Paint a rose with me

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I love taking challenges because they keep me excited and happy.  It took me quite a time to make an original painting as I had never been to any art school. But I proudly call myself An ARTIST . Its my passion. Today I made a painting of a rose with water colors. To watch the tutorial click on the link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbO01kD18xI&t=2s) ..

Well the final painting has a background too, but when I was done with my painting I realised that the rose without the green background looked more beautiful to me. The final look of my painting is like this….

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Hope you like the complete version too. Let me know which one you like more.

 

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Beautiful flower vase

20170717_164403I am sure I am not the only one who thinks of reusing the used bottles. Generally we end up throwing may in the dustbin. This time I made a beautiful flower vase for my living room. It’s not necessary to loose the strings of our pocket to buy cases and other decorative items. We all can make them at home with the junk we find at home.

Watch my video (https://youtu.be/BEsmenwm1Vs)  to see the tutorial.

Earlier I had made a vase from a used bottle of oil. Then I had no thought of making a video of step by step pictures. It looked like this ….⬇️

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I had used very few things to make this beautiful vase which u can find easily at home:

  • An empty oil bottle
  • Glitter
  • Nail paint
  • GlueGlue

Try using bottles like me and transform them into beautiful decoratives.

 

 

 

 

 

Homosexuality- It is not a matter of ethics and culture

Recently, another case of same-sex marriage came in the limelight. Two women got married in Bengaluru. When I was reading this news article on Facebook there are plenty of comments which speak out loud about the misconception about homosexuality. Many people relate it with the matter of ethics and culture. But is it really a matter of that?

Natural or Unnatural

What is natural in sex? Penetration ? If yes, in that case even the married couples do a lot of experiments which can be tagged as unnatural. And what about marital rape? Why don’t we talk and criticize that? Falling for someone is as natural as falling for opposite sex. It is just a matter of sexual orientation. If a person feels for someone of the same sex , it is automatically natural . No one forces someone to do so. Yes it can possible that a gay feels for someone who is straight. If he feels the same in return (sooner or later) , he is a gay. And it is not the influence of the other gay, rather its self – awakening.

Unethical, not a part of our culture….really?

First of all , let us be clear about ethics. Isn’t it something which is not morally approvable. But do we really think of it every time we do things. Being an Indian , i have read and heard a plenty of times that its not a part of our Indian Culture, it came from the West. Homosexuality is not an object which travels through planes or ships to our country. Its just some of the nations have started accepting it , legally too. It was always there in every society, possibly we were unaware. Media plays a vital role in it. Who decides what is ethically right and what is ethically wrong, depends on our comfort. Forcing a gay or a lesbian to marry straight is Unethical, for both.

Why coerce- will it be effective?

I see most people are against it. But nothing will happen even it will be curbed. If something has to happen , will happen. You can forcefully marry a gay to a straight girl wondering everything will turn out to be good in sometime. Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is the openly gay prince who married a girl. but when he actually understood himself he couldn’t continue his marriage. In this case, everyone suffered , he himself ,his wife who couldn’t get what she wanted from her marriage and as a result parents from both the sides.

Homosexuals cant lead a happy family life…. is it true?

We all have similar sort of upbringing where we are always told that men and women are supposed to be together, they make a family, they make babies together. Well an ideal family has a husband , a wife and children. Gays can have a happy family too. Its just they need to have a partner strong enough to hold his parner’s hand in tough times, because they have to face a lot of troubles from the society. And yes they can have kids, bu adoption or by sperm donation etc. Even if they don’t have kids , they can still lead a happy life like other couples. We can’t set a parameter of happiness for anyone.

Why most parents don’t understand this concept

Well most of the parents frown at this concept. The problem with them is not that they don’t understand their kids rather they bother more about the society. Being social animals, they get conscious about what the society would say or how would they react when they come to know about their kids sexual orientation.  They tend to forget support their kids which can shut other people’s mouth. They are scared of being boycotted by others. They forget that neighbours and relatives talk till we allow them to. Never forget one thing- No matter what people will talk, lets not be affected by whatever we hear. I know its easier said than done, but try. There are a few parents who sooner or later accept their children’s real happiness. By pushing their gay kids to marry someone straight wont help anyone.

Section 377- Love conquers all, including laws against it

In the recent days , a female sub-inspector Manjit Kaur of Punjab police married her partner in a grand ceremony on Aprill 22. Another couple from couple tied in the pious wedlock in Kolkata. Suchandra is pursuing her passion for photography and Shree Mukherjee is a Marketing Head in an engineering company.

Savita and Beena claimed to get married with each other . Punjab and Haryana  high court passes a judgement that directed all district and sessions judges to ensure help and assistance to runaway couple.

Where there is will , there is a way. No law can enforce people to love someone, neither it can stop the lovers. the fact can not be denied that the path for homosexuals is not at all cozy , they have to face a lot of struggles in life but if they are determined they can achieve success. There are so many cases of suicides recorded by homosexuals.  There are plenty of people who never got the courage to come out of their closet. And there will  be many who are leading a (an unhappy and unsatisfying) life of pretending straight.

Everyone has a right to be happy. If we expect a straight to live like gays in the same way it is hard and stressful for a gay to lead a life like straight. Being a straight would you prefer marrying someone who you know will never be able to give you anything that you expect, no sexual pleasures and happiness ? If the answer is NO, dont expect the homosexuals should not marry the person of their choice.

Some things can never be changed, especially by force. Homosexuality is not a disease which has a remedy. Its a matter of choice.

