October 15, 2009

More Kettles!

A couple of months ago I talked about my idea of making handmade gifts like this. The idea was quite a hit and 2 of my aunts asked me to make the same for them. So here I am, with 2 more kettles as my Diwali gift to them :)

It’s no secret – I absolutely love warli and try to use it wherever possible.



This one turned out to be quite interesting and for once, I was really tempted to keep it for myself! ;)



I tried to bring in a couple of things together and even attempted some birds and beasts.


For the next one I took a brighter base and did a little freehand.




Though floral is not my forte, I quite liked the final result.



I didn't do a double coat of the base this time, so the aluminium is visible in some places.




Learning from experience, I didn’t put in plants this time.
a) not many species can survive in the little space that a kettle provides
b) without the plant, it can be used as an adornment in any corner of the house





I just hope after seeing each other’s kettles the aunts don’t complain, “Bhumi gave you the better one”. You know how aunts are...

In queue are two more friends. But I believe now I’m done with kettles. Looking for another interesting base. If you have any suggestions, do let me know.

And yes, wish you all a very Happy Diwali! :)

9 comments:

Piggy Little said...

chaa gaye madam! chaa gaye!! :) :) :)

this is so so so so awesome :) :)

bhumika said...

thanks neha :)

puteih said...

wow, i liked your blog.
y didn't u put ur profile up on the sidebar? hoped we can be friends

bhumika said...

@puteih

Welcome to the blog and thanks for your appreciation.

Sagar said...

thanks for dropping by. :)

Anil P said...

Very nice. Why not use it as a proper kettle as well? Would the colours run on heating?

poemsnpuja said...

i like the yellow one better :)but both are lovely, very nicely done.

bhumika said...

@sagar

You're welcome!

@anil

Glad you liked them.

It can be used as a proper kettle. Only thing is i don't really know what effect would it have on the colour. But now that you've asked, i too am curious to know :) Time for some experiments!

@puja

Ya, even i like the yellow one better. But am glad i tried to do the floral design as well. It's always fun to do something you've not tried before, isn't it?

Sangitha said...

Hey,
I liked the idea too!As such i love warli designs.I have used this art on my wall,ceramics and now am doing up cushion covers!but the kettle idea was superb!