Jewelry Around the world – Madras Day

August 22nd 2015, sees Chennai, the city where I live celebrate its 376th Birthday. Fondly celebrated as “Madras Day” this was the day (in 1639) when Francis Day, a colonial administrator, struck a deal with a local ruler, the Nayak of Vandavasi over a strip of land to create a new town – Chennapattinam where Fort St George, which houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly, stands today.

August 22nd 2015, sees Chennai, the city where I live celebrate its 376th Birthday. Fondly celebrated as “Madras Day” this was the day (in 1639) when Francis Day, a colonial administrator, struck a deal with a local ruler, the Nayak of Vandavasi over a strip of land to create a new town – Chennapattinam where Fort St George, which houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly, stands today. Chennapattinam became “Madras” was later rechristened as Chennai in 1996.

Chennai was listed as one of the must visit places in the world in 2014 in New York times and among the top ten in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 guide. However Chennai is not only about Beaches, temples and shopping. Its got so many more things to do. This time last month, along with 3 of my colleagues, I gave a presentation on Chennai as a part of the orientation programme for the first year students at my college, when I talked about 25 destinations for the artistic soul in Chennai. As I am unable to upload the entire presentation here I thought that I’ll share with you, two interesting Tamil songs about Chennai that we played on that day.

The first one the “Madras song” is about a Mumbai girl who gets stuck in Chennai as she misses her flight and decides (reluctantly) to do sight seeing. This song captures the spirit of Chennai and how she enjoys some of the offbeat as well as touristy places.


This second song, Chance illa (a slang that means that there is no chance [that there is a place better than Chennai]) is by Anirudh, a music director and singer who takes you around different places in Chennai and talks about the emotions that run high in the city

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Deepak – Raga of Summer

When my American friends were hoping for Spring to come a couple of weeks back, I was praying that it stays for some more time. Spring here in Chennai is completely over and Summer will reign for the next 7 months

When my American friends were hoping for Spring to come a couple of weeks back, I was praying that it stays for some more time. Spring here in Chennai is completely over and Summer will reign for the next 7 months. Yup in Chennai – we have only three seasons – hot, hotter and hottest!! 😀 The weather might be searing hot but we chennaities always put our best foot forward at occasions and gatherings showing off our choicest silks and exquisite jewelry. So I bring you the last line of the Ragamala collection that is inspired by ‘Deepak Raga’ the hindustani raga for Summer to give yo ua taste of Indian Summer dressing. Ragamala for one last time, Ladies!!

About Deepak Raga

Parent Raga: Deepak raga
Wives: Kachheli, Patmanjari, Todi, Kamodi, Gujri.
Sons: Kaalanka, Kuntal, Rama, Kamal, Kusum, Champak, Gaura, Kanra

Deepak means lamp and its a raga that is usually sung in the evening at lamp lighting time. Its a quaint old raga but considered very powerful – so powerful that it can light a fire. There is a story surrounding Akbar (the Mughal emperor) and Tansen (legendary royal Musician) where courtiers in Akbar’s palace claimed that Tansen could light lamps in a courtyard by singing Deepak raga and that he would give such a performance. Tansen was perplexed as his reputation was at stake. He could sing it but the raga would burn the singer in the process which could only be reversed by singing the “Megh Malhar” the raga of monsoon by someone equal to him. In one version of the story, Tansen’s performance raises the temperature and lights up the lamps in the courtyard, leaving him with burns in the process. His daughter then sings Megh raga, causing a downpour to cool Tansen and saves his life.Here is a necklace with a painting depicting the above story

Deepak Raga necklace


Beaded necklace in blue and pyrite with Deepak Raga focal – where Akbar is seen listening to Tansen’s music decoupaged on a 32g brass handcut sheet with kemp stone pendant Length excl pendant -22″ , pendant drop – 3.5″.

