Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy weekending..!

 The best part about Thanksgiving next month... "pre Thanksgiving sales".  I am sure you all are getting ready with your wish lists.  Mine is getting longer by the day ;)

  Have a great weekend..xoxo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Glassblowing !!

In Pittsburgh, fall is about to end.. and the dreadful winter is on its way. 

Grad school had kept me busy for a while...and didn't want to miss out on any of the my friend Mindy and me took a trip to the Pittsburgh glass center for their fall event .  Their fall event  was about glassblowing pumpkins and making Halloween decorations.  This was my first experience with glassblowing and I totally loved it.  Although it maybe a little dangerous, because you are constantly playing with hot... flaming... molten glass, it was loads of fun !! 

Take a visual tour below..

A house made out of glass

A glass book

Pittsburgh glass center


Here you can see the molten glass being dipped into these bowls of bright colors.

That is me blowing into the glass...;)

That is not the final color yet... and see how beautifully the stem is being coiled onto the pumpkin to give a natural feel...

And here is what I created...

My little blue pumpkin...:)..Why blue..coz I just love the color ;)

Do you think glassblowing is your thing..?  learn more about glassblowing here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Diwali...

 Diwali..more commonly known as the "festival of lights"....marks the start of the festive season for us Indians...It signifies not only the victory of good over evil but also signifies the light of hope and self awakening that lies within each one of us. 

Living in the US has only added to the list of celebrations *grin..grin*.. and really whether you celebrate it or not..who would mind a reason to dress up... party with friends..light up candles..make and eat delicious food..have guests loads of pictures..and make memories that would last a lifetime.

Heres wishing each and everyone of you a blessed and safe Diwali..

शुभ दीपावली !

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy weekending..!

 Hello dearies... hope you all are having a lovely, sunny *embrace it while it is still here*..weekend...!!

Here is what I have been doing...and plan on doing till the end of tomorrow...:( ;)

Sucks.. eh?!!..



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

You've got mail....

 I didn't really plan on having two posts back to back...but honestly this one was tough to resist...

In my mail today...

So..... a couple of weeks back I won a beautiful..handmade wreath from Kristina @ Nu and Boo.  Please please please check her awesome handmade  All her accessories are so gorgeous...!!! Specially these hair bands.  I am sure you must have fallen in love with all her lovely collection there.. make sure you buy it before December 1st to get 10% off your purchase...

A simple handwritten note..says so much..!

..and no guesses for how much I loved this wreath.  Thank you Kristina and happy belated birthday !!!.. 

 It is so pretty that I did not have the heart to hang it outside my you can find it hanging inside my house, by the dinnette. I am still not sure if this is the best place for it....for now take a look..

Did you get anything interesting in your mail today..??

P.S. I am back to studying for my midterm on Monday.... xoxo

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hello everyone.. hope you all had a good weekend....I had a good one....and I am glad the dreadful Monday is over.  Just three more days....and here comes Friday.... yooohooo!!!.. This weekend was filled with loads of studying...:P..and some organizing...that I had been putting off for ages.  I had initially planned on doing a DIY project for organizing my dresser.... but then I stumbled upon these awesome ready-made ones. 

Take a look....

My messy drawers...I could never find any of my precious stuff in there..!!!

Take a closer look....


From my favorite store.. and bought these for just $6....

Drawer organizers...

See how everything... found a spot for itself...

All set..neat..nice...& clean..

Anyone of you is an organization-freak??.. :P.. I could almost be
diagnosed with an OCD for organization..;)

I was too lazy to do the DIY project.  But if you really want to ...
take a look here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The morning sun...

This week has been crazy for me at work...I have been busy doing my cloning experiment which takes almost a week to get I am not cloning a baby goat or anything... but this is for the gene I work with.  Today I reached work at 7am ( which almost never happens!)... and what a beautiful morning it was.

Watching the rising sun is ever so romantic. While the tubes were on the shaker for ten minutes I made use of that time to squeeze in some quota of creativity for the day.  I took a few pictures from the seventh floor of my  work place.  

Check them out....:)

Standing tall....The Cathedral of learning

Check out the different shades of orange and serene

You can find more pictures of my beautiful campus here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The window...

I  bought a huge sheet of rice paper with the intention of painting it.  But instead, used it all for a project at grad school.  At the end of it all there was a tiny strip of paper( ~7 inches x 4 inches) left behind and  I really  didn't want to throw it away.........  then I painted "The Window".  The paints that I used here are simple water colors..nothing complicated :).  Although I have tried experimenting different styles of paintings but impressionism is what I love painting...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

My maiden one...

As this is my first ever post on my blog ,I thought of starting it on a positive note...with loads of positive energy. Hence the mention of Lord Buddha...and Bamboo..

In my profession it is often hard to find time for the real things you would love to do ;).....and then in November last year, when I  fractured my foot, I was under house arrest, as getting used to being on crutches took forever.  Moreover, I was  scared that I might break the other foot while crossing the road or getting on the bus.. :P   Hence this pent up energy for creativity was put to better use.

Hopefully I will paint more and you guys can see more of it....