Happy Weekend Readers

It has been so nice to visit you all this week through these digital pages — I have enjoyed connecting with each of you so much in such less time since I started my blog! It is now time for the weekend and I must sign off and do all of those weekend things that need to be done but I wanted to wish you well and hope that you have a very happy weekend!

Oh! since it is summer and trees are loaded with the golden delicious mangoes, I’ve prepared mango shake for all my dear readers… don’t forget to taste some…. :-P… Have a very nice & restful few days until we meet again and loads of love!

Happy Weekend Friends :)Photo courtesy: Balakrishnan K | www.utopianhere.com

Love,
Puneeta

My Vintage Wallpapers

Just some good old memories of my year 2009 smashingmagazine published wallpapers (Smashing magazine is one of the best online magazines which delivers useful and innovative information to web designers and developers). I was still learning photoshop at that time and was always eager to try the new brushes, effects and online tutorials. And all those lead to the creation of these wallpapers… Looking at them now, after three years, I feel it to be a little weird…but then this is how it all started 🙂 Here is the list:

The Demonic Divas
The Demonic Divas

Happy Friendship Month
Happy Friendship Month

Darkness with Rays of Light
Darkness With Rays Of Light

Glamour Girls
Glamour Girls

Photoshop Tutorials

Its been a long time since I wrote any tutorial for any site. My first photoshop tutorial got published in psdrockstar.com . And the tutorials were really successful ones. I am so glad so many people liked it and could benefit from it. So, here are the two photoshop tutorial links you might like to see in case you haven’t. 🙂 Please click on the images to go to the respective tutorials.

Floral Text and Butterflies Wallpaper:

Floral Text and Butterflies Wallpaper

Create a Lollipop Girl in Photoshop:

Create a Lollipop Girl in Photoshop

Folks, enjoy the tutorial and please do comment.. 🙂

Paperversary

HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Photo courtesy: Prakash Bajracharya

“One by one each month flew by, since we both said “I do”…Twelve months of memories, shared by the two of us. From big events and holidays to simple daily pleasures,Some tearful times along life’s way, some joys that can’t be measured…One by one each month now is gone, but still they’re ours forever…Each and every memory, of one year together! Happy Anniversary to us!!” ♥♥

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary on 19th June! Rewind to an year ago, the most important day in our life so far!! My life seems complete and I couldn’t ask for anything more but to add more happiness in this little family we’re building now… Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love does gives us a fairy tale!!

Tradition says that your first wedding anniversary is called a Paperversary. You are supposed to exchange simplistic gifts made of paper; like a sentimental card or notebook, a printed picture or a small paper sculpture. The reasoning behind this tradition is little confusing, but here is the gist of what I’ve found out: The first year of marriage is supposedly the hardest. A young couple who is struggling to make ends meet, while trying to build a strong and a solid relationship, home and family foundation all at the same time. Regardless of how long a couple has been dating, living together, or known one another, their first wedding anniversary is both a sacred and special one. It is an anniversary of new beginnings, new bonds and new feelings – because no matter how you slice it, things ARE different once you get married…

“We’re all a little weird and life is also a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.” – Robert Fulghum

I met my husband in 2007.. he was my senior at my office and at that time none of us even dreamt that we both will get married… but love and faith mostly brought us together as husband and wife, and gave each of us a best friend for life… Being one of those couples who are from totally different part of the same country, with vast differences in language, tradition, thinking and cooking, it was really a tough time for us to get adjusted to one another thought and like process… But am happy to say that despite of all the struggles we went through in this one year, it has only brought us more close and more loveable to each other… and I give all the credit to my dear husband who was with me in all my tough times… in my laughs and in my tears… in my anger and in my patience, in my boredom and in my joy…. Believe me there is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love…. So, here it is… Happy First Wedding Anniversary to me and my dearest husband Bala, the north lady and the south hero 🙂

Cheers!!

Why Gulmohar Doodles?

Why Gulmohar Doodles?

Why Gulmohar Doodles?

Yes! This was a question asked to me frequently when I announced the name of my blog. Often I was suggested to change ‘gulmohar’ to roses, lilly, lavender etc which was more popular and fancier. Reason: Gulmohar is not a popular or favorite flower. Blessed souls, they didn’t know what I was thinking about…

The flower ‘gulmohar’ is very close to my heart. I remember the summers of my childhood, that tree with rich and vibrant flowers always attracted me a lot! Fiery red against the contrasting green backdrop used to fill me with happiness and loads of energy. Those summer evenings were divine and unforgettable. When the sun got ready for its usual nap my heart was looking forward for the magic to unfurl. Yes, the ground under my foot turned into a bright and fiery red sea with dashes of golden yellow all around due to the rays from heaven.  There I was…playing for hours under the beautiful tree! That was the time when I had dreamt about many things that I want to do in life… that was the place which fuelled my thoughts for wants in my life. My favorite tree to draw was not to mention, gulmohar. Lolz! I have tried so hard to capture the beauty of such mesmerizing beauty! Playing and dreaming under this tree brought the artist out in me who was slumbering for a long time. Back then I didn’t know that art is such a vast field…. but things happened and I graduated with flying colors in a degree in multimedia and animation. Thanks to everyone who helped me in fulfilling my dream. So, here I am… working as a UI Developer. 7 years have passed and I have walked on the paths of being a graphic designer, e-learning course maker, 3D modeller, visual FX generator.. and the list goes on.

Now that’s first part of the story, the Gulmohar story. The other part ‘doodle’ was given because I started doodling at a very young age (3 years old). I loved scribbling and making different things on paper, wall, floors. Possibly every place I saw empty and could draw upon. Until now most of my notebooks are doodled in one way or another. It is such a good way to use your free time. And so creative too… Oh! how I love doing that… So, since I wanted to start my own blog, I discussed with my husband about my idea and likes. I told him that this blog is gonna be what I think and what I want to share with others (in one word my doodles). And this was one of the names suggested by him and luckily it suits my blog so well! Thanks a lot my love to help me in my dreams come true 🙂 … So readers, Welcome to Gulmohar Doodles!

P.S. In India this flower derieves its name from ‘Gul’ which means flower and ‘Mohr’ which means peacock, which in a way compares its brilliant colors to those of the peacock.

Welcome to Gulmohar Doodles!

Wee, my first blog post! I’m very excited and very glad that I finally found the time to set up and start working on my personal  blog! What an exciting adventure about to begin! I can’t believe I’m actually starting to write about whatever inspires me, tutorials (my own or others), recipes I crave and die for and so many other things. I’ve been encouraged for so long to do so! Whoa!! Here I am… the blogger world!

I was always a lover of words, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write my first ever blog post…and here it is! When I first properly started on Twitter, it soon became an addiction, so it remains to be seen whether blogging will follow a similar path. I always have a lot to say when I think about writing a blog, but then I sit down to do it and my mind goes blank. Hopefully, I will have lots of time to jot down most of my thoughts and ideas and doodles here. Who would have thought that I would turn into a blogger? Yes, I have entered the Blog world!! Watch this space people 🙂

P.S.: Readers, all the posts I am gonna write here are my own and I don’t intend to hurt anyone’s feelings or it isn’t meant to demean someone or their thoughts. Posts written here are just a kind gesture to bring some happiness in others as well as my life.

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