Friday, 2 June 2017

Medicine Warli Buddha

Hello Friends,
This post is continuation of my last tea coasters series. This is 3rd tea coaster based on theme called Medicine Buddha posture. Last month was full of family get together. Hence I could not get much time to work on the pending Warli Buddha tea coasters project. However with lots of energy, now I am back to the routine (smileys~~~). 

Few words about Medicine Buddha posture: the right hand of Buddha is held facing downward with fingers extended toward the ground, palm facing outward toward the viewer, a bowl of herbs rests in the left hand upon the lap. The right hand of Buddha in this posture which is facing outward signifies "granting a boon" (blessing) to mankind. The Medicine Buddha is venerated by those seeking health, healing and inner strength. This posture represents the eradication of suffering and illness. The fundamental cause of illness, is the lack of contentment. The need for contentment is indicated by the begging bowl in the Medicine Buddha's left hand.

I have used acrylics on wooden tea coaster. I have painted warli plants around Medicine Warli Buddha. This gives the effect of medicinal plants for the medicinal bowl held in his left hand. I have used coats of mod-podge to save my art work.

So please write me about your opinions/any suggestions on my modern Warli Buddha in Medicine posture.
Linking it to Paint Party Friday
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Also linking it to ABC Wednesday.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Jamini Roy Inspired Jewellery

Hi Friends,
This post is about, challenging my creativity altogether in a different field of art. A week long idea has taken up a shape as shown below. 

Yes, it is not a warli this time (smiley~~~) but a Jamini Roy inspired hand painted, hand woven necklace done by me. Before I write so many lines about my handmade project. I would like to dedicate this post to the great art legend Jamini Roy. He was one of the most significant and leading Indian painters of the 20th century. His simplicity and naturalness are reflected through his work. He developed a personal painting style which was inspired largely by traditional Indian folk and village arts. The Santhals, a tribal people who live in the rural districts of Bengal, were an important subject in his paintings. 

So simplicity, naturalness and tribal art could be an attraction point for me to make such a miniature piece of art in the form of jewellery :).

I have chosen a Mother and Child theme from Jamini Roy's painting for pendant making. Off course, being a mother of two kids, I found such a purity and a sense of fulfillment to choose this topic as a start. 

Being an Instrumentation Engineer, I always have affinity towards m-seal. Hence I have used white m-seal as a material for pendant making. It has got easy molding, fast drying ability which is useful for making any kind of molds. 

I have used acrylics for painting, followed by mod-podge layers to save my hard work in future :). For necklace I have used silk thread. I love the natural, simple but yet royal look of silk threads.

So please write me about your opinions/any suggestions for this tiny piece of art.

Linking it to Paint Party FridayThanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Protection Warli Buddha

Hello Friends,
This post is the continuation of my last tea coasters series. This one was done for one of the custom order. This tea coaster is having Warli Buddha in Protection posture. So instead of using so many words and keeping you guys on hold, I am going to take you to the picture of it (smiley~~~).

I have used acrylics on wooden tea coaster. I want to further explore about protection medium for the same i.e one more additional coat above acrylic. If anyone has any pointers, then please suggest me :).

I would like to explain in few words about Protection Buddha here. This depiction of a seated Buddha with the right hand raised and facing outwards has two meanings. The first is the raised right hand symbolically represents a shield. The second meaning, overcoming fear, one who is receiving protection would be fearless. The main features of this pose, aside from the raised right hand, is that the left hand is with palm up in the lap. This posture signifies courage and offers protection from fear, delusion and anger. 

So please write me about your opinions/any suggestions on my modern Warli Buddha in Protection posture. Now some more are going to come in next posts.

Linking it to Paint Party Friday
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Also linking it to ABC Wednesday.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Wall of fame in Lucknow!

Hi all,
Recently I have started freelance consulting work. This week was full of those activities. By this pace, I think I am going to work on weekdays for my brain and on weekends for my soul (smileys~~~). Yes, you guys guessed it correct, I am going to continue my soul art job on weekends.
This post is about, my past hand-painted Madhubani art and my past post. One of my besties who stays in Lucknow has sent me this pic some days back, when she came to know about restart of my blog n art work :).

So I feel for any artist, happiness is nothing but getting to know their  artwork becoming wall of fame in someones home. The same feeling I had when I got the pretty pic from her.

Linking it to Paint Party FridayThanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Warli Buddha on Tea Coaster.....

