Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Budding Wings!

Training myself daily
to taste the deliciousness
of each moment
slowly...very slowly!

Like allowing the chocolate 
to melt gently 
in my mouth
slowly...actually slowly!

And then I deliberately
take ages to swallow
...that elixir...
it reaches my heart and I follow!

Then a small line
a little stroke
a brush and some colour
and I am mine.

My budding wings
spread a little...everyday
...desire to touch the sky
with day!

I am sure I have the magic
I am meant to rise!
My love for the sky
will make me fly!

Leaving everything 
that weighs me down
I will fly beyond the rainbows
and up above the clouds!

And on my way
I will taste the deliciousness
of that moment 
slowly... very slowly!

Hi everyone :)
On the last day of this year 2014
 I sincerely would like to wish
 all my beautiful readers
 a sparkling year ahead!
 May 2015 bring new hopes, 
new joys, new colours,
more creativity
loads of love,
more hugs,
and lots and lots of laughter
 in our lives!!

Thanks thanks thanks and many thanks 
for visiting me here on my blog,
 inspiring me with your lovely words
 and forever encouraging me.
I am so lucky to have you all!
I am sure you would continue to shower 
your love upon me
in the year ahead!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chai tamaasha !

My passion has taken another turn!
Ideyna in Arabic stands for "our hands"
It is an absolutely beautiful venture that is bringing incredibly gifted local handicrafters, artists and makers together.

Living in the UAE for many years 
Nafisa and Ekta 
found themselves bumping into astonishingly talented
 and creative people constantly 
So they decided to create a platform
 to help them showcase 
and sell 
their awesomely handmade products to the world.
 Their idea was also to build a community
 where knowledge, resources,
 inspiration and imagination
 runs wild while being shared generously. 

I am happy to announce
 that my "Chai Tamaasha"...the tea tantrums
 is on Ideyna now!!

I am feeling super excited on this new journey. 
To those who are visiting me 
for the first time here on my blog my "Chai Tamaasha" may sound new.
 So I must tell you that
 "Chai Tamaasha...the tea tantrums"
is a story of dramatic transformation 
of this tiny little tea bag 
which always meets its end in rubbish,
 into a piece of art
 which is a treat to the eyes 
and makes hearts smile.
Each piece has a distinctive character.
 It is eco-friendly.
It may feel vintage to some and modern to others.
 It can be a perfect gift
 for your loved ones
 and the best part is 
it can be customized as per the taste!!

"Behind My Eyes"
(...I can see the dreams that I inhaled last night )
available at Ideyna!

("No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle." Winston Churchil) 
available at Ideyna!

I am lurrving each mark and every stroke :)

So what are you waiting for
grab a cuppa and join me on this delightful journey with Ideyna :)
I am sure it's going to be classy and fabulous !!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Year Of Me!

Hope all of you are busy making
your December a one to remember...always!
I am sure many of you 
must have already set your goals
 for the coming new year 2015
In this season of giving...and believing
of sparkles ...and carols
  of dreams....and treats
of joys ...and cheers
I wish all of you the very Best!!
Follow your obsessions...mercilessly!

My goal for 2015 
has been favorited by Good Housekeeping Middle East 
and they have featured me in their December 2014 issue. 
I am sure you all would like to know about it too! 
So here I tell how I aim to make 2015 a Year Of Me!
I aim to publish a book of my Illustrated Recipes for kids with special needs.

This is what I told them and they published...

"Children learn a lot more from graphic sources now than in the past.
Art is undoubtedly a way to encourage the process
 and the experience of thinking and making things better. 
While the child sees the bright, 
colourful illustrations, touches the pages ,
 listens to the words spoken by his parents or siblings about it
...he would be working on his multi-sensory learning.
 And the experience will get even more enhanced 
when he actually touches the ingredients 
and starts the process of making/ assembling/ plating a dish for himself!

I firmly believe that my recipe illustrations
 will not only be a visual feast for these kids
 but also encourage them
 to definitely try out a small snack for themselves 
and be a "Special Chef" in their own special way.
Since everything right from the ingredients to the directions is painted,
 I am sure they would be delighted to follow and try the recipes.
Though some of them would need help 
to accomplish this
 but I am still confident that they will be really happy at heart!
I hope and sincerely wish my illustrated recipes
 would engage their attention, 
make them experience the whole process and help them to be an achiever in the end.

The recipes are going to be eye candy even for the other kids and moms too !!

Each mark of my pencil and every stroke of my brush
 would connect me to my true self
 and open me up to grace… 
and the same kind of magical feeling 
should be experienced by those who get to see,
 touch and feel my book.
 I don’t want it to be “just another book” tossed aside
 after a quick glance through
 and so it is a big challenge that I have given to myself. 
The creativity, the colours, the details all need to be worked upon. 
It demands a lot of hard work…and I am all set to jump in!
 I am making a thorough research on the special areas 
so as to make my book substantial, effective, impressive and lovable.
 In short a “delicious delight”! 

Finding a publisher who understands 
the sentiment behind my book is important too. 
I will keep going with the flow
 and let my intuitive sense guide me through.
So I am going to look each challenge dead in the eye and give a wink!

 “Just Be”.
 You are different and believe me 
your different is different than my different. 
Whatever you have been blessed with 
and can do,
 no one else has and can do in the way you can
and that instantly makes it unique and precious. 
Pop out, 
unravel that YOU within…
 for you are blissfully amazing.
 In your eyes is heaven, in your and compassion. 
Feel the dance in your steps and magic on your fingertips…
 every moment of the day.
Did you know that 'glitter' is a color too? 
Go love it! 
“Sparkle” does ignite a spark...
heart it!                                   
Celebrate being a woman…
bloom and bloom in abundance!"

I would love to know what are you aiming at in 2015!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Rehlatna..."Our Journey"

On the occasion of celebrations
 of 43rd National Day of UAE 
the Crown Prince of Dubai
 introduced Rehlatna ...meaning "Our Journey".

Now I will you take you 
on this journey
 which is 2245.5 metres long Graffiti scroll
 along the famous Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai.

Over 150 Graffiti artists
 from all over the world
 joined together to set a world record.
The work took the form of the map of the UAE
 showing various aspects of the nation’s 
culture and traditions 
and other areas of development.
The art mural broke the Guinness World Record
 for longest panel of Graffiti in the world.

The public could also participate in painting on this monumental work of art.

And here is my Certificate pf Participation!!
Yes I am so  so very happy
 to be a part of the making of this world record!!

Hope you enjoyed "Our Journey" :)