Kolams drawn on the beach

We are nearing the end of August. School is going to start after the summer holidays for the kids. And, so , we thought, it would be a good idea to visit the local beach before the change of season. Everyone knows how the kids love to play with the sand, building sand castles and running constantly to the shore to collect water in their pails. I always make it a point to do some beachcombing. This time I got lucky; I found some sand dollars too (no shells, since it is frequently visited by people).
My girls found it unusual to find a dead seal lying on the shore (with a hole in its body).
Anyways, we got talking about making this and that in the sand, and that's when I remembered mOhanaji's post about Sona drawings on the sand. Refer here to find out more: http://www.ikolam.com/node/6485 and http://www.ikolam.com/node/6528

I was surprised to find Mani try out the snake design. That was possible because he could access the site using his iphone - the latest smart phone that most people either already have it, or want to have (including me too). Smile But, he ended up changing the basic design a bit. He made it into two snakes instead of one. The pictures taken from an iphone are not bad either; this picture of Sona drawings on the beach was taken using the iphone. Taking the picture was easy, but drawing good looking strokes on the sand was not that easy. Got to get better at it, like the Angola boys. Smile

Dotted kolam