Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This, that & what

When I started this blog, I had huge plans. I wanted to post all the experiments I would do as a Homemaker.
Though I did few experiments, most of my time was spent on reading few good & lot of junk books.
Now when I'm inspired to blog more, alas have lost the title of Homemaker. So the blog title Vardhini The Homemaker is no longer valid.
I gave some thoughts on what should be the new title, thought about the things I want to blog about.
They don't fit under any category, recipes, art work, jewelry making, scrap booking....
What could be more suitable than This & That :-)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Scrap booking - A wonderful way to capture the sweet memories

In this Digital Camera Era, I always felt we are loosing the pleasure of leisurely glancing through the photos (hard copies) in the album & relishing the memories. As we no longer print the photos as we used to, while taking photos with conventional cameras.

That was one of the reasons why Scrap booking attracted me so much. It is not an album, it is a snap shot of your memory about that event or trip or just that moment.

You can add the story or journal, you can attach a thing related to the photo. Like I have tickets pasted in the page. I even got a maple leaf from Niagara - Canada, attached to the page :-)

I was told, people who maintain Scrap books of their babies have strands of baby hair, nails attached in the pages. Imagine, how happy the little child would be once grown up to see all of these. The child will for sure know how much his/her parents loved him/her to have treasured these.

There are lot of sites to help you get started on Scrap booking. You need to invest on album & background papers. But then you can make use of your creativity & bring the nice look to your scrap book pages with out spending much.

Given few of the photos of my scrapbook pages.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Glass Paintings

I have been thinking of posting my little experiments with art work in this blog for quite sometime. I got the push or rather inspiration from my Cousin Sister's blog Priya's Vegetarian Recipes.
Browsing through the other links in her blog made me realize that there are so many people like me, doing their own experiments & wanting to share the results with the world.
The outcome may not be perfect, but lets have fun & be happy. I felt this was the message I got from those enthusiastic bloggers.
So, even after loosing the title of Homemaker to become an IT Professional again, here I really GO :-)
These paintings are my experiments sometime during 2004 (my definition of quite sometime may vary from yours :-))
I had some stencils & traced one of them on the glass & gave a try with Fevicryl's glass paints.

This was my first project. Came out good, though only basic colors were used.

I saw absolutely perfect glass paintings of Egyptian Women & Men in one of the shops in Forum, Bangalore. Having my second project finished decently, I gathered up some courage and went in search of Ancient Egyptian Paintings.

After some research, settled down for Paintings of Goddess Issis & Queen Nefertari. Those were really challenging & made me wipe off the outline many times with nail-polish remover. But the outcome was decent & made me feel good.