Rangoli: Happy b'day Dr.Rekha!
Rangoli: World Water day - March 22
Rangoli: Mandana-Rajasthani rangoli
Rangoli: Rangoli - rice paste
Rangoli: Rangoli design
Rangoli: Candle holders

Every year, our family members get involved in making some kind of arts and crafts that symbolize the celebration of Diwali. We make greeting cards most of the times, but sometimes we also take the time to make other fancy things, like candle holders in various shapes, or Diya holders to hold those earthen lamps we light during Diwali.
Here is a sample of a clay candle holder that was made during one of the Diwali season. We would also like to read about the crafts that you make for this special festival.

Rangoli: Navrathri Vermilion (Sindoor) Rangoli

A dotted kolam I made a couple of weeks ago. It reminded me of the Navrathri prasadam (offering)- Kunkum, that is offered to the married ladies. Dot count - 15 to 1.

Rangoli: Murukku Kolam

Here is a dotted kolam from my folder. I call it "Murukku" kolam. Smile
Murukku experts; did I burn mine?

Rangoli: "Noise" inspired rangoli

Here is a simple rangoli that was inspired by the "noise" factor in the various software programs. I think this one screams! Hope you can put up with it for a second. Smile I like it mainly for its black and white colors.

Rangoli: Orchids Rangoli

I am mesmerized by the charm and beauty of orchids, and orchid-patterns.

Rangoli: Happy Navrathri! Rangoli

Dotted kolam - 9 x 1 dot grid. Wishing all a very happy Navrathri!

Rangoli: School of Fish Rangoli

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! Smile

Rangoli: Spot the differences in the two rangolis

This could be an exercise for the kids.
(image on top; by lata
image at the bottom; by anirudh)