Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ready Mould Mural

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This mural is quiet easy to make since a ready mould is used to create it.

I have joined two pieces of wood and created this mural. Some texturing and bordering as been done using certain materials.

The ready mould of Goddess Durga is placed in the center

I have decorated the mould with some shilpkar.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

3D handcarved mural

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This is my first solo attempt at creating a clay mural.

The base is plywood. And shilpkar is used to carve the design 

Later i used oilpaints to colour it finished it off with sealer.

Monday, November 17, 2014

3D Mixed Media Mural Art

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This is a 3D mixed media mural art which i learnt in a workshop.

The mural is made on MDF board using Resin Clay  The clay is pasted on board and then decorated.

The buddha with lotus is a Siporex carving.

There is glass and copper also attached.

Pipal Leaf art

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This is a pipal leaf which i dried and removed veins.
and then decorated with design and paint.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Diwali Painting on OHP sheet

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Diwali is round the corner whats better then to paint on OHP sheets using glass colours and some 3D glitter.

MDF decoration for Diwali

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These are MDF cutouts which i have decorated with shilpkar and embossed with rhinestones
then painted them with pearl colours

Diwali Diyas, swastik and kalash.

Handmade Diwali Lantern

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This is a best out of waste or recycling project old broken bin is decorated with velvet sheets, lace, pearls, mirrors, danglers.

Its a pretty diwali lantern no need to buy expensive lanterns just recycle.

And after diwali is over this can be hanged inside the house as a decorative piece.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Floating candles

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These are floating candles created by me. I have used foam base then added rhinestones for decoration.

Placed a plastic shaped diya in between.

And kept a candle inside the diya.

Best out of waste-Price tag now bookmarks

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Beautiful price tag with thick cardboard gave me idea to create bookmark. 

I had some huge books which i am reading daily but i just fold the page to return to the last read article. I thought why not utilise this unwanted price tag and create a bookmark.

So I gathered some pattern papers and cut them into strips decoupaged them onto the price tag and added some glitter.

The book mark is ready for use.

Oct 2014 challenge

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An old soap cardboard being converted into an attractive decorative box for storing stationery items.
I decorated it with digi's, lace, pearls, pattern papers 

The theme for the box is "Autumn" 

And entered into following challenges


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Decorated Jharoka

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This is a beautiful jharokha made from sagwood.

I have decorated it with shilpkar and then painted it with acrylic pearl colours.

On the shilpkar i have added rhinestones to enhance the look.

Some of the MDF cutouts are painted with beautiful Indian women and shilpkar is added for 3D effect.

You can buy them if interested contact me at ppriyadev@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Interview in Smart Indian Women magazine

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I have been interviewed by a online E-magazine relating to my blog and crafts.

The interview is pasted here


Thanks for taking the time to chat with SIW. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog.     
Pragathi : Hello Readers of SIW, I am a trained 
teacher and was into teaching profession. Since 
teaching also involves creative pursuits I enjoyed the art, craft, and dramatics part of my teaching journey. I am also a home maker, wife and mother of a 10 year old boy. Currently I am on break from teaching and spending more time writing, creating new art and craft objects, participating in online competitions and online art events.
In Rumi the great sufi poets words “”Inside you there is an artist you don’t know about”" so my blog is a platform where i share my new creations and interact with other bloggers and readers.
What makes your blog so unique and why should people read it?          
Pragathi : My blog is all about simple easy to do art and craft items. Many of the items are “”Best out of waste”" means i have used unwanted old things and transformed them into beautiful show pieces. This helps in utilising resources and curbing wastage.
The blog also gives ideas about “Do it Yourself(DIY)” projects. So instead of spending a bomb on buying expensive readymade items from fancy stores. We can spend some time, talent, creativity in making home decor articles at home. These items can be gifted to friends and relatives who leave behind a personal touch and help in adding a feather to our creative bug.
How often do you blog?              
Pragathi : Household responsibilities do take up my time. Also online contest and art events participation keeps me involved. But I am passionate blogger sometimes there are two-three new crafts created by me in a day. I upload the images and update my blogs every now and then. Its a fairly active blog.
What has been your most successful blog post to date and what was it about?
Pragathi : I had created a mixed media art and entered into a contest hosted by an Australian Website.
The Art was quiet different with an Indian touch of bells, peacocks and butterflies.
The art was appreciated and it won the first prize.
What do you find most challenging about blogging?     
Pragathi : My slow internet connection and virus problems with my laptops. I love everything about blogging its a passion, creative pursuit, outlet to express my hidden skills, skills which even I didn’t know existed.
What are some of your favorite author blogs and why?               
Pragathi : Apart from craft and art I am passionate about photography, astrology, poetry, esoteric literature and ancient architecture.
I cannot point to a particular blog which really interests me since I myself have varied interest.
But i really appreciate the time, energy and creative sharing done by other bloggers.
What are your favorite books that you would recommend SIW family?               
Pragathi : I like to understand the human mind and behavior. I voraciously read books related to psychology Daniel Golemans ‘Emotional Intelligence’ will really help the readers to understand human behavior. Elaine Aron and Susan Peabody are my favorite psychology writers.
What advice would you give to young women readers of SIW who want to follow a similar career path as you?              
Pragathi : Art and craft is a vast field with multi talented people in it. Some of them are hereditary artist who are trained by their forefathers like warli, kalamkari, mural artist etc.
Some of the artist are God Gifted  Akiane Kramarik is child prodigy who started painting at age of four.
If you are inspired to be part of art and craft world then do thorough research, hone your skills, practice and do market research before entering this field.
Blog URL : craftfromheart.blogspot.in

Paintings Exhibited in Bramwell, West Virginia

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On Sept 19th, 2014, some of my paintings were exhibited in Bramwell, West Virginia Healing through Creativity Event.

The Mayor attended the event and he loved my entries and appreciated it.

Sharing some of the images of the event

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Name Plates

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Ok i have redone my name plate.

Added some bling to it. Used shilpkar to decorate it and then sparkled it with pearl colours

  Rhinestones to enhance it.