Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Wall Art

I've always had the 'palm tree' Wallies on my living room wall [purchased from Ace Hardware], it has been that way for the past 2 and a half years. So I now decided it was time for a change.

When we moved to this home in Feb 2008, I had no clue that I'd become so artsy craftsy. And that I could use these skills to decorate my home. But then, quite frankly I didn't have the time since Samarth was just 17 month old baby and quite a handful.

I still think my home isn't as decorated as I would like it to be. I have to wait for sonny boy to grow up a little bit more before I can put anything fragile on the floors or reachable areas. Until then, wall-decoration ~ here I come ! :-)

Take a look at my wall now and tell me how you like it :-)

Only the images have been printed off the internet. The rest of the background work, designs and art is mine !! Same for the pic below.

For the Yashoda-Krishna photo above, I added the curtain design and flooring and the night background by myself. Like it?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Waiting for the bevy of festivals

I can't really explain why; but this year I am totally looking forward to the festival season :-) :-) :-) Even though I celebrate by myself here in Abu Dhabi; in our cosy home - it is still something that I await.

I'm totally awaiting Gokulashtami for a special reason. This year, my inlaws have gifted me a small mini-stage made in oxidized silver for my deities to sit on during the pooja. I also plan to make a small jhoola for my new Vennai-krishna idol :-) And of course the Lord's favourites: Appams, Pal Payasam and Vadai. I also deck up my little boy as a baal-krushna :-)

Moving on, to Ganesh Chaturthi which is always replete with Modaks. I create my Ganesha idol by myself, as has been for the past two years; and last year I had also made a special pedestal for Ganaraya to rest on. Planning to make some paper flower decorations this year; as extra ornaments :)

And then there's Navratri and Diwali. Full of heavy-eats. Hope I can find some low-cal recipes for this year :-P

Happy Festive Season, to all my blog readers :)

Our Trip to Bahrain

Such a quaint and quiet city, yet it bubbles with a unique energy. I am already totally head-over-heels in love with this lovely little Kingdom; with just one visit there. If I had the choice; I'd even be be happy to move there!!

That's the khau-galli in Juffair :P

This is Old Bahrain

That's the grand Mosque