Witch You A Happy Halloween

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Good Evening Friends!

Its been drizzling here all day and the raindrops are pattering against the windows and dried leaves blowing everywhere. I had my jumper on to keep myself warm on this cozy day with a cup of hot coffee. It feels like winter has arrived already than their usual time.

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The power cuts being going on and off the whole day but all I could do is enjoy this fresh season of Autumn and the new signs of upcoming winter.  I turned on my bright yellow and pink fairy lights to make up my mood for the fuzzy chilly day and made myself some hot noodles and a cup of coffee before started writing this blog.

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Its been a delicious Autumn Dinner last Sunday Night. I ordered over the phone some delicious cheese pizza and a bottle of coke and played  Dinah Shore ‘s “Best Things in Life are Free”. Here is a short video from my youtube link from My Last Sunday Night “.

One can feel the good-old fall celebration in the Classic Dinah Shore’s Voice.  I love to listen Dinah Shore or Vera Lynn while I cook or write and sometimes even doing nothing.  Sometimes I imagine how life would have been during those days whenever I listen to them.

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Last Month I visited  home for two weeks. There I spent the entire holiday making  ATC [Artists Trading Cards] with Gesso/Mixed Media to send it to my friends overseas. I usually love making journals but I am really enjoying this new technique of art. I collected some old hymn pages from my old rickety bookshelves that’s been locked for years and I got my hands on some cool craft items from the local dollarstore in my place. I never knew playing with gesso could be so much fun. I used homemade gesso by adding white glue, talcum powder and a little bit of water. I love soft colors and you can see pastel tints all over my artworks.

Here are some ATCs that I made for my friend Elsa and the wonderful lady Cheryl who keeps sending me amazing happymails time to time. I shall sent these ATCs along with some other craft and art items for Christmas .

I also went for Autumn based decor to rennovate my art table and been making some art journal lately…

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Journals are memory keepers that will last forever…

I wish to leave them as finders keepers for my grandchildren which brings me to realize about tomorrow. Tomorrow is Halloween and Children as well as Halloween – Lover adults like us can’t keep calm about it. Its been my favourite Halloween tradition every year to watch all the cinematic Halloween – themed masterpieces on Halloween Night and eventually ending it with a rich and healthy fall meal. There are lots to movies that I can recommend for Halloween watch but my favourite of all is “Hocus-Pocus”. My Halloween isn’t complete without it.

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The film opens in 1693 at the Salem, Mass., home of the Sanderson sisters, three witches who maintain their immortality by poisoning children and sucking out their souls — kind of like dementors in bad perms and heels. Midler is the leader of the trio, Winifred, who’s joined by a slapstick Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays — wait for it — Sarah, a slightly ditzier version of Sarah Jessica Parker.

In the middle of one ritual soul-sucking, the witches are interrupted by a local boy named Thackery (No, that’s not a typo, and until I actually sat through the credits in 2009, I thought all the actors had lisps that only surfaced for the word “Zachary.”). The sisters are hanged in the tradition of so many misunderstood Salem women in those days, but not before they cast a spell to ensure their eventual return.

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Flash forward 300 years to Halloween 1993, and a brooding teen named Max who’s just moved to Salem from California. With his tie-dyed T-shirt and bedroom drum kit, Max is too cool for school, and far too jaded for all this stuff about the Sanderson sisters that everyone’s warning him about. Max lights the Sandersons’ legendary black flame candle in a misguided attempt to impress a crush, and the three witches bound back to life with just one night to claim a child’s soul.

 

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Another favourite Halloween movie of mine is “The Craft” . The storyline starts with a newcomer who is a natural white witch but unfortunately falls in a trio teenage girl wannabes who are outcast and practice spells to fulfill their desires with black magic.

