Sunday, 8 March 2009

Indian Sensations

This is a piece I've started on, which is inpired by India. There's lots more embroidery on it still to come.

India is so rich in beauty, colour, culture, religion, amazing textiles and architecture. Although I haven't been there before it is one place that inspires me creatively. So I wanted to do a post that celebrated all these wonderful aspects of India and gives lots of inspirational avenues to explore the many aspects of Indian style.
So sit back, pour yourself a cup of Chia, put your speakers on, imagine you are wrapped up in an exotic embroidered sari in your favourite colour and let yourself slip through space and time into a land of enchantment, visiting ancient temples, taking in the aromas of the many spices in the Indian Bazaars and let your spirit dance to the beat of the drums....
Photo Credits

Click on photo credits and click on the links to go to each of the various photographers sites. You can find many amazing photos of India on Flickr.
More amazing Indian photos from various photographers can be found on my flickr favourites page.
Explore the many Indian Inspired books:
Also some books I want to get The Techniques of Indian Embroidery and Indian Embroidery.
Watch these wonderful films:

Slumdog Millionaire

Monsoon Wedding

A Passage to India

The Darjeeling Limited

Spend some time looking at India through others eyes - explore these blogs and websites: (click on the names to go to the sites)

Deezden - Dithi does beautiful Indian art work and her blog is so colourful and inspiring

I'd Rather Be in India - Tiggy writes about her visits to India, her second home. Her dyeing, stitching and teaching are inspired by her love of India.

Rang - The Colours of Life

And Another...

ArtnLight

A Cup of Chai

India and I

The Indian Road Romeo

Indian Embroidery Styles

Indian Yarn

Once Upon a Tea Time

An Indian Summer

Photo credit - go to Photo_Mind's photostream

Drift away on the aromas of curries and spices on these blogs:


Indian Food Kitchen Blog

Petrina's Indian Food Blog

Also explore Flickr Groups inspired by india:

I Love India Traditional

Incredible India

India - Miniature Paintings and Wall Paintings

Shisha Embroidery

Indian Food

India - Art and Crafts

India - Village Life

Hope you have enjoyed your travels.

Namaste

11 comments:

Aditi said...

Thanks for visiting Once Upon A Tea Time and for mentioning it in your beautiful blog!

Art4Sol said...

Thanks for the wealth of information on India. Love the music as well and will share it with hubbie which I know he'll enjoy.

Barbara said...

I'm glad I found your blog Aditi. Its very inspiring - hope many others explore it and its hidden treasures of beautiful photos.

Darlene, the first song is from Slumdog Millionaire. I love it - it makes me want to put bells on my ankles, grab a veil and dance around the house (of course when no one is looking).

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks for mentioning my blogs here.

Greatly appreciate it.

Regards
Archana

Barbara said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Archana. I enjoy looking at and reading your blogs. Your photos are wonderful.

Patricia Torres said...

oooh... Lovely post!! I like the links... thank you!! I've now found more inspirations... Thanks for sharing.

Fernanda R. Lima said...

Great links and music here...

I see you love all things Indian... like me.

;-)

Namaste

Barbara said...

Hi Patricia and Fernanda, thank you for leaving a comment. I'm glad you both enjoyed it. I've enjoyed looking at and reading both of your blogs. I now have more beautiful blogs to read regularly. Thank you.

Carol Stocker said...

Barbara, how wonderful that you not only study the art but the people and culture. I love that you immerse yourself in life...it's very inspiring. Hugs, Carol

Barbara said...

Hi Carol, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Inspiration can come from many things. I enjoy reading your blog too.

indian yarn said...

thanks for mentioning the blog barbara.