Art is the speech of my expectation which I take it to be my future. Art is my inborn inspiration which comes out of the core of my feelings and guides me to elevated heights. After my creation of numerous Innovative designs in Phulkari-traditional embroidery of Punjab I am now putting nature's ... Read More
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After completing my post graduation I had been working in the field of art and science simultaneously. Side by side I also kept myself involved in creation of new Innovative designs and items of the traditional embroidery of Punjab-'Phulkari' in a unique manner and I displayed them in various exhibitions and Craft Mela's. Being a craft person I exhibited them in various govt exhibitions too.
Before 2000, this embroidery was generally done on suits, dupattas, shawls, bed covers, pillow covers and table covers but I brought this embroidery on children garments like skirts, frocks, bibs, baby sets and even on aprons, long skirts, ladies tops, lehangas, jackets, saris, hankies, wash basin towels, restaurant decorations and chapati covers, gurdwara spreads, 'rumalas' of Guru Granth Sahib ji from abroad, jackets and decorative items of restaurants and huge wall hangings of various institutions which were attached in the entrance halls.
By taking workshops and lectures in schools, colleges, institutions I gave training to many girls and ladies of rural and urban areas of Chandigarh and villages nearby in my new Innovative designs of Phulkari embroidery. These designs were created by merging different traditional embroideries of India.
After clearing my entrance test I joined as a regular Home Science teacher under education department Chandigarh on 8th May 2002. Here I had the experience of teaching for 5 years in rural government school and till date in urban government school.
Now my hobbies have professionalized when I have brought tremendous changes in myself from thread and needle towards pen, colour and paper skill. I have become an apprentice for different artistic skills and with new creations I have gained Global popularity in Quilling, Calligraphy ink painting, Zentangle, Typography, Coffee painting, Vector art, etc.
In 2020, during COVID-19 lockdown period, instead of wasting my time I have started improving my artworks by attending and taking online classes and webinars on different subjects to improve my horizon and now I am swimming towards a distinct destination with a new pride. Previously I used to search masters in thread and needle to help me but now the shift has enabled me to become an artist, a new solicitor with fresh imaginations. My life has changed and pours on me many great honours. Anyhow I have welcomed this change in my way of life with an open mind.
Life has now bestowed on me varied talents and I owe much of my prescripts from paternal values. By the grace of God, I would further develop my talents that have given me distinction in ' Teaching, Creative Art, Traditional Indian Embroidery and Social Work '. Though I had never wanted to divert towards Beauty and culture still I have admired these qualities and attached them with me. For me life is a duty that has to be spent with devotion and happiness. May God give me strength and qualities to live by them.
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I am an educationist with art as my hobby. Since my childhood I have been a topper in the field of art and education.
After completing my post graduation in Home Science (Clothing and Textile) in 1991 I worked as a part time lecturer in different government colleges in Chandigarh and Punjab and as a Vocational Teacher in various Govt. Schools in Chandigarh.
During this period I was drifted towards Punjab's traditional embroidery-'Phulkari' and I created new phulkari designs and other items with phulkari embroidery that brought about glee and glamour into my life and created the heaven of the best in design and culture which further inspired me to liberate my dormant instincts in art and culture. My life went far in different domains when I started displaying my skills through various exhibitions and Craft Mela's in Chandigarh, Kala- Gram in Haryana, Dilli Haat in New Delhi. I was acknowledged as a 'Craft Person ' under Ministry of Textile by the Government of India.
After seeing my works, I was honoured as 'Queen of Crafts-2002' by the media. I have trained many women and girls (of rural and urban areas of Chandigarh and villages nearby) in stitching and embroidery works, free of cost. I used to give one year training to the girls under Vocational Courses and Clothing and Textile Institutes in Chandigarh and these girls developed as supporting hands of their families. Even after getting my regular job in 2002 I inspired them into the world of greater prominence. The life that meant hardships and toils gave them the new ways to shine and prosper. I had also been giving training in many government and private institutions to make people aware of how to make their life comfortable.
My Innovative designs were copied by many craft persons so I had to change my styles and I developed variety of new patterns by mixing different traditional embroideries of India.
Being in job, a tremendous change occurred in me and my perceptions developed accordingly. My interests now shifted towards a new legacy from needle and thread art towards paper, ink and color skill. Inorder to professionalize my hobbies I became an apprentice for different artistic skills and now created portraits, landscapes, birds, etc. in quilling that have led me to greater popularity. The uniqueness that has glamoured into my art has found a new way into the works of Quilling, Calligraphy ink painting, Typography, Zentangle, Coffee painting, Vector art, painting and sketching. Thus today I am recognized as Ms. Puneet Madan as an Artist with changed identity from 'Queen of Crafts ' to ' Queen of Innovative and Creative Skills '. Many new Awards and Honours have been conferred on me and am given the title of ' Legendary person in Multitasking '. My artwork has also been selected in Guinness world records 2021.
I have happily accepted this turnover. As a teacher I am also teaching home science and various other art and science subjects with a new zeal.
Apart from this I also keep myself busy in macrame work, crochet, knitting, tatting, etc.
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Art is the speech of my expectation which I take it to be my future. Art is my inborn inspiration which comes out of the core of my feelings and guides me to elevated heights. After my creation of numerous Innovative designs in Phulkari-traditional embroidery of Punjab I am now putting nature's beauty, portraits, typography, etc. in my new art style by merging Calligraphy ink with painting to calligraphy ink painting, doodle and mandala to doodlemandala style, typography and dot painting in Quilling style and many more.
I have shown the word 'Allah' in my project. Here Typography and dot work has been projected in Quilling form. It is made on velvet paper. Paper strips of different colors, shapes and sizes have been used by me to write 'Allah' in unique form