STREET EVENINGS

Cheerful and happening,
The streets are in the evening,
Street vendors and hawkers,
Strike bargains with shoppers,

People are seen scurrying around,
Tweets and trills make quite a sound,
Setting sun streaks the sky,
As the night is approaching nigh,

From jewelry to fruits,
From utensils to suits,
The street-traders provide,
With a range of customers wide,

As the night starts closing in,
Everyone leaving to their homes begin,
Vendors thank gods for another good days earning,
And loaded with new goods return next evening!

TANVI R.J

RECYCLED-PAPER SNOWMAN

This is another art piece made from recycled paper, wool, twigs, glue gun/super glue and acrylic paints. In my last week’s post I have explained how to make this paper mash ( link for your reference given)- MADHUBANI LOTUS ON RECYCLED-PAPER. This piece too has been made from the same process except for a little variation. 1) After making thick paste of the paper, roll it into three balls of different sizes- big, medium and small depending on the overall height you want for your snowman and leave it in the sunlight to dry and become hard. 2) It might take about 2-3 days or a week to dry, so meanwhile take some yarn and start knitting a scarf and a hat using colors of your own choice and the length of the scarf and cap depends again upon your snowman’s size. For assistance with knitting I highly recommend you to visit Studio Knit on Youtube. In case you are not comfortable with knitting you can also take any bits of colorful cloth that you have to make this scarf and cap. 3) Once the 3 paper balls have dried and become solid stick them firmly on top of each other using hot-glue-gun/super-glue in order of big at the bottom – medium- small. Once the balls are completely stuck paint them with thick white acrylic paint (I insist you to use Pidilite Paints if possible). 4) Then prepare the hands and nose – use twigs from fallen branches of plants (do not break twigs from a nice and healthy plants, use only twig from fallen branches.) and paint them dark brown acrylic (again, I insist you use Pidilite Paints if possible). For the nose use the end of a toothpick and paint it acrylic orange (Pidilite Paint). 5) Then pore holes in both of the sides of the middle paper ball and use hot-glue-gun/super-glue to stick the hands firmly into the holes. To fix the nose, take the painted-toothpick end and stick it by poring a hole in the middle of the smallest-top paper ball. 6) Then take the cap and scarf and stick it on the head and between the middle and top ball (neck) respectively. Lastly paint two eyes and a smile on the snowman’s face using black acrylic paints (Pidilite Paints). For decoration purpose, stick small beads or buttons down the body of the snowman.

That’s is the process to make this creative snowman which can be used for home decor made at home without doing any harm to the environment since it is made from recycled paper!!!

TANVI R.J

GOLDEN-RETRIEVER AND FLOWERS

This is another painting from THEARTSHERPA on Youtube. It is a awesome painting of a golden-retriever with a mouthful of colorful flowers. There isn’t much to say except that the best part of this painting is the expression in the eyes of the golden-retriever along with it’s fur and the colorful flowers going well with each other to create this beautiful composition!!!

TANVI R.J

A LESSON FROM THE ANTS

Very small we are compared to other creatures,
All of them are such huge structures,
Never about us they ever seem to care,
And think of the entire land as their private lair,

In neat chambers we live underground,
But on land and everywhere we can be found,
Lazy is something we never are,
No matter be it whatever the hour,

At work we are always,
And never have have to sit and laze,
Whenever any other creature enters our colony’s territory,
On it together we unleash our fury,

Tiniest of the creatures we might be,
But we accomplish more due to our hard work and unity,
So never us ants for granted,
For you humans aren’t but we are perseverant and united!

TANVI R.J

MADHUBANI LOTUS ON RECYCLED-PAPER

This is a paining made with acrylic paints on a recycled cardboard material to show a little bit of contribution from my side towards the environment. The steps to make this sort of cardboard are given below:

1) Take any old notebook- it should be completely filled. Tear it into medium sized pieces by tearing 1 page into 2 portions.

2) Take any container according you convenience and pour warm water in it. Soak the paper completely and if you have a lot of free time then you can leave it overnight.

3) If not, then you can use your hands or any other equipment like a masher to make a fine, thick paste of the paper.

4) Then spread it over a cloth and leave it outside to dry in the sunshine for approximately a little over 1 week. If you want it to dry earlier, then first use the cloth to soak out any excess water that is possible.

