Now after I had sliced to cucumber to complete the chilli flower I got an idea of creating designs with the cucumber slices and this is what I finally arrived at. I played with the numbers from 1 to 10 in order and then 3 multiples of 5 (as the cucumber slices ran out of stock - hehe) and have arranged them in order for you to enjoy. Now I am actually happy with my participation in this corner as I managed to do something creative - looking forward to the comments and views of the experts
Not finding the time to make new rangolis for this corner was making me feel very guilty and in fact jealous of the ones who made the time to create and upload. This morning I as I was cooking I thought the dry chillies looked really healthy and suddenly got a brain-wave. I made a flower with it and sliced a cucumber to make the centre of the red hot flower. Here is the outcome..
Once I was done with the sweet corn I decided to look up my kolam book for some veggie kolams but discovered that there was a heart kolam which I could convert into juicy carrots and here is what I have come up with. I just let my hands play with the dots and the end product pleased me very much - I am sure you will like it too
I thought that I won't have enough time to make kolams for this patch and was feeling a little upset about it. Suddenly I had a brainwave and I took out the sweet corn that I had kept in the fridge and started putting the pearls together to make small flowers, then I added some chamki and finally added a touch of kolapodi - and all this in my non-stick frying pan. I am sure you are all going to enjoy this
Another freehand wild flower rangoli, which was casually made using my finger to wipe the kolapodi (I had done one like this much earlier and it was made before the Bangalore meet, where I saw this technique being used later). I had done this last month one day when there was no electricity the whole day at home. Got bored and made a lot of kitchentop kolams which I am uploading now one by one.
Here is a freehand drawing of a wild flower - Lata if you know the name of this flower you can name it accordingly. This was done on my kitchentop with kolapodi mixed with rice flour.
I think this is one flower that really has a long shelf life and I just love the way it looks. Last Christmas my mum got a stalk of this flower from a friend as a christmas present with 2 flowers and 5 buds and by the time the last bud bloomed in her vase it was more than one month. I took a picture of the flower for my collection. On seeing the same flower bloom in the spring garden I got a brainwave. I realised that I had made one design of this flower during my saree designing classes and searched all over till I found it. Well that was quite a small image to I enlarged it and added some colour to it. I made a collage of the real flower and my computer saree design amaryllis. Since my creation was not a copy of the picture you see above - I purposely put both in different angles so you won't compare both the images. I am quite sure you all will like it.... Waiting to hear your comments
Here is a combination of two kolams I had put for Margazhi. The first one (with lotus and daisy flowers) I think I copied from Rajamma (not sure) or someone else in ikolam - can't remember who. The second one (with butterflies) I had in my collection of kolams. Since I had already combined these two kolams I am submitting them as it is for the Spring Garden collection.