Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thai clay miniatures

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                           !MY FIRST TRY ON MINIATURE CLAY FLOWERS

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thai clay flower-Gladiolus

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        Another quick post,

            Gladiolus is also commonly referred to by the name of its genus - Gladiolus, the plural form of which can be Gladiole, Gladioluses or Gladioli. Gladiolus is also known as the Sword Lily, due to its sword shaped leaves, or Corn Lily.The genus Gladiolus comprises 260 species, 250 of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. About 10 species are native to Eurasia.
         The impressive flower spikes of Gladioli come in a wide array of beautiful colors.The Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance. It also expresses infatuation, telling the receiver that he or she pierces the heart. 
It also stands for strength of character, faithfulness and honor.
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Thai clay lotus flower

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Today i am sharing thai clay lotus flower,THE NATIONAL FLOWER OF OUR COUNTRY-LOTUS

        Nelumbo nucifera, known by a number of names including Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India, or simply Lotus,is a plant in the monogeneric family Nelumbonaceae Native to Tropical Asia and Queensland, Australia,[2][3] it is commonly cultivated in water gardens.The white and pink lotuses are national flowers of India and Vietnam, respectively.The roots of Nelumbo nucifera are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on top of the water surface or are held well above it. The flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the leaves.The plant normally grows up to a height of about 150 cm and a horizontal spread of up to 3 meters, but some unverified reports place the height as high as over 5 meters. The leaves may be as large as 60 cm in diameter, while the showy flowers can be up to 20 cm in diameter.

Cultural significance
         From ancient times the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions representing the virtues of sexual purity and non-attachment.Hindus revere it with the divinities Vishnu and Lakshmi often portrayed on a pink lotus in iconography. In the representation of Vishnu as Padmanabha (Lotus navel), a lotus issues from his navel with Brahma on it. Goddess Sarasvati is portrayed on a white-colored lotus.Often used as an example of divine beauty, Vishnu is often described as the 'Lotus-Eyed One'.Its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul. The growth of its pure beauty from the mud of its origin holds a benign spiritual promise. In Hindu iconography, other deities, like Ganga and Ganesha are often depicted with lotus flowers as their seats.The lotus plant is cited extensively within Puranic and Vedic literature, for example:
One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus is untouched by water.—Bhagavad Gita 
          Most deities of Asian religions are depicted as seated on a lotus flower. In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus represents purity of the body, speech, and mind as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. According to legend,Gautama Buddha was born with the ability to walk, and lotus flowers bloomed everywhere he stepped.In the classical written and oral literature of many Asian cultures the lotus is present in figurative form, representing elegance, beauty, perfection, purity and grace, 
being often used in poems and songs as an allegory for ideal feminine attributes. In Sanskrit the word lotus (padma पद्म) has many synonyms. Since the lotus thrives in water, ja (denoting birth) is added to synonyms of water to derive some synonyms for the lotus, like ambuja (ambu= water + ja=born of), neeraj (neera=water + ja= born of), pankaj, pankaja, kamal, kamala, kunala, aravind, arvind, nalin,nalini and saroja and names derived from the lotus, like padmavati (possessing lotuses) or padmini (full of lotuses).These names and derived versions are often used to name girls, and to a lesser extent boys, in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as well as in many other countries influenced by Indic culture, like Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

My First Worshop

Hello everyone,
        Today i am going to share my first workshop experience!!!!!
Feeling Super-excited !! 

Taking "Nirmitti artistic creations" to a new level . We were invited to teach paper crafts for kids. 
We will not just teach but make sure that they know its so much fun with paper :)
It was a great experience with the kids.
I also sharing some of the worshop photos.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Nirmiti Artistic creations

Offer hobby workshops in,

• Paper Quilling -500Rs
Learn basic shapes, leaf patterns, flowers along with animals & birds).It also includes 2 greeting cards,.2 gift tags,1bookmark.1cash envelope.
• Advanced quilling-500Rs
• Paper Jewellery.500Rs
Basic shapes, 5 earrings.5 bracelet and 1 necklace.
• Thai Clay Flowers-2000Rs
(Including all materials for single set of flower arrangement). Materials include only clay and cutters.
The Flowers which will be included in the class are:
• Rose
• Carnation
• Lotus
• Gladiolous
• Oncidium (Dancing lady)
• Vanda Miss Joquim
• Catteleya orchid.
• Frilling tools and other tools are not included in the workshop fees.
• Homemade chocolates-600Rs
For 10 types(including material).
Contact Number-9620501466

Thursday, October 6, 2011


    Today will be sharing another thai clay flower-VANDA MISS JOAQUIM,

         The Vanda Miss Joaquim is Singapore's national flower. This orchid was first discovered in 1893, in the garden of Miss Agnes Joaquim, the daughter of an Armenian merchant in Singapore. It was registered within the same year.The Vanda Miss Joaquim is a hybrid between the Vanda teres and the Vanda hookerana.
             On 15 April 1981, the Vanda Miss Joaquim was proclaimed the National Flower of Singapore by then Minister of Culture S. Dhanabalan. The selection of a national flower was part of Singapore’s overall effort at fostering national pride and a sense of identity.

Orchids are a national passion, and Singapore plays a major role in the cultivation and supply of orchids to the world.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thai Clay Flowers

Hello Everyone,
                  First of all wish you all "HAPPY DASARA".
Today i will be posting "THAI CLAY FLOWERS"
        Clay flowers are made by hand from special air-dry polymer clay or cold porcelain With the help of cutters, where each flower has its own cutter set, the parts are cut from the still soft clay and then formed with specially designed tools. After drying, these parts are when needed, painted with necessary precision and then very precisely assembled into a whole flower. Clay flowers when made by a skillful artisan can be very realistic. This art is very popular in Thailand, from there it has spread to Europe, Russia and the US.And last thing to share...I had an opportunity to attend the workshop on "clay flower art" taught by Priya Nanthakumar in Bangalore.She  specially came from Bangkok to conduct the workshop in bangalore..I was the luckiest person!!!!!!

My first arrangement,,

Cattleya  is a genus of 113 species of orchids from Costa Rica to tropical South America.They are widely known for their large, showy flowers, and were used extensively in hybridization for the cut-flower trade until quite recently. This genus and the numerous hybrids come close, through their beauty, to the idealized picture we have of the orchids. The flowers of the hybrids can vary in size from 5 cm to 15 cm or more. They occur in all colors except true blue and black.
The typical flower has three rather narrow sepals and three usually broader petals : two petals are similar to each other, and the third is the quite different conspicuous lip, featuring various markings and specks and an often frilly margin. At the base, the margins are folded into a tube. Each flower stalk originates from a pseudobulb. The number of flowers varies; it can be just one or two, or sometimes up to ten.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

My first post

Hi i am nayana from bangalore,
Welcome everyone to my new blog...I am here to share my works and to learn new things.I love making greeting cards,quilling,punch craft,parchment craft,embroidery,tailoring etc..And a new passion of making clay flowers is added to my list.I’ll be sharing my  experiences and ideas in the following posts.
I hope you all like my blog.

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