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Apart from movies, there are also many wonderful books on my list of Halloween read. From Harry Potter to classic Tasha Tudor’s Pumpkin Moonshine, the list could go on and on. Here are my some of the books I recommend for Halloween Read:

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  2. J.  K. Rowling – Harry Potter Series
  3.  Lev Grossman – The Magicians
  4.  David Mitchell – The Bone Clocks
  5. Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the end of the lane
  6. James Patterson – Witch & Wizard
  7. Emily Croy Barker – The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
  8. Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
  9. Magnus Flyte – City of Dark Magic
  10. Karen Russell – Vampires in the Lemon Grove

With these I wish you all a HAPPY HAUNTING HALLOWEEN. I hope you liked reading my blog. I would love to hear from you too so please don’t forget to tell your thoughts in the comment box. Till then Bye .

P.S. : Don’t forget to drop by in our DIY page to learn some cool and easy Halloween DIY projects

 

 

 

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SOUL OF THE SUMMER

Before I start my blog, I would like to take a few minutes of yours to remember and send out prayers & love to all the victims and their families in the Manchester Tragedy.  What happened that night was unacceptable and unfortunate. Let not the fear overcome you. It’s time to stay strong and brave.

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Here is a beautiful song dedicated by Miley Cyrus to Ariana Grande and the victims of Manchester Tragedy ~ MALIBU

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“Life is about moving on with a strong but at the same time a kind heart”

Hello Friends,

Where you’ve been all? I miss you all and I got a load of girl-talks to share. Last weekend I went out shopping all around in the biggest flea market in my town ~ ” Fancy Bazaar”. From the prettiest flowers to a whole new collection of gorgeous shoes and chicest bags, you can figure out why the name ‘fancy’ was given to this place. I got blinded by the sight of this massive storehouse of wholesale items.

Recently I have been swapping mails with my friends from Germany & US. I went to a local dollarstore to buy some lovely craft items. I made a keepsake journal for my Pat Guidry. She’s got the nicest place on Earth which she calls “GIGI’S NEST”. She allows visitors to do scrapbooking in her place with the craft items she got.  She is a big fan of Mary Engelbreit and so am I. Do visit her place which is in Main St. Cankton, Louisiana.

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Summer is at iPaper_Towns_(film)ts peak here, but that won’t stop me from enjoying this season in the coolest way. These days I hardly get any time to watch a good movie (old or new doesn’t matter. The movie just needs to have a good storyline). Last week though I found some time to get my hands on some good DVDs; one of them was John Green’s novel adapted movie “PAPER TOWNS“. My Goodness! Cara Delevingne is not only good at modeling but good at acting too. I think no one could play the role, Margo, better than her. And Nat Wolff, the amazingly talented singer-songwriter, and actor who was born to be a star,  swayed away my heart with his acting skills in the movie that I could not put into words. Let’s listen to this song ~ Great Summer by Vance Joy to give a depth to my raw emotions .

On my last blog I promised to you all to give some Super Simple Ideas to brighten up your home with inexpensive items. I’ll make it really quick. Here are the top ten Inexpensive Items that you can use to brighten and liven up your space:

1.  White Wash your place

Colors play a major role when it comes to brightening the room.  I suggest white washing the walls because it has the quality to reflect out all the spectral wavelengths, thus doubling up the brightness of your room. Color up the furniture in the room with chalk paints of pastel shades such as aqua blue, pistachio green or sky blue and baby pink. This will give a cool, vintage and beachy effect to your room which is ideal for summer. You can make chalk paints at home too:

a. Mix the 1tsp Plaster of Paris,  1 tsp baking soda, or unsanded grout and 2 tsp water together enough to remove all the lumps.

b. Pour the baking soda or unsanded grout mixture into the 1 cup latex paint. Stir until all of the mixture is dissolved and there are no lumps.

2. Glasses and Crockeries

Use the empty glass bottles or old wine glasses as centerpieces. You can either turn into flower vase or candle stands, depends on how your mood demands. If you have brightly colored old teacups and coffeecups that you don’t use anymore, hang them around your kitchen shelf or you can just display them on shelves. This will surely make you feel homely and will often make you visit the kitchen to have a short tea break several times a day. Even Vintage Storage tins can be a great display item.

