Sunday, April 23, 2017

Introducing MuseArt

I have always admired people who can draw and create! It is a talent that requires immense patience, attention to detail and of course an inherent talent! It is a good time for handmade products these days.....don't you think? There are so many artists and designers around the world who can fill our homes with their unique style! For me, Its always a pleasure to discover their work!

Today, I am happy to introduce the work of Gauri Tripathi Jaiswal, a Bangalore-based independent artist and designer.  I stumbled upon her work on Instagram and was curious to know more!

Gauri has specialized in applied arts from India and has worked in the advertising and publication industry for many years. Currently she is pursuing her passion and focusing on on home-d├ęcor, collaborations and commissioned projects. All of these come together in the entity she is in the process of giving shape to  called MuseART. Conceptualized as a design and bespoke art space, where love and passion for all things beautiful are the source of her artistic musings and creations. 

In Gauri's words " I believe that the musings create the muse, or the muse inspires the musings... who knows! There is love and passion in creating something handmade. With deft strokes of the paint brush, every piece is uniquely handcrafted. It carries the energy of the maker and imprints of the artist’s soul."

What caught my eye were these  vintage wooden diya's (old batti oil lamps) that have been renewed and meticulously hand painted by her......

To know more about  MuseArt you can connect with them via Facebook and Instagram. 

Thank you Gauri for sharing your work with the readers of my Dream Canvas!

Images: Via MuseArt and subject to copyright!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Timeless Collection

Its no secret for those who know me that I have lifelong love affair with flea markets, auctions, thrift stores and antiques stores. In fact, going to such places is becoming a way of life for me! I buy things for my customers, my friends and of course for myself! What can I say, I have a gazillion excuses to go shopping :)

I have said this before....I like the idea that I am curating a collection that have history and soul. They add character to my home and hopefully to the homes of my clients! Call me old fashioned, but I cannot resist things that have an old word charm! Being trendy of course is fabulous.... but there are things that are stylish and have a timeless beauty and they appeal to me the most!

This vintage beauty below will be listed in my store soon! However, I have a question for you.....if this was in your home, how would you use it?

It will be fun to hear from you. please leave your comments below :) I am so excited to hear your thoughts!!

Image: My Dream Canvas

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sicilian Motifs and Kitchen Appliances

Yes! You heard that right:) A collaboration between Smeg and Dolce & Gabbana has been unveiled recently and it all about color and pattern! Would you like one of these on your kitchen counter? I certainly would :) One of these appliances would add just the right amount of fun and quirkiness to any kitchen :) The appliances are vivid and decorated with Sicilian motifs. Lemons, citrus fruits, prickly pears and bold and bright cherries :) 

 This collection celebrates Sicily's culinary delights and traditional dishes. The range includes a blender, citrus juicer, stand mixer, coffee machine, toaster, kettle and slow juicer. I believe this is just a preview and the collection will be available later in the year. To know more, click here
What would be your pick? I am eyeing the toaster :)

Images: via and subject to copyright!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Passion and A Dream : My Little Store

The Shop At M Dream Canvas is my baby and a dream come true :)  I am so grateful for all the support I have received the past few years! Decor and Photography have been my passion for years! Perusing magazines, blogs, watching HGTV and gazing at well dressed homes are all things I like to do. 

My little boutique gives me the freedom to roam and explore! To hunt down treasures from far and near! I want to carefully curate a collection of home accessories exclusively for you! At the onset, my store  featured a collection of brass artifacts from India which have been extremely popular! Today, however, I have included with it...... my love for all things vintage! I want to to encourage the use of things from the past in everyday life, so they don't gather dust on a shelf or get hidden away in boxes. 

My passion for collecting is known to my family and friends!  I grew my own personal collection with family heirlooms and from antique stores and flea markets! I thank all those people who encouraged me to share this love with you and that was the origin of The Shop At My Dream Canvas!

Running a small business has its share of challenges! It takes time to build a reputation and a following, As you know nothing happens overnight :)  You simply have to ride the wave and not give up!

For now, I am simply enjoying the journey and hope to be doing this for a long long time :)

So if there are any of you out there, waiting to follow your begin! Start small and simple and then build up slowly, it will happen for you :)

Browse my latest collection here!

Image; Shop At My Dream Canvas and subject to copyright.