Category Archives: Re-work

Brown Paper DIY Planters

We have an open plan kitchen and the breakfast counter divides the space between the kitchen and the dining/living areas. I hate being cloistered in the kitchen when the rest of the family is outside. And I do end up spending a lot of time in there as I love to cook for my family. […]

What I wore – Patchwork Kurta to a sangeet

Recently I was invited to a  Sangeet ( pre-wedding celebration) and had to dress up. Well if you know me, you know I live in black kurtas and jeans. But black is considered inauspicious at celebrations and I had to wear colour and a ghagra as well! So this is what I came up with. […]

Muted and mellow – Suzani

An old metal trunk rusted in parts. Put together in a local shop in some distant recesses of this land. Not with finesse but with purpose. Strong. So it can get the job done. To transport someone’s worldly goods across the country as he guards this great nations borders. That is the history this trunk carries. […]

Linked by a Jaali – the past and the future

This is one more of those old boxes that got a new lease of life. But before I get into that let me tell you – it is very similar to the one I use as my dining table. Just married and not much money, guests arriving – we needed to get creative. So Supreet […]

Zebra stripes

My love affair with animal print goes back a long time. I absolutely love the colours in nature. And I find Zebra stripes and leopard prints to be the ultimate in graphic impact. That each stripe and spot set is different in every animal and is unique like finger prints is amazing to me. It […]

Re-birth and Renewal

This paint splattered green kurta is about rebirth and renewal. It is the second ‘self-portrait’ in a set of three. I let so many negative people and things make me bitter for a while. But that bitterness started to hurt more than the people and things had. I am a positive person by nature and […]

Paint splattered!!

That black kurta speaks of the pain I endured. This next one I hope to be of healing. This olive green kurta is also about five years old now. It has seen me through many days and nights of painting. Every splatter is a subconscious mark or gesture of joy or frustration. There are deliberate […]

X marks the spot

Insert here… In an earlier post I mention this black kurta that could probably replace me at events. What probably cannot be stressed enough is just how much this kurta has seen and been through with me. It is almost a metaphor for my life and milestones in a way. For almost all of the […]

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