Half Yearly Recap

We are done with half of 2021. Here is a recap of all the posts on the blog from January 2021 to June 2021 just in case you missed out reading any of them. I will be back in July with more posts on arts and crafts.

  • Resin Art, Fluid Art and Art with Alcohol Inks – Go with the Flow
    Hello everyone! As promised, I am here, with complete details on working with this sticky, messy and crazy material called ‘Resin’. I will also share about creating designs with alcohol inks. Fluid Art is all about pouring the paint. I have clubbed these three styles because their methods are the same – random, uncontrolled, indisciplined and crazy. It is because of this property that each piece of art is very different from the other. We create beautiful waves and ripples like flowing water resulting in abstract designs to make various usable objects. Trays, Coasters, Keychains, Name Plates, Cookie stands, Cheese Boards, Wall Clocks, Wall Art, Bowls and Boxes to store little things, Jewellery, Stationery and more: there are so many things we can make with these art styles. We do not need any prior training in art for it. All three are popular activities for art-themed parties.
  • Mixed Media Project : Nameplate
    The first thing we usually ask or get to know about someone is their name. That is how we relate to them. We all like it when someone calls us by our name, isn’t it? That is what my next project is all about – a name. In this post, I am sharing about making a nameplate. It could be a simple door sign for your room or studio, an open or close sign for your store or a board sign for your home. Complete Step by Step details with Material.
  • Art Project : Set of Coasters
    How about making Coasters for your coffee table? Join me in making this beautiful blue coaster set. Complete step by step process with material details.
  • Craft Project : Making a Dreamcatcher
    Sharing my experience making a Dreamcatcher. Also shared steps to make a simple easy Dreamcatcher.
  • Playing with Colours and Textures
    Modern Art, Abstract Art and Contemporary Art these terms are used together or in place of the other many times. This little artist was into Contemporary Art. Her guardians were organising her show. She was trying for the world records as the youngest artist to have a solo art show. I don’t know if she made it but it got me my topic for this post. Yes! We will be discussing Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Abstract Art in this post. Are these the same? Not really. Honestly very few people understand these or know. It is more about visual appeal. If they like to look at it, they buy it. Simple!
  • Selecting colours in Art for their meaning
    All artworks require a good choice of colours. However, artworks like designs, patterns, abstract art and modern art tend to have a higher dependence on the colours used. Hence before choosing colours for the artwork it is always better to know about colours and their meanings. If you want to appeal to a certain audience, it is always a good idea to know their interpretation of colours. I am going to discuss the broader interpretation and general meanings in this post. Art is about the freedom to express. We all draw and paint to express our thoughts. A good piece of art is one that conveys the artists message clearly. Worldwide, we associate colours with certain emotions. That is why when an artist paints a red rose it invokes a different reaction and when he paints a black rose it invokes a different one. Why? Because every colour has a meaning. Some meanings are accepted in general by most people while some have deeper or additional meanings.
  • Art goes Digital – it is not easy!
    Hey! Where have you been? I know it has been a while. I was upgrading my skills. Attended some classes, learnt a few new skills in digital art. Yes! You heard it right. I said Digital Art. That looks easy! How did you do it? Can you show me.. Here is my story about digital art.
  • Half Yearly Recap
    Posts from January 2021 to June 2021 just in case you missed out reading any of them.
  • Say it with Flowers – Greeting Card
    DIY Greeting Card – Tulips Design
  • Oops! I made a mistake .. Eraser Stories
    Some common mistakes all of us make while drawing and painting. Erasers and their use as Art Materials.
  • Digital Detox: Relax and Rejuvenate With An Off-Screen Activity
    Sharing Origami Models I made – All you need is a sheet of Paper
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane : Sketching With Charcoal And Soft Pastels
    A gallery for my Paintings in Charcoal and Soft Pastels that I made at the classes and later.
  • A Beginners Guide To Pencil Shading
    Taking the first step. Learning the ABC to drawing – Pencil Shading. Sharing how I learnt it and what all I learnt about it. I hope it makes it easy for someone learning it.
  • Colouring like a Pro with Pens and Markers
    Sharing tips and tricks for colouring using pens and markers.
  • Culinary Art : Garnishing and Carving by Nirali Mehta
    Decorating ideas for Food presentation at home. Also learn to make a simple easy garnish. Garnishing and Carving of Fruits and Vegetables by Nirali Mehta
  • Drawing without using a Scale or a Ruler
    Learning to draw without using a scale or a ruler. Explained how to draw a symmetrical object.
  • Let’s get you in a Frame! Selecting a suitable Frame for your Art and Creating an Art Wall
    Answering all your questions about selecting a suitable Frame for your Art. Ideas for putting up Art on the Wall and creating an Art Wall.

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Nirali is an Artist doing Art and Illustrations both hand drawn as well as digital. She is a trained professional with good work experience in her field. She masters various art styles and has shops on Etsy, Redbubble, Society6 all three by the same name ‘NMartworks’

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