Saturday, 7 December 2013

My Christmas Gift Ideas

I am excited to say we are now in the festive season! I love the build up, the festive feeling and the way the streets look so magical when darkness falls with the lit up Christmas lights, the streets just come alive. I have put together some gift ideas for you from my own artwork. 

So get in touch if you would like to buy a loved one an original handmade gift this Christmas. 

I have a variety of Christmas cards with a quality red envelopes to compliment your gift. 
Some of my Christmas cards. 
Ocean inspired seashell earrings. (The necklace has been sold). 
Treat a loved one to a henna session with myself. 
Seashell Earrings 
My Union Jack with classic British icon the Mini Cooper was inspired by our great British summer of the Jubilee and London Olympics. A mix of photography, sketches and computer generated arts. 
Cute handmade baby boots for a boy or girl. 
Choose from a range of greeting cards with matching coloured envelopes to accompany your gift. 
Framed and unframed paintings, photography and lino prints. 

Treat a loved one to restoring and bringing back to life a much loved old photo. 
My purple and pink Mardi Gras mask makes a nice decorative piece.  

Choose from a range of large and small framed flower photography prints. These prints will add colour and a touch of summer to any room.  

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My Henna Diwali Event

I really enjoyed my henna artist training, it's another form of creativity which I love. It's ideal for parties, celebrations, when attending weddings, occasions like Diwali or if you just love having henna as much as me! 

I have done events and henna for Eid. These photos are from my henna event last week in celebration of the Indian festival of lights - Diwali. I hope you like them, please contact me if you would like your own henna event for a birthday party or if you just want henna for yourself: 


My Diwali Henna event. Thanks to Sukhi for helping on the day & NHS photographer Hannah for taking photos - I want your Nikon!
Henna heart and stars design. 
Get in touch if you would like your own henna party for a Birthday - Kids love it!
Get in touch if you would like your own henna. 
I quite like Henna flowers. 
Me with my Indian and Diwali inspired table decorations. 
My decorated table with divas, candles and my cute Indian inspired greeting cards that I sell - All handmade. 
Me with some of my hand drawn henna designs on paper. 
Photographer Hannah. Thanks for taking lovely pics for the NHS. 
Get in touch if you would like your own henna. 


Friday, 1 November 2013

Happy Diwali - The Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepavali translates as "a row of lamps." The festival celebrates victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance, and so many divas, lights and candles are lit. 

Divas, lights and candles are lit around homes, temples and streets. 
I like celebrating Diwali, it's colourful, bright, spiritual yet fun, especially in India. It marks new beginnings and represents joy, love, reflection, forgiveness, light and knowledge. 

Woman create Rangoli folk art on the floors and courtyards. 

Rangoli, a traditional Indian decoration made of ground rice, dry coloured flour, sand or flower petals is created on living room and courtyard floors. 

Rangoli in the courtyards. 
Apart from decoration Rangoli is thought to bring good luck and is also created on marriage celebrations. Traditional designs include geometric shapes, deity impressions and flowers but Indian symbols of lotus flowers, leaves, peacocks and birds are also created. 

Rangoli in living rooms. 
I must celebrate Diwali in India some day, it's much more festive. Streets and homes come alive with candles, divas and lights, people are everywhere celebrating together creating a fun atmosphere. 

Diwali at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, North India. 
I also like the spiritual feeling where so many worshippers can be in the temple yet it still feels peaceful with all the candles set against the dark night. 

Many worshippers but still peaceful. 
Diwali at Trafalgar Square with lanterns, musicians and traditional food. 
Diwali in Times Square
Here are some Diwali colouring pictures your children will love. 

Rangoli peacock design. 
Indian paisley design.
Diyas design.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Cute Handmade Baby Boots

I have just added a pair of lovely handmade knitted baby boots for sale in my public Arts display. They make a sweet little gift for a newborn baby boy or girl. So cute!! I also have a range of cute mini greeting cards to compliment this gift. 

Knitted baby boots for sale in my arts and crafts display. 
Get in touch if you'd like to buy these. 

Friday, 11 October 2013

Henna and Diwali Day Celebration

With Diwali round the corner I invite you to join in with the celebrations while I do your henna, a beautiful and culturally rich art form. Choose from 1 of my designs and take a seat to enjoy the music while I do your chosen henna design on you. Suitable on both adults and children. 

My henna design I did on Tusleem for her Eid celebrations
If henna's not for you, you can always try your hand at creating your own design on the day. With music from Alston Primary School. Full details / music to be confirmed for the rest of the week. 

Date: 05/11/2013
Location: Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

My Photography Services

I am happy to say I am now starting to do more photography work. My main areas include kids' birthday parties, pets, events and wedding photography. Though if you would like some other photos taken of perhaps you and your family please do get in touch on the details below. 

Alternatively I can also enhance and restore your old torn, stained and faded photos. 

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

New Whimsical Mixed Media Picture for Sale

I will be adding a new mixed media picture to my public display in Birmingham. It's of a flower girl created in a whimsical style. I am selling the original which comes with a quality ivory card mount, ready to frame. Diamanté gems will be used to add a sparkling finish look. This original artwork makes a lovely handmade gift. 

Original mounted artwork for sale.
Copyright Sharonjeet Galsinh - Monsoon Arts and Photography 2013
If you would like to buy this or any of my artwork, photography or mini greeting cards, please get in touch: 

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

World Body Painting Festival

The 16th annual World Body Painting Festival took place last weekend in Austria, attracting tens of thousands of visitors. Body painting artists and models from over 40 countries came together to create and show off their fantastic selection of creative body art. I have to say it looks really fun, I'd love to go! So I've shared some of my favorite shots, but I love them all! 

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