Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Aarohi Singh and 3 gorgeous Give-aways :)

These days I feel I'm on a roller coaster with the wheels firmly tied to my feet. Can I untie them? No. That settled, I will not debate & waste energy, I'll just go with it - sweeeee... Opening the next post of the Artnlight Anniversary Celebrations is none other than Aarohi Singh. She of the blazing heart and bold colour. When i set eyes on these pictures of her, I begged her to have them for this post. Nothing is more apt. These pictures of Aarohi with the painting that she created for Good Homes are such a reflection of the way Aarohi is & lives. Red for heart and action, Yellow for intelligence and light and a pair of piercing intuitive eyes that see things that most miss.
  

  Aarohi is generous. In her speech, in the way she lives, in the way she is there for you when you need a kind word, and so it should come as no surprise that instead of 1, she wants to do 3 giveaways :) And to win it you have to state your order of love. I purposely replaced the word 'preference' because you can't 'prefer' one of these over the other. It is a matter of love.

 Give Away 1 - A set of 4 elegant black and white illustrations Aarohi made of Kaajal.
 Give Away 2: This GORGEOUS set of Lotus coasters
Give Away 3 - A print of the famous 'Nimbu Mirchi' painting by Aarohi.

 So yes there will be 3 winners :)

And this is what you do to win the give-away:
  1. Like the 'Art by Aarohi' fb page and leave a comment there saying which giveaway you want and why. In case you want to be eligible for more than one give-away, please leave separate comments for each give-away and why.
  2. Leave a similar comment here, stating which one you love/want the most and why.
  3. And this give-away closes on 6th of October. So make sure you have commented before that.
And because we can't have tea together, and because we didn't click a picture together when we actually met for tea,  here's us sharing a virtual cup. Head over to Aarohi's blog to say hi to a pic of me with a mug of tea :) And comment away to win your free give aways :) :)

43 comments:

Sudha girish said...

Now am the first one to comment here so will that make me win ;) Lol :) Have always admired Aarohi's work..would love to have her painting print ...who wouldn't want such a beautiful painting at home!!

vk said...

Thanks Vineeta for this offer from Aarohi: :D
I would love to win Give Away 1 : A set of 4 elegant black and white illustrations Aarohi made of Kaajal.
Why? Because
1st: I am a huge fan of black and white.
2nd: I love these illustrations.. they so depict the fluid form of a dog, so alive. These look so real as if Aarohi just dipped into life and “pasted it”.
3rd: Always loved dogs for their exuberance for life and just being there. I got a puppy for myself last year and she has been my Angel, … a spirited soul to take me closer the all-encompassing truth of the universe through her puppy play. She brought magic into my life, is named magiQ, and looks like the dog in Aarohi’s drawings…
Hope I make it… eyes closed.. fingers crossed… :)

VANI <3

Anu Gummaraju said...

Give away 3: Nimbu Mirchiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! First love!
Because I saw the first of the few in the series when Aarohi started on them, and well, loved since then :D.

Thank you! Vineeta! What a lovely post! And how fab does Aarohi look!?

Ashwini Jaisim said...

oh Aarohi what beautiful art. I wish I could do what you do. And I would be delighted if ANY of your giveaways made it to my home!
My first love is Giveaway 1 - the kaajal dog series. If I cannot have a real dog, these sketches by you will at least be a virtual canine presence in my world!
Second love is Giveaway 3 - the lime n mirchi painting. I love the colours and love the cultural story it tells.
Third love is of course the lovely coasters. Fabulous colours!

Here's hoping I win something!

Ashwini

Nagalakshmi V said...

i wish one of her famous kettles were part of the giveaway but do love them coasters and oh that painting! sigh...

Rohini P said...

I 'heart' this ! This is love at first sight . I'm a chai person and love drinking chai any time of the day or night - even go as far as have a cup of chai at 2 am before going to bed after a tiring day! Nothing better to start the day with a cup of chai and these lovely lotus coasters. Vibrant , gorgeous and full of life - like the painter might I add ..

Amrita Tripathy said...

Arohi's work~ I was introduced to her and her paintings by Archana..! Her artwork is surreal and original..! What makes me appreciate her is that she is an artist by heart, a creative by mind, a mother of two and a beautiful soul. Though I have never met her, I am sure she is a genuine person and hats off to that. So much positivity is reflected in her work and in her profile pictures.. Thats evident that she is a beautiful soul.

And Vineeta, you are a vivacius soul. Your blog is so bright and brimming with positivity. I really dont need to say how much I adore it. Do I?!?!

My first choice would be her painting Nimbu Mirchi one...! That evil eradicator symbol..! I like such paintings which say lots without saying anything directly..! Its simple yet so powerful..!

Amrita Tripathy said...

Well I may sound damn greedy, but love for art and craft is never a greed, I think.

Being a tea lover and cup/ mug collector, I wish I can have those beautiful coasters..
P.S: All the snaps are awesome.

