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Wish you a happy b'day, Dr.Rekha! Bhadhaayiaan! Party on with your family and friends. Hope you'll enjoy this homemade banana walnut chocoloate chip bundt cake. :D :love: :party:
I wanted to make a water rangoli, for the world water day. For easy cleanup, I made it on the lawn. :) World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water and is coordinated by UNESCO in collaboration with UNECE and UNDESA on behalf of UN-Water. Courtesy; Wikipedia.
Here comes my version of rangoli on the door. I've tried one of Mr.Lakhichand Jain's Mandana design, on one of my closet door. I had painted a big portion of it maroon, last year, to make such designs, but it was used mostly by Surik for her drawings. :) I've used my daughter's white paint, and a little bit of orange. This is my first attempt, and I used an earbud to draw this Ganesha. Next time, I would try with brushes in different sizes to get more control. :) A little bit about Mandana, a Rajasthani rangoli: This folk art makes use of red sand (geru) and chalk powder and is applied on floors and walls, especially on auspicious occasions and festivals. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/kalwa-based-artist-revives-traditional-rajasthani-mandana-art/1/194877.html
Here is a bird sitting on a flower, and holding one too. This was inspired by a design I had seen while browsing on the net. The outlines are done with chalk, and the body is fattened up by pc. :)
A couple of small rangolis done with rice paste. The lotus and another small rangoli were filler upper, on my garage floor. Last year, I had painted a small portion of the floor black, for this purpose. The weather is not too cold to make rangolis in our garage (no heat), finally, now that we are in the middle of March. I ran out of red colored sand, so I've colored in PC.
A simple and well known design.
Simple rangoli doodles, on the deck (backyard).
Just sending my simple fish home.

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