Waiting to have my blood drawn as part of some routine checks, I noticed this in the waiting area. I couldn’t help smiling to myself. As K summed it – thodappa kattai in a chatti (brooms in a pot).
As we waited, we ended up discussing decor and what is Art. Growing up, I remember lots of jokes about what passed for “modern art”. In movies, in magazines and sometimes in sarcasm. When K and I bought our home, I wanted to fill it with knick-knacks from India. A kathakali mask, an embroidered table cloth that would go up as a wall hanging, the burnished steel utensils that could pass off at corner pieces and so on. Eventually my home boasted of none. Not sure when I gave up on my interior decoration skills but I managed to put some gifts we received on the walls and told myself less is best.
I love looking around when I visit friends to see how creative they have been with Indian pieces and am almost always wondering “Why didn’t I think of that?”.
So, now you tell me about some innovative things you have done with your home. Might help Bavani you know 🙂