Friday 20 July 2012

Indira's Inspiration...

Hi Friends,
Our  featured artist of this week is a very versatile  and beautiful crafter, who loves to recycle things and when you go through her blog you will simply be blown away with her ideas and recycling skill.. She has such an absolute knack of taking everyday mundane things and turning them into works of art!!! So if you are wondering who am I talking about then let me introduce to you Indira Tanwar and here's what she has to say about her work and passion for crafting : 
Name: Indira Tanwar
Blog: Arty Sorts
1. Tell us a little about yourself ?
Hi. I am a KM professional working in an IT MNC. I live in Mumbai with my husband. We recently
celebrated our 4th anniversary. My dad was in the Indian Army and I was privileged to travel across the length and breadth of the country. I did my schooling from 7 different schools in India. After completing MBA, I landed a job in Mumbai and am settled here since last 7 years now.
I have been crafting since childhood and my source of inspiration is my mom. I used to watch her paint, stitch, do flower arrangements, sugar-craft and what not! I love all sorts of crafts and like to try my hands at new techniques.

2. When and how did you start cardmaking?
I used to make cards ever since I was a kid. My favorite shape was a circular card. I used to make cards for my parents, relatives and friends. I also loved collecting cards which were sent to us on various occasions.

3. What inspires you to create?
I get inspired by anything and everything. The other day I got a forward email to tie shoe laces in different ways, and I got thinking how to use that technique in my cards. So whatever I see around, I find some inspiration in it.

4. What is your favorite technique? Why?
I love Quilling. You add just one quilled element in your card and highlight it appropriately, and is sure to gather appreciation. But I also like to dabble in various other techniques as well.

5. Who are your favorite paper crafters at this time? Why?
Its hard to pick one name. I like various artists for their distinct style.

6. Describe your style?
I would say it is simple and clean. I also use a lot of recycled stuff in my projects. And yeah sometimes I do make elaborate stuff too, with lots of embellies.

7. Are you on any design team at this time? Have you been published on any magazine or online journal?
Currently I am Guest Designing for Pie Lane. My work was recently published in a local newspaper here in Mumbai on World Environment Day for making use of recycled stuff in my projects.

8.What is your favorite thing about creating?
It gives me a liberating feeling. I am in a world of my own when I am creating something. The kind of satisfaction I get after I "create" something, be it a small piece of embellishment or a big project, is truly amazing. I am so glad to be doing what I like most. 
Aren't these cards just beautiful!!! Indira has recycled a  magazine page to make her second pink card... isn't that amazing!! Besides recycling, Indira also does beautiful Quilling.. her work is so neat and her color combinations always are very lovely!! Her work has been inspiring all crafters/bloggers for quite some time now. So please don't forget leave some love for our today's guest at her blog :) And thank you so much Indira for sharing a little bit about you and your work :)


Jyoti Agrawal said...

Congratulations Indira!!! You are surely a super crafter.

Hussena said...

Congrats on being Featured Indira :) You are Such an Inspiration !!

Poornima said...

Congrats Indira..Nice to read about u !!

Anusha Vamsee said...

Beautiful Indira :-)

Unknown said...

Congrats Indira...its nice to know more bout you.You are a craft Rock star and I am a big fan of your work.
P.S.- what is KM?

Indira Tanwar said...

Thanks a lot everyone for your lovely comments. And thanks to PPS team for featuring me.
@Snehal: KM--> Knowledge Management :)

Darshana's Creative Space said...


Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! That's some seriously good quilling going on there!

Pritesh Dagur said...

Indira is a wonderful pick Noor! She's an awesome crafter and an even better person! Good Luck Indira and thanks Noor, for featuring her :)

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