Patmanjari Necklace

Patmanjari ragini is the wife of Deepak Raga. Here the Ragini is seen enjoying the company of her friends in evening under a canopy. The natural contrast of red and green brings out the rich artistry of the Canopy

Todi Ragini Necklace

Glass bead necklace with a 32g brass handcut pendant with chain border. The image is of a lady holding a ‘rudra vina’, surrounded by deer depicting Todi Ragini the wife of deepak raga. Carnatic equivalent – Subha Pantuvarali. Length excl pendant -21″ adjustable with rope cord , pendant drop – 2.5″

Todi Bottle Necklace


Story In a bottle design with the variation of the same image as above. The bottle is completely glazed & has been embellished with hemp cord and rhinetones. The necklace contains glass beads, metal rings along with maroon suede cord. Length excl pendant -30″ , pendant drop – 3

Kamal necklace

Kamal is the putra (son) raga of Dipak; The only offspring raga that I have used in my entire collection. I tried using this image in many ways but none of them worked, par this one. This Asymetrical necklace comprises of 5 types of beads – glass, acrylic, metal, wire and fabric. Also I have prong set a rectangular stone with just three prongs, which is very unorthodox and new as atleast 6 is used for stability on such large pieces. The setting is similar to that of the Megh necklace here

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Blogiversary – Turning 5

A tutorial for Valentine’s day followed by a blogiversary post has what has been the norm on this blog every February for the past five years. Yes this blog baby of mine is five years old today but I wasnt really sure if I wanted to write an anniversary post as I am not big on traditions

A tutorial for Valentine’s day followed by a blogiversary post has what has been the norm on this blog every February for the past five years. Yes this blog baby of mine is five years old today but I wasnt really sure if I wanted to write an anniversary post as I am not big on traditions. After some contemplation, I decided to write this post as a way to give thanks for everyone who has helped me along this journey and to introduce you to the new stuff that is happening around here.

This past year has been full of challenges – no I dont mean the “I am so busy with my day job and am sick all the time that I can barely write challenge” (though its completely true) but the good literal kind. It all started with the Bead soup blog party, through which I met loads of incredibly talented artists and jewelry designers from all over the world, was inspired by their work and participated in many exchanges and contests. This was the kind of international exposure I was longing for all these years. I finally found it and I can see a sea of change in my aesthetics and my design sensibilities – So mighty thanks for that!!

I got an opportunity to work with some incredible brands, Organisations and sites that I love – CHA, FaveCrafts, Plaid, Aunties’ beads, Beadmixer and the cherry on the cake that is Ice Resin. I have been selected as one of the guest bloggers/designers for Ice resin this year and I just posted an exciting project – The Phalakhara Necklace on their site. I thank Iceresin wholeheartedly for their support and their confidence in me.

There were blogs that I followed back in 2009 before I started blogging, that I still follow, read and enjoy. The chief among them is TheBeadinggem. Pearl couldnt have chosen a better name for her blog as I find a gem of information on her blog that keeps my fire fueled. ABS and AJE are two recent finds that make me wonder how much I could have learnt if I had found them earlier.

I remember working on converting this blog to a responsive format last year which was a extremely interesting yet tiring process. I thought I had learnt a lot and then decided to create a website for my college culturals. Half way through I realised that I had barely scratched the surface the previous year. After 3 redos and loads of reading and streamlining I made a site – yes mam I did; and a fine one at that!! 😀

So what will be new this year??

I loved writing the new “How to” column which is filled with tips and tricks in relation to jewelry making and blogging. I hope that its been useful; as I’ll be adding more to it. I have also started doing Book Reviews and will continuing with product reviews to as I just got some great goodies from CHA. I do want to move this blog to wordpress and self host but I dont have a clue as to how I am going to transfer hundreds of posts and comments. Hopefully a solution will present itself.

I have had this strong desire to write a book (craft based or fiction) for a while now and I really hope and wish that it comes true this year. I have been prepping for it in smaller doses by sending designs/ articles for publication whenever possible and its been a roller coaster so far as the unavailability of design related publishers in India makes the process daunting. So fingers crossed!! But I do hope that if and when I get such an opportunity that I have the kind of discipline it takes to do a good job.

This past year that I learnt that I cannot let a day go by without indulging in some creative work regardless of how tired I am. So recently I have started working on mini projects and smaller lines rather than concentrating on creating huge collections like Chithiram and Ragamala which took a huge chunk of my time this past year. Most of these are experiments and I have started to wear them proudly to work everyday which was something that I never did before. Will post them soon here. I am hopeful that I‘ll also make money out of them at some point to keep the brand moving forward.

