Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Photography - Beauty of the Sunrise

Hello Everyone!!

             Yesterday morning was a beautiful one. I woke up so early and the sky outside looked so mesmerizing as if it were a beautiful painting. It was all blues and yellows coming together beautifully. The grey clouds gave another dimension to the scenery. The cool breeze and the bird chirrups enhanced the ambience of the atmosphere. I took so many photographs and I am sharing with you three of them. Hope you all will like them.

Before the sunrise

The sun coming up
                 As the sun comes up, everything in the front becomes completely black and the sky changes its hue. The blue becomes darker and yellow becomes brighter. Then light of the sun illuminates whole of the sky and the new day begins!

The sun is here

- N K Sran

Friday, 26 April 2013

Photography - Baked Samosas treat

Hello everyone!!

                  Hope you all are enjoying yourselves. Yesterday I baked samosas for my family. Here I am sharing some of the photographs. Hope you'll enjoy them.

- N K Sran

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Photography - Loquat fruit

                    Loquat also known as "Japanese Plum" or "Lugaath" is a pulpy fruit that usually ripens after winter. These are very nutritious and tasty too. I enjoyed eating and photographing them.

             - N K Sran

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Photography - Soya beans

Hello everyone!

           Hope you all doing fine. Here are two clicks on soya beans. They are healthy and rich source of protein. From viewpoint of a photographer, they look beautiful.

                                                                                                                                                                                          - N K Sran

Photography - Yellow melon

Took this one few weeks ago. The yellow melon was healthy and delicious too.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Photography - Kashmiri Carpet

I love the colour and the design on the Carpet. It is hung on the wire for drying in shade after a gentle wash.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Featured Artist - Eli Salvans

About the Artist

        Eli Salvans lives in Sabadell (Barclona, Spain). She studied history of art at university, (Univesitat Autònoma de Bellaterra). She likes painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, recycling, embroidery, all kinds of crafts, photography, literature and likes to try new ideas. She is 50 years old and virtually self-taught, for all.  But her grandmother taught her basic points for crochet. In spite of not having a family history in the world of art, from younger stage she demonstrated her interest in the Plastic Expression, that with the time evolved into her own personal style.


               Most of her paintings are oil on canvas, ("a la prima"). Since 1999, she exhibits regularly in the Traç d´Art Gallery, Sabadell, her hometown. She does not belong to any group or society of art. She prefers to be independent.

The painting given below will be exposed in Girona (Spain), from next week, in "La Carbonera"
Oil on canvas, 90 x 200 cm. (2012).

terra - cavalls del mar

terra - sireno i trito

"flama ballat al foc" (as a flame dancing on fire)
"de foc i d'aigua" (fire and water)

Photography and photo-editing : Along with photography, she is good at photo-editing too. Have a look at her work.

Embroidery : Here is a piece of her embroidery work. It is a great piece of patchwork.

Knitting: Following are some beautiful pieces of knitting done by her.

Lace work
Other works: 

Beautiful pattern on wall

Message from the Artist

               Welcome to my world!

Find Eli Salvans at:      Visit her Website elisalvans.wix.com to view more of her amazing work!

Follow her on the following networks.

            If you are also an artist or amateur in the fields of art, photography, poetry etc. and want to feature your work with us, read Guidelines >>

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Art - Flower vase oil painting

Hello everyone!!

              Hope you all doing great! Few days ago I completed an oil painting. It took 5 days to complete it. I enjoyed painting as well as photographing it. I am sharing those pictures with you. Hope you'll find this post interesting.

Flower vase, oil tubes on canvas, 2013

Starting from the scratch. Applying the base coat.

Oil tubes and brushes on working desk

Every artist loves their colours!

Adding leaves and vase.

Adding details to flowers.

From a different angle.

After completion
                                                                                                                                                            - N K Sran

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Photography - Curious Pigeon

Took this picture yesterday, the pigeon seemed quite curious about what is happening in the veranda.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Chance for artists to get featured!

Hello everyone!!

         I am delighted to announce that we are introducing a "Featured" section on our site. We'll be featuring people and their work from various fields like Art, Photography, Poetry, Philately and many more. Artists may be amateur or established, international or local, we give chance to all.

          Submit your entries if you want to be featured in this section. Send via email to liveyourhobbies@gmail.com

Here is your chance to get featured on our site. Guidelines for submitting for Featured:

  1. Submit a short bio along with some images of your work. You may also submit your own photograph if you want to.
  2. Submission limit is 100 to 1000 words. We hope this much would be enough.
  3. Don't worry about the grammar and presentation, we'll manage it for you.
  4. Language for the submission : ENGLISH ONLY. You may get it translated from someone if it is in any other language.
  5. If submitting a work by some artist, include date of completion and its theme.
  6. It is open for all, artist may be of any age, international or local, amateur or established, all are welcome.
  7. No adult content allowed.
  8. Also mention the links to other pages about you or your work that you want to display. We'll be happy to introduce you to our readers. Also mention your profiles where they can find you.
  9. Please keep the subject of the email as FEATURED. 
  10. Also mention category name at the top in the email. Choose your category name from the following :
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Philately
  • Poetry
  • Wildlife
  • Languages
  • My Hobby
  • Other(name)                                            

                        We are waiting for your entries. Send via email to liveyourhobbies@gmail.com

                                                                                                                                                        - N K Sran