Monday, January 18, 2010

Hand - Finger Printing

Wish you all a joyous and prosperous 2010!

It feels good to be blogging after so long. We(me and Shreyash) went to my parents place in his Winter breaks. His nani cooked everything he wished for(Aloo tikki, Samosas, Golgappa and many more dishes.)  and now this chap wants me to do the same everyday. I told him strictly that it is impossible to cook all those dishes everyday. But he is still reluctant to eat simple dal-roti-sabji kind of food.  His school has started but its tough for him to get up and be ready in time. He wants to sleep more like he was doing during holidays. Hope he will be back on track with in few days.

Today he did this painting for  Artsy-Crafty Challenge on mindfull-meanderings. I told him what to do and he did it by his hand. He kept his fingers joined and thumb away to make an impression with black color first and then white color (while black was still little wet). Once he was done with bird he painted background as sky and them drew his favourite clouds (he does them in all paintings) using cotton. Then I added bird's legs, lower body portion and border.

Shreyash's colorful painting inspired the kid in me and I did this Ganesha using finger printing. I'm entering both paintings in the contest and hopes to discover many more such activities there. Contest is on till 20th January 2010. Anybody can participate but activity has to be appropriate for kids aged 1 to 10 years.

I had continued my crafty activities while I was not blogging. Here is a ball cum rattle which I made for my sister's one month old son.

I'm dying to post other things but do not have their pictures. Will post next time. 

Now something for charity. NGO GiveIndia is taking part in a competition on Facebook to win a US$1 million grant. The winner will be the NGO that gets the highest number of votes from Facebook users. The prize of $1 million will help put or keep 40,000 children across India in school for one year! Voting in the competition is for one week only, from Friday, January 15 – Friday, January 22, 2010. 

The link for voting, where you can also see more details of the competition is
We all talk about doing something for under priviledged children. Here is our chance to do something. Vote for GiveIndia and help change lives of some more children.



  1. Lovely shalini! :) I'll link the pics to my blog soon. Just a suggestion - Do put ur copyright info before u upload the pics.. that way nobody can blindly copy ur pics and claim they have painted them. Also in google image search, it'll help others remember ur blog! :)

  2. Hey wow! Sm really lovely paintings :D I too paint and can understand how much happy u feel after doing it :D Keep sharing such lovely colors :)

  3. @ MindfullMeanderer: Thanks for your suggestions. I'll do the needful.
    @ Vineeta: Thanks for your good words.

  4. Your entry for the arsty-craftsy is up at . Do cast ur vote and ask ur friends to vote too! :)
    Best of luck.

  5. oops. Sorry. but can u pls cast ur vote again? i have created a poll widget in my blog now.

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  7. Hey! U won!!!! Do come by to claim ur prize :)

  8. Award for u


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