Hoorayyyyy I won it :)


I won a contest!!!!!!!!!! Hoorayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.. I am jumping in joy.. :) :) :)

Its like more than a year since I won any art contest. Those are golden college days, when I used to participate in any kind of contest that comes up, just to keep up my spirit and of course won a few as well. :)

The latest and the best is the one I received now.

I took part in the "Arsty Craftsy Feb 2010" event conducted by Mindful Meanderings blog.

The contest topic was paper crafts - one of my favorite topics and I had sent a few entries to it, out of which My Tiny Paper Bags won the first place with highest votes. :)

Thanks a million for voting for me friends. I am so glad and encouraged by your gesture. Would surely keep up to your expectations and would post more. :)

Should I stop with that.. No way..

Shruti the blogger behind Mindful Meanderings, a very talented women I should say, was so sweet to pass on goodies to me for winning her contest.

Here it goes. A lovely hand made card that she did for me, made my day :)


Not just that, she had also sent me a Windmill moving model book that I just LOVED to make. :) I know its meant for kids, but its good to turn into a kid once in a while and I did it now. :)

Perhaps, its really not that easy to make. It needs a lot of patience to make it. I took two days to complete it and I am loving the outcome.

The windmill is occupying a lovely place in my showcase now. :)

Thanks a million Shruti for giving me such a cute gift. :) Its encouraging me to work more for your forthcoming projects and contests. :)


Since I have been flaunting about the prize that I won recently, I just thought I would share with you all a picture of the awards that I had got during my college days :)

Click on the pic to get a bigger and better view if you are interested ;)

I won those trophies in various genres of contests.

I used to love to go blah blah on stage forever, so lots of them are my winnings in talk shows, debates and adzap event. Then of course many in art contests.

Hey ppl... did I tell you that I leant Classical music for 10 long years!!!! ;) if not, let me convey that now. :) Since I know to sing, I won few prizes in light music as well.

Some in paper presentations and quiz contests etc... :)

I was awarded as the "Best Outgoing Student" for my Bachelors as well as Masters ;) and was awarded as the "Best Entrepreneur" for the stall that I had put in my college bazaar. :)

Friends, a humble request. The voting for the next challege is up in Mindful Meanderings. Kindly take a look at this post and vote for your favorite puppet. :)

The last entry - " Cat Puppet " is my entry for the event. Vote for me if you like the entry. :) Thank you in Advance. :)

Cat Hand Puppet - For Artsy Craftsy Challenge Mar 2010


I love puppets and puppet shows. I remember enjoying them so much when I was a kid. I do have two cute ready made hand puppets at home which I play with even now. :)

But I guess this is the first time I have made one by myself and I was happy with the outcome even thought it was in a total hurry. When this cute challenge was open by Mindful Meanderings(Shruti), I was just wondering if I could really make one and was actually too lazy to think of it too.

But you know, participation matters and winning the last challenge gave me enough motivation to go ahead with it in the last minute.

Here is my 'Kitty' the cat - hand puppet made with just few items and few minutes in hand. :)

Its absolutely easy and can be made and played by kids from the age of 1- n ;) Yup I enjoyed playing. :)

Was trying to dub for cat's voice and was talking to mom through Kitty. :) That was FUNNNN :)

Things you need - A square sheet of paper, a cat face drawn on a sheet or just a printout of a cat face, scissors and some glue.

How to do? - You all would have come across a paper folding called "4 cups" otherwise know as the "Fortune teller". Its a simple folding technique that results in a mouth like opening in the front and cute 4 cups connected to each other on the reverse.

If you know it, just make one with a square sheet. Else just follow the instructions in the below picture to make the folding. I bet its damn simple to make and any kid from the age of 4 could understand the folding technique easily.

Fortune teller

Now stick the top two cups together with some glue and also stick the bottom two cups together. Now you will be able to see a mouth like opening in the front and 4 cups to insert your fingers at the back.

Once done, draw a cat face on a plain sheet of paper or just take a print of a cat face on a paper. Now cut out the face cleanly using a scissors, removing all the white portions of the paper.

The tricky part comes here. Slowly cut out the lower jaw of the cat out separately. Now your cat face would be in two halves with the major face portion on top and the bottom portion would have just the lower jaw.

Now stick the top portion of the face on the top 2 cups and the jaw portion in the bottom two cups.

Your puppet is almost done. Just cut off the remaining white portions of the cups leaving just the cat face.

Now you will be able to open the mouth of the cat by just holding your fingers in the 4 cups at the back.

Finally draw and color the tongue and mouth portion.

Your cat hand puppet is done :)

'Kitty' the cat (Front view)

(Back View)

I am really happy to send this as an entry to the Artsy Craftsy Challenge conducted by Mindful Meanderings. There is a lot to entertain your kid in her site. Do visit and have fun. :)

Sparrows - Pencil Sketch


I still remember the days when mom used to show me sparrows in the backyard to make me eat. I still remember the cute look of the little ones. I still remember their sweet voice.

But all that we could do is to remember them and keep their pics as mobile screen savers!!!!!

March 20, 2010 will be observed as World House Sparrow Day (WHSD) to focus on raising awareness about the decline of the common House Sparrow and to throw light on the problems faced by the House Sparrow in its daily fight for survival.

I am sending my sparrow pencil sketch for the "Cute Sparrow Crafts event '10" conducted by Shama Nagarajan of "My Handicrafts" blog.

A Little boy - Pencil Sketching

Little Boy
Innocence is to see a world in a grain of sand, a heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

I have always hesitated to draw humanbeing because it has a lot of details that need to look like what they are suppose to look like.. And that was a BIG difficulty for me.

But then something kept on telling me that practice makes one better and that instinct has been working on me for quite some time now. So here is my try on drawing a little boy. :)

Of course I always play safe. I don't know who he is and if he really exist or not. ;)

I am really excited to receive this Best Blog award from a super mom called Shruthi who owns the lovely site Mindful Meandering. If you are a mom and have not been to her space, do visit now. She has got loads of things to entertain your kids.

Thanks buddy for acknowledging my blog as the best blog. I am so honored and happy. :)