5) You can also make it into any shape you want and if you want it to have a design or so you can make imprints or decorate it while it is still a thick paste.

Then any design can be painted on it and there you are! Now you have a new decoration item (depend on your choice and creativity) or a cardboard for acrylic or modern art paintings all with recycled notebook!!!

-TANVI R.J

BUTTERFLY & MANDALA

This is the beautiful designs of mandala drawn into a butterfly’s wing. The idea was taken from Facebook and I found it quite interesting, so I modified it in my way and here is the drawing! The best part of this design is the way the mandala designs correspond with the butterfly to make it really expressive and beautiful!!!

PATRIOTISM

Do you have national pride?
Or with patriotism do you not abide?
Do you identify with the ideals of our nation?
Or on our nations honor, are you the cause of an abrasion?

Our nation our first priority should be,
Not our personal wealth and glee,
Extreme loyalty we must forever own,
Always stand by our country when it is alone,

Towards my country I have great respect,
And I love every one of its aspect,
It is India , my own dear motherland,
And for me it is the most grand!

TANVI R.J

MY SHADOW

What is this shape on the ground,
Which looks quite like me,
Always somewhere me it’s around,
And is as dark as it can be,

Sometimes it is thin and tall,
Sometimes short and fat,
It seems scared of nobody at all,
Scares it not even the black cat,

I think it follows me for fun,
How very afraid of it I feel,
Even if for miles from it I run,
It is always at my heels,

Don’t be so scared of it dear Lynn,
My mother always says,
Think of it as your own twin,
Which with you forever stays,

My mother is always right,
So I think her advice I’ll follow,
Next time, my grey-floored twin won’t give me a fright,
No, but I can’t yet guarantee anything when it comes to my shadow!

TANVI R.J

THE RAINBOW TREE

This is a colourful painting which I have painted by watching TheArtSherpa on Youtube. It is a wonderful channel to learn painting from! This is a creative style of painting. To view another painting learnt from TheArtSherpa, click the link : https://artistic.poetry.blog/2020/09/11/candle-painting/

The best part of this painting is of course, the wonderful rainbow colouring!!!

TANVI R.J

BLACK-WHITE MADHUBANI SCENE

This is another beautiful composition of the Madhubani style. The lady , the house , the goat, and tree combination and their positions were taken from soma@folkart from google. The designs, the filling and the black and white distribution was done by me. The best part of this composition is the intricate design going well with the scene!!!

TANVI R.J

HAPPILY EVER AFTER !

THESE ARE THE BESTEST SERIES OF BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ…. THESE ARE THE LAND OF STORIES SERIES BY CHRIS COLFER AND THESE ARE THE VERY BOOKS THAT GAVE ME THE INSPIRATION AND CONTENT FOR THIS POEM!!! I SUGGEST ALL THE BOOKWORMS OUT THERE TO READ THESE SERIES!

Lived ever after happily,
Ends tales told by a fairy,
Attention we don’t pay to it much,
Impossible we think it is to live as such,
But possible it is quite,
When in darkness we focus on the light,
When we choose laughter at the time of sadness,

Living always our best lives; whatever the circumstances,
Happiness within ourselves finding,
No matter what happens ;on to it holding,
We’ve understood it wrong throughout,
For this is what Happily Ever After actually about,
To our life it has an important connection,
Which was hidden under decades of misinterpretation!

TANVI R.J

TANVI R.J

THE HAUNTED HOUSE

An abandoned,decrepit mansion,
At the end of the street is one,
Creepy, dreary, gloomy and dark,
For sinister ghouls and creatures is quite a park,

Howls and cries emanate from it at night,
Whoever enters it is never again caught in sight,
Nobody dares to go near it,
For that is where the evil spirits sit,

Years ago few people dared to go in,
Gruesomely were punished; no one knows for what sin,
Their bodies were never again obtained,
I know as I’m the one that caused their end!

TANVI R.J

HI ALL!!!

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 2-3 MNTHS SINCE I CREATED MY BLOG, AND NOW I’VE GOT SOMETHING EXITING FOR YOU TO!!! I KINDLY REQUEST YOU ALL TO SUGGEST TOPICS TO ME FOR ART OR POETRY, YOU CAN SUGGEST YOUR IDEAS IN THE COMMENT SECTION IN ART PAGE BELOW!!! I AM EXTREMELY EAGER TO SEE YOUR IDEAS- AND WILL DO MY BEST TO WRITE POETRY OR MAKE A DRAWING ON THE IDEAS YOU HAVE SUGGESTED AND POST IT AS REGULARLY DO EVERY WEEK!!! – Tanvi R.J

P.S- stay optimistic….and stay home, stay safe ; just a few more days left!

