14 Reasons Why A Living, Potted Christmas Tree Is So Much Better Than a Plastic Or Dead One

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December 23, 2016 0 Comments

Evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir are a symbol of life in the midst of winter world over, as are mango leaves to Hindus. It’s also a cherished Christian tradition to set up and decorate a Christmas tree every Christmas. While it’s a time-honored practice, I’m concerned about its impact on the environment. Imagine …

It’s A Wrap – 10 Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas

December 22, 2016 0 Comments

The holiday season is here, and I had quite a few presents to wrap today. When I looked at all the pretty gift wrappers highlighted at the store this time of year, I was so drawn towards the brown paper – it just screamed natural, eco-friendly and organic. There’s just something about it’s “realness” in …

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2017!

December 19, 2016 0 Comments

Say what you mean in all your interactions. Mean what you say. Don’t be mean. Have passion. Speak out when necessary. Be kind. Help somebody. Live your truth. Make a difference. Use art as a vehicle for change. Those are my goals for 2017. Looking back on 2016, I’ve had a year that I’m proud …

What’s Bad For Your Heart Is Good For Your Art

December 19, 2016 0 Comments

‘Life can be hard. Things often go wrong in love, at work, between friends, in health and in all the ways that life can go wrong. When things get tough – make art. Had a car accident and broke your left arm? Make art. Dog died? Make art. Someone stole your purse? Make art. Your …

Why I Started A Dog Blog

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December 16, 2016 0 Comments

To Forgive Is Canine is my new dog blog launched on 15 Dec, 2016. Please follow us on Instagram where 1500 other people already are. When I was planning the launch of my dog blog To Forgive Is Canine I looked around to see how many Indian pet blogs are out there. I only saw a couple …

Thinking Beyond Pink – The Politics Of Color

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December 7, 2016 0 Comments

Pink isn’t just a color, its an attitude. Bold, sexy, feminine, — Pink is a shape-shifter. It can be cute and classy or gaudy and over the top, all based on how its used and its beholder. Pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and the romantic. …

12 Best and Worst Sketchbooks

December 7, 2016 0 Comments

If you love drawing, sketching, journaling, doodling and zen tangling – you know how important the paper is by now. Good paper can make even a bad drawing look great. I have used some really bad quality sketchbooks when I first started and regretted having the pages turn yellow over time; besides the feathering, warping and bleeding …