I have had quite a good last week and I thought I should share all that fun with you guys. Nothing much yet fashion or clothes wise because I’m trying to lie low as I’ve been spending way too much the past few months. So its the other things like these:
I have seriously started becoming pretty good at this stuff to be honest. From not even being able to do a simple braid I’ve started getting all inventive-y. Check out muh mane yo! 😎😂
This is the cool hairstyle to try especially when your hair is still slightly damp and you have to rush for work. Side partition, take a bunch on either side, twist-twist-twist, secure in the centre with hairpins. Voila! Done!
This is the side french braid and I got the inspiration to try out this braid from pinterest. Its the simple case of doing a normal french braid but instead of starting in the Centre, start at one end and work your way through to the other end.
Check out the DIY here!
Poster Birthday Gifts
Two friends celebrated their birthdays the past week and I gifted them these cool posters I made out of canvas and got them framed. They are great gifts because they are personalized, handmade, and easy to make.
Kurti and Harem Pant (trend I tried!)
In India, a short shirt with some traditional embroidery or motif work done on it is called a kurti and I have been wearing this one for a while now with boring old blue jeans. It was only recently that I realized the red delicate embroidery on its neckline and sleeves lends itself so beautifully to be teamed with red harem pants. So I tried it and it was a real hit at work 😍
I also found the right pair of footwear with the same combination of colors so all-in-all I was thrilled with the look 🙂
That’s all from me folks. Enjoy your week ahead. Plan well and get lots of stuff done this week 🙂
I bunked work today because :
1. I can
2. I was sick ( if my boss finds out about my blog.)
So I was tingling with creativity because I saw this lovely video by heathers hobby and I couldn’t resist trying it out. And so I did. And so this post. And so some pictures!!! 😀
I thought silhouettes look better afar than close up and hence the various proximities. I was particular about trying this technique of color blending and gradual movements from one light color (yellow) to a darker color (red) and I am pretty satisfied with the outcome. That said, I’m always satisfied with what I do 😛 so it is for others to tell me how it looks 🙂
A Tuesday well spent relaxing and painting at home. Oh yes. Hope you guys had a hard and tough day at work. Bwahaha!
So, it is my close friend’s birthday so guess who smartly turned her new found hobby successfully into a personalized gifting idea? Yah thaaaats me! 😀
Sat twelve hours and made this piece of painting which I personally feel is the happiest most colorful and toughest paintings I’ve attempted so far. Say hey to awesomeness! 😀
So, the basic idea I flicked as usual from pinterest and gave my personal touches to it. Used acrylic as always to paint on canvas. Love canvas and acrylic because they are the easiest things to work over if you make mistakes. So that works pretty well for clumsy people like me. (dropped little paint on it once..and the paint brush full of wet paint once. So…er..ya. Clumsy..that’s me)
I hope my friend loves this painting as much as I loved doing it for her. Fingers crossed. X!
For the first month I decided I’ll tell no one about my blog. “Why should I”, I thought. I dint think I was doing anything worthwhile and more so dint think I can really sustain this blogging habit. So in order to not lose face incase I decide blogging isn’t my cup of tea, I told no one. But me being me, the blabbermouth, I could contain myself no more and told four of my very close friends about this blog of mine around two weeks ago. While two friends ( let’s call them A and B) were so happy and genuinely excited for me, to the extent that they subscribed to follow my posts and told me what they felt about each post, the third friend, C, whom I’m actually the closest with, reacted so wierdly that I was kind of taken aback. She said she read every post but had nothing to say about them. Also, when in her presence, if A or B spoke anything about my blog she turned a deaf ear to the whole conversation. And then there is this friend D, the last friend to whom I opened up about this blog. She seemed pretty happy about it and told me to send the link “whenever I pleased” and spoke about the whole process of reading my blog like she was doing me a favor.
I dont know what was the cause for this “couldn’t-care-less” attitude by friends I consider closest and though I think about it in a sad way sometimes I dont want it to actually affect me. This is my blog and I get so much excitement preparing for each post, carefully wording them and get equal pleasure interacting with strangers (who I’m happening to like a lot more than some friends lately) in their respective blogs.
Are those friends jealous that I’m doing something I love? Im not a very bad friend you know..I mean..I am always at their side willing to share their happy and testing moments with them. I am a pretty good listener and when they have issues I dont forget to follow up and help them resolving them in whatever small ways I can. Then why are they being so insensitive? Why are they being so immature and petty?
However this incident may or may not have affected me, it has made one thing very clear, that my initial decision about me telling no one about my blog was the right choice. I want this to be my happy place. Where I don’t want to think what others may think. Where I don’t have to behave in a particular sane manner in order to keep everyone happy.
Before you get tired of my constant cribbing let me show you the last of my DIY canvas painting projects which I completed successfully over the weekend 😀 Tell me what you think 😀
P.S.: For the record, (yes more groaning!) this friend C reacted in that exact same I-dont-give-a-f#$% sort of way when I told her about my painting hobby too Yup weird.!!!
Thanks for patiently reading my complaints. What or how do you think I should react? Help!!! 😐
Funny pun-ny titles and I are in a on-again off-again relationship, aren’t we? 😀
So, I’ve recently taken to painting like an ant to sweet candy and boy am I enjoying myself. Trust me, they weren’t kidding when they said painting is such a stress buster. I have started painting on canvas using acrylic paints. Apart from the above three-part whale, the other one I’ve done is this.
I love the way these paintings are turning out. Waiting for Sunday to start the main big DIY project inspired by which and warming up for which I’ve been painting all these small pictures.
Come soon Sunday. ❤
So I’m down with the worst bout of flu. I sound as raspy as Darth Vader and look just as atrocious too 😐
Now that you guys know the reason for that lull, let’s move on to the reason I started writing this post.! I have for a few days now been seeing so many bloggers do beautiful things with paint and colours which kind of got me thinking whether I’m capable at all of drawing or painting anything beyond the stick figures, the two hills with a stream flowing in front of them and the sun rising between them and probably the smiley faces I usually do (yes, I can do a fairly decent job of drawing most whatsapp Smileys. Oh yes, I’ve tried 😛 )
So, being very inspired, I started checking out pinterest and the internet in general for easy painting DIYs and came by a rather simple design, went to the stationary store opposite my house and bought all the colors, canvas and brushes with much gusto and sat to paint what I thought would be a debacle!
With so much negativity at the very beginning, the only way you can go is up and up is where i went because at the end of a good one and half hours, I thought I did a pretty darn good job of the whole painting. Attaching the picture of the completed painting. Please tell me what you think 🙂
P.S. : I’m not attaching a picture of the original painting I saw on pinterest for a reason 😛 haha!