A Science Project- I made these two statues to demonstrate differences that happen to the human body after Parkinsonism.























More info on Parkinsonism (Source Wikipedia):

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related; these include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. Later, thinking and behavioral problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease, whereas depression is the most common psychiatric symptom. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep and emotional problems. Parkinson’s disease is more common in older people, with most cases occurring after the age of 50. The disease is named after the English doctor James Parkinson, who published the first detailed description in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in 1817.

Ilustration Friday entry for the topic – Toy (भातुकली)

Toy…when you think of a toy, you will find thousands of beautiful and different types of toys all over.
When I was a child, I had very few toys…and one of them was a set of ‘Bhaatukli’ (भातुकली) which means a set of ‘cooking utensils’. Most of girls in India are familiar and might have played with this in their childhood.
Earlier this cooking set was made of clay, then came the wooden version…and nowadays you will find it in steel as well…”I have the one made in ‘Copper’ back home in India!”
The treats used for playing with this were peanuts, jaggery, rice flakes etc. The whole afternoon in summer vacations were full of ‘Bhaatukli’ (भातुकली) playing with friends.
Childhood, the beautiful days of life…

For this week’s topic, I used ‘Air Dry’ Clay to craft this cooking set toy and painted it to give the ‘Terracotta’ look. Hope you like it.

Workshop: Make your own Ganesh idol with eco-friendly clay and save the environment.

In 2006 my daughter and I attended a workshop for ‘clay sculptures’, it was for encouraging people to use an eco-friendly clay called ‘Shadu’, for making Lord Ganesh instead of ‘Plaster of Paris’.
At this workshop I was the only artist in the group, so obviously my ‘Ganesh Idol’ had to be beautiful  and that’s why all the new paper photographers were around us…!

Play Doh

Play-Doh is FUN…it is so colorful, when ever I touch it I feel like doing something. When my daughter was small she had lots of shades of Play Doh, more than her I used to play with it! 🙂