WS: Exotic Places

exotic-indiaNamaste. Time for a spread in my altered book, made for the new WS Exotic Places challenge. Still haven’t been to India yet, but it’s on top of my travel wish list. I tried to be exotic (amidst last week’s snowflakes hehe) and used Indian printing blocks (handcarved wooden stamps) in the background, Goddess Lakshmi (the auspicious goddess of wealth and fortune, whether it is material or spiritual. The word ”Lakshmi” has been derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshay, meaning “aim” or ”goal”. Goddess Lakshmi suggests the aim of life, which includes all worldly and spiritual success.), lotus, painted elephants (since I love elephants) and an Indian classic dancer? If that’s not exotic!! Oh well, one day …


Namaste. Zeit für eine Doppelseite in meinem Altered Book, gemacht für die neue WS-Herausforderung Exotische Orte. Bin bis jetzt immer noch nicht in Indien gewesen, doch es ist ganz oben auf meiner Reisewunschliste. Hab versucht exotisch zu sein (und das inmitten all der Schneeflocken von letzter Woche hehe) und indische Printing Blocks (handgeschnitzte Holzstempel) im Hintergrund verwendet, die Göttin Lakshmi (Göttin der Schönheit und des irdischen und des göttlichen Glücks, Gattin Vishnus), Lotus, bemalte Elefanten (da ich sie ja so mag) und eine indische klassische Tänzerin? Wenn das nicht exotisch ist!! Naja, eines Tages …

Indian Classic Dance – Bharatanatyam

Bollywood dance with oppulent costumes and deco

28 responses to “WS: Exotic Places

  1. Beautiful spread, not surprised you chose India! Namaste.

  2. not sure what you mean by exotic.. i feel india is defently more exotic then for me to say in words. good luck with going there… it is not too difficult and better sooner then later (the changes are amazingly quick those days)

  3. great project!! very beautiful

  4. The hot pink and orange of your journal pages and the beautific faces of the goddess and dancer transport me straight to my exotic fantasy of the Land of the Lotus. These pages are spicy and evokative of my dreams of India! Gorgeous work Bel!

  5. wow this is fabulous !

  6. great colours!! fab card!

  7. diese farbexplosion!! da steh ich ja total drauf!

  8. ooooo nothing like some Bollywood to start the day. Fantastic Belinda, amazing colors in your altered book, wouldn’t I just Love to see your entire book on India! It is a place I would like to visit one day also. You inspired me to add a YouTube to my post today as well! Love this visit to India with you!

  9. Great, Belinda! Really exotic!

  10. Your beautiful work does indeed have the classic exotic look.

  11. This really captures the Indian Spirit

  12. So bright and wonderful!

  13. Fantastic!! I absolutely love your use of color – your artwork makes me so happy. I love India too! Especially the food. 😉

  14. Absolutely brilliant – love it – thanks for sharing

  15. Ich liebe Deine kräftigen Farben ! Und die Deinen blog zu lesen ist immer wieder anregend.
    Ich drücke Dir die Daumen, daß Du mal nach Indien kommst !
    Liebe Grüße,

  16. herrlich! passt genau zu dir

  17. Einzigartig farbenfroh und wunderschön exotisch.

  18. Äußerst gelungen, gefällt mir sehr!

  19. India – is on the top of my list, too!!!!! Along with Egypt!

    Go Bollywood! 😀 This looks really cool.


  20. Coole Seiten, da möchte ich auch gerne hin. Hast einen tollen Blog!

  21. Stunning – such beautiful colours and images.

  22. Love the page in your book such exotic colours. I have some of the wooden print blocks including one of an elephant, it’s gorgeous. If you get those foam blue blocks that you can heat, you can press the wooden blocks into them and you have the design in the negative.

  23. This is really gorgeous !! Love the red background (India’s Favourite colour) ! Love the elephants ~~ and how you doodle on it. Cool !!

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