It’s no secret that I love colorful things and jewels, so of course I’m a big fan of Indian art! They love color and sparkles almost as much as I do, especially in the Rajasthan region where the textiles and art are particularly beautiful. I was lucky enough to travel extensively in the region and bought lots of textiles while I was there.
Here’s one of my favorite pieces:
It’s about 4 feet long and 2.5 feet wide, and covered in all manner of shiny things. 🙂 It’s a bit too small for my bed, and I’d hate to use it as a tablecloth and get it stained, so I think it will become a wall hanging.
Of course, before then, it’s an inspiration for some nail art.
I handpainted these with acrylic paint and gouache, and added a few jewels and metal studs here and there. Not as bling as the real thing, but I’m enjoying the look. I might do this as my first pedi of the year, since we’re finally getting some decent warm weather here. I’m not putting away my winter coat just yet, but I think spring is really here. Seems strange that one day can be coat-worthy and the next is suitable for shorts and a t-shirt, but I guess that’s NYC for ya.