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.
Also linking it to ABC Wednesday. Please visit here to have a wonderful knowledge candy regarding literature, music and art, craft.

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.