little postcard to paris
Kolam is a form of sand painting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. A kolam is a sort of painted prayer - a line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes.
A zentangle drawing that looks like weaving on a small loom
How to Draw Your Mandala: I used to teach kids about symbols as forms of language, and the mandala one one of the most important forms we addressed. For awhile, my room would be filled with the mandalas we created. We attached strings to them and hung them from the ceiling. Making a mandala is, for me, a form of meditation. This is an EXCELLENT lesson on how to start.