Women’s Day knife art

Happy Women’s Day!

Why 8th March? It seems that in 1914, 8th March, a Sunday, was the day that women in Germany demanded their right to vote. In 1977, the United Nations asked members to observe 8th March as as International Women’s Day, and this has been done in many countries of the world ever since. (Source: Wikipedia)

With 8th March falling on a Sunday this year, a few of us jumped at the opportunity to try our hand at knife painting at Pradnya’s Art World.

Wonens Day knife painting

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Diversity in art at Phalgun 2076

An afternoon at Phalgun 2076 was an afternoon well spent. It was an interesting display of expression and talent, by a diverse mix of trained and self-taught artists, doing art as a profession, hobby or passion.

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Phalgun 2076 art exhibition

My friend Ritu has been doing art for many years, but it’s only recently that she got a bit serious about her talent. She is one of the artists whose select works are on display at Phalgun 2076, at Bombay Art Society, 28th February – 1st March 2020.

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Colour My Township on Earth Day

This Earth Day, 22nd April 2018 (and the previous day), residents from the western suburb of Mumbai, Kandivali East’s Lokhandwala Township got together to participate in the “Colour My Township” initiative, organised by We All Connect (wAc) with the support of Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited.

wAc is a community group that was formed to promote bonding and oneness among residents of the township. A few months ago, the group painted a small wall together and members found that painting compound walls together with neighbours is a good way to get to know them.

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The Rhino at Lokhandwala

Residents of Lokhandwala Township, Kandivali East were surprised to see a massive strange figure, all wrapped up in cloth, fixed at a newly made junction in the locality. This was some weeks ago.

The figure, as it turned out, was a large animal sculpture. It was unveiled recently, and the junction was formally inaugurated and christened Sant Jnaneshwar Chowk. From the front, though, the sculpture is currently not visible, hidden by massive hoardings.

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Painted a bright blue, it took a while to figure out the figure.

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Scooby Art fun

Scooby Art must be one of the most fun things to do, especially if it is a part of the school curriculum and you have lots of friends to share your experiments with. Over the last few months, my son Gautam has taken this beyond school, learning new designs on his own. There was a time when we’d find a scooby wherever we sat down. Hearts, stars, snakes, caterpillars, dollars. The helicopters are my favourite!

The craft teacher at school has been so impressed with his creations that she suggested that he holds classes that would easily cover the cost of his materials. We’ve now converted some of them into cute danglers and key chains, to give away as gifts or sell for charity. Continue reading