More than anything, I hope that I’l be able to entertain and connect to you with interesting and informative stories

So thats it for now folks. I thank all of you for being patient readers of this blog for five years now – I couldnt have done it without you. Your comments, feedback, support and most importantly, Love, has what has kept me going. Do continue to give me your feedback – on posts, topics, writing style and tell me what else you like more of on this blog.

To Thank you, I have a small giveaway. One reader of this blog (with an Indian Postal address) and randomly picked from the comments, likes, retweets, pins of this post will get a small set of goodies from me – a how to book from Prima beads, some trinkets, some washi tape, and stickers.

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Megh Raga

Its been raining again this past week and the weather is all nice, cool and cozy and I just feel like curling up with a good book and sipping some tea while listening to the pitter patter of rain drops hitting my window awnings. Alas, I have work to do, classes to teach and assignments to grade so I’ll just settle for talking about Megh Raga, the node of the rainy season and will show you pieces inspired by the Megh Family from my Ragamala Collection.

Its been raining again this past week and the weather is all nice, cool and cozy and I just feel like curling up with a good book and sipping some tea while listening to the pitter patter of rain drops hitting my window awnings. Alas, I have work to do, classes to teach and assignments to grade so I’ll just settle for talking about Megh Raga, the node of the rainy season and will show you pieces inspired by the Megh Family from my Ragamala Collection. Take a Look.

Megh or Megha means clouds and the Megh raga stands for invocation of the Rain Gods or to be sung as celebration of Rains. Sometimes it is sung as a prayer in anticipation of rains. Rendition of the Malhar Raga – The Megh Malhar or the Malhar family -Gaud Malhar, Sur Malhar by experts is said to bring torrential rains. There is a story among the Tales of Akbar, that bears testimony to this which I’ll narrate in an upcoming post on “Dipak Raga” as these two are related.
Parent Raga: Megh raga
Wives: Sorathi, Gaund-Malari, Asa, Gunguni, Sooho. Sons: Biradhar, Gajdhar, Kedara, Jablidhar, Nut, Jaldhara, Sankar, Syama…Source (Wikipedia)
Megh Raga is sung at night and during the monsoon season. Carnatic equivalent– Madhyamavati

Megh necklace – Asymmetrical necklace of glass, ceramic and coiled wire beads with lengths of chain and Glass pendant of Krishna dancing with gopikas in the rain signifying megh raga, squiggly prong set with silver plated brass wire.

Prong set beaded necklace

This design started as a rectangular glass pendant without a bail as I couldnt find any good glue-on bails locally. So I decided to wire wrap it. From my previous experience with rectangular pendants I also know that are pretty hard to get an even bezel wire wrap so I decided on a prong set. But I had only done a 4 or 6 prong before and realised that it wouldnt work for this piece as it would cover the most important aspect of the image. So I challenged myself to set a fairly heavy glass piece in a continuous three prong setting where the prongs would be asymmetrical and slightly turned away so as to not hide the image. At First it looked impossible then, I found my inspiration in the most unlikeliest of places (and things) – The female reproductive system chart of humans!!
Okay Please dont get shocked. In School I used to draw these sketches on the blackboard in my biology class in 9th and 10th as I was good with drawing so it kinda got burned into my brain. The back of this pendant is based on the reproductive system concept with the two ovaries on either side of the uterus. I figured, if such a setup was strong enough to carry a baby, it would be strong enough to hold a glass pendant and it did. I did add a thin resin glaze at the back to protect the paper used for the image and to seal in the wire

Megh Malhar Neckalce – this necklace of frosted pink beads and crystals brings about the splendor and joy of monsoon. Here krishna is seen blowing his conch to welcome the rains. I created this piece, just a month ago (so its still available for sale) almost at the end of the collection as I felt that I hadnt represented the joy of rains appropriately in my collection. I chose pink frosted beads for this design as it reminds me of the pink flowers that used to bloom after the rainy season at my childhood home and how they would be frosted with dew the next day.
frosted beaded Krishna necklace
Sorathi – Decoupaged and gold cord rimmed acrylic pendant of Sorathi ragini with peacocks on a cord knotted double strand green glass bead necklace. Sorath or sorathi ragini is the wife of Megh raga. I designed this piece just after a couple of blog hops where I saw a lot of designers using knotting as their primary technique and it lead me to make three pieces based on knotting in this collection, Sorathi being the chief among them.
This one and the one below were highly experimental pieces that were reworked many many times because of the pendant. I started making them using Mod Podge acrylic shapes and dimensional magic which became sticky (read yucky) in Chennai heat and humidity, I had to scrap the images and redo them atleast three times before they looked decent. It was a boring and painful process but then I learnt my lesson.
beaded necklace with decoupaged pendant

