For our friends’ 25th birthdays, my friend Sarica & I decided to decorate wooden boxes and fill them with 25 memories & $25 gift cards :) I had a really fun time adding as many acrylic paint colors as possible and lots of little jewels :). You can’t see it in this picture, but the bottom of the box is painted in a deep blue, and the inside walls are orange.
Using watercolours and red & silver rhinestones I purchased from Etsy, I painted an Indian Woman. I’m still very new to watercolours and haven’t been trained at all, so this isn’t exactly my best work :P
Watercolours are fun because they’re quick to set up and easy to clean, but it is a completely different way of painting than oils, so it takes a while to get used to.
My mom bought these earrings that none of us wore due to an unusual around-the-ear extension. Luckily for some of my jewelry tools (Which are currently collecting dust), I was able to fix the earrings, and even create a simple necklace!
PS- I will add the henna photos soon!
This 32×32 inch oil painting on canvas is based on a picture from my own Bharathanatyam Arangetram (Dance ‘graduation’) in 2009. My arangetram was one of the highlights of my life, and that makes this painting personal on so many different levels. The photographer, Manpreet Uncle at “Mansa Photography“, captured the entire event so beautifully! If you haven’t already visited the Mansa Photography website, click here to see more stunning dance photos.
Nearly two months ago, I posted a first rough layer of this very painting, and have been putting in 2-4 hours a week since then . It is the longest time I have ever spent on a single artwork! When I first started oil painting with my AMAZING teacher last summer, I wasn’t sure if I could stick to something that took so much time. There’s no going back now! :)
Next week my sister and I are going on our first vacation alone, and it’s definitely going to be an interesting one (And it will be VERY interesting if I still have this cold, and I will have to cough into the face of the poor person sitting next to me on the 24 hour journey). That’s right. 24 hour journey. We are traveling half way around the world to Singapore for 10 days! We are spending 3 of those days in Cambodia visiting Angkor Wat.
Anything that you can find in Canada can be found in Singapore (Except winter gear, but who needs that in 30+ degrees?), so my sister and I thought we’d make all the ladies (My two chitti’s (aunts) and my two cousins) some simple bracelets. It would be extremely personal, and definitely something that they couldn’t buy in Singapore. Unfortunately my sister had 5 midterms and even more assignments, so she’s been pretty MIA. My sister and I do enjoy making jewelry together, but this time I had to fly solo :(
Here’s the first bracelet- A little something in Pink for my girly 9 year old cousin :)
Over the past 2 months, I’ve made a couple of jewelry peices. Some of them using the beads I bought from the Bead Convention.
1) Set with Indonesian Garnet pendant, Peuter stones, and Bali beads
2) Set using amethysts and peuter
3) Simple pearl bracelet (Mostly for work)
4) Long necklace with an assortment of leftover beads
I also made a couple of earrings for my housemates as well, which I will post separately :)