Friday, April 5, 2013

Quilled banyan tree.






       A Banyan tree has a special place in Indian believes and myths. Princes are said to have learnt their lessons from their gurus under the shelter of the Banyan tree.  It is considered as a symbol of sacrifice and wisdom. A Banyan tree gives refuge to a whole lot of life forms under its huge protective canopy. 
      Some people are also like the Banyan , in the way they support and enrich a lot of lives during their life time.Dr Gnanasoundari was recently honoured by Vijay T.V with a  life time achievement award for this year's Woman's day. I was requested to make a card for her. The first thing that came to my mind was a Banyan tree. My idea was immediately approved by the president of our woman's wing of our library.
      Dr Gnanasoundari was the first president of our women's wing at our library. It was long before I became a member but I still hear about her influence  and the changes she has brought about in many people's lives. She has motivated many stay at home women to come out and take courageous steps in their personal and social life that she is affectionately called as 'amma' which means mother.
      She started her career as a Gynecologist in the year 1957, Overseeing more than 30,000 deliveries spanning  more than fifty years and three generations of mothers. To fulfill her husband's dream to bring health care to people in rural areas living below poverty line she along with her husband worked to establish Dr Kumaraswami Health Center, A multi speciality Hospital at a place called  Agasteeswaram in Kanyakumari district, with every mordern medical equipment. Even before the hospital started functioning her husband ,Dr Kumaraswami passed away . Carrying her husband's vision forward Dr Gnanasoundari started the hospital in 1998. She became the President of Indian Medical Center and Director of Dr Kumaraswami Health Center and Dr Kumaraswami college of Nursing.She is also the President of Gnanadeepam Matriculation Higher secondary School at Agasteeswaram . Her contribution to health care and education is unprecedented. She is a living legend and continues to inspire many women not by preaching but by being an amazing example of humility , hard work and gentleness.



      I looked at lot of quilled trees on the internet and particularly here on pinterest. . I made a sketch of a banyan tree and then got the impression of the trunk alone on the paper. I cut brown colour card stock for the trunk.

At first I thought of quilling the leaves on the tree individually , later I decided to make chunks of bee hive quilling for branches .

I added some colour in the form of small creatures that live in the shelter of the tree .
A tiny nest with a small bird and egg.
Linking my tree to Wondrous things: spring tree

Thanks for stopping by , Have a creative day.

62 comments:

Rose Angeline said...

Awesome love the branches done :)

mazojira said...

wow beautiful :)

Reusing with Quilling said...

This is just amazing how you brought your thought on the card ! I loved the beehive banyan tree and the idea to add tiny birds,nest egg..n creatures is fabulous ..and your Quilling is Superb !

Crafterkhush said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW...

Shalaka said...

This is really amazing..........

Sheetal Dalvi said...

Wov! Sugandhi lovely creation
The tree trunk is simply great
Beautiful...
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neli said...

wow beautiful :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is mindblowing so delicate and so beautiful and I love love how you quill ethnic themes.Wonderful !!! The branches are so fascinating to look at!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

quilled paper paradise said...

A beautiful creation!. Thank you for the story

Катушка Ш. said...

It so beautiful!!!

Prachi said...

LOvely Lovely quilling....loved the tiny birds and nest an whole idea of banyan tree...Hats off to you...!!!

Nupur said...

Absolutely Amazing Art! So well planned and so well executed!

Nupur, Thrilling Quilling

Helen said...

wow, it is amazing!

angelin said...

Wonderful and a great idea ..superb and fabulous quilling .

Smita Satish said...

Beautiful ...so nicely executed..

Mamatha said...

its awesome!

Hima Bindhu said...

Hey Suganthi, This is just amazing :) Very nice work.

Priyadarshini said...

WOW!! Amazing work!!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

I'm stunned...awesome!

chillin with Quillin said...

wow gorgeous tree, love how you did the leaves and the trunk, the critters are so cute !!!
Paula

Leanne said...

WOW! Awesome.

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Suganthi,
Idea is the seed from which everthing else emerges. the idea to use the Banyan tree for Dr Gnanasoundari is the winner here and of course your execution is PERFECT. Thanks for sharing the inspiring story of Dr Gnanasoundari!!

Hussena said...

