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Congratulations to Mirabai Chanu for winning two Gold Medals in Common Wealth Games - 2018, in Weight Lifting sport. We are all proud of you.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pearls Set


Who doesn't like pearls-white and milky.
This neck piece is made of creamy white seed pearls, bigger sized round pearls, gold beads, red and green cut beads. The pendants with matching earrings are made of white stone studded metallic drops with antique finish. 

It was worth all the effort put into it, choosing the materials or assembling them. The design is trendy and not too heavy. It can be worn with most of the dresses or saris. Not too flashy so OK for small parties or gatherings and also for office wear on special occasions. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Republic Day Special

27 dots 7 rows in the center, straight dots, 25, 23, 21, to 7. 

Wishing you all                               
A very Happy Republic Day on the 
occasion of 64th Republic Day......

Update:
Someone asked me how I get ideas for Rangolis. For this Republic day I wanted to create something different, unique and creative and also big. 

I started as usual with our national flag. Then I went on to add lotus which is our national flower. Then I got stuck. I had lots of dots before me in a haphazard fashion. I kept on trying different shapes. I struggled like that for nearly 2-3 days. Then I thought I could fit in some peacocks(our national bird). But that too was very difficult. I could some how fit the birds. But I struggled with their tails. Once I was satisfied by the peacocks, there still were some loose dots left in the center. Then I drew some lotus buds carried by the peacocks. Suddenly it was a perfect Rangoli. 

My struggles and trails were worth it because this Rangoli gave me immense satisfaction. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Painted Saris-Ganesha

Here I am with one more painted sari. This is once again a pure cotton sari from the looms of  West Bengal. Very fine and soft. It is greyish green with green and yellow borders on either side. It is painted beautifully by the artisans from Bengal. 
It has a wider border- yellow on one side and green on the other. These have been painted on. 
The whole sari has been painted with these designs.
But what caught my eye was this beautiful Ganesha painted with green colour on a yellow coloured pallu. I have been wanting to paint this leaf Ganesha since long. But I was not so sure whether it is good to paint gods or goddesses on the clothes we wear. When I found this one I just bought it. But now I am having second thoughts as to whether it is OK to wear with Ganesha on it?


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As an artist, I keep on looking out for inspirations. Sometimes, even without our effort, we come across certain things, which inspire us. Here is one such thing:


This is a door mat which I purchased sometime back. I thought it looked like a colourful Rangoli. It will be simple and easy to draw. Isn't it?


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 Bright in colour, with a multi coloured ceramic bead...it caught my eye....


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Footwear Fashions-5

For Ladies only....

Looked so colourful, soft and good on the feet. A bit costly, but worth it. Available in other colours too....

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Chariot or Ratham Rangoli

This was drawn with the help of dots. You can see the dots in black. Even other wise this can be drawn without dots to.. Try it out and let me know. This can be expanded to get a bigger Rangoli.

I enjoyed creating and bringing these Rangolis to you this season. It was really a challenge to create so many new ones. I stuck to medium to small sized ones. Also I kept them simple and easy. One regret I have is that I could not cover many subjects in my Rangolis like, animals, birds etc. Also I could not bring you the complicated Chain Rangolis or bigger Rangolis.  It takes a lot of time for me to create, develop a Rangoli and draw it neatly, then colour and post.  Many a time even if a small thing goes wrong, I have to abandon it and draw again. 

My attempt this year was to post consistently and continuously at least one Rangoli a day. Well I enjoyed it all. Hope you have enjoyed my creations.

Now I am going to take a short break from these Rangolis. I need to concentrate on so many other things, which i have been neglecting of late.  

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Chariot or Ratham Rangoli

Another Ratham(chariot) Rangoli that can be drawn on Kanumu, Mukkanumu or the Ratha Saptami festival.

Place the dots as shown and draw the Rangoli. This can also be expanded to get a bigger Rangoli. The flags are extra.

This is easiest one of the chain or Mellicka Rangoli. I din't want to attempt a too complicated Rangoli. But in future I will post some.  Hope you like this one.


Monday, January 14, 2013

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Ratham or Chariot Rangoli

Ratham means chariot. This Rangoli is drawn on the day after Makara Sankranti konwn as Kanumu. This chariot is drawn inwards(entering the house) on Kanumu. on the next day known as Mukkanumu, the chariot is drawn leaving the house. Those I have posted previously are here:

Here is one more Rangoli:
Four Chariots. 21 to 1 straight dots....The flag is drawn extra(i.e., no dots )

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Makar Sankranti-Pongal Special Rangoli

This is 25 to 1 straight dots.

Celebrating the festival of Makar Sankranti...In the state of Andhra Pradesh, this festival is  a harvest festival but involves, spiritual and religious aspects too. Sun's transit to the Zodiac Sign of Makara (Capricorn) starts the auspicious period of 6 months known as Uttarayana. It is a four day festival. Thanks giving to Sun for the bountiful crop, praying to Lord Vishnu during the month starting from Sun entering DhanurRashi(Sagittarius) ends on Makara Sankranti day. Goddess Gauri is also worshipped by young maidens asking for a good husband and a happy married life during this whole month. I will write about that separately.

This Rangoli, consists of Pongali pots. Pongali-sweet one is rice pudding, cooked with milk and jaggery, where as the other one (spicy) is rice cooked along with husked, split green gram and vegetables, green peppers and black pepper. These are offered to Gods as thanks giving. Sugar canes-harvested and brought to home. Kites and Rangolis. The green ones with orange flowers are Gobbillu-made of cow dung and prayed too. 
I wanted my Rangoli to reflect the spirit of Sankranti as celebrated by us....Hope it does...

Wishing you all Happy and Prosperous Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Lohri.....

GREETINGS


Wishing you all a very Happy Prosperous, Fun filled Lohri, Pongal &  Makar Sankranti



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Pongali Pots

21 to 1 straight dots.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Storage For Bangles-3



Here is a wooden stand for storing bangles. Bigger sizes stands made of other materials are also available in the market. 


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Water Lilies and Butterflies
25 dots, 7 rows, in the center on both sides, 23, 21, 19...till 7 dots.


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I love flowers-anything floral. This one caught my eye. Alas available in this colour and white only.

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I loved these swans the moment I saw them. I loved the combination of blue, pink and red. Though they were available in other colours, I picked up these.


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Water Lilies and Kites
21 to 1 straight dots. Celebrating the spirit of Makar Sankranti/Pongal festival....Watch out for more Rangolis ....

Friday, January 11, 2013

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Kites

This is the time for flying kites, as winds are favourable. Kites, festivals, competitions are held. We get to see many shapes and sizes of kites. So here is Kites Rangoli specially for you all on the occasion of Makar Sankranti or Pongal:
21 dots- 7 rows in the center to 7 dots- straight dots.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Meenakari, Ear Danglers-Latest-4

These are in Peacock green colour, round in shape, light weight and easy on my pocket. What more do, I want? Watch out for more.....


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15-3 rows to 1. Join as shown.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Meenakari Ear Danglers-Latest-3

Here I am once again with some more Ear Rings. This time they are in the shape of leaves.
 These are dark red or maroon colour. Look at the flower and the butterfly.
These are in bottle green colour. Other colours are also available I think. Cool aren't they? Watch out for more.....

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The Flower Canopy
This is 27 to 1 straight dots.