Friday, December 16, 2011

A `graphical' kolam

Here is a kolam with lot of lines and concentric curves. This one is inspired from

On Narayaneeyam Day

A kolam on Narayaneeyam day.

A traditional Mehendi pattern kolam

Here is a kolam inspired from the traditional Mehendi pattern.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Karthika Vilakku Special

Here is one more kolam on the occassion of Karthika vilakku. 

Karthika vilakku kolam

Here is a kolam done on the occassion of Karthika Vilaku...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kolam for an Engagement (Nischayathamboolam)

Here is a kolam I did for my relative's engagement (nischayam).

Ma Kolam

Here is another kolam done with rice paste...

An `Everyday' Kolam

Here is a `casual' kolam - No special occassion. :)

Elephant Kolam (For Ganesha Chathurthi)

My favourite peacocks apart, here is an elephant kolam (for a change)  :)
This was made on the occassion on Vinayaka Chathurthi... To invoke Lord Ganesha's blessings with elephants and smiles.

Kolam on Saraswati Pooja Day (Navaratri)

Here is a Kolam done for Saraswati Pooja (navaratri).
Sorry, I don't have a picture of the kolam alone!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kolam at a Kalyana Mandapam

Doing a kolam for a special occassion at a Mandapam is certainly very different from doing it at home.
I usually resort to making the kolams with my hands. To make the kolam look bold and elegant, the lines are slightly thicker, and the preference is for bold and prominent designs, and not delicate or detailed ones.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On my grandson's birthday...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Onam 2011

This year's Onam was at our new place of residence. The garden is just getting set. So no more lavish nandyaar vattas to add the white serence look. So the theme this time was `Wild Flowers'. Touch me not flowers and tamarind tree leaves adorned the pookalams, to give a `naadan' welcome to King Mahabali.

And the final finale...

And a kolam with only floral patterns to go with it...

Quadra Kolam