Putting creativity to good use

Putting creativity  to good use

There was something for everyone at the day-long ‘FLEA 080’ held at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath recently.

The fair saw Bangloreans showing an interest in the innovative products that had been displayed at the market. With over 80 different stalls by youngsters, working professionals, students and others, the flea market was abuzz with people who were keen to buy and take a look at the creative products that were on sale.

From home decor to affordable fashion and delicious desserts for those with a sweet tooth, the flea had something for everyone. Deepak, who had come all the way from Chhattisgarh to participate in the flea market, displayed interesting lamps, planters, wind chimes etc, which were made from bottle gourd. He also sold other home decor products made with wrought iron. “Many people are evincing an interest in the products and the response has been pretty good. I have come all the way from the central part of the country to participate in the market and get to know the response,” he said. There were many others who made items which were not only interesting to look at but also stood out. Linda, who was selling innovative, hand-crafted garden accessories, was content with the response and the turnout. “I am selling planters, bird feeders, terracotta products, metal and wood products.

   Flea markets are all about being different and many people get a chance to showcase their art at these spaces. It is great to be a part of this event,” noted Linda.
There were others who used their creativity to come up with unique items. Zilpkala was one such stall where simple pots painted in bright colours, which would look good not only in the garden but also inside the house, were sold. Home decor products made with lace and crochet were very popular at the flea market and many were seen selling bright and pretty table covers, table mats etc.

While one group of students harnessed its creativity by making lamps of plywood and selling them at the flea market, another group made art from homemade clay. “We make different kind of products with homemade clay and call it ‘Spanish Art’. It looks very colourful and brightens up any part of the room,” said Sowmya, who makes these art pieces. The visitors were seen having a great time at the market and got to see a plethora of products.

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