Monday, June 29, 2009

Fighting Boredom 

Like all children my little princess Nandika also gets bored easily. As a mom I always think it is the parents duty to overcome this boredom by channelising their energy in the right direction.

Being an ardent Art & Craft lover I find this is the most suitable time to let my little one to plunge in this pool of immense  joy- the world of creativity

These days we’ve been taken over  by a new hobby- The Japanese art of paper folding or  Origami. Origami is no less than a magic for Nandika- when few folds by her little hands transform a plain paper into a 2D/3D objects d’ art.

Few colorful sheets & some good references are enough to persue this hobby……….


Look what I did with a leaf

“ Autumn is the second spring where every leaf is a flower”- Albert Camus.

What could be more quintessentially  creative than turning leaves into a piece of art. My daughter and I played a litle more these summer mornings

 and went around collecting lots of beautiful leaves of varied shapes n textures to make a leaf collage for her summer project.

Since my school days I’ve always been very fond of greens , collecting beautiful leaves n then pressing them in encyclopedias was one of my favourite activity which  faded away with time.

 'Leaf Man’ by Louis Ehlert revived my hobby n  inspired me to make some leafy creations.  

Amazing  leaf art by Japanese artist Kazuo Akasaki was also a great source of inspiration.

The russian site with instructions on making a  maple leaf bouquet is worth seeing.        Hey I also cudn’t read the text but the pics are very much self explanatory.


 My creations- Enjoy!!!!!