Sunday, 13 October 2013

Indian Festival Dussehra Inspired Week in my A5 Filofax Original Pink Fluoro

This time of the year, I miss being around family and friends in India. The festive season, the colours, the lights, the festive gatherings, the market stalls, the yummy food and the positive vibes all around is what I miss. So I decided to decorate the upcoming week in a colourful Indian Hindu Festival inspired look - Dussehra (Dus-seh-raa) in my Filofax A5 Original Pink Fluoro. This is my favourite festival out of all the numerous Hindu festivals celebrated in India.

A little bit about Dussehra

The name Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit language 'Dasha-hara' that literally means -
'removal of ten' ; referring to the Hindu God Rama's victory over the ten-headed demon king Raavan of Lanka. This day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the Demon Mahishasur. This festival is celebrated for ten long days and on the tenth day an effigy of Raavan is burnt marking his end.

So here are a few photos of my decoration and my illustrations




Above photo: Illustration of Goddess Durga.
The text on the above illustration is Hindi Script for " Shiv- Shakti"








Above photo: Illustration of a burning effigy of Raavan








The text on the above illustration is Hindi Script for " Shiv- Shakti"



I always loved the Indian art of Henna and motifs. The tiny Paisley, bird and leaf illustrations are inspired by Henna and motif art that I love doing all the time.














GOODIES USED THIS WEEK:

  • Washi Tape - All purchased from ETSY (Various sellers on Etsy)
  • Pink, Orange and Green Coloured thin strip Sticky flags - KMART (Sydney)
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Markers and Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens 0.7  -  JETPENS
  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Pen Black 0.38mm  -  JETPENS



I hope you enjoyed looking at these pages. Please feel free to ask any questions.

Ha ve a wonderful day!

4 comments:

  1. Wow, those pages look amazing! I'm having serious planner envy!

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    1. Lol! I can tell you this planner addiction is a serious addiction :)

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  2. Those pages are absolutely beautiful, stunning :-) I see you're doing P90X, go you!!! That is one awesome (and tough) programme :-)

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    1. Yes, P90X is really tough but I feel awesome at the end of each workout. Trying to stay consistent :)
      Thank you for the encouragement and appreciation :)

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