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art and design, crafter, design, inspiration, small business, Uncategorized, working from home

‘Little Spotty Jug’ or ‘Happy Holidays’

  This is me signing off until after Christmas.┬áJust wanted to wish any readers out there a very happy holiday season. The picture above is of a very lovely little, spotty jug that was given to me at my last holiday fair. I struck up a friendship with a potter, who had the booth behind …

art and design, crafter, inspiration, small business, textile design, Uncategorized, working from home

I Blog, therefore I am?

My blog has lain fallow for a good month or so. When this happens, it means that I have not been on top of things as much as I would like. I work for myself, from home, which means that at any given time I am stirring a big pot of projects, both work and …

art and design, British Indian, crafter, small business, textile design, Travel, Uncategorized

Dakshina Chitra (a post I should have written long ago)

“What was your favorite part of the trip to Chennai?” I asked my six year old. “Dakshina Chitra” She replied without even blinking first. I’m not surprised, it really is a wonderful place. Dakshina Chitra is a heritage center just outside Chennai, on the way to the beautiful beach town of Mahabalipuram. According to my …

art and design, British Indian, crafter, small business, textile design, Uncategorized

Al dente Art

A couple of days ago, I came across a T-shirt company whose slogan is “Perfectly imperfect”. I gaped in mild dismay “That should be my slogan” I thought ” They have my slogan!! Imperfection is definitely MY thing!” It’s true, I do like my design a little under-cooked, which is why I love printmaking so …

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Return of the Thing

So here I am, back in the US of A. Land of the free, home of the brave, I’ll definitely need to remember the brave part, because right now I am shaking in my rubber flip flops. The idea of getting back into the swing of things is fairly terrifying right now. Breaks are good, …

art and design, crafter, small business, textile design, Uncategorized

Leaving some spots uncolored

I have become a White person. No this is not a statement about my racial identity. It is purely aesthetic. I have recently discovered my love of the color white in all it’s variations. Ivory, cream, jasmine, titanium, I love them all. The simple pop of a clean color print on a white background can …

art and design, small business

The Aftermath

Well my first proper experience as a vendor at a fair is over, and I thought I’d share the rich and pungent experience with you. Why pungent? You ask. Well it was hot, blindingly hot and sticky, and with stickiness comes pungency. Even though I kept slathering myself with sunscreen, I’m now a few shades …

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Brilliant Buddies who Blog

I have a lot of friends who are talented. Very talented. I know that I am biased, but I really do know some amazingly creative individuals. After all, that is the legacy a good art college leaves you with. Some are well established designers, and some are just starting out. But if you are interested …

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