Sweet nest of baby birdies!!

Curled up in the cozy nest..
In mom's lap, Oh! how we rest!!

Looking up at her with baby eyes..
Inside this cocoon, our world lies!!

We are all so different.. yellow.. n white..
But, together our den is a beautiful sight!!

Sawubona everyone!! I couldn't help but wish in Swazi because that's where my sweet little birdies came from...!!

We happened to visit a wax museum while in Swaziland during our Africa trip a couple of months ago. I couldn't help but pick these little cuties up from the store.

Though they are actually made of wax, I don't know why would anybody ever use them for lighting purpose!!

For the time being, they are all resting in a small nest created just for them.. waiting to be picked up and loved!!

Is it my new would-be-motherhood speaking from the poem inspired by the baby birdies?.. I have no idea.. either ways.. the babies are so adorable.. Don't you think!!!

My new love - Pottery!

My new Love - Pottery!

First of all.. I dont believe I did this again!!! Started something and left it half-way..or rather it was not even started properly.. :-(
but never mind.. I can sort my mistakes.. I guess!! (Well..yeah.. I'm talking about starting this blog.. and not writing anything for so many days!!)..
The reason (excuse!!) not to write any post is because .....(a a pause and drum roll!!!!).. I'm expecting!!
I'm in the fifth month now.. and a trip to Africa.. some very nauseating experiences when back home.. regular visits to gynac.. juggling with home and office (did I miss anything!!).. did not leave blogging anywhere on the list of things to do!

but now the things have settled down a bit..and I've even managed to do a few crafty things after a long time!

The latest crafty thing that I've recently taken to is pottery!!
I've joined a pottery class and learning some basic concepts about ceramic clay like kneading, slapping techniques, coiling, pinching etc.
I've created these two pieces in my last two sessions and they are still unbaked.
We'll be applying glaze, colouring it etc in the subsequent sessions but till then I just couldn't wait to share even these unfinished work's photos.

The first one is a handmade vase done using pinching and coiling methods.
The second one is a kind of a jewelry box done by rolling the clay and cutting it into geometric pieces that are stuck together using the clay paste.

I feel so good to have made these.. and hoping to create a lot more!!
I'll try and post more regularly from now on with all the new creations, updates on these pieces and so on.. till then keep getting inspired!!!


Prachodayam debut!

Welcome to Prachodayam's debut blog!

I love love love colours!!!
The rainbow.. colour of grass.. colour of sandy beach.. golden orange colour of setting sun.. bright umbrellas.. amazingly fresh blue sky...umm..
hold on.. Is this blog about the colours? yeah.. but not about any colour.. its the colour that I'm in love with these days..!
Its the king of colours.. Purple!!!!
But not just any purple.. a specific shade of purple.. which has a tinge of bluish..pinkish.. indigo to it!! (now that's complicated!!) I'm yet to find a proper term for this shade.. but I can spot this colour on any object from miles!!
When my hubby made our bedroom.. he made it pink at my request!! (He picks on me for that till date!!!)
As it happens.. the age of pink got over.. and eventually I got so bored and a bit irritated with the colour!! It was still not in the list of things to do to repaint or re-do the room.. so I decided to take the matter in my able(!) hands.. and took a bold decision to paint the most blank wall of the room with a pattern in my favourite colour.
It was a huge task.. and since I was the one to blame for the original wall colour.. I was no way going to get any help for the new layer of another mistake!!
but.. fortunately.. the design came out well in the first go..and has spared me the horror of looking at the pale pink blank wall at least for some time to come!!

Here is how the patterned design wall looks like -
{ Sorry about pic quality, I'm yet to figure out how to use my DSLR with lesser light }

.. And here is a closer look -

I used the "Asian Paints" water-based eco-friendly colour for this.
To give it a bit of a flourished look, I used some semi-transparent wall colour friendly floral stickers.

I'm so so happy to have finished this project and so happy with the floral stickers.. they went well with the pattern colour!! (In spite of them being pink!!)

More such projects coming up soon!!! :-)
Till then keep the inspiration comin!