Gaundmallar – Decoupaged and gold cord rimmed acrylic pendant of Gaundmalar ( Lady playing dumrhoo before the rains) with simple blue and yellow bead necklace. Gaundmallar ragini is the wife of Megh raga – Its mood is joyful because the rains cause the crops to grow and the flowers to bloom

beaded necklace with decoupaged pendant

So how do you like these pieces? I hope you find them interesting
Its been a while since I started writing this post as I have been sick on and off. We finally figured out that I have Typhoid (God knows how?!). Unfortunately all my design plans have to be put on hold while I concentrate of gaining my strength back so that I can go back to teaching and finish my portions. I guess I got my wish of curling up and reading a book even though its the last thing I want to do now. Like they say – “Be careful what you wish for, you might actually get it”
So on a slightly moody note
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Color palette – Construction chaos

Last May, I embarked on a self set journey to post 12 twelve, each for a month, an entire year.

Last May, I embarked on a self set journey to post 12 twelve, each for a month, an entire year. However I just realised that had forgotten to post the last the 12th palette that was meant for April. Maybe this is sign, that I should continue posting palettes?? maybe!
As they say – it is better late than never; so here is the Palette that concludes the first season of
In Every color has a story – Construction Chaos
These days, Cities all over the world are fast expanding with construction going on everywhere and Chennai, where I live is no exception. Airy Courtyards seem almost non existent and even getting sunlight into the apartments is a tough job as windows inadvertently open into the neighbour’s wall.
I live in what used to be an agraharam (lanes surrounding a big temple) so the houses to begin with are street houses that share compound walls. Now these houses are being converted into 2-3 storeyed apartments so there is constant noise, dust and dark shadows not to mention the really really horrible heat and sticky humidity.
But even the bleakest of scenarios can provide inspiration to an artist – in this case to someone who is looking for some Urban inspiration

color palette construction chaos

The picture is of a half finished building with cement and sand bags. The orange sheet is a tarpaulin sheet used to cover cement bags. The palette includes cement, pale browns and is great color palette for summer – a good dose of cooling blues and grays with a hint of tangerine to spice up things.
You can use materials like wooden beads, lampwork beads, ceramic focals to create jewelry based on this palette.
For Inspiration, I bring you a wooden and glass bead necklace I made in 2009 and the recent “What’s the point” necklace. These are the only two designs I have ever made in this color palette. Yup, I was joking when I said that I was hard for me to combine oranges, browns and grays with blue in my bead soup post. Also notice the handpainted wooden bead in both designs? Yup I have been hoarding it since then 😀

Now I realise that this is great palette to work on and you’ll be seeing more designs in it in the coming seaons.

You can find the previous color palettes here
All palettes are free to use as inspiration for personal or commercial work with full credit. But avoid using them in your portfolios.
Do write to me in your comments, if you would like me to continue with this series
I hope you find it interesting
Cheers

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New Indian Express 6th Anniversary feature

Hey Guys, I was recently featured in New Indian Express – 6th Anniversary Issue which focused on retail and the changing Business scene in Chennai.

Hey Guys, I was recently featured in New Indian Express – 6th Anniversary Issue which focused on retail and the changing Business scene in Chennai. Its primary focus was to feature “70 Faces that represent Chennai’s fast rising Entrepreneurial Generation (under 30)” divided into different categories like design, food, pets, technology, event management, etc.
I was featured as one of the 12 designers to look out for in Chennai.You can read the write up about me here (Page 12 of Indulge, Oct 24th 2013). This is the second time that I am being featured in Indulge, The first was in June

That’s Me right at the “6”
Persephone necklace featured next to 12
suka necklace featured

 

Thats me at no. 6
Ofcourse like any other, Press roundup, it was not without faults. My Brand name and colleges where I work are mentioned wrong, no blog url is mentioned, though they talk about the blog (& us all here), but its a great press coverage no less and feels great to be a part of an issue with such a theme.

Hoping to rise up the ranks, slowly but surely.
I thank everyone who sent me their congratulations, wishes and blessings.

