Time to Harvest Sprouting Ideas!

I think this is going to be a long post.

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, um… good night  (pick one for whatever time it is right now) to everyone reading! It’s nice and calm here in Bangalore (except for the very disturbing and undoubtedly noisy truck thing outside that has been screeching since morning 🙄 ). I think I’m in desperate need from a break from studying all that history (There aren’t any ideas to harvest from the history textbook).
I saw some marbled art on this blog. You may have heard of it, it was featured on discover. And I tried it out and got an… unexpectedly fantastic result.
And of course I won’t tell you how to do it (hee hee hee 😈 ) because it isn’t an original. But what I will do is… well, share an original!
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Whose Feather?

What kind of feather are you?
So bright, so green?
Which flying creature
Has dropped you in its flight?
You lay untouched,
Undisturbed on the ground
Tell me, what kind of feather
Are you, if you might?

Are you a falcon feather?
Falcons are good flyers.
One may have dropped you!
Or maybe you just aren’t one of those types.
See, falcon feathers are
Not green, but black and white.
They are pretty, but they aren’t you.
They have, in fact, stripes!

Maybe you’re a feather
Of a noisy Fwooper!
Brightly coloured feathers
Like you, they have got.
But I haven’t seen a Fwooper
(And I haven’t seen but one)
With such bright green feathers
So… maybe not.

Maybe a feather you are
From the Wibbly-Wobbly-Woo!
They live in the midst of
Cabbages that rot.
But the thing about feathers
Of the Wibbly-Wobbly-Woo
Is that they smell of stinky socks
Which you certainly do not)!

Or the Stingy Boblibonka
Maybe you are from.
Oh, but that is not possible!
Their feathers are blue!
And Stingy Boblibonka feathers
Can never fall off them
For those birds are so stingy
They keep their feathers on with glue!

And of the possibilities
There is one that
You are amongst the feathers
Of the rare Feather-Cow!
But only one of the
Rare Feather-Cows
Is in existence
In the world right now.

Maybe you’re a feather
From a Z-Z-Zee
Or perhaps you’re just a leaf
Shed by this tree.

Water Spillage Over The Village

I possess an entire village
Which you can see but it can’t be seen
It can’t be touched but you can touch it.
Eh… do you know what I mean?

The village has roads
Which people can walk on, but you can’t.
The village has a dumpster
Which you can tour (But you rather shan’t).

The roofs of houses there
Are made of solid gold!
Which, for the villagers, symbolises
Prosperity, or so is told.

Scorching hot is the sun
In the village, mine
Which, until now
Was pretty much fine.

But look! All the villagers
Are sweating! And in vain
Are praying for the clouds
To send down the rain.

Well, I shall see you later.
I must pick my pen, and
Casting strokes across the page
Send forth rain to their land.


Look here, look there, everywhere you can
Look at pictures hung of kings and queens
Look in your books, at your paintbrushes
To take to heart what this poem means.

From Scraps to Snowflakes

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi everyone!
I was in a dilemma on how to decorate the house yesterday. But I realise that you don’t get ideas when you want to. But I got one anyway. Co-incidentally. While fiddling with scraps of paper I found out how to make these decorations good for any occasion.
P.S: A great idea for putting on a Teacher’s Day card, too.

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From Printer Paper to Vintage Paper

Have you ever wanted old, crusty bits of paper for carrying out crazy ideas? I have. And all my ideas are crazy.
I and my friends once mixed coffee powder with water and dipped paper into it. And the end product was… horrible. So, hoping you won’t get stuck in such a calamity, I’m going to tell you exactly how to transform printer paper into paper that is as old and crusty as I can make it.Prisma Printer Paper to Vintage Paper

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