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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A visit to living museum

Hello friends

Today I am here to share my visit to a living museum Dakshinachitra in Chennai..Its an amusing open air museum and a well known cultural center. it shows amazing antiquities the peculiarity of South India.

It gives you a glimpse of art and craft, lifestyle, music and dance of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Sharing few clicks here..

Hand painted clothes..!!


The cultural village of Dakshinachitra at Chennai has brought into light the ancient traditions of architecture, craftsmanship, performing arts and cuisine of South India. It also serves as a center for craft communities in the South, as it renders technical and business openings.

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Below the pic is showing Village dance from South India. The lady dancing with Horse  prop ..I am form North Indian and there also in villages they use to perform the same dance and we call it “ghodi dance”so i think its not only South Indian dance its a heritage Indian dance .

This mesum reflects a mirror of one of the acient cultres of the world.

 

The man behind the amazing dance performed by Peacock..

Painting shows Tamizh Man and Woman .The message which i understand by seeing this piece of art is …..Both are incomplete without each other..!!

The word Men is formed out of Women

And The word Women is incomplete with out  Men.

Then why such inequality???????

Stop discriminating….!!!

Stay Tuned ..Stay Creative..!!!

feel free to share your views and suggestions in comments.

Pot painting love

Hello everyone

I am here again with the idea of GO GREEN. Usually I don’t buy decorative items for my home which is non decomposable so this time I have decided to decorate my home by recycling small clay pots .

Pot wall hanging

We can use this hanging in our garden area as well in living area . This pot hanging will add Indian traditional look to our decoration.

So try this New Year DIY and you can share pics and ideas , suggestions into comments.

May you all attain full inner illumination! May the supreme light of lights enlighten your understanding! May you all attain the inexhaustible spiritual wealth of the Self! May you all prosper gloriously on the material as well as spiritual planes

Stay tuned ..bbye

Up cycling furniture waste

Hello everyone here I am with my new idea of up cycling the waste .
Up cycling is another word for recycling in which leftovers from making an item are used to make other useful byproducts that creates environmental value.
I have made acrylic paintings on waste ply boards..

 

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creative products will help to save money and trees while protecting the environment from garbage. Up cycling trash requires creativity and ability to spot the diamond among stones that can help to create a piece of timeless jewelry.

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Stay tuned for more art work..!!!

The Feminine Touch

Hello everyone

Here I am after a long break with my new painting in “Maithili style”.which has continued to be an art form mostly preserved mostly by women who emerged their talent to paint .

Just because I am a self taught artist so with each passing day I make certain improvement in my paintings.

working hard and hard to keep the artist alive in me!!!

will paint more in future whenever I get time .Hope u like my paintings.

Stay Tuned….!!!!

Ecopreneur: Going Green

Hi everyone .. I am back after a busy week with my new project named Ecopreneur which means to create wealth out of waste.

I have found these activities are both easy wallet and the environment, take a look at these Eco-friendly arts and crafts! With a mix of up cycled household products, clever painting ideas, and new uses for old items, these creative crafts are a great way to celebrate the Eco-conscious spirit of Spring.

Bike made up of old newspaper..!!

  1. Mini garden made up of Bottles caps.
  2.  Plastic bottles beautifully colored and converted as flower pots.
  3. Big plastic bottles converted as owl planter.
  4. Cotton dolls.
  5. News paper bicycle.

Next time you’re looking for a simple activity, turn to these Eco-friendly crafts for kids!

Feel free to ask questions and give suggestions .

Stay creative and Stay tuned …!!!

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Bliss of Krishna Janmashtami

I am back with my new water color art work which is dedicated to lord Krishna . As we know Krishna Janmashtami is falling on coming Sunday so lets celebrate the bliss of Krishna Ashtami.

The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.
                                                                                       ~ Bhagavad Gita 

In 3228 BCE in Mathura, India, a child was born who was destined to reshape the spiritual and temporal destiny of mankind—Sri Krishna. In his 125 years of life, Sri Krishna made an indelible impression upon mankind’s collective consciousness—re-educating the world about devotion and dharma as well as the ultimate reality. His life was a model for people in days past, the modern world and surely for those in ages to come. 

The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind .
                                                       Bhaagvad Gita – Lord Krishna

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As a human being puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones
By : Bhaagvad Gita – Lord Krishna

Happy Krishna Janmashtami to everyone..!! Stay tuned……..!!

 

Best Out of Waste:DIY

Hello everyone today i am here with a wonderful idea to turn your trash into something new and useful. Do you know we can make numerous things by using them .

Making the best out of waste has been a part of human life since the early ages. It was the human creative mind that gave birth to this extraordinary idea of using unwanted material in a useful way.

DIY creative crafts are always cool so let yourself shine with this small project.

Step1: clean the bottle. I washed them with lukewarm water it makes easier to remove stickers as well.

Step 2: Its a time to show your creativity .Better to first draw something with a marker or sketch.

Step 3: Once your are done with your drawing its time to paint it .Get any of your favorite Acrylic paint and just got for it.


                          So next time do not throw your tequila bottle ..!!
below is one more decorative bottle ..For this i have used red Acrylic paint and paste few round mirrors which is adding indian handicraft look to this whisky bottle..

         Here is the decorative Signature ………..!!

Stay tuned for more art work..!!

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