Social Sharing ButtonsHello Friends! Today I am sharing a new video- this one is a Mixed media Ganesha Painting Timelapse. Click the video box to watch or click here to watch it on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BgqcV1YZBE Subscribe to my YouTube Channel I have been painting Ganeshas (The elephant headed God) for years now (check out older posts here) but this time I …
Social Sharing ButtonsA Mixed Media painting on canvas in soothing blues and greens with touches of bright yellow. A 3D Ganesha that is modern and unique. The story of this painting: Years ago, when I didn’t have the courage to call myself an artist, I drew a sketch for this particular painting. I could envision it on a canvas already but …
Social Sharing ButtonsStopping by today to wish everyone a happy Ganesha Festival! I thought I would share some Ganesha Art to celebrate… When I was younger – aka before I had kids- I drew and painted a lot of Ganeshas. You could say I was obsessed. As a teenager, I started out just looking at pictures and drawing them out …
Social Sharing ButtonsA mixed media Ganesha Painting on canvas, one of a kind, unique and entirely hand painted. This is a Mixed media canvas- there is paper, paste, paint, gelato and marker/pen work. There are many layers of details and for me that is part of the fun! I first cut out different patterned papers and adhered them onto the …
Hello friends! Two days ago, I shared on Instagram and Facebook photos + this small video about a Ganesha I handmade.
Ganesha is Hindu Deity and he is worshipped widely around the world. He is usually identified as the Elephant Headed God and is believed to be the remover of all obstacles.
Next week, we celebrate Ganesha Chathurthi (Ganesha Festival) where we worship an idol of Ganesha for 5 to 10 days and then immerse it in water. My husband and I are both firm believers in Ganesha and every year I make a clay idol of the god for this festival. You can see the previous idols I have made here and here.
This year, I was really ambitious and wanted to try and make a 4 armed Ganesha. I used a basic Air dry clay by Crayola and molded each part of the body by hand. The only tools I used were these Makin’s Clay Tool Set.
It took me about 3 hours from start to finish, mainly thanks to my husband for taking care of dinner 🙂
This year, my kids sat at the table with me and were very curious about how the idol was being made. They helped me with the smaller pieces and made the “laddoos” and tusks for the idol themselves. The idol needs to dry thoroughly, and I would say it needs 4 to 5 days at least. If it dries completely in time for the festival, I might paint the idol. If not, I like it just the way it is too.
There was this time in my life, when all I did was create Ganeshas. Out of clay, on paintings and in my sketchbooks. Even today, back home my mom has my big collection of Ganeshas. I also have 3 box full of ceramic Ganeshas (a bit similar to this one in style) all painted. One day, I will have an exhibition of them. Or maybe list them for sale. But they are too close to my heart right now.
Talking about exhibitions, I just applied for a local art fair. I am about 80% certain I will not be accepted, but I wanted to try. I wanted to put it down on paper and think about it. It’s time to move all the art I create, out from my basement and into the real world. It’s a completely mind numbingly scary thought. But fear is good. I feel like I have got too comfortable in my suburban-mom of 2 girls- skin. It’s time to give it a shake.
Ganesha- Plump and lovable, this elephant faced God is a potent unifying force. He is worshipped before all other deities. He is a patron of arts and sciences, remover of obstacles and a bountiful source of things both earthly and divine.
Happy Ganesha Habba (festival) to one and all!! It was a busy day here, with lots of cooking, praying, eating and visiting the temple. I got to start this ganesha sculpture on monday (that gave me just two days to finish it) – I made my own clay like dough with ceramic powder, chalk powder and elmers glue. It took me two hours to form the ganesha with my fingers. And then I let it dry. And prayed that it would dry fast.
After it dried (it took about a day), it ended up needing 3 coats of paint- and I was painting it till the last minute. But everything worked out fine in the end, and in time and thats whats important. If it weren’t for the last minute nothing would get done right?
This year I wanted to make a colorful ganesha (in comparison to this ganesha that I made last year- which had a clay/terracotta finish) and it was a noble thought, but it took much more time than I had anticipated. Need to learn to plan better.
Am leaving you with this photo of our puja,
Social Sharing ButtonsGanesha- Plump and lovable, this elephant faced God is a potent unifying force. He is worshipped before all other deities. He is a patron of arts and sciences, remover of obstacles and a bountiful source of things both earthly and divine. Today is the day that we celebrate all things Ganesha. And for this occasion, last night I …