3. Flower Pots and Succulents

They are inexpensive, easy to handle and naturally found. Only think you need to offer is little bit of love and care ofcourse water. Scientists says that women who live among plants live longer. So ladies go get your elixir of life as soon as possible.

4.  Fairy Lights, Paper Crafts and Photographs

Twinkle, twinkle fairy lights…how can you brighten up the room so fine? Well that rhyme was corny but fairy lights isn’t so. Add up some fairy lights to your home to give a magical touch. Clip up some memorable polaroid pictures into your workspace. Or you can even  hang angel paper cut-out chains over the window or over your looking mirror. This reminds me of some cool Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff movies of the past.

5. Brightly Colored Quills and Pillows

Who doesn’t love a beautiful fabric? It is a woman’s first choice when it comes to homekeeping. Add some stunning pillow covers , quilts and bedsheets which will give a perfect contrast against the white washed wall. You can also paint a low cost plain white pillow cover with fabric paints with cool designs on it.

6. Seashells and Classic Books

Are you an avid reader? If yes, then its a good news for you. You can use up your classic collection of novels as vintage items to decor your home. Make some flowers stand beside those book piles. Peonies, roses and books never go wrong. You can use up some seashells as paperweights sitting over your books.

 

7. Hobby Items

Love Photography? Crocheting? Quilting? Crafting? Illustrating? Whatever is your hobby, display your delightful workspace with the things you have made so far. Let everyone know how talented you are!

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8. Buntings and tassels

These are the secret weapons to lift the mood in the house. You can make it with colorful papers or threads for a party and celebration mood or simply with soft colors to give a subtle touch to your room.

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9. Mason Jars & Candles

I think everyone must have figured it out till now that I will ultimately be ending up using candles for home decor. But seriously, candles are the most versatile item you can use in any occasion, be it halloween, christmas , birthday party or a relaxing evening. You get them in so many forms that you can fit them anywhere like Mason Jars that you bought from thrift shops or old glasses, colored tin buckets or a vintage lamp with tea light candles in it.

10. Pets

Yes you heard it right, PETS. Please don’t get me wrong. By categorizing pets I didn’t mean to make them look like a commodity. In fact what I mean by it is that Pets are the best gifts that you can have to liven up your home and your life. All they need is your love and trust. If you never had any pets, have one. You will realize how life changing it is. Even if you do not have anything glamorous at your home, only a ridiculously smiling pet, who will wait the day for you to return from work, just to give you a hug, is the most precious thing you can treasure at your home. 

Best things in life are free.

I hope this simple tricks will help you for your summer room decor. Don’t forget to click the like button if you find my ideas useful. Also please comment, I would love to hear your suggestions and opinions. Till then have a super exciting summer.

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P.S. : In my next blog I will post some all time favourite Summer Recipes. So stay in touch pink_smiley_face_conversation_heart_heart_sticker-r3d517b2c22a046ae81b94569516f8720_v9w0n_8byvr_324

 

My Mother’s Contentment

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It’s such a pleasure to meet you all again! Our Home has been flourished with beautiful seasonal flowers, vines and ornamental shrubs. Even our walls are dressed fabulously in Purple Garlic Vine.

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All these are due to my Mom’s Magic hands. Gardening is her utmost contentment, or more precisely, it’s her first love.  So I thought of sharing the way to her heart with you all. Let me first play a MUSIC for you to make up the misty mood…! bdc21e5b2124c74ce7d92eaf825ab5c5

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You can see a variety of shrubs and flowers in bloom, all potted in terracotta tubs in front of our porch. My Mom had the brilliant idea of decorating the stairs with duck shaped terracotta pots. It was brick colored when it was first brought home but later she colored it with white, silver and gold paints. Isn’t it gorgeous?! How can a mother of three be so multitasked apart of being a police officer? She is no less than a superwomen pink_smiley_face_conversation_heart_heart_sticker-r3d517b2c22a046ae81b94569516f8720_v9w0n_8byvr_324

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Even Tommy loves to soak sunlight early morning near her pots. Maybe she finds it peaceful there…

Take a look at the different shrubs she planted

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Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud

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Orange Bracket Fungi

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Clover Like Aquilegia weed

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And some medicinal plants too like Aloe-Vera, Aquilegia etc.

