What was once a 9 year old boy’s hideout clad in a Spiderman theme (explains why the room was orange and blue to begin with, doesn’t it?:), has now been transformed into a neutral, interactive and fun playroom. The black hills are made of chalkboard/ blackboard paint and all the clouds (and a couple of mountains) are magnetic and serve as ready spaces for artwork, pictures and other essential toddler trinkets to be displayed.
The room is still a work in progress and I’ll be sure to post the final effect once this project is fully wrapped up.
A timeline of the process offers a glimpse into how it all began and where it has reached thus far.
Recently, I embarked on a project to create an interactive wall mural for my friend’s lovely kids. A simple graphic in black and white of rolling hills with areas of interaction (interspersed in the form of chalkboard as well as colorful pin-up areas) in which the kids can add their own touch. The theme is neutral enough that it can be embellished with princesses and butterflies or dragons and trucks.
I’m still in the process of fleshing this out and would love to hear your feedback and thoughts!:)
Interesting crops of a favorite painting of mine: A precious tribal Gond Painting received as a wedding gift from a dear friend.
The Gond tribal community is one of India’s largest indigenous communities and their wonderfully expressive art is a reflection of their everyday quest for life. The art is created with the core community belief that “viewing a good image begets good luck.” Gond art draws inspiration from myths and legends to daily life filled with dreams and imagination. Loaded with intricate details and an emotional connect, each Gond artist has a subtle yet signature style.
A photographer friend visiting us from India clicked lovely pictures of our weekend projects this morning which I’m thrilled to share! This long weekend we set about converting a decorative inlay holder into a wonderfully warm lamp and also initiated the beginnings of my new kitchen garden.
Do check out more of her awesome work on www.paulamidevvarman.com