Heritage Art Form of India: Madhubani

Madhubani, or Mithila, painting is a folk painting of northern India. It is mostly practiced by women in the villages who have passed this art to their daughters through multiple generations. They paint pictures of nature and mythology to depict different events like birth, marriage, and cycles of life.

The history of Madhubani paintings

A 2500-year-old folk art, the history of Madhubani paintings is said to date back to the time of Ramayana, when king Janaka asked an artist to capture his daughter Sita’s wedding to prince Rama. These paintings were usually created by women on walls and floors of homes during festivals, ceremonies or special occasions. Having originated in the Mithila region in Bihar, this form of painting, also known as Mithila art, has been in practice in areas around Bihar and Nepal.

What makes so special to Madhubani?

Madhubani paintings are done using fingers and twigs as well as matchsticks and pen nibs in the modern day. Usually bright colours are used in these paintings. Borders embellished with geometric and floral patterns. Natural dyes are used for the paintings.

Here is the small tutorial for Madhubani Painting… A Madhubani Bird

Step 1: Trace the design on paper

Step 2: Make a small border for the design as i have made for this bird.

Step 3: fill the border with any geometrical pattern i used small lines you can choose circles ,triangles and any others of your choice.

Step 3: Fill bright colors and finish .I have used colored pencil same can be done with water colors.

Madhubani remains ever popular on the home decor front in the form of prints for table linens, napkin rings, and lamps and most importantly on wall hangings. Mostly because Mithila art was originally used for decorating walls and floors of homes.

I am here to make lives a bit richer by paying tribute to my nation’s heritage and authentic Madhubani art.

Stay Tuned..!!!

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Krishna.. Darling of Vridavan

Hello everyone

My today’s art work is inspired by Lord krishna. I have used acrylic paint for this painting.

Set your heart upon your work

But not it’s reward.

By Lord Krishna.

KARMA : Buddh

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”


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Warli – Acient Indian Art

Hi friends

My today’s art work is based on Indian art form names Warli.

Warli Art was first discovered in the early seventies. While there are no records of the exact origins of this art, its roots may be traced to as early as the 10th century A.D.

For making this art price I have stick drawing paper on old cardboard.

Used poster colors.

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Flow of CHI..!!

Hi friends

My today’s art work is inspired by Bhuddhism.

Lord Buddha paintings are always considered as a symbol of bills, prosperity, and wealth. According to Feng Shui and Vastu, keeping paintings of Lord Buddha increase the flow of Chi and bring prosperity and great fortune.

Train your mind to see good in every situation.

By Lord buddha

Hope you like my art i

Work stay tuned …be creative!!!

I am a woman

Hi friends

My today’s art work is dedicated to women found few good lines about women sharing with all of you .

I am a woman of many talents, and the guardian of my children.
I have the strength of my God, to lead me through whatever Life has in store for me.
I shall look ahead, rather than be pulled back to past sorrows or mistakes, for only by moving forward can I begin anew. I will pray for those I love, that my love may be their blessings, that my prayers will be their strength.
I will love myself, because my Father in heaven loves me even more.
I will sleep peaceful, knowing I have done my best, and no longer burden myself with thoughts of unworthiness, or worry about what other people think…because all that matters is my family.

Author: unknown

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Tribute to Tribal Art

Everyone has a hobby or like dislike for spare time I too have that is drawing and crafting . Drawing is the only thing where I can loose my self because I love it.!

Life, after all, is about balance and having some hobbies is a key component of living a happy, healthy life.

So again my lesiure time has gone with drawing papers , few colors, brushes and my love for Indian art .sharing my small tribute to Indian art .

Daily routine life indian tribes

Enjoying with nature.

The Royal Travel (acient India)

And here we go Celebration (circle Time)

Stay tuned for more …till then find your spare time hobby and post here ..

Simple and Unique Cards

If you or your child is bored of drawing figures , sketches on paper then pass it off as greeting cards.

Home made cards gives that personal touch and add special emotional values. Here i am sharing a easy tutorial .

What You Will Need?

  • Any heavy paper or card paper as a base
  • Construction paper in varied colors
  • White glue
  • A pair of scissors
  • colored pens
  • Plain white paper

How to Create?( Traditional Warli cards)

  • Cut the card paper according to the size you need.
  • Fold it into the half. Make parallel slits.
  • draw some warli figures on the top of card.

How to Create?( Shirt shape cards)

IKEBANA : Art of living Flowers

Today I got opportunity to learn a Japanese art Ikebana ..it was a great experience to learn this art .so many of not aware of this Art Ikebana so let’s have a short introduction about the same..

Ikebana, which stands for “living flowers”, is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, which dates back to as early as the 6th century. It is regarded not only as an art, but also as a contemplative, meditative activity.

The development of ikebana is largely credited to Buddhists because, while plants in Shinto tradition were believed to be dwellings for nature spirits and/or used to welcome spirits or deities, Buddhist priests taught people how to elegantly and meaningfully arrange flower offerings for altars. It became more of a secular activity in the 15th century, when its popularity spread to the nobility.

 

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Ikebana can be practiced by both amateurs and professionals, both of whom are able to achieve elegant results. However, like many other art forms, mastering the basics is fundamental to any practice, and only then can a person begin to experiment.
I got lucky to click few pictures in OHARA School of IKEBANA..

 

Stay tuned…..!! Stay creative..!!

DIY Re-purposing Idea for Cardbord

Hello Everyone..

My today’s DIY is with cardboard boxes. I always have several shipment boxes ,cereal boxes and the only way to get rid of them is to break them into pieces and send to recycle center .This time i have found a idea to recycle them and decorate home .All you need is few thing..

1.Cardboard, white drawing paper or chart paper , glue, scissors, paint of your choice, paint brushes.

img_20190116_205755612576118054.jpg2.Cover the cardboard with chart paper or drawing paper to make base for paintings..!!

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3. You are all set to draw and paint anything of your choice ...!!

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Here is my Tiny art piece on cardboard..!!

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you can decorate your home with these paintings or even you can gift to someone and trust me they are gonna love this ..

Stay Creative ..stay tuned for more art work..!!!

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