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But as a whole, I think it just looks Instagram worthy. I know you do it too. We all are guilty in that part, lol. insta_logo

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I love how perfectly my Mother have been able to make our house A Home. It takes great effort to make one. Only she knows how painstaking it is. But the irony is, she makes it look effortless. That’s how an expert she is. She takes care of everything, from her tough job to maintaining regular household decorum.

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Every morning, after her bath she worships in our temple as well as prays to Tulsi Devi (Holy Basil) with a small copper pot filled with clean water along with some incense sticks lighted, only for the safety and well-being of the family.

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Experimenting the garden is another naive nature of my mother. Sometimes with different pots or sometimes with differently styled pot stands. Her imagination just keeps coming.

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So that’s all for this blog. Thank You for visiting my blog and showing support.

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I wish you all A Very Happy New Year. Keep Loving & Supporting me. You can also follow me on my facebook page Ricky’s ART & CRAFT Studio. See you till then. Bye. Take Care and Have an awesome year ahead. web_party_confetti

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Lets Deck The Hall … !

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Hello everyone,

How are you all doing? It’s going to be an amazing weekend for me though a busy one. I’m all ready to decorate my home with some whimsical Winter and Christmas Decor.

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Are you ready too? The Mist has been rising here as days are approaching the New Year, which makes the early morning all the more gorgeous and pretty to look at. I love to take a walk on the streets along with my Labrador, Tommy at the early hours of dawn. Sometimes if it gets too cold, I simply make a hot cup of cocoa milk for myself and take a look at the breathtaking view from my home’s balcony.

 

It’s already time for Holidays and Christmas as well, I’ll be soon meeting up my parents. Maybe that’s why it is called “The most wonderful time of the year”. I’ve been preparing Christmas tags, cards, pocket-letters, and gifts for about a month ago to give it to my penpals, friends, and family. Meanwhile, I’ve been also planning on how to decorate my home for this special season. I always prefer the Vintage, Classic Style. It not only makes your home look pretty at the minimalistic but it is also pure chic, standard and neat.

Back in my Childhood days, what Christmas meant for us was to visit our small town’s old school’s Chapel early morning and sing carols there with our friends. We were welcomed at the church’s door with a person dressed as Santa Claus who used to bring with him a humungous bag loaded with gifts. He used to present every child with a Christmas gift on that day. Our School seemed to get brightly adorned everywhere with gorgeous Christmas decors and embellishments and a huge Christmas Tree would stand in the middle of the School’s Hall. I and my friends used to get excited from months ago discussing what carols would we sing or what would be our plans after the School’s Christmas celebration program is over. Those were the magical days and I had really good memories back from those precious days.

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Every Christmas Night, I hang around with my sisters or friends to visit the nearby churches to see the Christmas statues, Trees, and Decors. We usually carry candles with us to lit them in the altar along with a packet of sweets to offer them to our friends and kids.  When we reach home, we have a big feast with our family, neighbors and friends with cakes, homemade banana wine(non-alcoholic), lavish biryanis and chicken wings, fancy cream drizzled caesar salads, desserts, and many other Indian delicacies.

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And at last, we end up the special occasion by watching some of our favorite Christmas Movies. It would be a Movie Marathon. My all time favorite  Christmas movies are Home Alone (Part I and II), Jingle All the Way, Dennis the Menace, Harry Potter Series. I would love to hear what’s your favorite Christmas movie.

