Monday, November 26, 2018

My Dolls Going Places

Star Suvarna (Kannada channel of Star family) has used my dolls to promote one of it's serials - 'Sarva Mangala Mangalye'. A nicely designed and printed colourful postcard (image given above) has a yellowish-orange background with strings of flowers and leaves festooned at the top. Along with the logo of the channel, the serial's logotype name and the days and time on which it is aired, the Kannada legend says 'Paaru-Shankara at the Navaratri festival'. I suppose Paaru and Shankara are the names of main protagonists whose head cutouts have been replaced on to the heads of my Gaarudi Gombe doll pair.

The design is neat and interesting. Below is the image of Garudi Gombe dolls that were designed by me and executed by Channapatna artisans in lathe-turned laquerware doll craft.

This is me with my Paaru and Shankara

Monday, November 12, 2018

YKCW @ Bombe Mane

Sri R.G. Singh, Secretary, Ramsons Kala Pratishtana (RKP) showing around Bombe Mane to H.H. Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar

YKCW looks on at the special display diorama of Badami Banashankari

RG Singh seen explaining some details of the display commemmorating the birth centenary of H.H. Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar

L-R: Sri YKCW, RG Singh, R. Ajay Kumar Singh and R. Rajesh Kumar Singh

L-R: Artist B.P. Ramakrishna, R. Ajay Kumar Singh, artist Manish Verma and YKCW

YKCW felicitating artist B.P. Ramakrishna in the presence of latter's family

YKCW and RG Singh pose for a photograph after felicitating artist Manish Verma

YKCW appreciating the Mysuru style mural of a Mysuru wedding at Aamrapali created by artist Manish Verma
The scion of erstwhile Mysuru royal family, H.H. Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (YKCW) visited Bombe Mane on 4 November 2018. He was attentive and patiently listened to R.G. Singh when the latter explained all the dolls and their traditions. He later felicitated artsts B.P. Ramakrishna and Manish Verma.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Mysuru DC @ Bombe Mane

Sri Abhiram G. Shankar, IAS, District Commissioner, Mysuru District, visited Bombe Mane along with his better-half on the evening of 23 September 2018. He was supposed to have inaugurated the exhibition on 21st but could not because of an emergency meeting.

The couple enjoyed beautiful display of dolls and intently listened to everything that was said.