Monday, September 15, 2014

Bella Grace Blog Hop winner

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on light and dark with me. Wish I could pick you all!
And a huge thank you to Stampington for the hop and the prize. The randomly chosen winner of a copy of Bella Grace is:

mayagurl said...
Light & dark... one can't exist without the other. They complete each other.

Congrats mayagurl! Please shoot me an email (mou_s51[at] with Bella Grace winner in the subject line and your mailing address in the email :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Light and dark: Bella Grace blog hop & giveaway

Welcome to the Bella Grace Blog Hop! Bella Grace is the newest addition to the family of fabulous magazines from Stampington. You can find the inaugural issue right here. If you are new to my blog, another hearty welcome to you... so glad you came to visit!

Bella Grace is about life's beautiful adventures. It's about noticing the beauty and grandeur of simple things and making them a part of daily observations, inspirations, adventures, creativity, gratitude, and more. You have to read the beautiful articles of this magazine to really know how they touch your heart.
I have always been fascinated by light. As a child, I spent hours looking at black and white family photos. Took a while to know that I loved the play of light in those photos just as much as the people in them. Loved how the soft light came through the East-facing windows in the morning and how the balcony lit up in a fiery dance of light every evening in our Calcutta apartment. I have always loved Monet, loved how he captured light in his paintings. I was never fond of the dark. But when I started getting migraines after my son was born, I began to appreciate darkness. The dance of light and dark took on new meaning since. It wasn't just natural, but very personal as well.
I love to make art journals. I love mixed media. Whatever touches me, I express the feelings through my art journals. The spread below is about light and dark centering around a quote by Walt Whitman.
Light and dark are a miracle and a mystery to me.
You can win a copy of Bella Grace, thanks to the generosity of Stampington. Leave a comment to this post by 9/14 telling me your thoughts about light and dark. And don't forget to check back on 9/15 to see if you won. Good luck to all of you :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Decor

Here's a wreath created with Fall-themed stamps and Distress stains, paints and crackle paints by Tim Holtz. You can find all the details on Tim's blog.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

My new online classroom

is now almost ready for launch :) I have worked on the idea slowly but steadily for some time now. So excited and happy to see it all coming together finally.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A sketch and a layout

This is the sketch and below is my take on it...
You can find more on the October Afternoon blog.