I am a qualified Computer Engineer and a Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor. But, I’ve always been an artist at heart. I’ve loved arts even though I never studied arts anywhere. I’ve also loved to work with children long before I had a couple of them of my own. I have worked with children in Ireland, Italy and India doing workshops. Unfortunately, I do not have photos from a lot of workshops that I did in libraries and schools. I have posted here a few samples from different ones that I have done over the years.
I am a homeschooling mother of two children who are nearly 11 and 9. I love traveling, music, reading, writing and meeting people.
My recent passion is to make things out of what is considered waste by others. I tend to go to Recreate these days, pick up random stuff and upcycle them to beautiful artwork. My most recent workshop was to make suncatchers out of used CDs. I also use mixed media to produce some beautiful art.
I have posted here some of the artwork that I have done with my own children and also some that I have done as workshops over the years.
These are stuff we have made for the Dublin Makers 2018 (We are listed as Abhishka’s creative world)
Ganesha with mixed plastic beads, joint effort.
Decorated bottles – candle stands
Rangoli on plastic container lid using plastic beads
Boomerangs made by Abhinav
Rangoli on OHP by Anoushka
Photo frame by Anoushka
Mixed media on tile by me
Simplest paper dolls by me
Art on toilet paper rolls by Anoushka and me.
A mix of water colour and acrylic paints on canvas. The dark brown bits are plastic pieces that I got from Recreate.
The tile was from Recreate, so were the plastic bits on the border. The flower is made of sand and painted using poster colours.
Air dry clay on tile and acrylic paints.
Dreamcatcher made from old bangle, some wool, glue, beads, and feather that was leftover from Christmas workshops.
Handmade silk thread jewelry.
Made from paper beads.
Made from air dry clay.
Art workshop with homeschoolers 2018 (Chester Beatty Library)
26th April 2018
Suncatchers made from old CDs.
Book Reading and Art workshop January 2017 (Children’s lending library, Florence, Italy)
14th January 2017
Christmas arts workshop 2016 (Children’s lending library, Florence, Italy)
Thanksgiving book reading and workshop 2016 (Children’s lending library, Florence, Italy)
13th November 2016
Social Inclusion Week 2014
16th October 2014, Rangoli display and workshop
Indian Storytelling and Warli painting workshop, March 2016
17th March 2016, British Institute Library, Florence, Italy.
Open to children of all ages.
Outreach Workshops, April 2009
22nd April, Balbriggan library
Rangoli workshop with Shyamala
24th May 2008, Rangoli and Henna display
Fringe Festival 2006
22nd September 2006, Story Telling through music and dance
Saoire festival 2006
19th August 2006, Rangoli Workshop for children
Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival 2006
05th August 2006, Rangoli children’s workshop
Finglas Library, August 2006
04th August 2006, Rakshabandan workshop for children
Rangoli for adults, June 2006
15th June 2006, Dublin South Libraries
Rangoli workshop for adults with Shyamala
Chester Beatty Library, October 2005
19th November 2005, Rangoli display
Henna Workshop with children.
Festival of World Cultures, Dun Laoghaire 2005
27th August 2005, Family Workshop
Was featured in Sunday Times.
Artsfest June 2004
June 2004, Meath County Council library
See and learn about the Indian sand drawing tradition with facilitator Shyamala Sathaiseelan. As you would expect, this workshop shows how Indian children would make drawings from sand. Children will also have the opportunity to try some with coloured powder.
Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival 2003
1st August 2003, Rangoli Family workshop