Sunday, July 3, 2016

Colors of Freedom: An Independence Day art project!


Featured in Times-Republican!

Fourth of July is marked nationwide by congregating with loved ones, shopping, backyard barbecue galore and spectacular display of fireworks. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for us to discuss with our kids what independence means and why we all need to appreciate the freedom we enjoy every day.

Symbolic use of colors in flags represents the values that country stands for. This month’s project is a creative, colorful and fun to do art that teaches what colors and values we as a nation take pride and stand for.

Red – Hardiness and Valor
White – Purity and Innocence
Blue – Vigilance and Perseverance

What you will need

• Cardstock
• Markers
• Red, white and blue buttons
• Glue
• Scissors (for bookmarks)

Using markers write on cardstock the meaning of colors. For younger children you can also take a print out. Stick the buttons using glue and give a finishing touch using markers. Makes fun greetings, bookmarks, folders and wall art.

Wish you all a very happy 4th July!! 

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day:)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Here's to strong women!

May we know them,
May we be them,
May we raise them!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

My Take ~ Utsav - A Beautiful World Culture Festival Poem 2016 | Art of Living





Main Utsav ye kahta hun

Main tujh mein hi rahta hoon


Aankh utha kar dekh mujhe

Main tere sang sang behta hoon


Har pal holi khelta hoon

Har din Diwali banata hoon


Main rom rom mein basta hoon

Main tujh mein hi rahta hoon


Main Utsav ye kehta hoon

Main tere dil mein rehta hoon


Har dhadkan mein bajta hoon

Har taal mein garajaata hoon

Har pal geet main gaata hoon

Jeevan sangeet sunata hoon


Main Utsav ye kehta hoon

Mere tujhmein hi rahta hoon


Aapne bheetar ki khushboo ko

Charo aur chalo failayen

Manavta ke rang mein rang kar

Apne hone ka Utsav banayein


Main Utsav ye kahata hoon...!!



Sunday, March 13, 2016

You never know!!

You never know
How and when
The existence will start
Using you for its purpose

You never know
How and when
You will be filled with abundance
And you will start raining
Quenching the thirst of many

You never know
How and when
You will be full of 
Fruits and shade
And travelers will take
Shelter and food from you

You never know
How and when
You will be full with
Love and light
And you will start spreading
The fragrance of beauty to everyone

You never know
How and when
The death will come 
And make you deathless
And life will start
Flowing out of you

You never know
How and when.... Really!


~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Find your happiness at www.artofliving.org

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Winter wonderland - Snow day fun!!

craft- Stuck in snow globe 






Nicholas! Snowman 2016


Friday, February 26, 2016

Wherever you go, go with all your heart❤️


Supplies

  • Colorful foam sheet
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Beads
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Flip flops for tracing

Using a pencil trace a flip flop on the foam.  Cut out using scissors. Poke 3 holes in the foam to insert pipe cleaner.  Cut pipe cleaner into 2 halves (for a smaller shoe). Insert beads in pipe cleaners, leaving an inch of space on both ends. Now, put both ends of pipe cleaner through the holes.  Twist and adjust ends.  Use a sticker or tape to secure the three ends on opposite side.   


Thanks for visiting, Have a colorful day :) 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Marbled bowls- super fun and creative idea using polymer clay!


Thank you so much Jen for sharing
this colorful and creative project with
Colormehappyworkshop!
You are always an inspiration:)

What you will need
  • White and colored polymer clay
  • Clay/plastic knife
  • Small bowl that is oven safe
  • Rolling pin
  • Small plate ( 6")
  • Glaze and brush
  • Measuring scale ( 4 oz white clay)
  1. Take 4 oz white clay and 3 colors of choice.
  2. Roll each color of clay that you want to use into snake about 5" long. 
  3. Combine the rolled clay and twist together,
  4. Roll, fold, twist and repeat till you get the desired marbled mix of colors
  5. Knead all clay into a ball.
  6. Roll using a rolling pin
  7. Use small plate (6") as a template to cut out the circle from clay using knife,
  8. Turn the bowl upside down.
  9. Place the clay around  bowl and gently press to give dish shape. Cut extra using knife. 
  10. Bake the bowl according to the temperature on clay package. (we did 15 minutes at 275 Degrees)
  11. Once its cool glaze for glossy finish and let it dry for 24 hours.


















Thursday, January 14, 2016

Where there is longing....there is love!!

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Where there is love...
there is longing!!!

~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Celebrating the life of Sir Martin Luther King, Jr.- Motivational Quotes and a simple craft for the classroom!


