Monday, October 29, 2018

Autumn Mood

It was pouring cats and dogs last night… a much awaited rain after 2 years that was spiced with thunder, lightning and wind… and the mild chill this morning was just amazing, gradually setting me in autumn mood. Everything in my garden is washed and looks vividly green. It is the perfect weather to grab a cup of coffee, curl up with a book with music playing in the background… bliss. Today’s autumn vignette elements consist of lavender scented candle, books, an artificial plant and layered with my favorite throw.

Leaving you now with many more vignette fantasy as I get ready to do some sketching!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Autumn Vignette Inspiration

My autumn vibe series are all about fun, easy and charming vignettes. You would’ve noticed by now that I am a huge vignette fan because it’s quick to create one and it’s your way of adding your seasonal charm to your space. It is all about beautiful Fall goodness! While sipping my ginger tea, I always imagined what it’s like to experience the joy of autumn… the joy of walking through the forest of autumn patches and feeling the fresh crisp air. And I love how the season brings a nice warm and soft palette.

Today’s vignette elements consists of dry autumn foliage, branches, a vintage pickle jar, a book, a tealight holder and crockery while keeping in mind the colours that define autumn. You can even use a glass jar or vase to hold the leaves and branches.

 What do you think of my vignette? Do you have any vignette Fall decorating ideas? I would love to hear them. 

All the above pictures are copyright Tickled by Inspirations

Monday, October 15, 2018

Autumn Vibes and Cheer from my home

It is cloudy today in our part of the world and I spent this breezy morning with several cups of tea while waiting for some sign of rain. And the hope still remains strong.  Even though we never experience autumn or fall, through the power of home décor I have set in with autumn vibes and cheer. It’s that happy season when you know the best is yet to come…  the weather is going to get better… and the anticipation of festivals and holidays! Today’s vibes is all about simplicity for my tablescape. The elements I used are pretty simple. I used the available fruits that I had and paired it with a small cake stand, a nice scented candle and a good coffee table book. You can even pair different fruits together to give a more colourful look. What do you think of my vignette?

Stay tuned for more Autumn cheer and tips!

All above images are copyrighted Tickled by Inspirations

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Vibes and Cheer

It’s been a quick and tiring week that I could use some tea with love or a glass of wine, lots of music, a scented candle burning and snuggle with a book or watch TV. And at the same time I also wanted to bring in some autumn vibes in my home space even though we never experience it here in the Middle East. Cheers to the power of home décor and pretend the season is setting in!! So stay tuned for some autumn vignettes and vibes. Meanwhile I am leaving you with a little warmth through my pictures. Have a fabulous day everyone!

Do you have any simple autumn décor? Or have you made any changes in your décor lately? Please share if you have any, I would love to share it with my readers. Please email your pictures to .

All above pictures are copyrighted Tickled by Inspirations

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Artist of the month - Ajit Thomas, an artist with perfectionism

Ajit Thomas, a practicing dentist to many… but to me, his family and many close friends, he is as an exceptionally talented artist that the world needs to know. His realistic portrait sketches are remarkably real. Each one of his work is a master piece highlighted with perfection and are detail intensive. He also juggles with clay modeling, cartooning and caricature. For Ajit, art is a family affair. He grew up watching his father’s creative art work and there was no turning back since then. Ajit kept his art inspiration alive while juggling with his profession. And now he has produced some brilliant portraits that the world needs to see. Let hear more from Ajit and view some of his spectacular work. 
Ajit's latest portrait work

·         A brief about yourself
Saving the world from cavities is what I do to earn a living. I am a trained Dentist, all the way from India, working in the Middle East.

·         How did your journey as an artist begin? Did you have any formal training or is it self-taught?
I have been fascinated by art and craft from as early as I can remember. A fascination for colors started with my first Lyra 48 color pencil set that my father gifted me for topping in class when I was 8 years old.
My father was an exceptionally talented untrained artist, and unimaginably creative. It was watching the artist in him that set off my passion in art.
I have not had any formal training; it has been just observing and DIY all the way. 

·         What is your medium for your art work? How would you describe your art style? 
I have no idea about various art styles. I just enjoy doing whatever helps excite the senses.
I am into Pencil sketching, Water coloring, Clay modelling, Cartooning, and Caricaturing for quite some time now. Recently I tried a hand in color pencil portrait sketching. And when I liked what I saw, I decided to take it to the next level. Social media has been of great help in getting exposed to ‘detailing’ in art: and I must say there are a lot of incredible artists out there who do exceptional art work.

·         What's your inspiration for your art work?
Art runs in my family. And I am just an extension of the big tree. I hope to keep creating using whatever talents I have.  The genes seem to have passed on to my children too. Inspiring through art is the best inspiration! 
Would like to mention an artist friend Hemanth, for inspiring me with his mind blowing portraits

·         What is the most challenging aspect about your work?
Detailing in portraits requires a lot of patience. Bringing life into the eyes of the subject and replicating skin tones are the toughest for me. Am I allowed to mention material costs here??? (Ofcourse! :D)

·         What is your creative process like? And what keeps you motivated?
The only time I have an artist’s block is when I am asleep. When you are into sketching portraits, you tend to observe every face you come across. So there never is a dearth of subjects and motivation to sketch. And if I ever get saturated sketching, it is then cartoon or caricature time. When creations strike a chord with people,  that is motivation enough!

·         Do you commission different projects? And how can people purchase your work?
Yes, I do accept commissioned projects which are requested either directly through social media or through friends and family. I have not ventured into selling my creations. But maybe I’ll break into the commercial scene someday. 

·         What is your favorite art piece that you have done till date?
Difficult to pinpoint one particular favorite …but if you insist, the Dark Knight in modeling clay (A lot of work went into the detailing. I hope to one day convert that into a more durable material using 3D printing) and the Amitabh Bachchan portrait which I managed to get autographed by the great himself along with a small note of appreciation. 

·         Any tips or words of wisdom to aspiring artists who want to pursue a similar career.
Yes……with great powers come great responsibilities!!!  No, just kidding…there are no definitions and destinations in art… it is what you see and pick up along the way that makes the ride enjoyable. Expose yourself to creations of both masters and amateurs. Learning is a continuous process…..take risks and experiment…, if you succeed, let the world know and if you fail, do not tell anyone …!

Thank you Ajit for sharing your work and your art journey with me and my readers. Looking forward to seeing more of your work and an exhibition in the near future.
If you wish to get in touch with Ajit, please email him at  and click here to follow Ajit on Instagram.

Above pictures are copyrighted Ajit Thomas.