Category Archives: Quilling/Paper Craft

Wedding Keepsake!!

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The memorable occasion of wedding comes once in life and every bride and groom have expectations for their D-Day. It is a day filled with fun and enjoyment by family, friends and guests.

India is known for its cultural diversity, particularly popular for its weddings. Guests play a very important part of an Indian wedding. We make sure to inform them of  the wedding events and other rituals in the form of a Wedding invitation card.

It is the first time that the name of the bride and groom will appear together in the same place 🙂

Well, I wanted to save our wedding cards(groom and bride)in an unique way and was looking for ideas. After coming to US, I found the shadow boxes are popular and less expensive (compared to Singapore). Initial plan was to add some silk flowers around the cards and store in the shadow box. Unfortunately, it didn’t look great 😦

When I got introduced to quilling, I was surprised to know that this art is very popular in India. The first blog that I saw was http://papercraftss.blogspot.com  and was very inspired by her work.

The quilled wedding knot project  http://papercraftss.blogspot.com/2013/04/quilled-wedding-knot.html on her blog really caught my attention and I couldn’t wait to remake 🙂

And here is how mine looks after placing the cards 🙂

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Childhood Memory!!

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As a kid “Palanquin Bearers” was always dear to my heart. It is nostalgic to remember my imagination when the poem was narrated by my English Teacher. The poem is most rhythmic and a visual treat.

Palanquin Bearers

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

It is one of the poems of a great Indian writer Sarojini Naidu, the “Nightingale of India”. She was a child prodigy, a poet and an Indian Independence Activist.The poem is a description of one of the customs of ancient India.

It is a sensitive and great way of expressing pride & joy by the palanquin(palaki) bearers while they were carrying the royal princess. Palanquin is a means of transport commonly used in the olden time to carry the bride to her in-laws home. The bearers say carrying the royal princess was never a burden instead a huge privilege.

So, finally I could create the beautiful expression and made some additions in my own way to make it more memorable..:)

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I picked a painting, colored with pencils and quilled( paper art) the palanquin. It took quite a lot of time and patience and it is absolutely worth for this beautiful piece of art 🙂

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