  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
  • The time is always right to do the right thing.
  • Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
  • Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  • In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
  • We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
  • Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  • If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
For the mosaic craft what you will need
  • Sheet of paper for background
  • Construction paper (  Brown, Black, White, Pink sheets or scraps for cutting)
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Eraser
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Picture of to Martin Luther King, Jr. to show kids
Let kids draw on the construction paper, cut using scissors and glue the pieces on a sheet of paper.

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Warli Painting - Art as an expression!!


Expression is said to be an art. Folk arts dating back hundreds and thousands of years, found carved and painted on trees, walls, and stones tell us a story of art as an expression. The people, their lives, their celebrations and fears are reflected in such rudimentary paintings. They are found everywhere in world where civilizations prevailed, left for us to interpret and bring them to life by giving them words; a journey from art as an expression to expression as an art.

Warli Painting in India is such tribal art dating back several hundred years. The word “Warli” comes from the word “warla” which means a piece of land. The Warli tribe painted the walls of their mud homes with pictures to depict their social life and mark important occasions such as weddings, birth and the harvest. Their extremely rudimentary wall paintings use a very basic graphic vocabulary from their observation of nature: a circle, a triangle and a square.

A circle represents the sun and the moon

A triangle represents mountains and pointed trees

A square represents the piece of land symbolizing fertility.

These geometric figures are joined together to form beautiful patterns. Like, two apex of triangles are joined together to form a human figure.

To make your own Warli painting:

• Choose a design

• Draw pattern with pencil

• Outline with black marker

• Fill in the colors

This art was derived from observation of nature and a limited vocabulary... Simple way to do it is just let go of all you know for few moments. Limit yourself to discover what’s unlimited and…that’s expression

Enjoy the art!!



Monday, December 28, 2015

Explore your artistic self!!


Give yourself the permission to just have fun and play without being judgmental about yourself. There is no right or wrong way to create, so just create!
Explore your artistic self..explore yourself!!

Colormehappyworkshop:)


Saturday, December 19, 2015

The story of my life!

I remember when the world broke in,
to rip apart my soul,
for years after that one event,
I thought myself not whole,
my hours were spent with trying,
to fix it up with tape and glue,
until one day I discovered,
everyone else was broken too,
here we were with pieces,
of ourselves in both our hands,
so fragile and so open,
that I began to understand,
Maybe I'd been greedy,
to want my soul all to myself,
when it could be a lot more helpful,
in the palms of someone else,
now every time I go somewhere,
I leave part of me behind,
and collect all of the pieces,
of others' soul that I can find,
So when I'm meeting someone new
it's not just me they get,
but also tiny fragments,
of all the others I've met,
and my life's become much bigger,
now that its home to things so small,
and if this is what "broken" means,
I do not mind at all.
~Erin Hanson

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Snip, Snip...Snow! ~ by Nancy poydar

A very well thought, expressive, realistic and colorfully illustrated book.
With no snow in forecast and all the winter fun on hold this book makes a beautiful read with all its sighs and squeals!!

Colormehappyworkshop!













Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I am in you as you, you are in me as me~ A beautiful poem by Sri Sri!

Words are too small to convey the truth,
Yet they can trigger the flames of wisdom,
Shower comfort on the intense longing,
Raise cheers of joy and make you know
I treasure your love for me.

Like god his creation,
The root its trunk,
Unknown, unheard, unseen,
In the silent chamber of heart
I am in you as you,
You are in me as me!


Beautifully written by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Find your happiness at www.artofliving.org



Monday, December 14, 2015

I promise~A beautiful poem by Sri Sri!

If I had to promise you something, what would it be?
I can’t promise that you would always be comfortable…Because comfort brings boredom and discomfort.
I can’t promise that all your desires will be fulfilled…Because desires whether fulfilled or unfulfilled bring frustration.
I can’t promise that there will always be good times…Because it is the tough times that make us appreciate joy.
I can’t promise that we will be rich or famous or powerful…Because they can all be pathways to misery.
I can’t promise that we will always be together…Because it is separation that makes togetherness so wonderful.
Yet if you are willing to walk with me, if you are willing to value love over everything else
I promise that this will be the most rich and fulfilling life possible.
I promise your life will be an eternal celebration,
I promise you I will cherish you more than a king cherishes his crown,
And I shall love you more than a mother loves her newborn.
If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…
I promise.

Poem written by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Find your happiness at www.artofliving.org

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

For the last 31 days of year I plan to~

Organize myself, my thoughts, my belongings and my mind.

Declutter life physically, mentally and emotionally!


My mantra ~
Own less ~ live more:) ❤️ 
Those activities which you have to do, do them and rest...
Those activities which you don't need to do, leave them and rest!!