My MOM - My Inspiration

Quite commonly I used to face some questions when people see my art works.

They simply ask,
who inspires you??? Who taught you all this??? How did you get these talents and interest???

The answer is simple....
My Mom is my inspiration!, followed by my Grandma :) Yeah!!! you are right the interest in art flows through my blood for generations.

But one astonishing point is that, we have never established ourselves in what the other one did. Meaning, my major interests was not on the works that my mom did and my mom's major interest was not on the works that my grandma did. :) Interesting na!!!!


Mom is an expert in Fabric painting, Metal sheet carving, Crochet, Hand embroidery, Machine embroidery, Kolam, Cross stitch, Glass painting and so on......

Thought of featuring some of my Mom's work in my blog too. Come on.. she is part of my life and why not part of this blog too ;)


Fabric Painting

She loves to do Fabric painting and can be called a master of it too.
She started working on it around 30 years back. It should be the time when fabric paints had been introduced in South India. The most appealing and astonishing point is that she learnt it all by herself, without any guidance. She tried the concept of shading, color mixing etc. Here are few such samples. I will try to post more of her paintings soon.


This is a painting of Lord Krishna as Ratha Sarathi, done on fabric and framed as a wall hanging.




Click on the pic to get a detailed view. This one was done in a bed spread. I have done a collage of the pics here.





This one is the cute game of 'ring a roses' on my kurtha.


Metal sheet carving

Metal sheet carving is an art where pointed tools are used to carve outlines of a picture on a sheet of metal. I would tell you that it isn't as easy as I could say. It needs a lot of concentration and strength to do it. One slip of the hand can spoil the whole art. So I always appreciate mom for her patience in doing such detailed and pretty work. This is one of the many carvings that she did. She did lot of such pictures and had an exhibition and sale in Victoria technical institute, Chennai. She has gifted so many such pictures to our relatives. So will try to get more pics of her metal sheet carving soon. :) Keep waiting.


This is a pic of cute Krishna and Balaram as kids eating their favorite butter :)


Crochet

Mom learnt crochet from her mom who was a major expert it in. Both mom and grandma have done loads of stuff in crochet. This is one art that I really cant get into my head ;)


This is one of my favorite round table crochet that mom designed.




Square table crochet spread




Woolen shawl





A designer tops for kids





A crochet thambulam set





Crochet fruits





Closer look at the mango and pineapple





A baby cap





Crochet coffee! :)





An open banana




This is just a sample of all her talents. Will post more now and then.

Want to know who was my Mom's Inspiration??????? Wait for the next post!!! :)

26 comments:

AS said...

hiiii!

wow! all these things are mind blowing.... ur lucky to have such a talented mom :D

sowmya.s said...

beautiful and amazing crochet ..

Mitu said...

Fabric paintings are too good. Done with gr8 perfection..

The Crochet fruits are too cute..
Like them all..

-Mitu
http://mitu-artcraftwork.blogspot.com/

kiran said...

hi nitya....

Her works are too good and neat...from the works of her..we can know she has lots of patience.each and every work is too beautiful... :)...yes u inherited her talent.. :)...best wishes to both of u and awaiting for the next post..fabric paintings are sooo nice..

priya said...

Great and neat....mind blowing works!

Abhilash Pillai said...

Now I am a fan of your mother...

and a AC of you... :)

kidding...

Your mother did a great fabric painting... I also used to paint and won several prices in state level... Then stopped for some problems and could never continue again...

You are a really creative personality... marvelous works...

Nithya, This is not an appreciation to please you but you are superb...

You rock dear...


happy diwali to you and your parents...

Notify my appreciation to your mother... tell her she is a superb artist...

In my words... "Jabardast artist"

lata raja said...

Kudos Nithya, your amma is fabulous. You have done what is to eb done of her wonderful daughter.

Dolly said...

Beautiful, mind blowing....Your mom is so talented. Like mother like Daughter.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Wow !!!!! Ur mom is so talented.Now i know how ur so creative? All the best Amma for up comming & interesting crafts....

Parita said...

Wow dear..this is fantastic!

EC said...

Superb work by your mom. I too have learnt many crafts and am inspired by my mom and grandmom..My mom taught me all the basics and with the help of the internet I improved on it..Even now she has lot of interest in all crafts-but no time for it..So happy to find someone like her in ur mom..Pls convey my appreciation to her

HaRy!! said...

oh darn!! they are quite awesome...luved the art of Krishna and Arjuna...Bhagavad gita recital rite?Indeed yur mom is a part and luved her Fabric paintings...gonna follow this one! tak care

Madhavi said...

wow...amazing...mindblowing...a very talented mom and a talented daughter. Just waiting to see the next collection :)
belated diwali wishes and a big hug to ur mom
madhavi

FARAH AHMED said...

i have been following ur blog for sometime now and have been quite amazed with ur creativity, and now ur mom's too. do keep it up and keep posting . all the best

Naarya said...

ohhh my goooddd....ur mom's stuff is truly mind blowing...i am so humbled.... now i can see what experience and patience means.... great work... convey my respect and regards to your mom :)

Swapna said...

Wow Nithya....your mom is a very talented lady!!! I really like her fabric paintings...esp those ring a ring of roses...too good!!!! I also used to do fabric paintings...

Mriganayani said...

Nithya - this is awesome- now I know where you get your creative juices from!

I love the fabric paint pictures - did you mom draw all the little kids pictures from her imagination? She should be a kids clothes designer! I love the clothes the kids have on and their wonderful expressions!

Alka said...

nitya i stumbled to ur blog while browsing the net n i must say it was more ur mom's work which made me spent time here. i m speechless. its simply awesome.
specially appriciate ur efforts to bring her work here which reminds me of immnese talents the female of earlier generation were having but could'nt move beyind boundry of home due to lack of exposre.

gr8 job u did.
waiting impatiently to c ur grandmom's work...

meena said...

Hai nithya!


First i like to congrats for ur great talents that u shaped it out well.

It inspires me a lot and i want to do it some of yours.

keep continue your works and pls post all ur upcoming and we all are enjoying and expecting yours.

Rohini said...

I am simply spellbound by the creative blood running through your family!! Keep it up Nithi.. My special regards to your mom.. 3 generation ladies a yum okathi vechu yaarayavathu suthi poda sollunga.. kannu padudum!! :)

Gayathri said...

awwww so cute cute.. the banana and the coffee cup are too much! kudos to ur mom and paati! :)

Gayathri
www.littlepinkpebbles.com

Deepa said...

Hi Nithya,
Not sure whether you saw my earlier comment. Would like to know whether you or your mother are willing to teach!

Thanks

Nithya said...

Deepa,

I did check your comment. But then dint know how to contact you. Anyways... So far mom and I dint really have plans to take classes, but will surely let you know when we plan to. Thanks a lot dear. You wish is making us think on the lines. Will let you know for sure. :) Keep visiting.

And for now, I think you can try using the tutorials that I have linked along with each post of mine. :)

veena said...

This is so cute.! coffee is the best ..everything else too..:)

saheli said...

i luv ur amma's paintings.

Theepz said...

i like yo crochet thamboolam set:)
too nice
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