Friday, 25 January 2013

Fantasy Creatures:Dragon head

Another version of the dragon...

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fantasy Creatures : Dragon

Here is one version of the dragon. Another one is in the making. Will be complete soon.

Monday, 7 January 2013


       Made a peacock in henna on paper. This is not the final version. I want to finish the image in photoshop and add an off white background before getting it printed, but I don't know how to do that in photoshop yet (I'm a little technologically handicapped).
           Meanwhile, I have to be satisfied with pen and paper.


Also working on a series of fantasy creatures...coming up next..

Friday, 4 January 2013


            Many people are familiar with the oriental arts of Bonsai and Origami. Today, through this page, I want to introduce a less well-known Japanese art form called Suiseki. Suiseki are small, natural stones kept and admired for their form and beauty. They usually suggest a natural geographic form, like a mountain, lake or waterfall in miniature.
                              Suiseki are displayed on wooden bases called 'daiza' which are carved to fit the stones, or in shallow trays known as 'suiban'. Whenever I go on holiday, I am always on lookout for such stones. So far, I have not found any.... maybe it was there, but I just did not have the eye to see it. After all, beauty is all in perception and the more subtle forms of beauty do require a trained eye....

A waterfall on a rocky mountain.

A mountain range. Don't miss the beautifully carved base. In suiseki, the daiza is as important to the overall beauty of the piece as the stone.

One can't help but marvel at the beautiful natural artist like mother nature..!
Happy New Year to all!

All images are from various websites. See the original images and more herehere and here.