Sunday, 24 August 2014

Day 410- Sarees And The City

I had planned this for a while, making a box vignette for Winni on her birthday the way I did for Uncle Vasu's 80th  just a few months back.

I wanted to make a box that is essentially her, someone who wears the most outrageously mini dresses but would occasionally don a traditional saree for her boyfriend (she a Catholic, he from a family of a devout Hindu); a beer guzzler who loves to dance but whom I have never seen drunk; immaculate hair except in the rain; a fierce foe but also a loyal and devoted partner.

One side of the box reads: I am not a sari kind of girl but sometimes for love, I kind of am.

I completed the vignette in an afternoon.

She wears a saree of course but it is one of glitter and suede with a veil in the boldest print and brightest blue. Like a leading lady in a Bollywood movie, she dances under a tree but her tree blooms in a burst of untamed hues and she has wild flowers in her hand and hair

 and yet.....I felt something missing.

Until I found this bottle of Tiger beer 

 and finally, I think I have made a box that is essentially her.

Sarees & The City



Daydreamer said...

Oh! What a Wonderful tribute to your friend!!! The box itself is lovely but the Saree clad Vision dancing under the blooming vines is just Gorgeous! Breathtaking! Divine! and the final touch of the beer bottle is like a signature... just Perfect!!!
(I wish I could dance in a brilliant blue glittery sari under the blooming vines.... I think I would be drunk just on the passion of the moment....!!!)
I do love to see your creativity flowing.... flowering... pouring out your love!

The Old Maid said...

Great idea and great gift! That shining sari is splendid and that bottle is funniest addition.:) I am sure she will love it!
Hugs and kisses(I am writing a message to you for much too long now...I do hope to send it soon. ;))

Margriet said...

This is just wonderful, what a beautiful gift!!! I'm sure she will love it!

Ana Anselmo said...

Wonderful unique gift!!!

Drora's minimundo said...

This beautiful box looks like a perfect gift for the person you
described. The saree is exquisite and the final touch, the beer bottle, is pure fun. Lucky friend!
Hugs, Drora

claude said...

what a nice box

Maria Ireland said...

Your box is fantastic. Your friend sounds like a lot of fun and I am sure she will love her wonderful gift.
Hugs Maria

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Sans! I adore your sense of humor and observation that translates so well into a fun and original gift for your friend. :D


BiWuBär said...

How could she not love this wonderful box - it's the most personal and original gift of friendship... thanks to the bottle of beer! *teehee* No, without kidding - fantasic work!


Fabiola said...

Wonderful and "magic" gift.

carmen said...

tu amiga estará feliz!

Remco said...

Cool idea, what turned out fantastic!

Eva said...

Wonderful gift full of colour and love :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

I love the vignette you made for your friend! I am sure she will love it.

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