It so so awesome Suganthi the whole idea and your execution of it is so brilliantly done and I just love the beehive quilled branches they give such a natural feel to this banyan tree ..another stunning work from you :)

MEGHA said...

wow this is stunning and amazing creation ...love it tooooooo much .what a hardwork.

Christine Thamotheram said...

The tree looks awesome Suganthi. You have done a great job with my concept of using beehive quilling for the canopy in multiple layers like my Tree & Water landscape. Thank you for asking permission.
http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
CHris

Sathya said...

Awesome color scheme in the tree canopy...absolutely love the concept of banyan tree and of course the tiny elements added to the banyan... And thanks much for letting us know about the great woman and her service to people...

Anne S. said...

Allo !

I love your tree . I am a beginner in quilling. I would like to know how you did the leaves in your tree. I want to make a tree for a birth and I would add the color of sex of the child in a small part of the tree. Thank you!

Anne from Quebec , Canada

Ileana Carmen said...

Very nice creation.

craftingcreatures said...

What a wonderful tree, Suganthi! I love the layering and depth and the way colors all go so well. Beautiful!

Maria Malinovskaya said...

It is gorgeous!
Do you want to take part in challenge with this creation?
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Syaz said...

What an amazing job you have here Suganthi..

DreaMe said...

soo cute and lovely <3

Shruthiy Das said...

wow !! wow !!1....awesome is a minor word for this!!! super fantabulous!!! :)Great Work :)

Ann Martin said...

Simply stunning! I love the way you did the leaves... so nice and full. (well, I love all of it; not just the leaves of course. :))

Manasa said...

Its soooo beautiful..I dont have words and its perfect as usual !

КаРи said...

Amazing project!

Avni said...

This is just W-O-W! beyond words....The thought of making tree with all natural elements around it makes it look so authentic!Love the trunk..

Indira Tanwar said...

Wow this is superb Suganthi! Its so so beautiful...the chunk of beehive leaves looks absolutely stunning and each of them stands out. I also liked the tree trunk in particular...

ManuK said...

Wonderful present for a wonderful lady! I really enjoyed reading the story behind this project, she surely is an amazing person and a true role model!

Hugs!
Manu

Shylaashree said...

searching for words suganthi MAM

Sharon said...

It looks Stunning! And im sure it must have taken a lot of time but the result is just amazing!
keep on crafting!

Sharon xxx

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Nati said...

Wow!!!!Amazing!!!

anandhirajan said...

your idea is fantastic suganthi.I am sure it would have been a heart stealer
anandhi

WhiteRacoon said...

Gorgeous! Love the leaves part and the branches, and all those tiny critters, squirrel and bugs, and birds with their nest look adorable! Very good!

Theepz said...

Amazing work!!!
Just loving it!

Anu Ratha said...

Hi Suganthi .. How are you.. Your banyan tree amazed me. It is so beautiful..n your story on dr gnanasoundari is very inspiring..

Monica Bramorski said...

Hello Suganthi! You´re simply amazing with papers! I´m so in love for your work! You´ll be from now on my quilling guru! A big hug from a lover paper too. xxx Monica :-)
www.myloveforpapers.blogspot.com

Sylvia said...

It's super duper awesome as always. Really love your work and also love what you do.

Taia said...

Amazing work! And such a nice story!

Galandrial said...

Wow, wow, wow!
My English is too poor to express my enthusiastic emotions!
Thank you for participating in the job blog "Marvellous stuff!"

Maria Malinovskaya said...

Congratulations on winning the contest!

Hunter said...

wow!!!!! speechless!!!! just perfect!!!!
r a wiz in quilling!!! God Bless!!!:)

Romina Nahata said...

You are a crazy quiller suganthi !! Your quilling drives me MAD !! I 'm speechless !!

Ramya said...

This is so lovely!! amazing work!!

korvaki said...

owsm......suparb.....perfact

viji said...

wow
So pretty.
viji

MetalFimo2 said...

l'albero é molto bello , brava un bacio ciao.

Jennifer Stacey said...

I love this! I never thought of making the leaves with the beehive technique! It looks so natural! Kudos to you and Chris for the idea and inspiration...

DreaMe said...

The tree is amazing - admire ur work
!

Celia D. said...

Wonderful!
Love your crafts and your blog!
Big hugs! :D

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Catia L. Marques said...

Isto é realmente incrível! Parabéns!!! Me inspirou demais!

paulina winnicka said...

oh wow ,this is awesome *o*