GREAT LORD KRISHNA

This is another composition of Lord Krishna. In this drawing most of Lord Krishna’s way of living is depicted. The Peacock Feather symbolizes beauty, knowledge , felicity and joy along with the celestial wisdom of Lord Krishna. The flute is a symbol of Radha’s love and much more. The best part of this composition is the divine aura attained due to the expressive eyes!!!

TANVI R.J

IF I KEPT A TIGER AS A PET !

If I kept a tiger pet,
Nothing to eat I would get,
As it would gobble-up all my food,
And would spare me nothing chomp,
Which is very rude,

I would have to be friends with other tigers,
Which includes the cross-breed liger,
As a normal human I would have invite them home,
And all over the city they would roam,

Soon I would be arrested by cops,
And my tiger would wave at me grinning,
Wearing sunglasses, from the nearby shops,
And that’s how it will end probably,
My pet tiger occupying my entire home,
Not only the generously provided balcony,
But, a pet tiger though, for such a price,
I think next time I’ll just pet some mice!

TANVI R.J

The Great (note the sarcasm) Maharashtra Administration

Supposed to provide protection,
At crime they should take objection,
◦ The constituition they must strictly follow,
But the police in Maharashtra are really shallow,

As political idiots rule the police,
Their blunders increasing gets our notice,
With coverup of crimes being their priority,
From their hands please transfer the authority,

Innocent reporters on political instructions they assault,
When actually the unworthy and unqualified government is at fault,
They simply do this unjust activity,
For they are incompetent when in reality,

Trying to subdue public’s voice,
Never in a democracy is the wise choice,
With Republic TV exposing their atrocious lies,
Let’s stand with Republic to make sure this hooliganism dies!!!

TANVI R.J

RELAXATION MANDALA

THIS IS THE PLAIN DRAWING OF THE RELAXATION MANDALA WHICH I HAVE CAREFULLY DESIGNED. I HAVE INSERTED IT HERE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO COPY IT OR REFER TO IT FOR YOUR DESIGNS. THE DRAWING PART IMPROVES CONCENTRATION AND CALMS THE MIND !!!

This is the coloured relaxation mandala. Now it is quite likely that you are thinking, “What is relaxation mandala? And how is it different from the other mandalas?” Well I have also posted MULTI-COLOUR MANDALA. But this mandala is different from the others because when you design it it improves concentration and calms down our minds, not only that but even when you simply colour this type of a mandala it acts as a temporary stress reliever. In this particular relaxation mandala the theme is of the special vegetation and more over most recognised wildlife of my dear motherland – India. In the centre I have designed the ashoka- chakra but it has been drawn four times-Why? I have kept the entire design in four theme that is a square because I also wanted to depict the National Emblem of the Republic of India which is a four-sided and four-headed lion which faces the north , south, east and the west known for Satyameva Jayate. Infact I have designed the entire mandala in honour of our National Emblem. The best part of the mandala is the perfect synchronization of our National Emblem along with Tiranga- The Indian National Flag, the Ashoka-Chakra; which a part of our flag, the Lotus– our national flower, the Bengal Tiger– our national animal, the Peacock – our national bird, the Asian Elephant – our cultural symbol; the importance of Lord Ganesha in Indian’s life and the Indian King Cobra– often depicted with Lord Shiva ( the father of Lord Ganesha ) as Vasuki and Lord Vishnu as Adhishesha/Shesha/Sheshanaga and is worshipped as a symbol of  wisdom, changes, enchantment, hypnosis, protectiveness, danger, poison, determination, fear, strength, courage, confidence, transformation, royalty, death. They are also a symbol of speed, defensiveness, and gracefulness. I hope you enjoyed learning about our Indian Culture !!!

