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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bad situations : Good results


Holding a small sized fabric paint bottle and also balancing the frame with my left hand, I was making the outline of yellow flowers with orange dipped brush. Except that work, fabric painting was almost complete. I was totally absorbed. My pet Kartiki rushed towards me. Before I could stop her from coming near me, she pushed her nose on my hand, disturbing my balance. Orange color spilt from the opened bottle. She was poking me to say something important. I left the work. Being successful in grasping my attention, she hurriedly ran towards the door. It was locked. I unlocked it. She vigorously opened the door and was out of the house in the garden. I followed her and saw she was vomiting some foam mixed with some grass which she ate during the morning walk. It stroked to me that she had caught the cold. She is an intelligent baby who never spread dirt in the house.

When I returned back, I saw the orange strain on a few inches distance from the design. If I tried to remove it then it would only be spoiling it further. I was upset. So what should be done?

I cut the centre of cardboard in oval shape so that the whole floral motif is visible. Took a green coloured fabric and cut its centre also in oval shape little smaller than the earlier one. Pasted the fabric on cardboard, smoothed it by making small cuts and then folding the extra fabric on wrong side. To maintain symmetry, I did the same for both pieces.

The look was now more awesome with green background. What do you think?
Bad situations always leeds to better results. :)

35 comments:

  1. Everything happens for a reason, I agree.

    I like experiences taken from real life instances. This one's great. Simple yet thoughtful !

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  2. Bad situations lead to better results. If the mind is sharp enough not to get bogged down by such situations and to keep exploring !

    Hope your pet is doing better !

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  3. @ Tulika : Thanks a million Tulika. Your praises, simple yet delighting! Keep visiting.

    @ Kavi : Yaeh I agree that only sharp minds have the capacity to find a way even in pessimistic situations. :) Thanx!!

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  4. The end result is two nice little pieces to beautify the walls a bit. The compass points not to the recovery from a bit of spilled paint but rather that there was compassion enough to not be so self focused that you made your dog wait and suffer its pain while you finished. You stopped and saw to the needs of another, that is where it turned good and the work completed lovely.

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  5. Thanks for giving my story a totally new outlook. :) I really appreciate you for that. Keep visiting.

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  6. Nice one. I like your creative thinking. As they say here..If you got a lemon make a lemonade.

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  7. An oceanful of thanks! I am glad u like the lemonade. :) Please visit again, whenever u find time.

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  8. Not only it happens for a reason, but i also happens for the good. We are unable to comprehend at that moment, but on reflection see it happening. I have written a post on this topic narrating a story few days back.
    Happy nad Prosperous New Year, Chandrika and thanks for visitng my blog.

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  9. Beautiful! Situations in life are what we make of them..its our attitude which matters.

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  10. @ nsiyer : Very true. Passing through a difficult phase, we never realise something good will happen after all this is over. I hope I haven't copied it.:) Will definitely read it when next time I will be visiting ur blog.
    Happy New Year, nsiyer. Thanks for appreciating me. :)

    @ Renu : Its really our attitude which makes the difference. Thanks!!

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  11. Lovely post..:)
    Its all about what we think of the outcome..Our attitude is what matters..U seem such an optimist..Dats how u got a better results out of that situation :)

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  12. I hope your dog is ok and you did a great job fixing it. I hope that you have a great new year with all the things you desire happening for you.

    Kindest regards,
    Tom Bailey

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  13. @ Vani : Thanks for lovely comment, Vani. Very true its attitude which makes a difference. I think we all have to be optimistic to get out of the worst situations in life. :) Thanks a million. Keep visiting. :)

    @ Tom Bailey : There is a shaloka in Sanskrit as 'Sarve bhavantu sukhina, sarve santu niramaya,sarve bhadrani pashayantu, maa kashchid-dukhabhavbhaveta!
    It means,
    May all beings be happy,
    May all be healthy,
    May people have the well-being of all in mind,
    May no body suffer in any way!

    Thats what I desire!

    Thanks a lot for your wishes. Happy New Year. :)

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  14. Necessity is father of invention , is this what was said? I guess. Good idea indeed.
    Besides your profile is multifaceted.

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  15. Thanks for praising me, anilkurup. :)
    Keep visiting.

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  16. Hey...interesting post...the human spirit is amazing...u made the best out of a situation that could have gone totally awry...happy new year and keep visiting!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog:) I like that you are a self-described 'reserved chit-chatter'! And what a good post about doing the best you can with what the situation gives you!

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  18. cool art-work!

    is it part of your work?

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  19. @ Samyukta : Hey...Thanks...One should always churn out the best of all the possibilities available. :) Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and your family.

    @ Dakota O. : Thanks for visiting mine also. :) Thanks a million for showers of praises. :)

    @ blunt edges : Thanks! Its my hobby. :)

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  20. I love this painting! Need to show it to Mom. Sometimes errors do sort themselves out a lot more than you could guess.

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  21. good work chandrika ,acting smartly in adverse situations always gives better results !!!

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  22. @ Cinderella : Thanks a lot, Cinderella. Some times errors could fetch better results. :)

    @ T. Hemanth Kumar : Thanks, Hemanth. Very true. :) Happy New Year. :)

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  23. I m not good at this, but it looks cool.

    Happy new year to you...Thomas

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  24. New year greetings from a stranger yet blogger

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  25. @ T and S : You are very sober as you praise me. Same to you, Thomas. :-) Keep pouring your comments. :-)

    @ Sapna Anu B.George : Thanks dear. :) Strangers can be good blogging friends in new year. :)

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  26. Wish i was as good as you. I dont think there is a good thing or bad thing.. what has to happen has to happen.. its how we understand it or take it that makes it into a good or bad situation.. You took this situation and it worked good for you.. had you thought to throw the design away it would have been a bad situation...

    So its how we look.. the glass is either half full or half empty but its still the same glass with the same thing in it...

    Excellent write up.. Visiting first time already a big fan of urs...

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  27. A trainful of thanks, Bikram. :) True, its actually our attitude towards life that makes the difference. Optimistic approach helps in overcoming even the most difficult hinderences. :)
    Thanks again. Please visit it again as soon as possible.

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  28. The end result is quite lovely! I think the green fabric looks very nice. I'm sorry your pet was sick. Hopefully it was just an isolated incident for her and not anything more.

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  29. Thanks a lot, Kelly. Thanks for appreciating green color end result. :)

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  30. ya :) that was a lesson!

    with a little effort we can make good results even from a bad state.

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  31. Thanks a lot! :) We all can creat something good out of a bad situation.

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  32. Hey.....just went through some of your blog postings.....nice pieces that you have collated from your mind....:)

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  33. @ Himangshu : Thanks for ur kind words. Keep visiting! :)

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