Hi Friends,
I am going to start this post with the good news (smiley~~~). One of the art lover and an entrepreneur liked my Warli Buddha in last weeks post. He has given me order for hand painted tea coasters for his art studio cum coffee shop. So soon my Warli Buddha is going to rock on his front desk (smiley~~) and my spiritual knowledge is going to get broaden while working on this art.

Yesterday night after finishing my routine core, I started working on this assignment and finished with the first tea coaster. Please have a look at  the outcome of it.

This is Nirvana Buddha posture. Before starting the explanation of Nirvana Buddha, I would like to explain, what these postures are all about. Buddhism has different traditional (around 100) poses of Buddha, called as asana or an Attitude. Each pose has a significance related to an important event in the the life of Buddha. Each posture will have a specific hand gesture, called as Mudra, associated with the posture.
So let us have a spiritual senses awaken, before reading the concept of Nirvana. Nirvana is a transcendent state in which neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self exist, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism. So Nirvana Buddha depicts the last moments of life of Buddha on earth, prior to the Buddha dying one last time before entering Nirvana. As Buddha has gained enlightenment in his lifetime, so that he was able to escape the endless cycle of birth - death - rebirth and entered Nirvana. In this pose, the Buddha is always depicted lying on the right hand side on top of a resting table. One of the most well-known examples of this statue is enshrined at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. This is my dear hubby in below pic of Wat Pho. 

Experience on working with wooden tea coaster was quite new and challenging. It required many coats of paint and gives little patchy look of colors, which I found natural and unique. But I have enjoyed it altogether.

So do write me about your opinion on my modern Warli Buddha in Nirvana posture. Now some more are going to be done by me in next posts.

Linking it to Paint Party Friday
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Warli Buddha: A spiritual come-forward

Hello Friends,
After a gap of long four years, I am Back to my creative world :)....rather I should say I am going Forward with creative world....

What did I do during those years?....I prepared for arrival of my younger son Rudransh....who is now four years old. His arrival made my mind, home n family complete. However life is not all about goodies. He was born with certain health issue. This challenge made me strong physically (for taking the best possible care, sleepless nights) n emotionally. However, by God's grace, support of our parents, friends and doctors, he has come out of those danger n alarming signs (such as scary ICU stays in hospital) and now doing good. I must say, God has the best offerings n plans for everyone :) n he never neglects anyone when it comes to blessings......

Today, I am here to share my new creation 'Warli Buddha'. This was long due four years old idea getting executed now.

                             Medium: Acrylics on handmade paper

The Buddha is in meditation posture in above picture. The Buddha is depicted with both hands in the lap and legs are crossed. I have used bright yellow color for background which denotes energy, excitement. I enjoyed making curls of Buddha in this painting the most.

In further post, I would love to explore more with Buddha incorporated in different warli trends.
So how was it? Please put your comments to this post.

Linking it to Paint party Friday.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Ugly Duckling- Fusion of Warli & Madhubani

Some time in last days, we visited Oxford bookstore in Bangalore, which is one of the favorite family place for all three of us :). While browsing through the kids section suddenly my eyes went on one book called 'Ugly Duckling'. When I opened it and for few seconds (Harshi's permission for my flashback memories is only few seconds...she will hardly let me be with me for few minutes anywhere :)) I went back to my childhood days.
When I used to get upset with some of friends during playtime or some school stories my aai (mother) used to sing one poem in Marathi called 'Ek vede Rajhans'- a converted story of Ugly Duckling in Marathi. Moral of the story was there used to be a swan staying in the pond of ducks who was unaware of his superior qualities and always used to get upset by a common mob. But in the end he came to know that he is a swan, not one of the common duck :). I bought the book for Harshi. Although it made me read the same story for her during 70 nights ;) afterwards. This gave me swanish idea about making a painting in Madhubani with the pair of beautiful swans :). Love you Harshi, for being always the source of my ideas.
While making of Ugly Duckling, I was painting water lilies and pond trees, which made me to think about making tiny Warli girls and boys :). This is again attached to my another childhood memory and my pappa. He always introduced me to science fiction movies from childhood. One from the list was the famous Walt Disney movie 'Honey, I shrunk the kids'. I Still remember the the smallest inch kids struggling to reach back to their Dad and home. I tried to do the similar kinda drawings of Warli girls and boys playing on the water leaves and flowers :).

So did you guys enjoy the fusion of major of Madhubani and tiny of warli :). Painting is done with acrylics on handmade paper.
Size: 37cm H x 25 cm W
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