Monday, 11 August 2014

Getting to know me blog hop !

Hello friends,
Today's blog post is different as I am writing about me and my journey of being an art and craft lover .
First of all I would like to thank Neha Upreti for tagging me for this DIFFERENT BLOG HOP.
She is a beautiful crafter .Her blog's name is  CREATIVE CRAFTING and her Facebook page is Neha Handmade Cards She does lovely mixed media layouts, Beautiful Cards etc. I really love the way she uses her embellishments on whatever she makes. Thanks Neha for inviting me to be part of this Blog Hop.

A little introduction of me . My name is Meeta Bhalotia. I was born and brought up in Kanpur, UP. After marriage I came to Chennai and now settled in Kochi. Kerala is
a very beautiful place. You should visit at least once. It has lush green places to beautiful backwater to wonderful beaches.
I have a page on Facebook The Quill Mill and my Blog is The Quill Mill Crafts.




GETTING TO KNOW ME 

1.WHY DO I CRAFT/WRITE?

I was always into arts and crafts. During my growing up years sewing and knitting was part of our daily routine. When my mother saw the artistic side in me. I was introduced to an arts teacher . Till date I thank him for whatever I learned from him. Even during difficult exam times also all other activities were stopped but painting continued. I mostly used to do Oil paintings. But after marriage I took a break and I now I am back to my passion - Arts and Craft. 
Some of my earlier works oil paintings and teddy painting done on the wall for my daughter's room 













2.WHY DO I CRAFT/BLOG?
I craft because I love being creative. I am addicted to Quilling.
From past one year I have started with other crafting styles.
I believe as an artist I should not restrict myself.
I am not much into blogging but its really great to be part of "Blog-land"
I blog mainly to be part of various challenges and get inspired by national & international bloggers. So much to learn from everywhere. 



























3.WHAT AM I WORKING AT ?
I have just finished a quilled place-mat and in the process of making another. Then few cards, a quilled wrist watch, a quilled pendant & earring set and a wedding journal. So lots of varied work is going on simultaneously.


4.HOW DO I BECOME INSPIRED OR BE INSPIRED?
I get inspired by many things like fellow crafters, I would say my fellow crafters are biggest inspiration whether they are from India or from a Foreign country. Each have a different style. Yet creating my own style.
Everyday we are learning newer techniques. Through Facebook/Google/Pinterest/Youtube I must have come across so many techniques and products. Nature being another big source of inspiration especially flowers (helps me lots when I am quilling)
I feel so proud when someone comes and tell me you have inspired my child to do quilling.
SO BE INSPIRED AND STAY INSPIRED.

5.HOW DOES YOUR CREATING PROCESS WORK?
The moment I get an order to make a product my thought process begins.
Starting from conceptualizing to the final product I keep on working on it till I am not satisfied. So sometime the final product maybe different from the initial conception. I feel as we create we can add lot of things to make the product look the best.



6.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES YOU TO CREATE SOMETHING?
It depends on what kind of product I am making and availability of time and most importantly deadline pressure. Believe me Deadline Pressures brings the best out of you. I know you will definitely agree to that.  


7.HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS?
I try to be different from others.I like to mix various mediums to make something different. 
Though I might be inspired by many but I still try to be different. 










8. WHAT ARE THE FAVORITE THINGS I LOVE TO CREATE?
I love to do Quilling in wrist watches, making photo frames, place-mats. Iove working on personalized explosion boxes.Of late I am loving to do all distressing and stamping techniques.Though a long way to go and master the technique.



















9.WHAT IS MY SIGNATURE STYLE?
A creative person never cages a particular style. I like to experiment and usually challenge myself . Being little different from others is my signature style.  I want to be very versatile.



TAKING THE BLOG HOP CHAIN FORWARD

Hope you all have enjoyed a little self interview of me. Now I would like to introduce to  KHUSHBOO GARG , NIKKITA JAIN and TEENU TERRENCE . I am tagging them to take the chain forward. Khushboo and Nikkita are crafters while Teenu is a writer. Though I have not met any of them but still we all are connected with creativity.

KHUSHBOO GARG  Khushboo lives in  Kolkata, India. She says she loves paper. I like the way she uses stamping techniques in making cards. Her facebook page is Kreative Inspirations and her blog is Something Sassy 




NIKKITA JAIN Nikkita is a young and dedicated crafter . She is from Kolkata, India. She loves to make fancy cards, tags, albums with lots of embellishments and color. She loves to experiment.  Her facebook page is Blooming Crafts and her blog is THE NEW CRAFTER..
  




TEENU TERRENCE Teenu is from Kochi, I came to know about Teenu when she ordered a Quilled nameplate for her newborn. I really love the way she writes. Her writing is so fresh and crisp. Her blog is MY BATHROOM MIRROR



Do check their blogs and fb pages and leave lots of love . They will be posting on 18th August (Monday)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. A bit lengthy post but I hope you enjoyed my little journey of crafting. Still a long way to go.Do leave a comment and lots of love.
Happy Crafting 
Meeta




16 comments:

  1. Great knowing more about you meeta.. love your quilling. .quiet agree with you that we cannot restrict creativity to only one aspect. .It becomes a part of life

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    1. Thanks Lavina for stopping by my blog and leaving lots of love and appreciation :)

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  2. great...all the best and keep going...you write well too..

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  3. Good to read more about you Meeta and proud to say Kerala , God's own Country is indeed very beautiful !! Especially loved your quilled orange blooms-- stunning
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Thanks Sonia for stopping by my blog and leaving lots of love and appreciation :)
      God's own country is indeed very beautiful. Cheers :)

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  4. Its so nice knowing you more :)... and awesome quilling as always...
    thank you for tagging me... lots of love...

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    1. Thanks Nikki for the appreciation you do, Hugs :)

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  5. It was good to know about you Meeta. . Love your quiling work especially in watches

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    1. Thanks for appreciating my work.
      Thanks a ton for tagging me in such wonderful blog hop .
      Hugs :)

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  6. Lovely !! With each day u get more creative !! Proud of you mummy !! :) :)

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  7. Thanks dear :) Your encouragement makes me work even more.
    Hugs and kisses :) :) :)

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  8. Our friendship started on a very different note but getting you know personally was a pleasure... Appreciate the kind of hard work and dedication you put into every little form of art you do...n simply love your creativity... Remember just calling you and giving you a very short notice to get my daughters name plate done....and when u sent me the final results was jumping with joy coz it matched the theme n color of her room decor perfectly....everytime I see her name plate, a smile comes on my face and can never thank you enough for it....kudos to you and your entire team for such amazing work....loads of love n best wishes.......

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  9. Hey Ipseeta.Thanks dear for umpteen encouragement. I know we have a different kind of friendship and I cherish that. Thanks for hopping by my blog. Love and hugs. :)

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  10. Hello Meeta mam,
    The way you have described your blog shows your inquisitive nature and bombarding energy to explore more art. I am new to Quilling.. Hope you and your work would be helping me to enjoy Quilling and get to learn the craft
    Thank you
    Priya krishnamoorthy

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