Christmas is the most fabulous celebration of all but preparing up for it at the very last moment can be very tiresome especially when you are a busy person like me. I personally love the idea of decorating up the house early for Christmas. It lets you stay stress-free and it also gives you enough time to make your guest list or think about what you want to prepare for Christmas dinner. Once the decor is done, you may call up your cousins and relatives early, so that they can stay up with you till Christmas and also provide you a helping hand in planning the guestlist or Christmas dinner or some sight – seeing together. Christmas is meant to meet up with your near and dear ones after all. Its the most important aspect of this celebration, to forgive and love. Your home will treasure all the priceless memories from such celebrations ~ laughter and happiness that you have shared with your family tiny-heart

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So in order to make this Christmas even more memorable for you, I’ve listed some decor ideas that are easy to make with easy to get items but also it guarantees to make your home equally whimsical as those expensive Christmas decor items available in the market.

1. Start up your decoration with the windows and window sill

It is important to make sure that you have cleaned up your house well before you start your decoration routine. I usually start by first cleaning up the whole house and removing all the stuff that all related to autumn or any other season except winter. Then I start my decoration routine from the windows with paper crafted Snowflakes or little houses, stars or bells along with dew drop and fairy lights hung over the windows to give your home look warm and whimsical. You may find paper templates printable in my FREE DOWNLOAD section for this decor.

2. Style up your Dinner Table

The Dining Table Decor should not be neglected as it the main place in your home where every member will sit down together, eat up, laugh and be merry. Liven it up using mistletoe, pinecones, acorns, candles, small pieces of logs to give a more vintage and rustic look. You may use silver spray paint to color the pinecones, acorns etc for a white Christmas decor with some salt sprinkled over it to give a snow effect. Make sure, you spray paint outdoor because it doesn’t smell good and it can be toxic for kids and pets too.

3. Brighten Up your fireplace

For the fireplace and its shelf, you may hang a chain of pom-poms or paper cut-outs of snowflakes, angels or reindeer. Or you can go for mason jar candles or snowglobes which you can make at home itself. The classic hanging stockings decor is my favorite, though. You may go to my DIY CORNER to see how it’s made. The choice to decor your home is endless. Just give a flick to your imagination wand. game-cosmic-love-fairy-wand

 

4. Getting ready with the Christmas tree

This is the most important and crucial part of Christmas Decoration. A beautifully decorated Christmas Tree alone can brighten up a dull lobby. You may use some homemade ornaments (See my DIY CORNER section). Use a variety of different ornaments, different colored light bulbs to make your tree look full. The height of the tree doesn’t really matter. Make sure someone helps you in putting up the tree as well as bringing down the tree once Christmas is over. Let your kids, cousins or siblings get involve in decorating it up. It’s a beautiful way to bond up with your family members. Kids got the amazing way to imagine everything and think out of the box, so they should always be welcomed in such home activities.

5. Wrapping Up those Gift

Wrap Up your gift packs with beautiful Christmas themed wrapping papers. You may buy some from Spoonflower. Tie a Tag on it or you can also insert mistletoe, pine leaves or pinecones to give a rustic. You can also use winter themed rubber stamps to draw over the wrapping paper or you may use paper punch, punch it over glitter papers and make a string out of it and tie it over your gift wrap. If you think the wrapping papers come too expensive, no problem! ~ you can hand paint over the wrapping paper with some creative winter illustrations of snowflakes, penguins, snowman, Santa etc. Just try it and I guarantee you’ll love it

So that’s all I want to share this time. Hope you all have a great weekend and a fabulous Christmas. See you all next year. Till then Happy Holidays

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The Most Wonderful Season of the Year.

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Hello Lovelies

How are you all doing? It’s been a while since I haven’t written anything on my blog. thanksgivingDid you miss me?  I never imagined that blogging would bring me so much love and happiness. It has opened a new chapter in my life where I can share my stories with some amazing readers and learning new thing from them too.

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I am thankful to all of my wonderful readers for showing love and support to my work.

Your love and affection gives me the strength to continue my work and make me believe that I must have done something right to deserve all your love.

