Saturday, December 31, 2011

Creativity and appreciation


The Christmas Bazaar this year was not any different from the one held last year.
The items on display were almost the same with mostly eatables and most of them related to Christmas and the season.



There was a stall with a variety of wine (and all got sold by evening with only one solitary bottle of  Jamun wine left by dusk)




But there was one item which caught everyone’s attention and that is the creativity that was on display.
These framed items were made from biodegradable items and mostly scrap. The material used were torn paper, dry leaves, wild seeds, and crushed eggshells. All stuck on hand made paper.


 (the red marking on the above two were to indicate that they were sold)


And these two (below) were made from scrap material, like bottle covers, used felt pen, discarded stone pieces from construction sites, toothpaste covers, torn magazine papers, discarded tiles . . . .......


A few of the frames got sold, but more than the sale it was the appreciation that came in hordes. 









Some took down the contact number of the artist so that they could discuss the possibility of getting something custom made later. Some said it was a good idea to give these as gifts for birthdays and special occasions.
The artist will be exhibiting more of her creativity in another exhibition in January.
(the candle stands below are hand made and from Botswana)


28 comments:

LDH said...

Beautiful artwork! I especially like the Nativity on the red background. Sending wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Jeannette said...

Creativity...yes and resourcefulness and insight and encouragement....a bit like your blog tends to be.
Wishing you a lovely new year with the blessings of health and purpose.

Harman said...

lovely..love that craft work
... and wud love to visit this bazarr

Daisy said...

Very interesting artwork, Joe. I enjoyed seeing these photos. Looks like that was a very popular table. Happy New Year to you and your family! :-)

Indrani said...

Great series of pictures!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Bikramjit said...

Wow.. lovely beautiful pictures

Happy new year to you and family and everyone around you..

Have a great year

Bikram's

rama said...

The Bazaar scenes are beautiful. Especially during festivals, they come alive with all kinds of things to buy and to appreciate.
Happy New Year!

Beth said...

What beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing!

Shalini said...

Gorgeous artwork; I especially love the blue scrap metal one.

Amithigirl said...

Happy New Year! Fabulous artwork, really enjoyed this:)

scrapwordsmom said...

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Haddock said...

Happy New year to all.
@ scrapwordsmom
Aha . . . . .. that is a land mark. Wish I could send you something :-)

WhisperingWriter said...

Beautiful artwork!

Moncha said...

A very Happy New Year to you !! I love the pictures. Also in the pictures the post before. I see you like my country ; )
Have a wonderful day.

Kristy said...

The art is beautiful!

Bob Scotney said...

I'd better not let my wife see those candle stands. She'd want the lot.

Haddock said...

Hey some times comments don't show up here, but they do show up in my mail box.
Like this one:
Bob Scotney has left a new comment on your post "Creativity and appreciation":

I'd better not let my wife see those candle stands. She'd want the lot.

Lisa B said...

It looks like a great bazaar. Thanks for visiting my blog, Happy New Year to you :)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Great post. I particularly like the items from Botswana, as an associate of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Ky. I know several folks in mission in Botswana. Love many of those items.
QMM

Kristin said...

I enjoy looking at the people looking at the art even more than looking at the art.

Alan Burnett said...

Very nice Haddock. But what is the link to Sepia Saturday?

Gayatri said...

WoW! Those frames are precious. Any idea who the artist is?

Happy 2012 to you.

//Sub/Corpus said...

Beautiful photos ...
I bough similar candles holder last year ...
Didn't know they were from Botswana ... got them in the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ...

Inger said...

It's amazing the art that a true artist can create from practically anything. I also really liked those candle holders. I love the stories from Botswana in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, but don't think I've ever seen any art from there.

Agrigirl said...

I really like that they incorporated other "used" items with the egg shell mosaics. Very cool

magiceye said...

truly a season of joy!

Agnes said...

I am loving these photos, they are so lively.

Radha said...

OMG!!! U are a great artist!! Amazing!! btw Thank u for your comment on my blog meant alot to me _/\_ R