TANVI R.J

EQUALITY


Some tall or short,
Some dark or fair,
Some fat or thin,
People people people everywhere,

Some are criticized for being fat,
Some for having dark skin,
While some qare teased for being disabled,
As if fatness , darkness and disability are a sin,

Females aren’t as capable as males,
Such horrid stereotypes are everywhere,
How can capability be based on gender and characteristics,
Treatment to all should be fair,

Never judge a book by its cover,
The proverb is extremely true,
Equality is a right of all,
Which is something we all need to pursue!

TANVI R.J

SUMMER

During the summer, the sun shines bright,
And covers everything in a warm yellow light,

We find ourselves craving for ice creams,
It gives us sweet dreams,

The beach becomes our favourite place,
A tan starts changing our face,

Of all the seasons, I like the summer best,
Before the school starts again,
It gives me quite a long holiday, a time for rest!

TANVI R.J

SAMUDR MANTHAN

This is a scene in of the Great Samudr Manthan that is recognised as one of the most significant events in Hinduism. I have composed it in one of the most traditional forms of art – Madhubani. I learnt this composition from a wonderfull workshop- the same workshop that taught me the Madhubani style. The best part of this drawing is the detailing, the colour scheme and the way the the scene has been imaginatively as well as creatively recreated!!!

RADHA – KRISHNA

This is another Madhubani drawing of the extremely well known Lord Krishna and Radha his dearly loved one. The idea and the main outline of the drawing was taken from soma@folkart, yet I have made changes like the colour scheme, filling, etc.The best part of this composition is the beautiful way Lord Krishna and Radha have been depicted, the artistic way in which the feeling of the composition reaches the observer!!!

THE SPACE

You ask me-what is this Space?
No doubt it is a mysterious place,
What all content has it got,
Matter in it is quite a lot,

Humongous planets bigger than our own,
Made up of mounds of rock and stone,
Most of aren’t as habitable as ours,
An example being our red neighbor Mars,

Massive black holes are hungry all the time,
Gobbling anything near; for them isn’t a crime,
Filled with beautiful stellar constellations,
Which are one of the greatest of creations,

Wonders of this space are sought for by scientists,
Searching for anything not on Earth that exists,
Rockets and satellites launched up high,
Soon around Pluto we’ll pass by!

TANVI R.J

THE HARDEST CHALLENGE CAN BRING THE BEST!

The hardest challenge brought out the best in me,
For i never have had so much of time free,
To dedicate it to learning new things,
That may come in need with what the time brings,

The current situation is not a favourable one,
As everything seems to be coming undone,
And the only possible thing that can save you from this mess,
Is to help your other talents progress,

I decided that I couldn’t simply sit,
I had to find something to keep my brain fit,
So i started learning how to cook,
And soon was able to with the help of a book,

Before long cooking got tiring,
And i felt the need of doing something more aspiring,
So i set out to learn how to rhyme,
It was creative way to use my time,

The best in me though,
Wasn’t over yet,
Patience was something ,
I not once thought i would get,

This certainly is the hardest challenge ever faced,
But with time, i think we have been graced,
As due to it the values in me surged,
And made the finest in me emerge!

TANVI R.J

PORTRAIT OF TAYLOR SWIFT

This is one of the many portraits I have drawn. This is a composition without colour (shaded) The idea was taken from Google, all have done is made some variation to it…. Taylor Swift is one of my favourite popstar so I was interested in drawing her portrait (in case you are wondering). The best part of this portrait is that her expressions are to almost perfection!!!

TANVI R.J

MULTI-COLOUR MANDALA

This a multi-colour mandala. It depicts the different combinations you can design within one type of drawing. The idea was taken from a Facebook photo of such a kind of mandala, yet I have made many variations in the drawing like for example the colour scheme can be anything that shows the differences along with the symmetry. The best part of this mandala is that it differentiates between each individual row and design without losing the symmetry of the composition!!!

BOYCOTT CHINESE PRODUCTS!

We all know this Chinese country,
Which is pent up on destroying our lives,
We all know this Chinese country,
Which is another new problem that arrives,
We should boycott “made in china”,
And spread the message far and wide,
That we will also fight with our soldiers,
Not cower and hide,
So, come on Indians, let show our power,
And lessen the use of their products by the hour!

TANVI R.J

IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

What is this studying?
Which we all hate,
Why learn for exams,
When marks are decided by fate?

