Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lata's mummy

Hand painted Table cloth

What you see is only the corner of a table cloth which is hand painted. There are 15 such figures on the table cloth and believe it or not its done by an 88 year old lady.
When people talk about retirement and taking life easy after 60, here is a lady who is very busy and innovative with stitching, painting, embroidery and what not.
stitching

87 and innovative

The flowers in the forefront seen in the above picture was created by simply painting old withered flowers. Her artistic skills really amaze me.
Not only is she occupied, her work sells like hot cake and she is hard pressed for time.
In line with the need of being eco friendly and cost effective, the bird nest seen below was made by simply rolling old news papers and painted.

Bird house made of paper

Last year she learned how to use the net and send e mails. So now all her relatives who are flung all over the world just waits for her mails.
Flying and jet lag does not bother her as she is now planning another trip to Australia to visit her son and family who are settled there.
A true inspiration for today’s younger generation who gets flustered by the drop of a hat.

20 comments:

BK Chowla said...

Very encouraging.So it proves a point.If one wants to be innovative, there is no age or age bar for it.
Great post and ,of course,a great lady.

G said...

Wow! That is one swell idea for reusing news papers :)

Eva Gallant said...

She really is amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Bindu Chopra said...

Hi!
Your blog seems to be real cool! I shll definately come back to read all of it. Do sign up pls as my follower too! And how did you reach my blog?
And just when i am trying hard to shed a few kilo's and look slim- i get to see all these yummy cakes in here...slurrrrrp!
Wish you a fantabulous new year!!
Cheers!
Bindu

Shravan | ശ്രവണ്‍ said...

now thats real craft work ! and look at the designs.. sure, no machine can create such wonders :) cheers for posting this :D

Nirja said...

I want to be like her when I grow old.

Nikita Banerjee said...

Awesome. It is amazing that she has so much zest for life.

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Thank you so much for your visit and comment on my blog. And what an amazing woman indeed-- reminds me of my 88 year old grandmother as well. She, too, is an amazing, always busy, talented, spunky lady, and much to be admired. :) So nice of you to share this wonderful, inspiring post.

Best wishes in the New Year.

Gauri Gharpure said...

this is so lovely.. i am really encouraged, inspired and full of respect. please convey my heartfelt appreciation to the lady.

Bardot said...

Amazing lady....wish i can be like her when i reach that age!

Kristin said...

Thank for this. What an inspirational woman!!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I love reading about people as inspiring as this. Happy New Year to you!

Shalini said...

One word-WOW!

Insignia said...

Kudos to her spirit. Lot to learn from her.

Casuarina said...

Really inspiring...I was particularly awed by the bird-house...now that's innovation for you !

Cheap Viagra said...

the admiration that I can express for a person of this age, couldn't be expressed in simple words, if the people really appreciate the value of the experience, the older people live in betters conditions.

Maria said...

Simply beautiful!...Can you please tell me where I can buy her work?...Thanks!

Haddock said...

@ Maria
She is located in India (Pune) but do write to me on joezach54@gmail.com and I will pass it on to her and find some way to ship it to you.

Cassam said...

Amazing lady and very artistic, and those flowers,woh!

Susan said...

I followed your post link to this spot and, again, am so impressed.
You have a lovely and their pride in Lata's Mummy's work is so evident.
Cheers :D)