Art inspires and so does Nature. Combine the two and you have beauty all around. Harpreet Ahluwalia founder of Earthly Creations, lives, breathes and spreads such beauty. I happened to meet the charming lady while on search for few indoor plants for my home. My mom knew just the place! A sleepy Saturday afternoon soon turned into a creative haven as we entered Harpreet's lovely abode. Hundreds of plants along with garden accessories, mostly animal-shaped planters greeted us and like a child, with eyes wide open in amazement and admiration, I lapped it all up.
BeaYOUtiful isn't it?
The person behind this artistic delight was even more lovely than her creations. Ever-smiling, humble, friendly and polite, Harpreet stood with us the entire time, helping us choose our planters. This warm engagement, inspite of her having a terrible backache which she was nursing just before we had come in.
For a flower show once, she got a roadside potter to custom design few pots for her and that was when an idea struck her. Every passionate gardener tended their plants with care making them look beautiful, but she felt the need for something more. Hence a decade back, Earthly Creations was born. Initially she took her ideas to local potters, but the need for good mud and clay led her to navigate many villages far and wide. Today she has about 40 potters, across 5 states, who understand and speak her language of creativity. As we spoke, she recalled how her husband used to get mad when she unaware of her surroundings sat along with potters by the roadside making unique terracottas.
"Love an Animal, Gift a Plant", that's what her card reads. Because animal and bird garden accessories are her specialty. I fell in love with many unique design; Hippopotamuses, Frogs, Bunnies and more, but what I finally purchased was this -
Like it? :)
Today I was inspired, not only by her green aesthetics but also by her rosy personality.
More power to her and many like her who dare to follow their passions and make enterprises out of their hobbies!