Saturday 14 April 2018

Touch of Nature with Culture!!

Hello friends,

Hope you all have started enjoying the weekend...Today I have a very different Mixed media where I have tried combining many elements like Culture,Nature ,Mythology and most importantly an important message for humanity. Some days back I traveled to Kerala and felt the culture a little more closely.

My frame derives its main essence from an Indian state,"KERALA"....Kerala is also known as GOD'S OWN of the important festival of Kerala is "ONAM".It is an annual Hindu festival and falls in the Malayalam Calendar of Chingam,which in Gregorian calendar overlaps with August-September.The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu,a Hindu god and subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor "Mahabali".

Sharing pictures of the frame below,

Story goes that during the reign of mighty asura (demon) king, Mahabali, Kerala witnessed its golden era. Every body in the state was happy and prosperous and king was highly regarded by his subjects. Apart from all his virtues, Mahabali had one shortcoming. He was egoistic. This weakness in Mahabali's character was utilized by Gods to bring an end to his reign as they felt challenged by Mahabali's growing popularity. However, for all the good deed done by Mahabali, God granted him a boon that he could annually visit his people with whom he was so attached.It is this visit of Mahabali that is celebrated as Onam every year. People make all efforts to celebrate the festival in a grand way and impress upon their dear King that they are happy and wish him well.
I have used various mediums for this frame..I have used raw mdf base for the frame and have used lot of Lindy's sprays ,Shimmer pastes,Distress inks and gold flakes.I have also used air dry clay to give little 2D effect at some places.The leaves are done with Foamiran.
Sharing few more pics of the frame

I completely enjoyed making the frame as I personally believe how these festivals bring the whole world together.A little more about the highlight of my frame...I have used the hand painted picture of KATHAKALI dancer,which is main attraction of Onam dance.Attaching a pic of real Kathakali dance

The Elephants are adorned with beautiful gold plated costumes to welcome king Mahabali. 

Hope you have liked it too,Do leave love in the form of comments below...Thanks for stopping by.

I am sharing this frame to following challenges



  1. What lovely colours, beautiful page and inspiring story behind it! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  2. Beautiful project and very well done! Thank you for playing with us at More Than Words, Words & Paintery and Mixed Media & Art.

  3. Wow! Bright and amazing project! Thanks a lot for playing with us at Mixed Media & Place)

  4. Amazing project! Thank you for joining Mixed Media & Art & Words & Paintery this past month!

  5. So fun and juicy!
    Thank You for joining us at MM&A this month :-)

  6. Superb creation. Very original. Thank you so much for playing along with More Than Words

  7. I adore the colours on this and your fabulous story! Wonderful! So glad you could join us at More Than Words.

  8. Unique touch on our challenge this month!! The colors are amazing so vibrant! Love the quote! All the best from MTW! :)

  9. Great this is so colorful.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  10. What a beautiful story behind your wonderful project!! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW. Xoxo

  11. Lovely take on the challenge! Your concept and idea is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  12. Super fabulous. Love your take on the challenge. Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words this month ❤

  13. WOW! This looks amazing, so much colour and detail. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media Challenge xx


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