Get out there and get your hands dirty!!

It’s wonderful to see so much that is ‘ Hand Made’ again.

The other day sitting at home with my husband, I was feeling a little unfulfilled and dissatisfied with life, when there was actually no reason to be. We got to talking about what makes us content as human beings. The answer was actually very simple. Working with our hands! For both of us, the tactile is very important.

We are cerebral souls with a  lifetime of working spent on that aspect of living. But, ever so often we both need to create something that not only fulfills the soul, nurtures the intellect but also lets one ‘touch’. My painting/art gives me all of that. The reason I felt low and lost was because I had not painted in a while… I am happy to say- I have rectified the situation!!

This month, my work got featured in the India Today Magazine supplement called ‘Home’. It’s a feature that celebrates everything Handmade 🙂

You can read the article here.

I also want to share with you a wonderful interactive poster by Roland Tiangco.

 

While removing the poster from it’s envelope, you can’t help but get your hands dirty. The back of the page is covered in ink 🙂 As the unfolded poster is felt, touched, handled, the text becomes visible: “The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.”

Brilliantly done.

Simple, yet effective.

 

 

I also don’t want to give you the impression that only creating a tactile object of some kind will give me/you that satisfied/ fulfilled feeling. It’s I think, the willingness to put yourself out there, in thought, word and deed. On that note I want to leave you with two more links on what some friends are doing to highlight issues they feel strongly about.

www.theuglyindian.com
On Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ugly-Indian/123459791046618

www.strays.in
On Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/strays.in

Both are completely voluntary in nature. They are willing to get their hands dirty ( quite literally) for a cause they believe in.

Are you?

 

 

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