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Artsy Craftsy jan 2012


The Theme for Artsy-Craftsy-Jan-2012  is “Paint your own Van Gogh” 

This month, explore the art of famous artists from around the world- Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Amrita Shergill, Jamini or Hussain.. Copy their style and create your masterpiece. Your post needs to have the original inspiration.. Your child doesn’t need to paint an exact copy .. just their expression of the original. I know its a tough one.. But imagine how much you can enrich your child.

Here is my Pinterest board with some inspiration for you
Please add a link back to this post for each entry.




I have a inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post. Please link your entries in that only.

Here are the rules of the challenge.. Do read the ones in bold and yellow.

  1. Stick to the theme for the month.I reserve the rights to delete an entry that does not have  a backlink or is not  related to the theme.
  2. Last date for sending your nomination is 30th of Jan, 2012.
  3. If you have a blog, add the above image in a post with a link to this page and add the artsy-craftsy pic in your sidebar [ HTML code below]. You don’t need to be a follower.
  4. If you don’t have a blog, mail me the pics at mymindfulmeanderings[at]gmail[dot]com. Add copyright info and steps on how you made the craft.
  5. Add your blog post link in the inlinkz tool below.
  6. Resize the pics that you send / upload to a max of 1024×768.
  7. Please provide pics and details on how you made the craft. Links to another site which has the instructions is also fine.
  8. The winner will be chosen based on how easy yet stunning the end result looks and will be announced on the last day of the month.
  9. The entry has to be child-friendly. Keep it simple though.
  10. You can have more than 1 entry .. and increase your chances at winning.
  11. This challenge is open for all kids, ladies, gents, moms, dads , followers, lurkers… everyone.

Code for your sidebar [ Enter this in a HTML/java code widget]

 <a title=”Artsy-Craftsy Challenge” href=””>
<img height=”150″ alt=”Artsy-Craftsy Challenge” src=”” width=”150″ border=”0″ />

Go on get artsy-craftsy 🙂



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  1. @Shama: Happy journey.. and do a post with lots of pics.. 🙂
    @Shalini: Yay! looking forward to ur participation..
    @Priya – Hehe. Lil p is also excited. Hope you get ammu to create your own masterpiece.
    Abt the dec craft.. Its ok .. Do a post now and i’ll link it up 🙂

  2. Nice..something very different..
    Ammu will be excited to paint 🙂

    BTW.. the dec craft was done but didnt make it to the blog 🙁 The post was all ready.. but the pic is yet to be uploaded.. thats been the tragedy with me… hoping to rectify this soon..

  3. What an idea, madamji! 🙂 Can’t wait to see all the entries.
    Have you seen the Tulika Looking at Art series on Indian artists – Hussain, Jamini Roy, Ravi Verma and Amrita Shergill

  4. Wow.. where do you get your ideas from??? This is a super thing. Looking forward to at least looking up some great works. Will try to get the kids to do something.

  5. @Shama : Anything and everything is allowed.. 🙂 Link it in.
    @Arundhati – Yup I have the full collection. Do you want to do a Book review on them this friday?
    @OM: Awesome.. I do have a plan to get Lil p to try out a few.. Will share them soon.

  6. Hi Shruti,

    I have been following your blog for quite sometime and new to entering your contests. Could you please confirm that I am in too? I have added my link using the tool, and sent you a mail too, but wanted to just be sure. 🙂
    I must say I enjoy your blog and participating in your contest too. 🙂 thank you. you are providing food for my creative hunger.

  7. I am participating for the first time in your contest. I hope you got my mail (I have shared my link on your inklink tool too). Thanks for giving me this oppurtunity 🙂
    and I love your blog. 🙂