Featured Artist – Anita Kumar

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What do I say about Anita? Our association goes way back. She is our regular contributor, she always amazes me with her great beautiful candles and all her amazing craft works. Its always exciting to see her come with some great ideas. Today I am featuring her blogs where she shares her wonderful tutorials and crafts. Don’t think just go ahead and check out all her works.

Here’s more about her

Artist : Anita Kumar
Blog :     http://anitakumarcrafts.blogspot.com/
http://quillingmagic.blogspot.com/
http://anitakumarcandlecraft.blogspot.com/
http://homecraftsforall.blogspot.com/

Location : Bokaro, India

Can you share with us a bit about your art,yourself and how it got started ?
I am MA in English Literature , BEd and have always been creatively inclined. After marriage and kids my hobbies took a backseat for a long time.  I was once again bitten by the hobby bug when we got posted to Delhi ,there were so many interesting hobby classes going on and age was no bar !


How did you come with the idea of making candles, CP(Cold Porcelain) and now Quilling ? Candles had always fascinated me and I joined a candle making class in Delhi, got totally hooked and started my own classes on demand. Then we were transferred to a small township where there was no scope for my designer candles due to lack of resources. Thanks to Madhavi’s  Get Crafty I was introduced to many new crafts including CP (Cold Porcelain) and quilling sitting at home !

What do you do with your artwork ?
Designer candles as gifts are always highly appreciated , I also sell candles during Diwali . My CP and quilling artwork is accumulating right now as I am still learning and need more practice . My latest interest is making quilled cards and gifting them.


What keeps you motivated ?
Learning new crafts and perfecting them keeps my spirits high . I was thrilled to be interviewed by Times Of India Delhi about my designer candles last year.
My blogs on candle making , crafts and quilling fulfill my desire to write and showcase my work.

Which of your tools is most important ?
The trusty toothpick is my favourite tool as I quill while watching TV !

Which part of the creative process do you enjoy the most ?
I enjoy the entire creative process ,right from scratch , and of course the final result !

What would be your tips, advice and suggestion to your fellow crafters ?
Its never too old to learn anything . There is an equal amount of inspiration and perspiration behind any craft.Innovate and try to make fresh projects , that’s creativity.

If you had no financial  or time constraints what dream project would you like to work on ?
My dream project is to start my own small scale candle manufacturing unit as I am unable to fulfill large orders at home.

You can contact anita at  -anita3775@rediffmail.com

9 COMMENTS

  1. My heartfelt thanks to you Madhavi for the providing an opportunity to showcase my work and keep on learning from your inspiring site.
    Thanks Muskaan and Suganthi for the kind words.

  2. Hello

    I am interested in learning CP (cold porcelain) flowers. First what is cold porcelain and from where do I get this material to do the flowers.

    Regards,
    Violet
    Goa

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