This is a dotted rangoli. I had created this rangoli 5 years back. But, back then, we had not introduced the commenting feature, and so, it never got any feedback from any of our members. It was time for these beauties to swim up!
All along I was postponing to draw the easy methods of this kolam.
THOSE WHO ARE IN A HURRY DO NOT TRY THIS NOW.
mOhanaji, I am thrilled to see this pattern finding a place in your wonderful story.
In chennai meet, I did not get time to explain.
Anirudhji, sorry for the delay in giving the details.
There are 2 ways to draw.First put 16 dots in a circular design.
1)After each dot put 3 small lines. The dot and the 3 lines next to it make one set or group.Then start from any one dot join it in a semi circular way in the inner circle to the third line in the following set( leaving inbetween 2 sets.
Then from there continue drawing a small outer semicircle joining it to the dot starting after 2 sets. Repeat this inner, outer curves alternatively till u come to the starting point . If u read this seeing the picture it will be clear.Then putting 3 more parellel lines connecting the left out dots/ lines are easy.
This method gives perfect symmetry.
2)Here no need to explain. Draw eight lines without touching the dots. Then join each lines outside in semi circle to the other line leaving 3 dots in between.Once the main design is completed draw the extra parellel lines.
I do not know whether it is clear. Ask if any doubt.
For me it was a challenge when my sister asked me to try this.
Another colorful kolam which I made this second friday of Adi month.
Desired color powders,
Lamp, Tulasi, and any desired flower
I drew this picture of Baby Krishna in my Tamil class, two years ago, when I was 8 years old.
When love meets love
love embraces love
When love touches love
love begets love
When love goes around
love comes around
When love springs up
life flows on
... and on
Regards! - mOhana
Happy Valentine's Day!
This bleeding heart is for you,
this pleading heart is for you,
This glowing heart is for you,
this flowing heart is for you,
This feeling heart is for you,
This kneeling heart is for you,
This loving heart is for you,
this living heart is for you!
(One of the beautiful flowers in the plant queendom is the bleeding heart.
It is either pink or white and of course its shape is in the form of a heart.
The entire card was made from the image of one of those flowers.)
Regards! - mOhana
Colourful flowers around vinayakar, I used colour with kolapodi.