Additional bonus for me as I found this picture in my collection which I had not uploaded earlier. I normally put flowers in this urli and a small freehand rangoli in front of it. This lasts for almost one week as the weather is still quite chill and the flowers remain fresh for a longer period. Hope you all like it..
After completing the 'Veni look-alike kolam' on the computer I was curious to know what it would look like if I had filled in the left out dots and extended the kolam. I used my imagination and managed to finish the kolam and this is what it looks like. Am so happy with my own elaborate chikku kolam which has come out very well. Your comments friends??
While going through my kolam book I realised I had a 'Veni look-alike kolam' and decided to make it on the computer. Waiting for your comments friends. Here is Veni's kolam:
Recently at a home exhibition I bought a stencil set which consisted of three stencil designs, three kolapodi droppers (small plastic containers with a mesh at the bottom - will take a picture and upload soon)and a plastic frame - that resembles the outer frame of your maa jaladai(flour sifter). The man at the stall selling these sets had created incredible designs mixing so many colours and the technique seemed very simple. Unfortunately I could not click pictures because of the crowd at the stall - which was impossible to manage. I was lucky to be able to purchase a set and the next day itself the stall was empty as he ran out of stock. I came home and tried it out with the limited colours available at home and this is what I created.
Wanted to try my hand at SB Kolam but never really got down to it. Yesterday had some free time and started making a rangoli on my kitchen table top which turned out to be like an SB rangoli. Today I used the same concept and made another rangoli on my shoe-rack at the entrance of my house. Look forward to your comments on this. I know there is a lot I have to do before I can master this style but I am sure one day I will be able to upload a perfect creation..
Here comes another different design from my chikku kolam collection. This is Rajam's favourite dot count - inbetween dots 9 - 5. Look forward to your comments and views..
The original JKM sona kolam http://www.ikolam.com/node/14696?p=1930
The Rajam re-produced JKM sona kolam http://www.ikolam.com/node/14808?p=1984
and finally the 're'reproduced JKM sona kolam by me. Everytime I saw JKM's sona patterns, it always tempted to make one myself but as I did not have sufficient time, could not make it earlier than today. I have used 11 - 6 (inbetween) dots to make it easier. I put broad strokes to make this one look bold. Hope I have done 50% justice to the original.
JKM this one is dedicated specially for you - hope you like it
This is a unique kolam that I had in my collection. Though this picture was taken long long ago, it was kept in my storage till I decided to upload it today. I happen to love this one very much for its neat design and I am sure many of you will love it too The dots are visible so I am not mentioning it separately here