I decided to play around with my box of Nu Pastels and bright orange toned paper. Though I’ve often seen many colours used on toned paper, I somehow like the monochromatic look.
Here it is :)
This month has been hectic and fun! There’s been something happening on each day of the weekends and I’ve been spending very little time at home. On the weekdays I’ve decided to pick up my singing practice which I neglected in December. Needless to say, my arts has been put on the back burner. However, next month my sister and I are heading to Singapore on a 1.5 week vacation! We have decided to make a few bracelets for the family there, and I will be posting that soon :) Also, I hope to get back into my Oil Painting Lessons in March!
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to spend a month working at the Designer Dinesh Ramsay boutique alongside Dinesh Ramsay himself, a bollywood designer who has designed outfits for stars such as Raveena Tandon, Rekha, and Aishwarya Rai. Dinesh is a great person to work with, and we’ve kept in touch over the years.
Just today, I helped Dinesh design a quick email poster to announce his latest store in New Jersey. This poster was made on Adobe Photoshop, and I paired the bold and vibrant images with a clean and simple layout.
This is also the introduction to a new section of this blog- Graphic Design. Over the past couple of years I’ve designed two temporary websites and one real one (With drop down buttons and all. It was my pride and joy). I’ve also designed several posters, tickets, etc., and continue to be the official webmaster for my Bharathanatyam Academy. Similar to most of my other hobbies, I am definitely not a professional. In fact, all my formal training came from Grade 10 “Communications Tech” (Which was over 8 years ago when technology was slightly more primitive. Wow, I’m getting old!) I really should thank Google for all my informal training over the years :P
I wish all my readers a very happy 2012!
To ring in the New Year, I decorated a sponge cake that my chef-in-the-making second cousin baked, by using Chocolate Ganoche (That she also made) as icing, and adding grated dark chocolate and broken of pieces of yogurt covered pretsels (YUM!). Overall, I think the cake looked as professional as it tasted :)
I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday, and that this year is full of family, friends, food, and good fortunes :)