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Nov 22, 2014

More Beautiful, Beautiful Artist Videos

These artists-in-action inspire me no end. As they work on their canvases, creating beauty out of their fingers and right brains, I am filled with a sense of awe which pushes me to Get Up and Create.
You might have come across these videos someplace or the other... yet watch them again, soak in the magic, be inspired to handcraft a thing of joy, out of nothing!

Just watch this beauty by artist Jai Vasicek and be amazed.
"Expect bold colours, tropical motifs and ladies draped in vibrant textiles and jewellery"
Video via the Malachi exhibition by the artist at Fenton and Fenton. A post on Jai Vasicek and his work is warranted, and coming up soon!

Here's another video - Kelly Rae Roberts, a hugely successful artist and "possibilitarian"
This colorful video was shot by Vivienne McMaster and view it in Kelly Rae's own words "We spent an entire afternoon in and around my studio and she took photos and videos of the studio, of me, of my cowgirl boots, of my paints, and more. There was dancing involved. And skipping. And other ridiculous silly fun."

And this one was a bonus find for me, in the sense that it let me into Indian artist Aarohi Singh's home, a glimpse of her studio (albeit before the gorgeous painted walls), and some of her work which I hadn't come across otherwise... view it here!

If you loved these, don't miss my earlier post on a few more beautiful artist videos.

Nov 15, 2014

Leather and Fabric

One Hot Couple!
Seen often, hand in hand, with characters in stark contrast to each other, one staid and the other more fun and adventurous. The latter breaking the monotony of the former. Both equally versatile, and create a spark in each other's company.

Been drooling over a few products which combine the two. The moment leather goods are embellished with a bit of fabric, it transforms to something bohemian. The two are very different textural elements, but they combine well resulting in a more personal and fun product.  What do you say?

LOVE, love love these boots designed by Guatemalan company Teysha

And then, these oversized travel bags from Amy Butler

Native print mocchasins... more for the feet, and just too good! (source unknown)

Ikat and Leather! Ikat messenger bag from the fabulous Nappa Dori

Rug-made bags by Rugberry

Love this elephant camera strap suit made by Inspiration Work :-)

And here's how you can bring it to your rooms - bring home this stylish midnight Ikat chair from Anthropologie

Or re-upholster some of your leather furniture just the way Kelly of The Polished Pebble has transformed her old worn leather sofa with an old Navajo rug!

Inspiration in plenty, right? Do you have any leather-fabric favorites or ideas?

Nov 8, 2014

The Journey of a Blog, and other Stories

As much as urbanization has taken its toll on the city, I can see quite a good green-cover, as I sip coffee at my workplace in the 21st floor of a building. Ah, the beautiful Bangalore weather makes me ponder, I guess. Just wanted to share a few things with you readers, fresh out of my mind.

A Sunny Yellow Window
Thinking back... a A Sunny Yellow Window started off mostly as directionless rambling, and did take a few turns in between. But it has eventually reached its happy state, and has settled down comfortably as an art blog - where I share mainly interesting artwork, artists, inspirations and anything artsy related to travel and decor. And of course, occasionally DIYs and my paintings. I know now that this is my niche - where my passion lies - and that's where my posts have been heading towards over the past couple of years. I am ever grateful to you readers for dropping by now and then. 

The art/design/decor blogging community of India
I am not sure if you think so too... I miss several active bloggers who were sizzling a couple of years back. BUT, there are several newer blogs who have taken aesthetics, writing and photography to a whole new level! I must say, the art/decor/design blogging community in India is awesome, with a few of them turning entrepreneurs too. A beautiful trend indeed!

Blogging & Creative Routines
In my case Blogging and Artwork have had to take a backseat over the past couple of months. With a 9-6 corporate job and a busy toddler at home - I have had to excuse myself from pouring over a canvas with my paints and brushes, or blogging as frequently as I would love to.
I have paintings pending for a few friends, and thankfully they have not given me any deadlines. At it very soon. I often wonder how some of you manage to churn out consistently beautiful posts, in terrific rhythm, and manage work, hobbies, family and friends. You simply rock!

Oh, there's one other thing I am pretty kicked about (and surprised about).

My Pinterest followers have picked up from around 1,500 to 24,000+ over just the last month, whoa. I guess it is the effect of pinning crazy for the last couple of years. If any of you know why the sudden spike, tell me please. I am mighty pleased about it anyway ;-) If you are on P, let me know in a comment, I will be happy to find you there.

Have a good weekend dear reader! I will see you shortly. 

Oct 25, 2014

Three Groovy finds of the week

Here's something for you to feast on... three groovy art finds of my otherwise monotone week!

LOVE, love the sunshine and free-spiritedness in this piece... Steve Smith's Frangipani

This wonderful one by grunge artist Lora Zombie

And, this illustration by Midori Yamada. Don't miss her beautifully odd and delicate work.

Much inspiration, bags and bags of it!
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