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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sugarcraft inspiration from an African Creeper


As I get more involved in sugarcraft, a transformation has occurred. I have become closer to Nature and its perfect sytem. I had waited patiently for this African creeper above, to bloom despite skeptism, but I knew that one day it will ! It did, and my faith and trust in Nature's system is re-inforced. Currently, its raining heavily in Francistown and I can see a dramatic change in climate of Botswana. And I wonder, if to change, like other things, is inevitable. Here are some flowers that are dancing in the rain in my garden.


The pictures are of high resolution & can become screen savers
I am working on a cake and will soon post the pics.....

22 comments:

Cynthia said...

This post is a classic demonstration that nothing can compare to natural beauty. It gives hopes. Thanks for bringing some sunshine into my day.

Ling's Passion said...

These flowers are so beautiful... Been so busy that almost forgotten what beauty nature brings. Thanks for sharing these pix.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi cynthia
First of all, a big thank you for your post on choka..it reminds one of the aroma of the homeland.
Yes, i agree that nothing can compare to Nature. We fill colours in cakes and try to imitate but Nature reveals the plain truth - the perfect beauty. The beauty that improves our inner beauty and gives hope, as you say. As is said, 'to improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.'

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi ling
I just wanted to pause and look the perfect beauty. It lifts your inner beauty to change and improve!

Anthony said...

Mature is simply amazing! Looking forward to this cake!

Margaret said...

How your photographs have lifted my spirits today. Here in the UK the weather has been horrible, grey, non-stop rain, windy, cold and frosts. I don't think I've left anything out!
How lucky you are to see such beautiful flowers today.

Daily Meals said...

Beautiful flowers Anamika! Waiting for your cake...

krystyna said...

Hi Anamika!
Beautiful Nature! Love your flowers! Specially in a large version.
It will be good to find the name of this flwers.

Thanks for this beauty!

Mona said...

GOSH! You have a wonderful blog & you are such an amazing artist!!

I am totally floored with your sugar crafted cakes! I have never seen anything like them before!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Thanks Anthony
Nature is the perfect system, on which you can always rely on for anything ! It never betrays you..it always lifts your moods, enlightens your spirits and encourages you in life.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Margaret
I remember the school poem by William Wordsworth,way back during my ICSE years.

"Daffodils"

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
.........
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

I am happy that the flowers lifted your spirits. As they also say' if winter comes, can spring be far behind'
Cheers !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Vijaya
Thanks ... in the process of completion..rains are a little bit of a problem for drying of the sugarpaste, but keeping my fingers crossed.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi krystyna
i always love your blogotorial and the pictures of mangoes are lovely.. I think pooja's initiative of tri-clour theme has worked wonders. Thanks for stopping by.. some flowers are african daisies and blossom flower.I still do not know the name of the flower from the african creeper !
I loved the words used for me 'sweet soni' on your blog. It gave a pinch of inspiration.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi mona
thanks for stopping by...I love your sentence 'I do not hate anyone and live with an attitude of gratitude ' so should everyone, isn's it ?

DK said...

Beautiful capture of Nature's children. i am a nature lover and never miss a chance to worship it! Nice clicks :) am waiting to see what u come with for your cakes! Your talent is just too amazing!

Kalyan said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured photos!

Spicegirl said...

Incredibly good creations and photos! Keep up the good work!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi dk
Just thought to pause and admire nature for a while. Thank you for your comment and i liked your Blueberry And Cinnamon Muffins. Will try one of these days. Yeah, will post the cake pics soon !

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Kalyan
Thank you for your comment and stopping by the blog.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi spice girl
Thanks for passing by and leaving comment for me. Will continue with my work.

Nagesh.MVS said...

These flowers are so beautiful.
I just wanted to pause and look the perfect beauty. It lifts your inner beauty to change and improve!
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NYC Cake Decorators said...

How beautiful Soni!

Poetry, the natural beauty of a garden, and sugar art! The three marry so well. I am very appreciative of the glimpse into life on your side of the world and it is so wonderful to see that your life of sugar artist holds many of the same wonders as mine over here in the States.

Sweet Regards,

Dina