Beekeeping- An Ancient Practice

I walk every day in the little forest/ park near my house.  It is full of trees, shrubs, as well as, beautiful flowers  in the winter season.  On entering this area you see many squirrels and birds, not afraid of humans as there are a lot of people walking, running and doing yoga, who also…

Fabric Painting

Painting on fabric is an ancient art and has been prevalent for centuries. Ever since humans learnt to spin thread and weave fabric, decorating was the next logical step. Colour was applied either by dyeing the entire fabric or applying colour directly in patterns. Asians have a long history in this craft as the oldest…

Repousse or Metalwork

Repousse is the method of working on metal from the reverse side. By hammering and shaping from the back a low relief design or ornamentation is created. I spent a day at Mr. Vivek Das’s Studio to get a feel of the technique. I am posting the photos in sequence of work 1. Copper sheet fixed in…

Importance of Summer Workshops

Summer vacations are a time in our fast paced lives to relax and enjoy our hobbies. Look around in your neighborhood and pick up some additional skills. When I was in school, art was only looked upon as a hobby but today art, craft and design is an attractive career option.  Developing your inherent skills…