As you would have noticed, this blog now has a responsive format which means that you can see it the same way whether you are browsing from a mobile phone or an Ipad or a desktop. I am a novice when it comes to coding, so there are still a lot of kinks to be worked out, so I request you all to be patient with me. If you experience any problems or have any suggestions, please write to me. You can fill in your comments or mail me!!
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Celebrating Five years of Sayuri

On Oct19th 2008 after months of hard work and frantic running around, Sayuri was launched..It has been a five year long beautiful journey and I wouldnt have made it without all your support and love..Thank you!! When I quit my corporate job in August 08, I could only think of starting a label – selling something that was colorful, beautiful and affordable

On Oct19th 2008 after months of hard work and frantic running around, Sayuri was launched..It has been a five year long beautiful journey and I wouldnt have made it without all your support and love..Thank you!!


When I quit my corporate job in August 08, I could only think of starting a label – selling something that was colorful, beautiful and affordable. I took out Rs.5000 out of my lucky kid purse (into which I put little money each year as a kid for my future) came to Chennai from Bangalore, bought some sarees and border to begin my designer saree business. I went back, and in the process of creating sarees and kurtas, realised that it was a total disaster and definitely not for me. I was befuddled, completely lost and frustrated more stressed than when I was working.
I turned to some beads I had with me and would string them up without even realising what I was doing. My friend Sneha who saw them thought that I should make jewelry as what I made looked pretty and different. I wasn’t convinced but she pushed me. She even enticed me with an offer of selling my jewelry at her office.
I have said this many times and will say it again, I needed that push. I started buying whatever beads I could find and used simple tools like scissors and refils to make jewelry. It was difficult but I loved doing it and then, on Oct 19th I had the launch of my brand and my first exhibition. I flew solo on my maiden voyage and it was quite thrilling as I was ably supported by my parents,friends and neighbours.

A collage of images (clockwise from top left): Inauguration and launch of Sayuri, my first exhibition, Bangalore exhibition, DAM pondi, with Nikita at the TLC shoot, With Helen at Abhushan

So many things (both ups and downs) have happened since. Failures, loss, delays, anxiety coupled with features, fame, knowledge and money- this journey with my brand has been interesting to say the least. Its given me an identity, an asset, a base – a sort of home ground I could return to when I have nowhere else to go and it would be waiting to receive me with open hands. It has happened a few times now and I am really thankful for it. I hope and pray that this association lives long.

I want to celebrate it with all of you, so a few offers and giveaways on are the cards in november. So stay tuned & cheers!!
To Sneha who made me believe that I could make (and sell) jewelry and Appa & Amma who have grown to love my brand as their second baby…Love you 🙂

PS: The first celebratory image holds a visual of Goddess Durga…its an image that I used in my first poster for my brand launch and Diwali sale n 2008. I have been saving it up to use it as a special occasion and I am happy that I am able to do so now.

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As Beautiful as my work, as beautiful as me – Mia

All of you know me as a blogger, a jewelry designer and a few of you as a friend.

All of you know me as a blogger, a jewelry designer and a few of you as a friend. But there is one important facet of me that hardly gets represented here – that of a teacher. I spend most of my days teaching fashion design to various undergrad, diploma and postgrad students at design institutes in Chennai. I also coach school kids to help them with entrance exams to design schools and take jewelry making and craft classes at home – so yes teaching is a big part of my life and I love it!! Nothing better than being in touch with the subject, surrounded by young minds all the time. It is very frustrating at times, but the satisfaction you get from inspiring and shaping somebody’s life is enormous.


Ofcourse I do love being a designer, particularly a jewelry designer. I can’t imagine my life without beads, stones, wires and pliers and the Technicolor dreams I have of jewelry 😀 It literally drives my sickness and pain away and I owe all my fame and recognition to this craft. As I talk about design all the time, people think that my life seems like more work than play; but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Just as my work defines me, I think that I define my work- it is my form of self expression, just as Megha does in the new Tanishq Mia TVC. Light and unflashy the Mia collection of jewelry complements Megha’s style and confidence allowing her to be exactly herself.


