Very pretty maakolam Pushpa which reminds me of the bird Garuda ....your bird border is too good....I liked it...
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 19:30 Permalink
Heart and crow kolam and sparrow border are very nice!
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 20:23 Permalink

dear friend simply super. can you tell me how to prepare maavu for makalom and how to draw (by hand or cloth?).
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 20:36 Permalink
Suguna Murugesan
lovely maakolam n border birds r super!-suguna murugesan
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 21:42 Permalink
Hi Vasanthi, to prepare wet rice maavu for the kolam, u have to soak rice for an hour or so and grind it to a fine paste. Dont use too much water while grinding, u can add water later on if required. The consistency of the rice flour should be like thick milk. Dip a small piece of cloth in this and applying slight pressure to your ring finger holding the cloth, start drawing the desired design. Hope this helps u out. if u have any doubts, pls feel free to ask me dear.
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 21:51 Permalink

oh thank you pushpa, thanks for your info. I will try this very soon. very sweet of you.
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 22:37 Permalink
lovely birdies pushpa, d beauty of ur kolams r getting enriched day by day, kp it up
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 22:43 Permalink
Very nice maa kolam Pushpa Mahalakshmi
Fri, 03/11/2011 - 23:55 Permalink
beautiful bird maa kolam superb
Sat, 03/12/2011 - 00:44 Permalink

So many birds visiting ikolam now. This chikku birds are very cute. The red and white dots are very tasty. rajamma
Sat, 03/12/2011 - 09:25 Permalink
Wow...push such a neatly made maakolam dear....i just luved those adorable border birds flying merrily...
Sat, 03/12/2011 - 17:37 Permalink
Lovely bird kolam, Pushpa - the red kondais look cute. And thanks for the hints on preparation of maavu and drawing the kolam. Will be useful for me too... :) -Sindhuja
Sat, 03/12/2011 - 21:05 Permalink
A lovely treat for us Pushpa. For me it looks as if the top little ones are rehearsing for a long flight while the elders monitoring their fly :). . Have you used kaavi or brown podi?
Sun, 03/13/2011 - 17:18 Permalink
I am reminded of the class Rajam and I took for you couple of years ago to make maakolams and now you are taking class for a beginner - HATS OFF!!
Tue, 03/15/2011 - 03:07 Permalink
Thanks Judy for the comments. What I received, I am passing it over dear (they are the same notes from the class u and Rajamma maam taught me). All of you encouraged me so much while I started off doing maakolams, I am doing the same dear.
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:30 Permalink