Wednesday, 6 January 2016


A  G I V E A W A Y

W I T H 

C R E A T I V E   B O X

Text: Hina Nitesh (with inputs from Bhairavi Malkani)

OTDB is pleased to start this new year with a bang! 
On this post is the much awaited giveaway kindly sponsored by Bhairavi Malkani of 'Creative Box'. 
Let's get to know this wonderful lady and her venture before we reveal the goodie that can be yours...

Warli painting on coasters

'Chase your dream, have patience and believe in yourself, don’t give up halfway as the real journey begins only after you have reached the goal.'

This is what Bhairavi has to say to those who want to do something on their own.

Dotillism art butterfly on a purse

Talent can lay hidden deep inside you till its the right moment and then something clicks and it blossoms the way you had never imagined it would...If you think I am being too poetic read Bhairavi's story. She has come a long way for someone who was never interested in arts & crafts. This was till she found herself a part of a campaign creating posters for an environmental cause in college and realized that she wanted to do this her entire life!!! 

Many ways of saying 'peacock'

A short stint of art education at the Nirmala Niketan institute nurtured the creativity and rest as they say is history! Today, Bhairavi has a bag making enterprise, holds art & craft workshops for children and art therapy workshops for adults.
Recycled T-lite holders

Bhairavi took up teaching art & craft during college with focus on best out of waste workshops. These continued post marriage and through her corporate work life too. Three years later she had quit the job and immersed herself full time in the creative pursuits.

Coasters from milk carton

She met a fair trade organization promoting the use of upcycled & organic cloth bags which got her interested in upcycling cloth. She inquired with the local tailors about their fabric waste and fashioned these into utility products.

Handpainted Lotus motif on bag...

The size of the fabric dictates the form it will take to utilize it to the maximum. The embellishment is first in the form of a rough sketch on paper with colour pens. It takes 20 minutes to stitch the basic bag and 2 hours to paint the image. 


Buddha on bag and cushion cover


 Encouragement from family and friends and good response at at flea markets and other events kept Bhairavi busy. Its been 5 years now and she is spreading the word of fashion with a cause.

Contemporary motifs handpainted

Creative Box started out with the urge to give back to nature a little. To share our belief of keeping our culture alive & preserving our nature through art & fashion. Bhairavi wants to take her venture to the next step through helping promote small time artists & entrepreneurs by sharing their work through a social blog dedicated to promoting home based entrepreneurs.

OTDB wishes Bhairavi all the best for her future endeavours.


And now for the much awaited GIVEAWAY...


This beautiful hand painted upcycled clutch can be yours ...yipppeee!!!!

You need to follow three simple steps:

1. Like OTDB
2. Like Creative Box 
3. Leave a comment on our FB page here and tell us what attire would you team up this clutch with? For that little extra you can leave a comment on the blog as well.The most interesting answer wins!

Simple isn't it? The contest runs till 20th January 2016. So hurry and post your ideas here! Keep watching this space for the winner announcement.  



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