Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Mug Festival & a give-away

I have been so excited about throwing this open :) Guys! Welcome to the "Mug Festival" :) - I love that it has a funny ring to it - because funny is happy & that is exactly what this festival is - its just happy time to pick up a happy mug with a message on it. I have been wanting to do this for so long. So I just designed a bunch of mugs with messages on it. Messages that are close to my heart - messages that would make me happy if I saw it around or if I owned it. Messages that are a reminder or a gentle nudge towards how we want to create our day. Some of these may resonate with some of you more than others & that is the point - there is one for everyone. And to make it a little more fun - the shipping is FREE :) on the entire Mugs section. So just go to & choose your mug & order it. And when I was designing these my mind immediately went to a few of my friends & I thought how perfect a particular message might be for a certain friend & so yes gift your friends with a message mug - the one that you feel is made for them.
The festival is happening at the artnlight online store - right here.
Imagine beginning your mornings with "Choose happiness" in your head & heart. What a different day you might have. Imagine gifting this to a particular friend who you know needs just this. You can pick yours here
 I have recently started being mindful of how much negative stuff is floating around in my head & how much I indulge in it in the name of 'caution'. What fun it would be if we turned that attitude of caution on its head & expected something wonderful to happen - how much more peaceful and happy would the wait be :)
 This is a mug right after my own heart. When i saw this quote on Pinterest (sorry no credits - because I don't know who has written it) I was just grinning ear to ear. This one was MADE FOR ME :) Also whats interesting is that its not an overtly feminine design - so yeah! gift it to your husband/boyfriend/friend  - who needs that nudge to book those tickets (yes, I am evil :D) Here's where to get them. 
 This is the print I designed for the Nisha Sainani Spring Summer collection & thats now made famous with celebrities and film stars wearing it - these are Limited Edition Mugs.
 Another version of the above design - this mug has the pink & blue shield on either side of the mug. Limited Edition. Buy yours here

This one is a simple Rose print - in shades of well - rose :) its all pretty english and dedicated to all the lovers of pink - men & women - you know right away if this one is yours & if it is - get it here.
If that was English and pink this is very Indian and Indigo.
 This one is close to my heart as well. I feel its difficult not to just naturally compare yourself to someone whose work you admire, and yet there is place for everyone and the whole point is that what one person can make or do in a particular way- no one else can. So getting better than yourself is really where its at.
 This one is just a simple, but powerful word. "Abundance". It feels like a blessing almost. I would love to have this as a reminder each day for all the abundance that anyway fills our life, for the abundance of friends, laughter, love we are blessed with and yes, for the abundance of everything that we wish for.
 I did a double take when I read this for the 1st time. How powerful. And how true. And how empowering. Everything that I'm doing today, if someone had had told me I would do them some years back - I would have straightaway disbelieved them. But here I am, doing those very things - that seemed impossible, difficult and 'too big for me'. Sometimes all you need is someone to tell you - it is possible, Look Again

I am so curious to see who will pick what. And which ones will prove popular. 
Now for the Give Away Details :) 
What will you win? Your favourite Mug.
What you need to do:
1. Follow/"Like" the artnlight page on FaceBook
2. Register/sign up on (look at the top right on the website) 
3. Share the picture of your favourite Mug from the Artnlight FB album on your FB timeline.
4. Drop on a comment here that you've done all 3. 

Who will win? 
One lucky winner we will pick randomly :)
Deadline? 26th August 2014.

I would love to hear what you feel about this series. Do drop in a comment - Which mug do you like? Why? 


Lynne said...

Vineeta , your artwork is absolutely beautiful. I have checked out your online store and have admired all of your works. Do you sell outside of India?.
Thank you.

vineeta said...

Lynne, Thank you so much for your compliments - but right now I don't yet sell outside of India, But soon will. Do stay tuned. I will definitely make an announcement on the blog right here & on my FB pages & my website once I start shipping abroad.
Thank you for inquiring :)

Debosmita said...

Quote mugs, that too such pretty ones are the perfect way to brighten up the mornings! I loved all of them but the 'Look Again' mug is the most apt for me right now. I am writing my first full-length novel and suffer from self-doubt each moment. That mug will remind me every morning that I can do it.

Butterfly Thoughts said...

Hi Vineeta. kudos to your beautiful work and have been following your blog from a long time. Your Calcutta series and the pics took me back to my city. We are moving to our new home in few months and would definately want your products to bring in the beauty and positivity.

I was looking at buying the regular hook. I see it has a Bombay theme, is it possible to customise it to theme of Calcutta or anything related to Calcutta. Please do let me know the possibilities. I am really keen on having it. my email would be

vineeta said...

Debosmita, I am really touched by your comment. This was my whole point of designing these mugs - if it can inspire you and help you with dealing with that self doubt - how completely amazing would that be. Wishing you truck loads of power and luck with your novel. You go rock!

vineeta said...

Butterfly thoughts,
Its a thought - to do a series on Kolkata - how cool would that be. Let me keep that in mind.
And if I do design it - I will put it up for sale & I will make announcements both on my blog + my personal & the artnlight FB page.
But thank you for the idea - Kolkata is very close to my heart.

Butterfly Thoughts said...

Hi Vineeta. I would be waiting eagerly for those series on Calcutta to come up. loads of love and best wishes.

Love Manisha