Arts and craft projects

Oh! The artsy things we did!

3:58 PM

We've been rocking this whole extended Summer break gig for nearly 2 weeks now and we've already made our local art supply shop owner a rich guy (and will continue to do so).
First because we must have easily bought Ishita's weight in stickers, stamps and washi tape for our epic Summer of 2016 Journal project. Then because that is not all that we did...

I vowed for us to have a creative Summer, even if it is hot, and all we ant to do is sleep or watch TV (we still do a lot of that).
Let me show you what we've more or less been up to with this round up of our most epic projects of this past week and a half.
We started by going to a adult colouring / play date party. Because, unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that adult colouring books have made a massive comeback in the past year or so and are now sold even at Crossword in India.
I say comeback, rather than new fad, because I remember them in the mid to late 90's. I even had a German teacher in middle school who would hand us xeroxed pages to colour when we would loose focus and act like moronic typical teenagers. 15 minutes of colouring was all it took to reboot our brain and have us pay attention to the Deutsch she was trying to make us learn again.

This pretty picture above can be coloured in this pretty affordable adult colouring book. Ishita coloured in her Frozen colouring book.
Then we spent another afternoon (ok two) painting terracotta pots using a kit from Toy Kraft. I painted a pretty blue pot. Ishita decided to paint a pink one:
That same afternoon one if Ishita's friend came over and they continued painting on paper for a while, I still use the plastic table cloth I bought last year to make these type of activity less messy. We used it so much that I might have to contemplate buying a new one soon.
You can see said table "cloth" in action in the picture above. Ishita painted one of these cute kid's canvas set that day (While I worked on a black board paint project). The table cover has seen much abuse in the past year and you can probably see a small tear. I used it for every single paint project we did, either on the table, or on the balcony when it involved spray painting.
Painting is not all that we did. There were a couple of playdates, some outdoor play time, and Ishita has been hard at work making some new necklaces for her own collection as well.
Just today we've been out the whole morning running errands and then some more to take pictures of flowers. She got fascinated by my picture taking sessions for upcoming blog posts and she decided we had to go to the park so she could snap some pictures as well.

So, this is what we've pretty much been up to so far, what's up with you guys? 

15 comments

  1. I bought one of these coloring books for adults and it was sooooo tempting to keep it for myself. But I know very well what I would be doing all days long if I have something like that :) So I gave it as a Christmas gift to my husband's cousin. It made her really happy!

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    1. These colouring books are so great, and you are right they make the perfect gift. The books I remember from the 90's were pretty much just limited to Mandalas, now there is so much more diversity. I feel an urge to buy them all :-)

      Having an adult colouring book party is quite fun too

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  2. Anonymous10:06 PM

    the first pic of an intricate design reminds me of the designs I used to make in my childhood. just intricate pen/pencil designs like mughal art. nobody taught me it happen spontaneously. now I can't do it even if I tried. must be some creative germ.

    apple

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    1. Hehe that is he problem with creativity, if you stop nurturing it by indulging in it regularly, you end up loosing those skills. The good new is that once you go back to it, it comes back fairly quickly.

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    2. Anonymous12:36 PM

      The designs use to get bigger and bigger. Maybe goddess Saraswati blessed me for some time and then said, "na you don't deserve it".
      Here is my recent art work.

      https://www.facebook.com/abhijit.sengupta.3304/photos_all

      These two are done by my wife

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=734958406570327&set=pb.100001685237865.-2207520000.1461308471.&type=3&theater

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=734958393236995&set=pb.100001685237865.-2207520000.1461308471.&type=3&theater

      One day creativity gripped us a family we did this. My son loves to clour though. He colurs everything with fierce vengeance.

      Apple

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    3. Hmmm can't see the pictures, I think it is not set to be viewed publicly.

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    4. Anonymous1:36 PM

      @cyn

      I think I have got it finaly. This is my creation.


      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=734958373236997&set=pb.100001685237865.-2207520000.1461398191.&type=3&theater


      This was created by my wife

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=734958406570327&set=pb.100001685237865.-2207520000.1461398191.&type=3&theater

      hope this works.


      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=734958393236995&set=pb.100001685237865.-2207520000.1461398191.&type=3&theater

      Apple

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    5. Still not working, the first link shows your son's Birthday party, the other two are still saying I can't view it due to privacy settings.

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    6. Anonymous12:19 PM

      @cyn

      I have send it to your e mail address. I hope you get it. I hope you don't mind.

      Apple

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    7. I got them :-) nice work!

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  3. Anonymous12:52 PM

    It looks that they did not get linked.

    Apple

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  4. I think I need a few of those adult coloring books! I decided I'd take up blogging & photography as the yarn for my tapestry projects was getting ridiculously expensive (like $1,000 for one project) but I actually have to think when blogging & photographing!
    I miss the repetition & mindlessness of stitching.

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    1. The mindlessness and repetitiveness is what relax the brain, and these colouring books are absolutely perfect for it. I would go crazy if I had to spend 1000$ on a project. But yeah I noticed that yarn is really costly if you want the good quality stuff

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  5. I think I'm going to buy these adult colouring books after reading your blogpost. :D So tempted!

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    1. You won't be disappointed, they are awesome, and the one I bought is really affordable and has good quality paper, it is so thick I could even water colour the design instead of using pencils. And it is cheaper on Amazon, I paid 145 rupees for it when the MRP was 200.

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