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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Art in a square

If someone were to point to me and say 'she is quite creative, good in art & craft", i might have rolled on the floor laughing.. Mom can draw very well, good with her hands, and then hop skip jump me and go to my sis who again can draw well... !! 

Recently, met a stranger who has become a friend, who showed me that i had in me to do something creative as well .. 

Here's a bit of background before you start pulling your hair out!!

I attended what is called F4- face to face facebook friends meet, on a Wednesday evening at Subway, Nungambakkam... Friends of mine had mentioned it was a meet for people from facebook... Friend of friend of friend of friend... which is how the ball had rolled, and they had reached the magic number of 100 that wednesday i landed !! As i walked in, a flurry of Hi hello greeted me, some smiles, some curious glances and some silent reactionless faces... Made my way around, and soon found some familiar faces.... Also managed to meet this interesting guy Subash, who was creating what looked like a bird from paper.. 

Got me interested, i had read and seen pictures of Origami , but never thought i would get interested in something that looked mighty complicated.. Pretty soon, i was sitting in the table with 2other friends and we were hard at work, trying to make a camera, following his moves intently...

What a sense of accomplishment... hahaha....

Fast forward to the days that followed.... 

I was hooked to this art form, had a bit of doubt if i can create something ... What did i know!! Thanks to youtube, and Subhash's inputs, i have managed to get a crack at it and make something interesting whenever i find time.... 


At the next F4 meet, I picked up some Origami paper to the meet, and from thereon the journey has been fun!! Not addicted, but whenever i find some spare time, i try my hand at something new... :-) Most of it is on paper from my printer, at times i do sneak in an origami sheet[but they are so thick..damn...] :D






The 1st thing i made was.........a Butterfly... actually, tried 2 different kinds of butterfly...



Here's a collection of other stuff that i managed to create ,,,,

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This is a cool site if you want to get some instructions and get started from... But, must tell you, the videos make it so much simple and easy!!

17 comments:

Anu said...

very nice! i remember making that crown when i was in school... we had also made some cranes or flamingoes.... long time since i made them though.. thanks for the site... shall make some again with samhith now!

Prats said...

Wow this seems nice... Will learn from you when i meet you (if it ever happened :-P)

Anonymous said...

That's really nice RT....anything creative is wonderful

rauf said...

i never went beyond making a dart in my class room Orteedee.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic site, I had not come across words-flow.blogspot.com earlier in my searches!
Keep up the excellent work!

ladyfi said...

Very creative work. I do enjoy origami!

pallavi said...

Che, I used to be good at handicraft work when I was a kid.. then ofcourse I turned into one bumbling soul... nice work, Aaroo.

AswathiBabu said...

Aarathi
thanx to you I am also interested to learn these things because of my kids..thanking you

Aaarti said...

Anu- i was nver into arts, always thot i wud be a klutz.. but loving this... :D

Aaarti said...

Prats- sure thing!! in exchange for cups of coffee

Aaarti said...

Anon- thanks!! wish i knew who this was!! :)

Aaarti said...

Raufee-- u have ur camera with which u create magic... so shhh, no talking abt my art...hehe...
how are u doing?? gosh, time flies n i hate how i am busy or doing something or the other with no time for other things!!

Aaarti said...

Anon2... thanks a bunch... do leave ur name or something pls!! :)

Aaarti said...

ladyfi =- thanks a bunch!!

Aaarti said...

Pal - naan etho ippo thaan attempting all this.. cmon join in :)

Aaarti said...

AswathiBabu - i see what all kids do, and am like "damn, wish i cud do atleast half of what they do!! :))"

Monika said...

I second prats will learn from u when we meet ;-)