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Nativity Scene...

So the crib is set up too.... used black chart paper to set up the night sky, stuck stars and angels all around. Click on the pictures for a larger view... Pretty cool... huh? A closer view...  The guiding star...
Wishing all of you a blessed and beautiful Christmas. May the love, peace, joy and hope of the divine baby fill our homes, our hearts and this world.

A memorial poem for the Sandy Hook Elementary School Children...

Innocent Eyes...

In the classroom scribbling on the desk
Smiling at the teacher reading some text
Dreaming of cookies and presents under the tree
Beautiful voices singing carols off key
Magic of the season exudes from them
Beautiful smiles and kisses like toffee

Innocent eyes see a stranger that enters
A few loud noises and their world disappears
Innocent eyes behold a bearded man on bended knee His arms are open, He smiles beckoningly
They recognise Him, the beginning of time He sweeps them up, kissing them tenderly

Sentinel beings and scampering pets, rejoices
At this cherubic gathering of pigtails and crayon smudges
Even here preparations are in full swing
To celebrate the birth of a King
Innocent eyes agog at the sights and the sounds
They join the shepherds in their song

Nestled in His lap, memories still linger
Of loved ones, forced to surrender
Looking at Him, they know all will be well
When everyone meets in His kingdom, to dwell
He sings them a song, they nod off to sleep
He …

My Wall Christmas Tree....

So I saw this picture on Pinteresta few months back and I thought of replicating the same at home this Christmas. Tell me what you think of my wall Christmas tree... I know the original picture used logs of wood, but I didn't want to poke holes in the wall... they had to have drilled holes or something, how else are those logs held up? Anyway, I used a sheet of cardboard, cut it into strips and arranged them in a tree like fashion.
There was some old wire lying about, and I used that to link the strips of cardboard... this way, only one nail would do. Then bought some (rather masculine looking) gift wrapping paper and wrapped each individual cardboard strip in this paper. I wanted to give it a rugged look, that's why didn't pick up any glittery or flowery wrapping paper.
Next made the star that comes on top of the tree with yellow chart paper. Made a few Christmas ornaments to go on the tree... used ordinary cardboard and glitter powder.  Some more ornaments...  Next it…

The Best Christmas Albums.... Ever.

It's raining carol concerts in the city and I've attended some lovely caroling events these past few weeks. What a beautiful way to usher in this season... through songs of joy and hope. I start playing carols nonstop from November 30th, which is also my sister's birthday, and my parents have so rightly named her Carol. I wrote a poem for her on her birthday, I thought it was pretty funny... 
No sparkling Somerhalder Nor sexy Holloway's smoulder You got the best man little sister In my friend who resembles Richard Gere. 
So my sister likes these two guys (I mean, who wouldn't, click on the links to check them out) and the first guy Ian Somerhalder plays a vampire (hence the sparkling reference) in some teen drama series, and the second guy Josh Holloway used to appear in an old series about plane crash survivors called Lost. And yeah, my friend does resemble Richard Gere, at certain angles... anyway, if you get the poem, then good. I can't do more explaining t…

The Hindu festival of lights, Karthikai Deepam...

So those who read my blog probably know my penchant for anything related to candles or lamps. I think its got something to do with the flickering shadows that mask the rigid lines of reality and shrouds everything in a mystic romantic glow. And since Karthikai Deepam, a very pretty Hindu festival of lights, was just round the corner I was intent on celebrating it. During this festival houses and streets are lit up with rows of oil lamps in the evening.  Visited themarketnearby and bought many of these tiny clay lamps. Saw this flower lady  surrounded by her colourful flowers... Soaked the little lamps in water for a while (cause apparently if you don't soak them in water, they tend to soak in the oil later) and then spread them out on paper. When twilight loomed near, I got to work lining up these lamps outside the house and placing oil and wicks in them.


Here they are all lit up and emitting a cozy glow, aren't they pretty... made me thankful for my very own collection of tiny…