated for the garbage bin and the local junk collector is called ‘Best out of Waste’ and is the globally…

Découpage

Découpage as a craft/art form is very old. I became aware of decoupage as an art form by reading about it in an encyclopedia. The article aroused my curiosity and on reading that the method is to paste cut out pictures or dried flowers and leaves on a wooden surface embedded in varnish I decided…

Through the Eyes of a Child 2015

    Another successful Show and our 17th one at that! The Annual Exhibition is for the children to realize how their work looks in the gallery and what an exhibition does for their morale. Appreciation is part of the psyche  of a creative person. With appreciation a critique is also equally important whether by…

Step by Step Decoration of Easter Eggs!

Easter is celebrated at a time when new life is sprouting after a long and hard winter. The tradition of Easter eggs is related to a long happy life, rebirth and immortality.  Easter Sunday falls on the day Jesus Christ Resurrected and so it  is celebrated.  Different traditions are followed of painting eggs and decorating…

Dress the Figure – Tutorial and Challenge ! Last Date 30th April 2015

This is a challenge I am posting. You have to dress the template of the man provided. I am posting the tutorial of how I have done it. You have to dress the figure and click a picture and post it on the website www.culturechauraha.com by 30th of April 2015. The best entry will be…

Stone Painting Workshop in March 2015

We had lots of fun painting stones.  The workshop gave free reign to the imagination of the participants. They were encouraged to look at the shape of the stone and imagine the form they could visualize.  Once they decided on the shape they decided the colours and unleashed their creativity. The  different stones painted by…

Suraj Kund Mela 2015

The yearly Suraj Kund Mela is in full swing and I had an absolutely wonderful time visiting all the stalls and eating great food. This year the partner Nation is Lebanon and the theme state is Chattisgarh. There are crafts and textiles from all over India as well as from some African Nations, Buganda, Rwanda,…

Tanjore Painting

Possessing a Tanjore painting is a matter of pride. It is a great painting technique and the pleasure of creating your own painting is immense. Starting a painting right from sketching, executing to finishing is time consuming and a lot of hard work. Tanjore Paintings originate from the southern part of India. They developed around…

White Decorative Tree

Posting another tutorial for a decorative multipurpose white tree. This white artificial  bonsai tree was made for a friends  sister’s wedding. He wanted all the friends and family to write their wishes for his sister and hang them on the tree. The tree was to be devoid of leaves. After trying to get us to…