Friday, October 22, 2010


This is another watercolor piece i did for my Journal ....
Its called explore

Every day u live ... u keep going with the flow ....
Lost in the crowd ...
just like everyone else ....
trying to fit in ...
The day i went Off tack ,
out of what was expected of me ...
No boundaries ... this is my way of life ...
i choose to explore...
Be the one to decide what happiness means to me...

                                           Be the One to choose my right and wrongs.... 
This is my way of life ....
I choose to explore

- Pooja Parate

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sketchbook project 2011 - creation - in 5 mins

Here is something i did in 5 mins ....
Well u can say ...that m taking my theme way too literally :D
he he ..... but cant help it! its the art that's imp ! :)
i love it when simple ideas make things so beautiful !

this piece is all about HOPE !
I had a nice lil brainstorming , Gyaan giving- philosophical talk yesterday with a friend ... that got me thinking about how imp HOPE is ..... it keeps u going , if hope dries .... there is nothing left to a person ....
Upon that I remembered this amazing Quote

"sometimes we're so focused on finding our happy ending we don't learn how to read the signs. And maybe a happy ending doesn't include a guy, maybe... it's you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is... just... moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up HOPE"

This same Quote is written in the piece that u see below

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Indian paper dolls - Sarigami

I name this One "SARIGAMI" - which means "Origami of Sari" .
Sari is the National Costume of India. and I love it !
Its 9 yards of fabric that's Draped in a certain manner ...
it looks very sensuous n flattering if worn correctly !
I googled the term "Indian paper dolls"
n i was surprised to see very bad representation of the Indian sari. 
 i am proud to present to u ... Modern India's paper dolls
Take a good look !

Indian paper doll - In Sari

I used my fav, 3 layered patterned tissue papers for this sari ,
because its most essential to use a "fabric like" or "Soft foldable paper" to give a realistic look to the sari as it involves lots of pleats. 
The "WASHI" paper can also be used to make these dolls.
All this is wrapped around a hand made body silhouette ,
Material used to make the body is thin Cardboard.
Keep visiting for more!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Still life - Red shoes

Coz m a shoe fetish !! when im not wearing them, i paint them!!
These are my fav. pair of red heels ....
painted in poster colors in the moleskin sketchbook ,
the background is random.
this one is close to my heart :)

Red Shoes - 1

Red shoes - 2

Hav a g8 sunday everyone !

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Paper Dress - Vintage

This vintage dress is made of thin cardboard Base.
Over which i collaged some magazine papers ,
then I glued some Chinese lace paper coasters at the neckline and  the waist line.
After which i stitched the Whole outline of the whole dress.
Then i used Laces and roses and buttons to give the finished look ! :)

Challenges - 

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Before the beginning- mosaic

Before the beginning - watercolors on moleskin paper {10" X 8.5"}

I sat down to do sumthing in 5 mins .... and ended up doing this !
abstract does come handy lot of times :)

This one was Made in over 10 mins :) with Water colors
in my moleskin sketchbook !

I used up both the sides to do this one.

 Enjoy ! :) 

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Sketchbook project - Scarlet Rain

Watercolors ... My new found fav.!
here is the Latest work ....
 All thanks to everyone who has been waiting eagerly to see this one !
its called SCARLET RAIN

its raining Knowledge ! :)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Sketchbook project - In 5 mins

My theme is "In 5 mins "
aft workin on a few ideas ... i feel like exploring a bit more than the theme itself ...
this is wat i came up with ... :) while testing watercolors and the Fluid ink back pen ...


Page 2

Up close

Hope u guys like it :) 
keep Sketching !!

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The Sketchbook Project - Moleskin Test

The more i imagine, the more .... i fall in love with art ...
n sketchbook project is jus another chance to explore my Doodling side !
I tried On some Tests on my Sketchbook ....
With Water colors and a Fluid ink Black Pen .... :)
the very easily available ,
Reynolds trimax pen in Black , & Camel artists water color cakes.
(PS: If u didnt already know! Moleskin is So thin to work on, it really required some testing ! )

Verdict : Camel Artists' Watercolor cakes  Worked Well , didnt leave much of an imprint behind the paper ... but left a lil bit of Puckering around the edges , U cant Use too much water if u Like doing tht .. while painting ! Plus U have to be Quick ... while painting.

The Reynolds trimax pen in Black  was really superb to my surprise !  it dint leave much of an imprint on the backside of the page Plus it comes in 4 diff colors - Black , Red , Blue, Green !
kinda Superb ! and its got a good grip :)

Happy sketching !! :)
keep visiting ! :)

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