Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcome Fall 2016!


Do-Something-Everyday, Sept 22, 2016

One of my favorite collage techniques is using vintage book page as background in my paintings. Once upon a time, I used to do this by either directly painting on the book page or collage the art on the book page using glue. Now, Photoshop enables me to do this digitally while preserving both the book page and the artwork. The book page is from an old Tamil (my mother tongue) magazine. The artwork is a watercolor of the last flower blooming in my garden on this first day of Fall. I scanned both and digitally collaged them in Photoshop.

Linked to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting.

Speaking of Fall, I spent most of my afternoon today sprucing up my front stoop with a new floor art (kolam/ rangoli) in readiness for the festival of Navrathri that is starting next Friday. The one I did last year had become quite weather worn.

This time I am doing something different from the typical South Indian style of floor art. The two photos below are progress shots. It is still very much a work in progress. I will post a full photo once it is completed.






After a quiet August, with cooling temperatures and ripening berries, the birds and the critters are back in my yard. Yesterday,  I saw all 8 robins, 4 bluejays, 4 starlings, two finches, a nuthatch and a titmouse, a chipmunk, rabbit and several squirrels, all at the same time. This is how spring started. The predictability of nature's rhythm is indeed very comforting.





Thanks for visiting.



18 comments:

  1. LOve the art, and the floor art is a great idea. Glad your xrd is so full of life.Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I love your fall digital book art. Your front stoop piece is so inviting. I also really enjoy your photos. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Your digital piece is wonderful! I like using old book pages too; how awesome to be able to create without harming the pages. :)
    I'm eager to see your finished front stoop. It looks bright and cheery thus far.
    Happy PPF!

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  4. your cloth is gorgeous! Great colors! Love the sunflower piece. Flowers are among my favorite subjects!!

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  5. You are very clever to use Photoshop to do your book paper painting! I would never have thought of doing that. Lovely results.

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  6. You are very clever to use Photoshop to do your book paper painting! I would never have thought of doing that. Lovely results.

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  7. Your paintings are always beautiful. I use the same technique for my mixed media works. It is very convinient. My this week's post I made with it.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.
    Happy PPF ❤

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  8. Just beautiful your art and photos Indira!
    Happy PPF!
    oxo Susi

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  9. This is gorgeous! The script in the background is perfect (and very interesting).

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  10. Such a beautiful digital collage. I like the idea of preserving the original old book pages.

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  11. Nice flower paintings and wonderful nature photos.
    Happy PPF :-)

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  12. I love the look of sketches on book pages. This is lovely! -Terri

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  13. Some really nice pieces, the floor art is lovely and sounds like a lot of fun
    Happy PPF

    much love...

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  14. BUNNY!!!!!!also those awesome pages, it looks like sanscrit or something. And of course i love the wonderful floor art!

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  15. Lovely flower on the printed page!! I also love your stoop art in progress.

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  16. Beautiful artwork...love your floor work too...gorgeous painting...perfect for celebrating!! Can't wait to see it in completion! Those photos are so sweet too!! Very inspirational!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Gorgeous page. That flower really pops. I love seeing your photos too. You have some wonderful wildlife in your backyard! Have a wonderful week. :) Erika

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  18. Sweet collage art. I am also experimenting with making color scans/prints of stuff instead of destroying books. And your kolam this year is pretty. Cant wait to see the finished project.

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