Wind chime

There are so many things we buy which come in tin cans. Market is full of products packed in cans. So we end up stacking up these cans, ready to be trashed. But like my other craft work, I had an amazing idea of transforming these used cans into a beautiful wind chime.

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Below are the list of material required and the step by step instructions  for making this beautiful wind chime with minimal cost. So here we go-

Things we need-

  • 5 empty cans
  • Spray paints ( I used red and yellow)
  • Twine
  • Black permanent marker
  • 2 lids of yogurt ( 2 lb and 4 lb)
  • Super glue
  • a cylindrical shaped piece of transparent pipe/ straw (optional)
  • Craft gems

Step by step instructions-

  1. Take the cans and spray paint them. I had painted 3 cans in red and 2 cans in yellow ( you can paint all of them in one color if you like). When they are completely dry, make a plus (+) sign on the bottom of them to get an idea of the center . Its not really very important to do so if you are able to make a small hole in the center without making a plus sign.photo 255 12-34-58
  2. Cover the central part of the can with the cello tape. In case you don’t have 2” duct tape, use thin one. Leave one inch gap from the top uncovered.photo 235 23-1-24
  3. Now spray paint it in the other color . For instance if the can is yellow, paint the top portion in red. Leave them upside down for an hour or some more till they are dry. You can spray paint inside the cans to give it a neat look.photo 235 23-17-24
  4. Take off the tape neatly. You will see the two paints are not mixed with each other.Instead there is a neat edge of the paint. Decorate the cans with black permanent marker at the point where you see the other paint starts. By doing this, you can hide the untidy edge of the paint (if it is there), plus it will add the beauty to the painted cans.photo 245 18-41-49
  5. Take the lids of the yogurt and spray paint them. You can avoid painting the bigger lid from the center, that’s not required.photo 265 17-19-56
  6. When the lids are completely dry , put the yellow on top of red lid keeping the equal distance from all the sides. Stick the yellow lid on the red one, with help of super glue. Decorate it with the craft gems. Don’t forget to decorate the edgy sides of the lids.  photo 245 18-50-21
  7. Send the twine through the hole in the bottom of the cans. Tie a knot (see the encircled part in the picture) so that the twine won’t come out. photo 245 18-56-11
  8. Follow the above step for all the 5 cans. The length of twine would be approximately 1 meter, but each one will be 2-3 inches shorter than the previous. Look at the image below for better understanding.photo 245 18-57-1
  9. Make 5 holes in the corner of the red lid. Pass each twine which is holding a can, through the holes. Believe me this was the hardest part till now, because you have to leave them dangling in such a way that they should be dangling 1-2 inches lower to each other in order. It wasn’t really easy to do so but yes its not impossible too. So, you can do it. Use a transparent piece of pipe or a cylindrical toy (see the encircled part in the image) for passing all the pieces of twine all together. Don’t leave them loose, make plaits and tie a knot at the end and the beginning, so that the plaits won’t get opened.photo 245 18-58-53Now it’s ready to be hanged.photo 275 12-0-0(1)

Note: a)Use gloves when you use spray paints, spread old newspaper on the ground        before using spray paint.

b)Use spray paint in an open area.

c)Heat a thick pin to make holes in the lids easily .

d)Don’t spray paint after making holes in the lid, it might close the tiny holes.

 

What went wrong

The tattered pieces of my shirt,
 I beheld my life in my arms,
 Gave him a Shudder n jiggle.
 I swayed him without a giggle.

I knew something  was wrong,
 But to embrace the truth, I had to be strong.

Just a few minutes ago,
 He was cooing, he was happy
 He was dressed up handsome
 with a tiny nappy.

Everything stopped when the monsters entered ,
 I struggled when they pestered.

My child got terrified so was I,
 But the monsters drooled from the each eye.

My clothes were torn.
 My flesh was torn.
 The hurricane came
 My life leaped when the monsters had gone.

I was queasy,
 recollecting my clothes wasn't  that easy.
 I was scared, and was dead
 But I had no time to feel lazy.

Not for a second I forgot my child
 When the horny monsters were wild.
 Although, I died every single second
 When they all piled.

I could feel the tearing,
 Endless pain that I was bearing,
 But I couldn't detour
 For my child's cry I was hearing.

My swollen lower lip,
A blue patch on my hip,
My peeled skin of elbows,
My modesty those monsters loved to whip.


The punches and slaps on my face,
They did everything to gift me disgrace.


My bitten bosom,
Clothes which were made loosen.


The streams of blood
 Spurted between my thighs.
 Was someone still looking down
 From the blue skies.

For help,I couldn't  wait.
 Always be haunted by this unforgettable date.

I recalled, what went wrong.
 Why did I suffer?
 Was it the wrong time that I chose to come out,
 Or my nicely worn dress,
 Was I too beautiful,
 Or I gave wrong signals,
 Perhaps I just looked happy,
 Possibly those monsters were young and naive.

 © 2017 Prachi Chaturvedi
 All copy rights reserved

Dangle Earrings Holder

Hi friends!

As I have already mentioned in my earlier posts that I just don’t discard anything easily unless I find it a total waste.

So, this is how I reused a piece of a toy shopping cart, which was accidentally broken by my son when he was trying to sit on it.

Now I have got rid of multiple boxes and pouches to keep my dangle earrings. I know its not easy to remember where we keep our earrings, anklets,chains, danglers, etc.

So no more pouches and boxes.

If you have any such thing, use it for hanging your chains, dangle earrings, hoop earrings, anklets  etc.

Note: Use it for artificial or low cost jewellery.

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