The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams by sarcoptiform, via Flickr
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.
*Pin Continued* 6. Color each section gradating color from dark to light to dark. 7. Use an analogous color and apply same gradation pattern. 8. Add another analogous color or repeat the first one. 9. Use different colors for the next section. This is how you color: shade lightly the entire shape with a color of your choice. shade full strength - leaving a small area in the middle. use white pencil to blend the middle part. use black or a darker color to blend the sides of the shape.
Art 1. Optical Design
A zentangle drawing that looks like weaving on a small loom
The kolam, or "rangoli" is a traditional mandala, a geometric pattern, that women design in front of their houses during festivities. In Tamil culture is a strong form of expression by the women, who express their feelings in this secret way.