Love the 1st and last snap.. Arohi's eyes have something in it..!

Priti said...

Lovely creation by Aarohi! I love the set of Lotus coasters, no reasons why. Its looks fantastic to me. :)

Sangita Pillai said...

HI Vineeta, I fully agree with you about Aarohi. Even though I've only met her on FB, her messages give you a sense of her 'effervescence'. And uff, those eyes - both the art and the artist's!!!.As for the giveaway, I prefer her Nimbu Paani painting, coz it's from a long time ago, and the colours are my favourites!

Archana said...

I wish to receive Give Away 3...the nimboo mirch one...
I love the texture of prints used..the originality and the reality merging into the moment.
I could relate to a feature in an Indian home and wish it hanging from my wall to bring in the beauty and the best from within and outside..
I got introduced to this just at this moment...but loved it thoroughly.
It is inspiring!!!

rgar8687 said...

would love to add the lotus coasters to my morning tea routine! early morning dose of inspiration, so critical for a young graphic designer! :)

Swati Seth said...

I wish to win Give Away 3 - A print of the famous 'Nimbu Mirchi' painting by Aarohi. It's so oh-so-lovely :) Besides, I am dying to own a piece of art by aarohi :) it is done in my fav medium - water colours. This lovely painting reminds me of one of my fav places...Purani Dilli. While roaming in the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, I found nimbu mirchi hanging outside almost every shop and home.

Oh! and I missed Archana's give away :( How sad! That pic is one of my fav pics by Arch :)

Arch at Rang said...

Aarohi~ I want those delightful coasters;-) They go so well with the chai kettle!!!

You look stunning:-) Miss you.

Veda Murthy said...

Firstly I love, love, love her art....have liked her fb page....I havent met Aarohi in person.....but something always tells me that she is real! very genuine! Approachable! Humble! She talks to everyone and appreciates where it is due!

I am a person who loves colors just like her so coasters and the painting print is something i would love to win:-)hugs to you vineeta for bringing to us such wonderful giveways and thank u so much Dear Aarohi for the generous 3!!!!!giveaways....keep doing lovely work and stay the same down to earth person that u are!

loadsa hugs
Veda

Deepika Ganeshan said...

Love the giveaways - I have Aarohi's painted auto kettle and 4 of her awesome Ganesha thalis at home - and I always get questions about them - they are so unique - so here goes fingers crossed for a chance to own more of her work :)

My first choice is Give Away Number 1: Its easy - because its about a dog - and I love dogs - I have a cute little Bichon and I'd love it if Aarohi can make me a personalised painting of Zakky!

Anonymous said...

My second love is the Nimbu Mirchi - I have eyed this for a while and it would be oh so awesome if I won it :)

Anonymous said...

My third love: The gorgeous coasters - one can never have too many coasters :)

Deepika said...

My second love is the Nimbu Mirchi - I have eyed this for a while and it would be oh so awesome if I won it :)

Deepika said...

so I realised I made a boo-boo and posted as anonymous ...so here goes again

My third love: The gorgeous coasters - one can never have too many coasters :)

Miss Frangipani said...

Thanks for the super generous giveaway, Aarohi and Vineeta! I'd love the coasters - I'd use those every day and have a bit of Aarohi in my house to ooh and aah over :) I also love her art and that Nimbu Mirchi is well on its way to becoming a classic.

Thank you both for this chance!

PS: That Theyyam painting makes my heart beat faster every time I see it. So gorgeous. Aarohi - you must do a whole series of these!

Aarohi Singh said...

Thank you everyone for your warm words of appreciation. They mean the world to me. I am so happy that my work will go to a home that will love it ( who ever;s home it is!!)

Vineeta- Thank you so much for connecting my work and me to such wonderful people. Their generosity with words is something I will always cherish.

Archana Srinivas- I miss you too...

mridu said...

My first choice: lotus coasters : these coasters .. specially the lotus holds a very spiritual value for me and brings me closer to my buddha.
My second choice:dog coasters: i love dogs .. grew up with them .. and this plain black n white style complements the dogs and their simplicity of "their hunger for love"
My third choice: nimbu mirchi painting: it will be good to have something that matches my living room color scheme.

Chandan said...

nice! that's such a pretty picture of Aarohi !... have been savouring all the give away love ! heading to Aarohi's blog to check out your pic :).. keep them coming, u clearly are having fun :))

Shilpa Kamath said...

Congratulation again Vineeta on the 5th anniversary of ArtnLight and here's to many more.

As for Aarohi's work, I've been a fan ever since I saw upclose one of her coveted painted kettles at a friends home. This is a lovely giveaway and while the illustrations and coasters are lovely I would love to have the Nimbu Mirchi painting grace my living room wall and brighten up that space :)

suja mohan said...

