A dotted lamp kolam. Dot count: 7 at the center, leading upto two at both ends. Used my last batch of rangoli powder that I brought from India. I'll have to switch to making with rice paste or chalk in a few days.
Wed, 2010-08-11 22:39
simple but cute lamp kolam latha...but what is d base...it looks like a blackboard to me....don't worry shall i courier u a kilo of kolam maavu....
Wed, 2010-08-11 22:42
The base looks like blackboard because we have painted a small portion of our garage floor with black paint. What ever little amount of white powder I had, Surya had mixed a teaspoon of red color in it, and that is the reason for the pinkish color of this kolam (except for the flames where I had sprinkled some orange/yellow combo). My heart skipped a beat when I read "courier kolam powder??". It is very kind of you to offer Rani. I think I'll manage with other materials available here. Thanks a million times. :0
Wed, 2010-08-11 22:50
Lata, very pretty lamp with the chiku kolam effect. Lata, if you run short of kola pudi you can use the beach sand as kola pudi but different in colour it gives a creamish colour. The texture is very nice. I had used the beach sand for the outer design in one of my sanskar bharathi rangoli which you had recently uploaded.
Wed, 2010-08-11 22:52
sorry about that ...giving u a mild heart attack on this very auspicious day....he he...
Wed, 2010-08-11 22:53
see this link http://www.ikolam.com/node/13764
Wed, 2010-08-11 23:08
Thanks for the tip Sudha, I'll give it a shot. The regular colored sand that we buy from the craft store helps out for the filler areas (enclosed areas for coloring), but not easy to draw the strokes, since it is too coarse and falls hither thither.
Wow Lata so glad to see a vilaku kolam from u... tx dear for taking part in Ikolam... he he
Wed, 2010-08-11 23:29
Very cute vilakku kolam,lata.
Wed, 2010-08-11 23:44
Lovely bonus from you Lata.. A real kolam from you - so cute and neat.. Maybe I can send you some kolapodi when Jenny's hubby is returning to USA (don't know when as they are on an extended holiday due to the ill health of his father and some business problems too).. Thanks for the treat
Thu, 2010-08-12 01:07
that very very cute little lamp.
Thu, 2010-08-12 01:09
Ha latha u can use saw dust also.
Thu, 2010-08-12 02:06
Lata, Aadi madha poojaikku indha vilakku romba use aagum. Reg. kolapodi u can use rice powder no? Our Indira Sunder uses that so effectively!
Thu, 2010-08-12 02:36
Excellent lamp kolam
Thu, 2010-08-12 02:37
wow!! cute little lamp..i like the flame..nice pinkish strokes..
Thu, 2010-08-12 02:46
Very Cute Glowing Lamps Latha. The kolam is beautiful on the background. But the lines look overwritten may due to shortage of kola podi. But neat execution.
Thu, 2010-08-12 02:56
Lata u can try with muruku flour,sambar powder,rasam powder..and name it as rasam kolam,sambar kolam ...hehehe
Thu, 2010-08-12 04:53
Lata bautiful cute kolam. Regarding kolapodi i have some. If u mail me ur address i can send it to u. Anyway i'm going to India by sep.4th. So if i need i can bring it from India. Pls let me know.
Thu, 2010-08-12 06:50
Quite beautiful! Actually if you extend this vertically, this would even look like a tree. At the moment it is a bonsai
Regards! - mOhana
Thu, 2010-08-12 17:26
nice lamp kolam.
Thu, 2010-08-12 17:43
Vyjanthi, thanks for the tip. I need to find out where to get sawdust from.
Rajam, rice powder that is available in California is similar to talcum powder in texture (very smooth). But, I have used the idiappam flour which is better. But, we only buy that to make occasional kozhukattais (small packs from Indian store).
Lakshmi, you won’t believe it. I tried to use my old stock of sambar powder for coloring once, and nearly drove Mani away from the house. He got scared. He was fine with me saving coffee powder though :0
Padma P, you’re right, some parts are overwritten.
Padma, that’s very sweet of you. I think I'll manage with options like the rice paste, idiappam flour, and my animated versions. I try to stretch out and don’t make bigger designs with flour anyway.
Mohanaji, now that you mention it, I think I’ll extend this one further to make a tree, next time. Thanks for the tip. I do have a palanquin one already made, with the same dot grid.
Thu, 2010-08-12 18:18
In this country, it may be easier to get wood dust from a lumber company. Some hardware stores may even have it or at least give information about it. In India, ice factories have saw dust. Also sieved sand may be useful. Long ago in India, in the days of paper tape, I used to collect in various colours the shavings of the paper tape after punching data
Thu, 2010-08-12 18:31
Lata u can try with table salt..yesterday i tried one small kolam it has come out very nice with crispy strokes!!or mix it with rice powder ...mostely it should work i think...today i will try with rice flour+salt and let u know.
Thu, 2010-08-12 18:39
Also, lakshmIjI, when it rains, there is no trace of the salt left unlike powder or sand which is insoluble in water
Thu, 2010-08-12 18:44
mOhanaji my suggestion (salt) only for indoor kolams/rangolis...
Thu, 2010-08-12 18:50
Don't take me seriously, I was just joking
Thu, 2010-08-12 19:01
mOhanaji, .sorry,.. i was also on the lighterside only...how can I take you seriously??..not even in my dreams!!
Fri, 2010-08-13 11:52
Azhagu kolam ready for pooja?
Mon, 2010-08-16 23:15
wow super velakku kolam lata
Fri, 2010-08-20 05:51
Hi Lata Nice to see your real kolam for the first time, Sorry didn't search your gallery.. Nice design. Looks like a black slate with wooden frame which we used in schools, Hope now kids are not aware of those??