Parents always behind our backs,
A nuisance it is such,
To simply cram facts in our mind,
Is a burden too much,

But all of this “studying”,
Has a wonderful reward,
Together the learning and exams,
Will brighten your score card,

Not only for score cards,
Education you must receive,
For the more learned you are,
The less the world will deceive,

The best thing you will ever achieve,
Along with a lot of other gain,
Is self-confidence and independency,
Which in this world will help you sustain,

Thus, an educated human being,
Will acquire much more than destined too,
If only you will strive hard and study from now,
The benefits above I have shown to you!

TANVI R.J

MADHUBANI – A COVERT MEETING…

This is another drawing form the madubani style…the main symbols used in the drawing are the lotus and sugarcane in the background. Lotus motif symbolizes feminity while the Sugacane motif symbolizes a sense of mascular being. These two symbols are used widely as wall patterns especially on the walls of the house where newlyweds live. The best part of this composition is the use of the masculine and feminine figures that go along with the motifs in the background which creates mood of the composition!

A PHONE

A phone is such a device,
Which is as nasty as it is nice,
There are many things you can do with it,
But all people do, is stare at the screen and sit,

A phone allows you to communicate,
For social networking, it opens the gate,
The information available is a way more,
Interesting facts will allow your knowledge to soar,

But, it isn’t as great as it looks,
As you have to avoid a few certain crooks,
Who will try to hack your mobile,
Which will disturb you in a really short while,

On you it depends if a phone will help,
Or will cause trouble which will make you yelp,
But, now explaining I am done,
The usage of your phone depends on you in the long run!

TANVI R.J

ANIMALS

On our mother earth,
There live various creatures,
Which are all unique,
And have different features.

These unique creatures,
Are known as animals,
Which include birds and,
Reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

They should be treasured like a gem,
And we should not blindly hurt them,
If we want peace and harmony,
Then we should live with them happily!

TANVI R.J

TO MY BEST FRIEND- A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

A friend is a person,
Who will always be on your side,
No matter what,
Wherever you hide,

MANY MANY WISHES OF THE DAY!!!

A friend is someone,
Who will always come to your aid,
Whatever the trouble is,
In the time of need,
A friend will never fade,

A friend is a being,
Who will always lift your spirits,
No matter how sad you feel,
No matter how down in the pits,

So, A Very Happy Birthday,
To Aagna, my dear friend,
Thank you for everything,
And I hope our friendship will never end!

WINTER

It is the season of the snow,
And it is the season when,
Birds and squirrels,
Take shelter in a bough,
And the snow covers the land,
With a soft white glow,

The children are playing happily,
Building snowmen and snowballs,
While the grannies are sitting indoors,
And knitting warm shawls,

The mothers are baking lovely cakes,
Frosting them with delicate snowflakes,
And the fathers are on holiday,
And reading newspapers, at home they stay,

All the families are preparing for Christmas,
Which is beckoning around the corner,
And children hope for presents,
Before the Santa Claus goes away, when winter ends!

TANVI R.J

COMIC ADAPTATION-LEAKY LIMERICKS

This is a comic adaptation done by me. The limerick is a poem from the Brain Quest. This is a type of art which amyone with a bit of imagination and creativity can do… as for me , even I too have done it only for fun! The best part about this type of art is that it creates visual effects for any poem which makes the poem reach to the reader very easily and it also it quite entertaining!!!

PIZZA AND HEALTH

What is a pizza?
How does it taste?
Is it really yummy?
Or is it not the best?

You tell me it’s delicious,
But is it good for health?
You might give a thought to it,
For after all fitness is your wealth,

I must agree though,
Its flavor cannot be denied,
I too would love to eat it every day,
If I kept my health aside,

With its soft, crusty bread,
Spread with sauce and lots of cheese,
It looks quite savory,
I think I’ll forget my health for once and have a slice, please?

TANVI R.J

ARIPAN

This is a Aripan which is a type of tile design. It is related to a mandala as well as madhubani art as it is used as a tile design in the Indian state of Bihar. There is always a theme to this type of design. In my drawing, I have based the theme on nature. The best part of this design is that all the colours have given the effect they were intended to give, the cool water; the home of the lotus flower and the green parrots, warm yellow background along with the sharp red chillies which have given so much character to the design !!!

MANDALA

This is another form of art which is also very detailed and artistic. I have learned this form of art called Mandala from an awesome workshop…. the base of these drawings are completely geometrical. The best thing about this form of art is that it increases concentration and calms our mind!!!

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