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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

My first love in photography when I first got my trusty old Minolta SLR as a teenager was landscape photography. There’s something about getting out in nature with the challenge of capturing some of the amazing beauty that you see. Perhaps it fits with my personality type – but I loved the quietness and stillness of waiting for the perfect moment for the shot at Mahabalipuram, scoping out an area ... »

Spice

Spice

You may not have to be completely perfectly scene all the time, but when you take pictures, it’s a big deal. Get your scene spices, cookery, makeup, clothes, etc. ready. Try to choose colors that bring out your best features, e.g. for green eyes, a coppery brown eyeshadow looks amazing. Add extra eyeliner, brighter eyeshadow, rat your hair some more. Make it obvious. »

Fuzzy Kiwi Squares

Fuzzy Kiwi Squares

Ingredients: 1¼ cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup powdered sugar, divided ½ cup butter or margarine 1 cup sugar 2 kiwifruit, pared and purėed 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon lime juice ½ teaspoon grated lime peel ½ teaspoon baking powder Combine flour and ¼ cup powdered sugar; cut butter into flour mixture until mixture looks like cornmeal. Pat into 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Combine ... »

Wall Painting

Wall Painting

Use colors according to the feeling you wish to paint. Read about colors and how to use them to express emotions. Reds and yellows will be happy, while blues, blacks, and browns will signify darker feelings. The feeling you wish to convey will depend on the colors and brush strokes you use. Experiment with adding textures to the canvas, and painting over them for added depth to the painting. Somet... »

Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka

Ingredients: Panner – 200gms Capsicum green – 1/2 Capsicum yellow – 1/2 Tomatoes – 1/2 Onion – cut into squares For green chutney: Coriander leaves -1/4 cup Mint leaves – 1/4 cup Green chilly – 2 Onion a little Ginger a tiny bit Thick yogurt – 4 or 5 tsp. Cumin powder a pinch Chaat masala – 1/4 tsp. Salt to taste For marination: Thick curd or y... »

Photoframe

Photoframe

With the kids at home more, aren’t we all looking for more and more craft ideas to keep them busy and occupied? Today’s project is perfect for kids and toddlers. And I love this project because not only is it easy and quick to make- it looks cute and is reusable as well! Making stuff with popsicle sticks has always been fun for me and today I will walk you through the steps to make a photo frame t... »

Photography – Sunset

Photography – Sunset

It seems like everybody loves looking at beautiful sunsets, which is probably why sunset photography is such a competitive niche. Let’s look at some simple techniques that will help you to photograph truly stunning sunset images, the kind that stand out from the crowd. »

Pearls Necklace

Pearls Necklace

t’s no secret that I have a keen love for interesting pendants and charms, and with that, I decided to feature one of my favorites this week, our Vintage Oriental Sea Serpent Pendant. I strung our Vintage Oval Filigree Beads and Red Horned Faceted Rectangles, along with our Iris Brown and Silver Lined Gold Pony Beads, creating a captivating Ancient Asian feel. The finished length, with clasp, meas... »

Cute Puppy

Cute Puppy

A good pencil is an artist’s best friend. No subject is beyond an artist’s rendering if they have the pencils they need. A good rule of thumb to remember what each pencil does is to remember that the softer the lead, the darker your line will be. Pencils with “B” in the name are soft. Pencils with “H” in the name are harder leads. »

Origamy Basket

Origamy Basket

(1)To make a lid for your box, create a square of paper half a centimeter larger than the first box, and repeat all steps. (2)An alternate method for making a lid is to repeat the steps with the same size paper, but on steps 12 and 13, don’t fold the edges all the way to the center. Instead, leave about 1/8 of an inch between the edge and the center on both sides. (3)If your paper is colored... »

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