Reached here thru a friend..all the 3 give aways are awesome...love them all... wud love to have the coasters...
waiting to see the rest of ur works...and so going to explore both Vineethas and Aarohis works :)

....whether i win the give away or not..am a winner in any case,cos i'm going bk richer....all the art work i'm gonna see today

Suja

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Congulations!!!
Gorgeous giveaway...would love to own all the three :))) but if I have to pick or number the preference...it would be
1. the lotus coasters...have a soft spot for lotus themes.
2. Nimbu Mirchi painting coz it's so very Indian and the painting is beautiful!
3. the black and white illos, love the movement in it!

Keeping my fingers crossed :)))

Barnita De said...

Thank Vineeta for this offer! Your blog is a virtual treasure!

Very diffucult to choose between the giveaways however would say

Choice 1 - Coasters - they are bright, beautifu and will brighten up any table top!

Choice 2 - The nimbu mirchi painting! very beautiful and very apt for nay indian household.

Wish the painted kettels were on offer.... they are gorgeous...

Barnita

Mohua Chakraborty said...

My choice are these Lotus coasters. Red lotus signifies energy, love, compassion, and everything related to the heart. These coasters in vibrant colours and artistic form will add lots of laughter, vigour and punch to any `chai-adda'.

Neelu Sivaram said...

Thanks Vineeta. This giveaway is something, which none of us would want to miss. All three are such wonderful giveaways. I would love to have a print of her paintings, it is so surreal. Reminds me of the good old days from our yearly visits to our village.

As for Aarohi, She is as beautiful as her work :-) The vibrancy of her colors in her art is something which is so mind blowing, you feel like seeing them forever.

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Anusha said...

Happy Anniversary once again and what a gorgeous giveaway! I just loved the lotus coasters. What a great use of color...so vibrant and can bring life to any table.

Anusha

blessedsoul said...

Aarohi what a beautiful creation once again!

I want those Red lotus coasters and here is why:
Lotus is very significant for the very reason that it is able emerge from Muddy Waters and yet be pristine and pure. Also, the Hindu Gods (Brahma) and Goddess (Lakshmi)are linked to Lotus
Red is a color of Christmas (a joyful season) and so your Red Lotus Coasters are very very special and since they are created by you, Aarohi they are even more desired for!

-Vandana Toreti

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Komal-Nishka said...

I would loooovvvee to be a recipient of the nimboo mirchi painting, because 1, I adore it, and 2, so I can hang it by my main door and not have to bother with changing fresh nimboo mirchis again, week after week :)

Discovery of India said...

I would love to have the lovely lotus coasters...they are just enough to liven up any dining/space or even liven up your mood for that matter:)

Anupama Puneeth said...

Aarohi ~ you are truly a gifted artist and you seem to do with so much heart into it ! Kudos :)

To pick of the 3, I would love those gorgeous costers.

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

I would love to win the Nimbu Mirchi print. The lock in the print look so real that I can feel the cool metal. Liked Aarohi's FB page way back when!

Anonymous said...

I love the coasters! Would add a lovely splash of color during my teatime to kick-start my days- everyday!

Nidhi

nidhi14jan (at) yahoo (dot)com

Charmaine D'souza said...

Congrats on your 5th Blog Anniversary Vineeta....its so inspiring each & everytime I visit!

Regarding Aarohi's work, what can I say...just that there is so much depth to her and her work, that owning even one of them is like enriching life just a little bit more. I love all her give-aways for various reasons...

Black & White illustrations of Kajal: Lovely keepsakes, because it reminds me of my pet Bruno who is no more. He was a cushion of warmth and love through a very troubled childhood.

Lotus Coasters: For the beauty and vivacity of the artist that comes through.

Nimbu Mirch Print: I am actually not a believer of superstitions, but there are some things in this world that are beyond human control! Superstitions are just a part of that...when you don't believe them, they happen, and when you do, they don't......the print is a lovely reminder of that fact....

Hope to get any one of them & keep a piece of Aarohi's art with me forever!!

Charmaine
Art-c

Charmaine D'souza said...

Congrats on your 5th Blog Anniversary Vineeta....its so inspiring each & everytime I visit!

Regarding Aarohi's work, what can I say...just that there is so much depth to her and her work, that owning even one of them is like enriching life just a little bit more. I love all her give-aways for various reasons...

Black & White illustrations of Kajal: Lovely keepsakes, because it reminds me of my pet Bruno who is no more. He was a cushion of warmth and love through a very troubled childhood.

Lotus Coasters: For the beauty and vivacity of the artist that comes through.

Nimbu Mirch Print: I am actually not a believer of superstitions, but there are some things in this world that are beyond human control! Superstitions are just a part of that...when you don't believe them, they happen, and when you do, they don't......the print is a lovely reminder of that fact....

Hope to get any one of them & keep a piece of Aarohi's art with me forever!!

Charmaine
Art-c

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getconnected said...

I really want Giveaway#3, it will make my living room look safer :)

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