Freehand Rangoli

Rangoli: Valentine rangoli
Created by Diya on 2010-02-14,

This is my valentine rangoli, which I made out of paper, red and pink rangoli powder, glue and colored sago for writing the "Bee Mine" message. Hope you enjoy it!

Rangoli: Valentine rangoli using cookies
Created by mani on 2010-02-14,

Lata asked me to participate in the romantic rangolis event, and I had to think of something really fast. All I did was open up my daughter's valentine cookie box, and placed four of them on a plate. Happy Valentine's day!

Rangoli: Valentine rangoli - in 2 minutes
Created by Lata on 2010-02-14,

Here is my 2 minute valentine rangoli. I drew up a bird on a folded paper, and cut two stencils out of it. I've used a red card-stock as my background. Along with the two birds, I placed a big heart shaped candy box lid, a small heart-candy, a plastic flower, and dusted white rangoli powder over the whole arrangement to make this quick rangoli. I know, it also looks like a face. Smile

Created by Lata on 2010-02-14,

Romance will be in the air at ikolam, and we're excited!

Everyone has their own way of celebrating Valentine's day. We have our own unique way too.

Receiving a romantic rangoli is ikolam’s dream and can turn any shivering days into the sunniest. And in honor of Valentine’s Day this upcoming Sunday, we would like to request one of your red, white and pink romantic rangolis.

Do you have any special favorites? We’d love to see and read about them.

You do have a few days to post, and in the meantime, we'll try to feel content with our dish of red and pink M and M’s. Smile

Romantic souls:

Judy, Lakshmi Devi, Subashini , Pushpa, Rajamma, Vyjayanthi, Anirudh, Brindha, Sudha, JKM, PreetiN, Vidhya, and ofcourse the Kalaimani family.

Please visit: Romantic Rangolis

Rangoli: Annapakshi Kolam
Created by nandhini_V on 2010-02-05,

This is an annapakshi kolam, which features two symmetrical annapakshis. Hope you all like it:-)

Rangoli: Om-rangoli-Margazhi Dew Drops Rangoli Contest - 2010
Created by Sarita das on 2010-01-26,

Free hand rangoli design:
A combination of OM and Lord Ganpati garlanded by flowers, made on the occassion of Makkar Sankranti.

Created by vaidehi on 2010-01-26,

Dot Count - 20 Dots - 10 rows - till 10 on all sides (Straight Dots)

This is the season of Music and Dance and I wanted to portray this in the kolam. First, I decided on the dots count and practiced all the instruments in the dots. The instruments used in the kolam are Veena, Violin, Mirudangam, Tabla, Flute Nathaswaram. Lord Nataraja (Lord of Dance) is depicted in the centre of the kolam.

I dedicate this kolam to all music and dance lovers.


Created by ankita seth on 2010-01-26,

The rangoli is made up of rangoli colors and is free flowing.

Rangoli: School of Fish Rangoli
Created by Lata on 2009-09-18,

This is a dotted rangoli. I had created this rangoli 5 years back. But, back then, we had not introduced the commenting feature, and so, it never got any feedback from any of our members. It was time for these beauties to swim up! Smile

Rangoli: The inspiration kolam of Part 4 of Mr.mOhanaji's story
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-09-12,

All along I was postponing to draw the easy methods of this kolam.
mOhanaji, I am thrilled to see this pattern finding a place in your wonderful story.
In chennai meet, I did not get time to explain.
Anirudhji, sorry for the delay in giving the details.
There are 2 ways to draw.First put 16 dots in a circular design.
1)After each dot put 3 small lines. The dot and the 3 lines next to it make one set or group.Then start from any one dot join it in a semi circular way in the inner circle to the third line in the following set( leaving inbetween 2 sets.
Then from there continue drawing a small outer semicircle joining it to the dot starting after 2 sets. Repeat this inner, outer curves alternatively till u come to the starting point . If u read this seeing the picture it will be clear.Then putting 3 more parellel lines connecting the left out dots/ lines are easy.
This method gives perfect symmetry.

2)Here no need to explain. Draw eight lines without touching the dots. Then join each lines outside in semi circle to the other line leaving 3 dots in between.Once the main design is completed draw the extra parellel lines.

I do not know whether it is clear. Ask if any doubt.
For me it was a challenge when my sister asked me to try this.