In India we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving Day but there is a bunch of festivals that are celebrated in different parts of India at this time of the year. I belong from the North-Eastern part of India, precisely speaking ~ from the State Manipur of India. If you ever visit it in this time October-November, there is a very good chance for you to attend some of the most colorful festivals of Manipur. One of them is the ‘Sangai Festival‘.

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This festival is organized every year, around 21st – 30th of November by the Manipur Tourism Department; to celebrate, promote and showcase the culture and tradition of Manipur to the world. That includes traditional dances, art, hand-loom, indigenous sports, traditional cuisines, music as well as the scenic natural beauty of Manipur. To know more about it Click to this link    Sangai Festival 

This is me attending last Year’s Sangai Festival . I thoroughly enjoyed it with my sister

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Here are some pictures of the scenic beauty of Manipur.

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There are also many other auspicious festivals that are celebrated in the autumn-winter season in Manipur. One of them is Ningol Chakaoba and the other is Lai – Haraoba These are some of the most festive events which is similar to Thanksgiving Day in some ways since it includes massive feasts and gathering of the family members to celebrate family bonding as well as harvest on the onset of winter.

In Manipuri, ‘Ningol‘ means daughter and ‘Chakouba‘ means invitation for a lunch in the mother’s house. ‘Ningol Chakouba‘ is a special day for the married daughters in Manipur, and ningol’s kids are the happiest one at the idea of wearing new cloths and meeting bobok(grand-ma), pupu (grand-pa), mamma(uncle) and others. On this special day, a grand feast of ‘iinjang mathen-mathen‘ (various cuisines) is prepared in the honor of the daughter at her ‘mapam‘ (mother’s house). The invitation is formally done generally a week ahead by the brothers to pay a visit for the lunch. The feast consists of the traditional manipuri cuisines – Eromba ( Vegetables boiled or steamed with a lot of red chillies or umorok (king chilli) with ngari (fermented fish), smoked or roasted fish and mashed together), ‘Rohu fish curry‘, ‘Singju‘ ( a salad which may be prepared with finely chopped banana stem, laphu tharo (banana flower), cabbage, lotus stem, komprek (a kind of scented herb), kollamni (another herb), tree beans, coriander leaves, sinju pan, ginger, heibi mana and lots of seasonal vegetables mixed with ngari) and the list goes on and on. And for dessert we have Chahao Kheera popular sweet pudding of manipur made out of sweetened milk and Chahao (Black-rice). Have a look into these cuisine:

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Laphu-Eromba (Banana Stem Eromba)

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Thambou-Singju (Lotus Stem Singju)

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Rohu Fish Curry

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Chakhao/Chahao – Kheer  (Black Rice Pudding)

You may go to this facebook page to know more about the delightful dishes of Manipur Mathel – the culinary delights of Manipur  Or you can even join the facebook group Chakhum to know more.

The next festival that is celebrated during the harvesting season of the year in manipur is Lai-Haraoba. Lai Haraoba is a Manipuri festival, and is associated with Meiteis, celebrated to please traditional deities.Celebrated in honour of the sylvan deities known as Umang Lai,the festival represents the worship of traditional deities and ancestors. The festival is in part a recollection of the creation stories played the deities with the first origin of this universe and evolution of the plants and animals through the will of Atiya Shidaba. Translated, Lai Haraoba means “merry making of the Gods. First, the lai bung or haraobung (festival ground) is properly arranged. The king, the knights, the warrior chiefs, the ladies, the village elders and the youths and the girls are given their respective seats properly. The audience thus sit around the festival ground on the three sides of the laibung opposite the yathokshang (temporary temple of the deity for the festival). The festival continues from one day to even thirty days. But, in most cases ten to fifteen days are commonly held.The time of celebration varies from villages to villages in different parts of Manipur. In my place it is celebrated in the harvesting season of the year. The jagoi ( dances) are performed by maiba and maibis (priest and priestesses) in a way to please the deity.

