Monday, November 20, 2017

Another lazy bum post!

As much as I love drawing, painting, claying and crafting, I have a lazy bum which doesn't move at all on weekends. It rests and rests and rests, this couch potato resents any change of state. And then there is this severe lack of motivation!! So, I decided that this weekend all I'd do was draw, paint and craft, all I did was cooked, ate and binged watched the television. It wasn't until midnight that the artist in me woke up and wanted to craft something - So here it is -
Wanted to make roses - check, wanted to make clay with blended color and sparkle - check, a customized fridge magnet - check, a 4th anniversary keep sake - check!!!
I am happy at how it has come out :)

Did you like it guys?

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Book Lover’s Tag

I found A Book Lover’s Tag on Shilpa's blog - A Rose is a rose is a rose. And I am happily taking it up to write about my books :) If you love it as much as I do, feel free to take it up too.. 

My book worm charm!!

Say hello to my handmade bookworm and here we go -

1.Do you have a specific place for reading?
No... I can read almost everywhere. I read at the library, at my work desk, in bed, anywhere in the house, in the car while travelling, at the beach on a holiday.. 

Here I am reading in the train!!

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I loveeee bookmarks, so definitely bookmark!! I have a lot of them..
And I keep on losing them...

3. Do you eat or drink whilst reading? 
Noooo... I'd rather stay hungry, but I cannot, at all eat or drink while reading. Cannot spoil my books.

4. Music or TV whilst reading.
Wouldn't mind both, but don't prefer any!

5. One book at a time or several?
Depends on the book... If interested in the book or been on my to-read list for too long, then one book. If I find a book too heavy to digest, I pick up a lighter read along. Also depends on the size of the book, if too heavy for my handbag, I carry a lighter one along.

6. Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?
Prefer reading at home, but can read anywhere.

7. Read out loud or silently?
Am a silent reader... Sh..

8. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Have skipped pages on only two books till now, the pages just wouldn't end and the story just wouldn't move ahead. Otherwise, no skipping at all!

9. Break the spine or keep it like new.
Keep it new, sparkling and happy :)
Book charms!! :)

10. Do you write in books?
No!!! I like them sparkling new. Though when I find difficult words, I prefer writing the word and meaning on tiny notes and keep them inside the book, between the last and second last pages.

11. What books are you reading now?
Just completed "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" and "Small Great Things".
Books I am reading currently

12. What is your childhood favorite book?
The problem with me and books is the one I read becomes my favorite unless it is really crappy. But to point my most favorite - it is the one and only, Harry Potter. I loved Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys too as a kid.

13. What is your all-time favorite book?
My all time favorite book, books include the Harry Potter series, Jodi Picoult books, The fault in our stars.... and a lot many more.. I have re-read them and loved it every time!!

That’s it for now! 
Please share your thoughts and take up this tag... 
Drop a link here for me to know...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lazy bum post!!

Sometimes, I wanna just be.. not do anything and be a lazy bum! Maybe watch a cartoon and eat a bowl of hot steaming maggi..

Running away from the hassles of this world and losing everything in drawing an intricate mandala design! Pure bliss. sometimes losing is gaining!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Of cats and chocolates and chicken...

I have been dirtying the last few pages of my books since I was a child. The tiny scribbling wasn't restrained to pages, it was on my clothes and all other places I could draw. But today when I do them all I get is peace. You can represent someone by pictures. Doodles are great - random doodles to freshen the mind, thought of doodles depicting a person, patterns which go and and create some thing beautiful!!I love all of them. Adding to my card collection is yet another doodle - about some one who is a proud cat daddy to three cute cats, loves eating chicken,fries and desserts and is a cartoon lover!

Have a look !! Hope you love seeing it as much as I loved creating it...

And here is the inside -

Do you like it? Would you give someone a personalized card like that?
Your views are welcome!!

Book review - Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult

Small Great ThingsSmall Great Things by Jodi Picoult

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I got my hands on Jodi Picoult novels just by chance in a garage sale and I cannot be any happier. I got a few of them and when I finally read them, was disappointed that I didn't get all of them. So, when this new book was out I wanted to read it asap. And I am so glad I did. I like her style of narration. This is a book about the situation of colored people in a majority white state. The book revolves around an incident in the life of the family of a new born baby and a nurse. I will not give away any more details, but if you like Jodi Picoult novels, you should read this one too. I found the end a bit different that the other novels, this one ends like a typical bollywood movie, but then who doesn't like happy endings.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017


Loving someone is no enough. It never was, it never will be. Expressing your love is as important. Small caring gestures, a message, a smile,a gift,a vacation, a hand cooked meal - mean a lot.

Here is a tiny card expressing a lot of love -
Watercolor and sharpie on paper..

Here is the front -

Here is a cute little panda on the inside -

And here is the back side -

Rekindle your love or just surprise your partner with these beautiful cards!Available in different sizes and the text inside can be customized :)Here is my page on facebook. TheCreativePaw. Please show some love!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Rangoli Times!!

As a kid, rangoli on Diwali was more of an unsaid competition. I still remember all the aunties in the colony getting up at dawn and drawing fabulous designs, each had their own specialty. Some made those fab designs with dots and some made free hand drawings. If that wasn't less, the rangoli's would be redrawn in the evening and decorated with flowers and diyas. Just like heritage, the rangoli designs changed hands, from mothers to daughters. Mom drew beautiful flowers and petals. The only help the cousin and I could do was fill in colors, which had to be redone by mom, anyways! Each time I saw a beautiful design with dots, I'd be geared up the next morning, but the dots never fell in place, forget completing the rangoli.. and then it was mom's flowers again.
When we grew up and understood that it was perfectly acceptable to draw with a chalk and then fill in colors, the cousin and I fought over who'd make the rangoli. Finally we were given our corners in the house and we'd have three different rangoli designs.Eventually things changed, we grew up, moved out of our little nests. It had been 8 years when last Diwali, all I wanted was to make a rangoli and so I did! It came out to be like a crayon drawing by a five year old. Spirits dampened, the rangoli powder was packed and kept in one of the corners of the house for an entire year, when this Diwali the artist in me awoke again :D I purchased new colors, not thinking of what I already had and was all geared up, looking on the internet for "EASY" or "BEGINNER" designs. I think I did an okayish job here. So, three rangolis for three days of Diwali :)
Without anymore ado, here's presenting the designs -

Day 1 - the quintessential peacock design. If you'd ask mom in her sleep what rangoli I made, she'd always say peacock... I wouldn't agree that the shapes are good.. but it's fine I tried (this is me totally telling myself that it is okay)

Day 2 - Diwali!!  Tried making this beautiful design using the rangoli colors and a Q-tip, can you the see the shades of green!

Also made these rangoli designs on water... Again courtesy google!!

Day 3 - This design is a medley of all the colors I had, mixed and match everything to create this one

All designs courtesy google and youtube :) 

Another lazy bum post!

As much as I love drawing, painting, claying and crafting, I have a lazy bum which doesn't move at all on weekends. It rests and rests ...