2016-145 – Kolam on Water Mandala

Kolam on Water by Vijaya Sharadha
Kolam on Water by Vijaya Sharadha

This week’s MotD theme: Rangolis

PalmoNumerologist, Vijaya Sharadha, from Maharashtra, India, created this floating rangoli, also known as a kolam, which she posted on her site YourKolam.blogspot.com. While most rangolis/kolams are drawn on the ground, and stay where they are placed, a rangoli on water can be placed and moved anywhere.

I love this simple design using basic shapes which when put together creates a more complicated-looking pattern. And with the white background it has a wintery effect.

She states how to make a rangoli on water:

First pour water in a bowl. Then spill face powder on water fully without any gap or holes with 2mm thickness. Then draw any rangoli on that. As powder floats on water, rangoli also floats.

You can view more rangoli/kolam designs on Vijaya’s web site. Another site, iKolam.com, a member/collection site created by Lata R Kalaimani provides a large variety of designs uploaded by its membership.

Inspiration for Today

Vijaya’s kolam inspires us to think beyond our normal patterns. How can we stretch ourselves, to push the envelop of our existence, to experience a wider range of creativity?

Happy Coloring!

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