Mistress of Arts: Gauri Gandhi

In this post, our contributor Harish Panchabhai writes about his rendezvous with artist and Professor of Sculpture Gauri Gandhi. “Was it an unusual choice of study back in the day?” I asked, imagining myself to be a concerned Indian parent. ”No, it wasn’t unusual for me when I decided to take up fine arts to…

Saving The World, One Up-cycled Bag At A Time!

Ever wondered what happens when an Economics graduate studies art and gets inspired by the cause of saving the environment? Here is the answer: You get Bhairavi Malkani and her mind blowing work of sustainable fashion accessories. Today, we tell you the story of how A Creative Box, your one stop shop for upcycled products,…

Romancing The Handwritten Alphabet

Meet Nikheel Aphale – Gold winner in Callihunt 2016, a competition to recognise talent in calligraphy across India. A trained graphic designer and calligrapher, Nikheel’s fascination with alphabets started at a very young age. Blessed with impeccable handwriting inherited from his mother, he impressed his teachers with shaping his letters. It earned him the honour…

Unleash the power of creativity with colors

Mix your knowledge of science with art and colors and what do you get? Yes, you get “Color Chemistry”.  That is what Navita likes to do. She unleashes her power of imagination by experimenting with various media, surfaces, colors, design forms and techniques. For someone who had been into full-time corporate job, quitting a regular…

Paint My Shoes, Paint My World!

If you have a burning desire to do something nothing can stop you, even if you are a small town girl. Shailee, who hails from Nasik in Maharashtra, had always been passionate about art and craft. This passion took her to Srishti Design School in Bangalore, where she studied Textile Art, took it up as…

Hooked on Yarn – The Little Yarn Owl

“A crocheted piece is the lovely manifestation of a thought, expressed through hand, heart, hook, and yarn.”  Says Francine Toukou.  Suma, a cheery creative soul, who is the brain behind “ The Little Yarn Owl” finds vibrant colors of yarn and the sentiments of handmade very inspiring.  What she sees and feels around her, the…

When Grit Meets Art Meets Fashion

Not one to be bogged down with situations that don’t let you pursue your dreams, Aarti Verma’s story is that of letting life take its own course. Only to find that everything happens for a good reason. An Art teacher diploma from the prestigious Sir J. J. School of Arts, Aarti worked as an Art…

Towel-made Gifts

Each one of us has gone through the harrowing time of picking a gift for our loved ones. We have spent a lot of time thinking of gifts that are unique yet useful. Well, Priyanka of Gift Bakery has a solution. A simple towel or a bottle of wine is packaged so well that it…

How artist Swati Das finds peace in the chaos of colors and shapes

When we first came across Swati’s work, we must admit we were blown away! Very rarely does one find such stunning and intricate jewelry nowadays. In spite of having worked in 2D animation for close to two decades, Swati had her heart set on art and handicrafts. Jewelry-making was her main attraction. And one day,…

Papercuts: A Mindblowing Form Of Art!

Give someone a paper and most likely he will draw on it. But give it to Parth Kothekar our featured handmade hero and he will give it a new life. Close to a 1000 admirers on Etsy, and 79K views to his credit for an article he wrote on Boredpanda, Parth – an artist from…