Feb 28, 2011

DIY Ideas - Painted organizer

Always, always had it in my mind that I should take out a shoebox, paint it, and use it as an organizer. And this weekend I got down to actually doing it!

I propped myself on the sofa, and had a battalion of colors, paintbrushes, magazines, pencil, eraser and my imagination strewed all around.
I didnt bother too much with perfecting lines and shapes, but just wanted it to be colourful!

When work was in progress ...





 Done! And, this is where it sits now ... A dash of colour in my drawer :)

Tell me which side(s) of the box you'd vote for.

I've shared this at Patricia's Colors Dekor Weekend Wrap-up and at Today's Creative Blog!

Feb 26, 2011

Sproost Quiz

I was blog-hopping, and landed back to one of my favourites Sound Horn Please where I found this interesting quiz!

The results are that my tastes are 50% Rustic Revival and 50% Nantucket Style :)

Rustic Revival

You can take kid out of the country but you can't take the country out of the kid... or is your theme "you can take the kid out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the kid?" Either way you play it, you are one of the unique individuals who loves a mix of modern and country. The clean lines of the modern softened by rustic /vintage elements is the perfect mix in your mind. And can we blame you? You've taken the best aspects of two popular designs and mixed them in a manner that appeals young and old alike. A subtle background of white or light colors provides a nice canvas for all the wonderful flea market, eBay or garage sale finds as well as the classic modern pieces that you love.

Nantucket Style

Oh how you love the beach! Who doesn't, right? And so your dream home is either perched in your favorite beach town, or you've brought that favorite beach town into your house.

Quite apt I think! You can try it here too!

Feb 25, 2011

Caught my fancy!

Now,
I have this thing,
A special, sudden craving ...

Not for pretty shoes,
Clothes or bling ...
Not for a money-truck,
Or for making a quick buck.
Tis rising in me like a hot-spring
(*guffaws, then laughs*)

Oh,
Tis a Watering-Can fling! :)
I Got to get hold of a peppy looking one,
The brightest, cheeriest under the sun!



Bangalore-based folks, if you have any ideas as to where to get hold of one like these, pls do drop me a note!!

Must mention, I came across the work of two wonderful artists - Annabelle's Fine Artworks and Naturally Mosaics - in the process of looking up these!

And I've joined A La Carte this Friday!
(PS: All pictures above are completely drool-worthy to me, but are sole copyrights of Amazon, istockphoto, Aldeahome, Naturally Mosaics, Annabelle, Select2Gether, 67pics, and HenandHammock. )

Feb 21, 2011

Feb 19, 2011

Wall Art - Wielding my paintbrush

When the urge to paint took over me!

This one's in watercolor, I credit my inspiration to a painting of artist Gregory Alexander.


Here, using just colour pencils, I recreated a watercolour painting of artist Dennis Roxby Bott.

I have linked this post to A Few of my Favorite Things, the KeyBunch February Carnival, ColorsDekor Weekend Wrap-up, A stroll through Life and to the Paint Party @Domestically Speaking!

Feb 18, 2011

A stunning kitchen

Couldn't help posting this one. What colours and creativity!
Click here for more brilliant pictures.

Feb 15, 2011

A lazy morning with my camera

At home, welcoming the morning sun ...


To the bright greens in my balcony garden, I've added a bit more colour with a bright yellow butterfly, a toad with beady eyes and a naughty grin, a blue snail, and a tiny elephant made of mud. 
The bamboo plant holder is a treasured find too! The urn that you see to the right of the center pot is in fact a water jug made of a dried coconut shell and rope!




Healthy, happy plants in our home!


This mud lady-carrying-water once fell down when a strong gust of wind blew, but I so loved it that I stuck up the bits again and it stands tall even now :)



I am showing this off at My Romantic Home!


Feb 10, 2011

3 Basic Tips for Every Gardening Beginner

Gardening Beginner Tips

Here are 3 Basic Tips for Every Gardening Beginner, that I have learnt from my mistakes.

- Have faith in plants! They may wither if they aren't given water for a few days, but if they have roots, they spring back to life when the watering - manuring routine continues. So never throw any away if you see them drooping and withered.

- 1/3 white sand + 1/3 red mud + 1/3 manure = pot mix that always works! Add to this some tender loving care and ample water, of course.

- Never ignore pest control. Try going the natural way: boil tobacco leaves and lime paste in water. Strain it and spray the water on the plants every four months.

Do write in if you have found these to work.

Feb 4, 2011

Colourful, on fours

Painted horses in Jumeira Beach Park, Dubai. Beautiful, kitschy!



Feb 1, 2011

View from my balcony

Having balconies facing open, green patches is certainly a luxury in a crowded metro city. Mine faces a railway track (as I wrote in a few other posts Parallel to my balcony and A favourite corner at home) and hence I am rest assured and super-glad that this green patch is here to stay!!

A family of shepherds comes by every now and then to feed their flock. It is a delight to watch, and this time, I ran for my camera and captured the scene.








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