Archive | December, 2012

Thank you 2012 !

31 Dec

I’m thankful for all good things happened in the last twelve months, glad to have met many a wonderful people, fortunate to have learned a number of useful lessons, sorry to have made some mistakes, happy to have moved on, regret to have lost few connections and grateful for all opportunities. I wish the coming twelve months brings me in company of many new faces, while I’ll make all efforts to make sure the familiar ones stay closer to my heart.

December ;  Mayan end of world hype

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November ; The Deepavali month

This year we celebrated Deepavali at my sister’s house .

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And we had this awesome family trip to Melaka.

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October ; I’m legally married to Ramesh Kumar 🙂

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And yeah, I had an unforgettable birthday celebration!

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August ; I rescued Bubble and now she is happy with her new family

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And on 31st August, my Jessie’s birthday ! She is 6 now 🙂

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April ; My walk for clean and fair election

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New year or not, pattern of events in life shall remain much the same, with possibly no escape from the dualities of existence. Pray, we develop enough inner strength to accept all events in life with great composure.

Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous Year 2013!

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My new hobby – Stone Painting

27 Dec

Due to the boredom strikes ,I tried painting on rocks and I am hooked, it is so fun and easy !!!

This craft is super great for kids, too. It’s the perfect creative project for them to enjoy doing outside, on a nice day.

Searching for “just the perfect stone” becomes a fun activity, in and of itself ! The shape of a stone makes me to think of the perfect thing to paint on it, like a penguin that goes along with the round contours of the stone. Sometimes I already have a picture in mind before I start searching and I just need to find the right shape stone to be my canvas.

I use acrylic paints since they are the ideal medium for use with stones, as they dry quickly and very durable.
And  this is how I do,

  1. First I soak the stones in soapy water and then scrub to remove any dirt. Let dry.
  2. Then I paint the stone with gesso and let them dry.
  3. I sketch the picture.
  4. Then I paint the outline of the picture with a dark colour. For example if you are painting an owl, then use a dark brown.
  5. Then I complete painting the entire picture and let dry
  6. Lastly, spray varnish / clear to protect as well as to make the stone look glossy. In my case, my hubby will do this step. Lucky me 🙂

 

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So, this is my first go at stone painting , Christmas themed

 

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Cute penguins on stone

 

So what can I do with my painted stones

  • Painted stones make great gifts
  • Nestled in plants
  • Employed as a paper -weight
  • Used as festival / holiday decor
  • Door stoppers
  • Simply tabletop decorations

I hope I have inspired you guys to go paint a stone !

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