HOLD INFINITY

To see the world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour
~ William Blake

These words really have been driving me through life. “Hold infinity in the palm of your hand” is something I so much believe in. Creation is something that inspires me and drives me and I make it a point that I learn or create something each day.

Just writing on a beautiful Saturday evening and I would like to show you guys some awesome stuff I came across recently. And researching for Paperworks and reading and finding more earth friendly things, I come across some really talented people.

I found this Delhi based artisan Antima Khanna via Ankit’s ( he has an awesome blog and especially read his poem to his father) Facebook page and I am so glad about it 😃

So I wrote to Antima after I visited her blog. I wrote to her on an awesome thing she has recently made. “Inked in 90s” is her journey of losing some things precious and then embarking on a mission to find them again.

So, intrigued by this whole idea I decided to buy one of her notebooks. I honestly didn’t know what to expect so I had left it all till I receive the parcel. And I did!

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The one that I got was “Calcutta – Jaipur”. Antima thoughtfully saw somewhere that I am fond of the Bengali city and she sent me this postcard from Bechardasjee (Calcutta) to Johri Hajarimal Milapchand (Jaipur).

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Mr. Bechardasjee’s handwriting is something that cannot be missed. It is perfectly poised and reminds me of my grandfather. He always insisted on having a good handwriting and would make all his grandchildren write in both the Roman and Devnagri script. I think he sprouted my affection towards Typography somewhere.

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The notebooks are beautifully cloth-bound and lovingly hand-made.

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A handwritten note from the artist herself is definitely to be cherished!

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A beautifully packed notebook and in toe were one of Antima’s another creation “Mogra“.

Mogra, collection of 5 necklaces is inspired by the very fragrant flower which happens to be my favourite too. The fondest memory of a farmhouse and its pathway lined with Mogra.

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And there was a surprise too! A piece of Antima’s earlier made creation, “Brass & Glass

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Elated on receiving all these beautiful beautiful things and a very willing neighbour to pose, I went upstairs and took some pictures.

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Antima, these things that I received are indeed extremely special because you put your thoughts and moulded them by your own hands. I have grown in a family that is fond of handmade things. It’s Dussehra today and I remember how my parents insisted on making the flower garlands, elaborate rangolis by mum. I wish you a very Happy Dussehra and hope you reach the milestones you have been dreaming of.

Love.

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