This is the laibung from my village.

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The Maibis and elders dancing together for the deity..

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and the kids are just having fun

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So this is all about the festivals in my place. I would love to hear from you too ~ about your place or the festivals that you celebrate. Thank you for visiting my blog. I wish you a good year and a healthy, safe life ahead.  Take Care.

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“Autumn Love”

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Good Morning. Did you say Hello to Autumn? I wait for the arrival of this season like my whole year round to do some fun activities like ~ Collecting Colourful Dry Leaves, Hiking, Picking Apples from my garden etc. and I am sure you do it too

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Because the Air in Autumn carries with her the coziness and the enchantment that every living yearns for .

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The rustic fragrance of precious pinecones and pretty acorns in the woods and the sweet smell of the apples and pumpkins ripening makes you feel autumn all around you. ebfacfab126827be711398ecc1deb541

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There are many reasons why I love Autumn so much ~ It makes you feel like home no matter where you are, you want to be with your family at this time of the year, to play with your petdog into the woods and yards, go for hiking and bicycle picnic with your friends and siblings, collecting dry leaves and hang a garland of it around the window sill and decorating your home with all the seasonal vignettes pine_cone_png13347

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And did I mention the wonderful, fresh and delicious dishes that we are able to cook and enjoy eating with the variety of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and corns that are available only in this Harvesting Season of the Year?  Pumpkin Tart, Apple – Cherry Pie, Mushroom Corn Stuffed Cheese Sandwich, Vanilla Chocolate Ice-cream, Fresh green Herb ~ The Autumn Menu is just an exotic endless menu Pumpkin2.png

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Autumn brings us a bundle of Joy because it is packed with holidays ! From Thanksgiving Day, Veterans’ Day to different Festivals Celebrated all around the world. But I one Night I wait & enjoy the most is Halloween mac-o-lantern-1

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It is the only night when the grown ups become kids with their funniest, hideous and scariest outfit on and enjoy the night to the fullest. There is so much to enjoy this October Month. I am so excited. Are you too? Please write and share with me in the comment box what are your favourite Halloween & Autumn activities are. Till then see you soon

Thanking You for dropping by…

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BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAYS

Hello Friends!

First of all thank you for all the priceless wishes and blessings on my Birthday .

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Since you all made my Day so extraordinarily special I’ve something really special to gift you all back. I’m giving away postcards and pocket-letters to three people who supported my blog through beautiful comments, tags etc. watercolor-wash-backgrounds-preview3-o

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For the rest of my lovelies , don’t worry I have something for you too. I am giving away Free printables of August Issue and October Issue Calendars .

You can find the August Issue Calendar here August Calendar RICKY’s ART & CRAFT STUDIO  and the Halloween Special October Calendar here October _ Halloween _ Special _ Calendar ricky's art studio logo

So its all about having fun, share happiness and time to Groove

So that’s all! Please Comment Below to win Pocket-Letters and Custom Handmade Postcards.

Also please share what you will be doing this weekend or anything interesting.

Thank you for stopping by my blog .

with love

 

Welcome to my ART & CRAFT STUDIO

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Hello Friends!

This is my first blog article and I’m  quite excited to share a peek  into my art studio with you all. My Studio is a bright big room with huge airy windows which makes my studio so breezy and calm. If you visit my studio in early morning you’ll be lucky enough to see sparrows sitting and chirping with joy  on my studio’s window – sill.

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These are some porcelain figurette I was gifted from my friends. You can see a photo in the frame that I drew from Susan Branch’s pin board on pinterest. She is ofcourse one of my favourite artist and author.

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And there goes the paper ballerinas that I hanged around the curtains to give my studio a more whimsical lookwatercolor-wash-backgrounds-preview3-o

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Take some peek into my art desk…

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Hope you liked my studio.

I’ll be sharing my arts and crafts and DIYs on my next blog post.

Thank  You for visiting!!!

with love