Saturday, April 18, 2009



The work of this "budding young artist", as Tara of TARA CREATIONS on Etsy calls herself, is quite wonderful! I think her abstract paintings have a magical quality to them with the colors and designs she creates. You will want to be sure to visit TARA CREATIONS to see for yourself just how beautiful they are. First, let's learn a bit more about Tara as she tells us about herself in her own words below.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

Nilgiris (meaning the Blue Mountains) is among one of the most popular tourist attractions in southern India. It’s a hill station blessed with natural creeks and rivers, gorgeous flowers and gigantic trees with almost all the shades of green that you can ever see on earth, and I was blessed to be born there. My earliest work in school, that I remember painting, was that of a leaf and then a tree. I believe my scenic motherland led me to create my art. Painting and drawing always has been a part of me since my childhood. It’s in me and always will be. My art teacher in school, my parents, my sister and my brother have played a great role helping me develop my art through their constructive criticisms.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I mostly did sketches with pencils in the past. These days, I work with Oils and Acrylics after being exposed to some of the greatest artists’ works that are found online, which turned into great inspirations for my medium of work.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

Frankly speaking, the actual process of painting is the most enjoyable because I just am out of this world when I do it. I am at a state of peace and joy when I do it and never want to stop. (That is- if my one year old doesn’t wake up from his sleep in the middle of the night!!) Now that I have started to sell my paintings to others, I believe I am being able to share the same feelings of joy and peace to those of you buy, or just even stop by at my online stores to admire them.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Orange! It’s so colorful that it pops out amongst others and has many nutritious benefits too. So is fine art. It mostly is colorful; a painting with warm colors that can warm up a room can do the same to your spirit.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

I would have been a graphic artist- because that’s something that amazes me and there again you have an endless possibility of bringing your imagination to life and play with a million shades of colors and an added benefit - actually edit them until you are satisfied.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

I enjoy creating my artwork; I am at a state of peace and am happy when I create it. Hoping to pass joy and peace to all the wonderful people who can appreciate or admire my work. Happiness is very contagious!!

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

I am a budding artist and don’t have any great advice for others- but here is what I believe artists and crafters should do- Keep dreaming, keep creating!!

TARA, thanks for sharing your wonderful work, and also for giving us a bit of an insight as to what makes you the delightful artist that you are.


Baroness Bijoutery said...

OMG her work is amazing..the colors are so rich and vibrant. I like all of them but if I had to pick one it would be the Dancing Tree..Fantastic feature..Great Artist...Thank you...

LisaLisa said...

WOW..Tara's work is AWESOME!! So unique and very very beautiful. Great blog post Ms. Donna!

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Stop by my blog I have something there for you...I posted it last night...Have a great day..