Following My Paint Brush

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Tara Books #ad - Everyday was the same, as it had been from the time I was a small girl. Then one day, when I was passing the village pond, a strange thing happened. It came alive, bright and lively, telling stories. As i stood and looked, the scene turned into a picture in my mind. This is Dulari's first book. To earn more money, we worked in people's houses, washing their dishes.

When we were done, I liked arranging the pots and pans in rows. When i grew up, I still did the same work. I was happy the whole day, thinking of my picture. Following my paint brush is the story of Dulari Devi, a domestic helper who went on to become an artist in the Mithila style of folk painting from Bihar, eastern India.

Following My Paint Brush #ad - I had never gone to school, so I was not trained to do any other job. Sometimes I wished I could do something else. Used book in Good Condition. Following my paint brush narrates Dulari's momentous journey from a worker who knew no rest to an artist who is willing to go where her imagination leads her. Dulari is from a community of fisherfolk whose occupation is river-fishing.

Used to a life of hard and relentless labor, she discovered painting while working as a domestic helper in an artist's house. Dulari learned by doing, and very soon came to adapt artistic rules and conventions to her own expressive needs.

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Black: An Artist's Tribute

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Tara Books #ad - I believe it contains all the magic, all the forms, everything that human beings can imagine and render. Says mithila artist Santosh Kumar Das. In this poetic and conceptually rich memoir of his growth into art, he pays a poignant tribute to the muses that led him to becoming an artist―the greatest of them being his mother, along with the other women of the household who practised this originally female tradition.

The rightful place for an artist, his real world, is a pot of black ink.

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Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit

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Tara Books #ad - The sparse, simple story feels timeless and universal, and the illustrations are as important to telling the tale as is the text. Young indian artist amrita das pushes the boundaries of her traditional art to radical new ends as she muses on women’s mobility, class, and choices. This is a book to be lingered over and savored.

Debbie stoller, bust“ 'I want to be brave, and different. Das’s memoir spills over the boundaries and scope of typical picture books, and her honesty and empathy are instantly palpable. Publishers weekly" das debuts with illustrations done in a distinctive Indian style paired to a brief meditative text—part memoir, part artist’s statement, part rumination—on women’s personal journeys.

Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit #ad - Kirkuson a train journey to a large city, a young woman notices a very poor girl. Remarkable. The rich imagery takes the story into another realm, inviting the reader to interpret it at many levels. Who is she? where is she going? what does her future hold? Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit is a gentle, reflective account of a young woman’s thoughts and feelings as she comes into contact with the larger world.

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Water

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Tara Books #ad - In contrast to the village, the needs of the city are monstrous and there is a great danger that we will run this resource completely dry. Tara Books. Did we take more than our due?” weaving his tale around a Gond fable about water, artist Subash Vyam muses on the history of our relationship to this most primeval of elements.

In the end, there is only one way forward: all communities need to make a pact with Nature in order to survive ― or in our mindless push to harness her powers, we might lose our own place in this universe. A migrant to the city, he recalls growing up in a village where water was always scarce and human ingenuity was welcomed.

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Folk Art : A Design and Coloring Book

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Folk art: a design and coloring book for adults is a collection of 24 hand drawn sketchesinspired by an ancient Indian art form calledMadhubani Paintings. These drawings arecharacterized by eye catching geometricpatterns and are a fusion between the originalstyle and the artist’s interpretation of the artform.

The book is designed to have one drawing per page with additional tester pages to scribble and try out color schemes. It also features a bonus drawing at the end that can be colored as printed or you can add a personal touch by drawing your favorite motif on it. Use your imagination, just add color andcreate your very own version of Madhubani Art! Tara Books.

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