When I read the tagline of this campaign – Mia Woman, I thought wow! are they talking about me? When people meet me and see the way I talk and present myself, they assume that I must be in a high roller corporate job and when they hear that I am a designer who did quit her corporate job once and now teaches, they are frankly surprised. ‘Why don’t you want to earn more money, they ask; why don’t you sell your jewelry designs to a retail chain who can mass produce them? Why do you have to handcraft all your designs? Why, Why, Why? My answer is simple, I do what I believe in and I believe in myself.
When you are sick all the time people don’t expect you to make much of yourself, so when my students say that I inspire them to achieve greater heights and my family acknowledges all my hardwork and dedication in trying to build a brand I feel high and thrilled. It is my work that gives me confidence to be just the way I want to be – As beautiful as my work, As beautiful as me!!
Yes, I juggle, I struggle, I am ambitious and I am gorgeous!! I am a Mia Woman!
Who do you think is your Mia Woman? Write to me in your comments
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May – June Interviews

I am this week’s Cut out and keep Superstar…come visit me and find 7 Jewelry making tutorials there. Also have you read the feature about Sayuri in Indian Express Indulge, May 31st, BUY column- Of Paper & wire -If not read it here Read Here Thanks a lot for all your support!!I hope you find it interestingCheers

I am this week’s Cut out and keep Superstar…come visit me and find 7 Jewelry making tutorials there.

Also have you read the feature about Sayuri in Indian Express Indulge, May 31st, BUY column- Of Paper & wire -If not read it here Read Here

Thanks a lot for all your support!!
I hope you find it interesting

Cheers

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Pic of the month – Its carnival time

March was a crazy month and I was (still am) so tied up with all sorts of deadlines. From completing portions in college, to settings questions papers, evaluating assignments, creating for an exhibition, planning workshop, attending weddings and making gifts, it been really hectic.But, because I live in Thiruvanmiyur, Lord Marundeeshwar provides me with a much needed break – a 10 day temple festival (march 18-28th this year), with culminates in a Thaer – a temple car festival and a boat festival.

March was a crazy month and I was (still am) so tied up with all sorts of deadlines. From completing portions in college, to settings questions papers, evaluating assignments, creating for an exhibition, planning workshop, attending weddings and making gifts, it been really hectic.
But, because I live in Thiruvanmiyur, Lord Marundeeshwar provides me with a much needed break – a 10 day temple festival (march 18-28th this year), with culminates in a Thaer – a temple car festival and a boat festival. During the festival Lord Shiva and Parvati adorned in their finest, parade around in the four streets around the temple, literally coming home to bless us. This period is filled with fireworks, late night street performances, concerts by local bands and a carnival all celebrating the marriage of the God and Goddess on Thiruadipooram. I wrote about this festival before, here
The best part is that, it all takes place in the very street I live, so baring one or two noisy off key orchestras, and shocking atom bomb firecrackers, it is a lot of fun.
so coming to this month’s Pic of the month, its no surprise that there are multiple pics, of the carnival – mainly the flea market where one could get a 5 pairs of earrings or a kids accessory kit or a purse or a huge packet of chips for $1. I love this festival for its one of those rare occasions when Chennai, lives as good old madras.
I recently upgraded to a so called smart phone, Sony Xperia U (I know very late!) and this was also my outing to test the camera at night. I realise that the pics arent great in quality, but what I lose there I think I made up for it in spirit. so sit back and enjoy, Its Carnival time!!
Title – Its Carnival time – series
Location – Marundeeshwar temple festival, Chennai
Camera -5mp, Sony Xperia U, smart phone camera

Type – Night Scene/product photograpy
Noteall photos were taken using night scene mode, without flash and at zero stop

When I saw little toys, fancy lights and all sorts of knick knacks, I kept thinking of Michelle (Mich L. in L.A.) a fellow blogger, master thrifter and designer extraordinaire and how she makes beautiful jewelry out of these completely unpredictable everyday things and wished she was there. Then I tried seeing things from her perspective so that I could also make stuff from the things I found. After 10 minutes I gave up, for after all it was my break and just decided to have fun – generally shopping with my mom, taking pics with my phone and singing along loudly to tamil dappaankuthu songs.
I was really touched by the hawkers – their hardwork – selling all day long just to make a profit of a few hundreds and determination that kept them focused. I thought – If they could do it, why not me? Needless to say I came back home and drove headlong into work fully recharged.


Read more of my experiences during this annual festival, here.
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I hope you find it interesting
cheers

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