We wish you a…


And another one!


Twice because there are two people involved in the anniversary.

Also because the first one was not centrally aligned. So I had to make another one.


Master of the threads

Who are you?

Names are such a human concept. Hari, Ganga, Faizal, Tom – except for their possible religious affiliations, what else can you gauge from their names? Fine, if you really want a name, here is one – U. N. Owen[1]. Forget my name. The question you should be asking is..

What are you?

Excellent question. I’m glad you asked. I was once a rectangle of threads, and this is my story.

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A bizzare sequence of sketches

Chapter 1: Park

It was a dark and stormy night. It was a bright and sunny morning. The grass felt cool to sit on. It was recently trimmed, so it was quite prickly. But that didn’t matter much. I looked up and smiled upon viewing the spectacle in front of me.

He looked very grumpy. Or maybe he was just concentrating. She, on the other hand, had an air of calmness. Both of them had notebooks on their laps and were scribbling/drawing away.


It was an uncommon trio and this was our first meet outside the walls of our college. While most fellow college-mates frequented malls, we decided on Lalbagh.

Lalbagh. It was twenty minutes and these two had not budged from their seats, nor had their expressions changed. *sigh* It was going to be a long day before I could head back home.

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Cut it out!

A few weeks ago I came across these stunning paper cut-outs by LettreMix and Suzy Taylor. They are so intricate. My hands were itching to try a cut-out myself. Fortunately, I had a paper blade. Unfortunately, it was as blunt as a butter knife. Nevertheless, I tried cutting a simple design. But, I was severely disappointed with what I considered my prized possession. So I ordered a new one. Don’t worry, the old one is still there. I’m not that quick to change loyalties.

And oh my… This cut paper like it was butter. (It = paper, I’m not indicating that you can use butter to cut paper. Just being thorough for all you nit-pickers.) I tried an intricate design and was quite pleased with the result.

Tiny flower cut-out
No product placement intended.

This tiny piece reminded me of something my mother constantly says – make BIG things. I decided to heed her advice this time. Sort of.

Home sweet home
Home sweet home. (A4 size paper)

I liked the outcome of my first piece and developed on it to create a more intricate structure. As for the background, I refused to drop to the level of solid monochrome, so I settled for 2 colours. Pardon me for the sub-par typography. As I was cutting the paper and removing the scraps, bits and pieces of the wreath were revealed. The whole process was very satisfying.