Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lake Tahoe and some

Archana's house decoration

Lake Tahoe trip was an amazing break from the years ' staying home...Samanvita was a joy, even though we were anxious about it... she slept quietly in the back for couple of hours , and later we all enjoyed the ride....

The kitchen in the cabin was amazing, we made lot of barbequed veggies and also the Indian bread 'naan'. Also I prepared the 'Apple Babies' from

And the moment of wait had come to an end and we witnessed the first snow fall , only it was in the night and by the time we wanted to see again in the morning, it was just raining.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Blast from the past....

I was checking some pictures from the past, and I found some stuff I can write about...  a paint and a wreath I did for cauveri ( Cauveri is Dixit's friends wife), she celebrates christmas in a grand way, so I thought gifting a small wreath would be a good idea. She is the thoughtful kind, she had gifted the oils before, so it was only fair to make her a painting for her new house. The painting is a Bob Ross tutorial project. Painting it with Bob Ross painting tutorials that comes in KCSM. He paints a piece in half an hour, can you imagine that?

One of the Halloween carving s in 2012, got the tools and copied the art work and just carved them.

The 'Bangle and Rangoli art' was something me and my mother came up with  for a baby shower in India. More like showers they throw to the here, in India they do something like 'Bangle and blessings' for the mother to be. This baby shower was for my cousins' wife, for whom we did a small art work as they asked amma to do. The center is a banana leaf, which is used a lot in preparing food and also used as a disposable plate( you can call it organic ). We smeared water on the leaf and kind of carved out the mom and baby art taking the simple design from web. Flowers are drawn on Rangoli with a match stick.

Rangoli is something every woman does in her house almost everyday. She uses a white powder, she may also mix colors to it, or use some flowers , light and any material which forms a  good outline and is at home.

Last couple of weeks have been lots of fun and work. Will write about the in the next blog.