ammuchandhini's picture

Hai to all...I wanted to try a pookolam for Onam...but due to demand of flowers today...I did this fusion of ALPONA+POO kolam....with d available flowers...it took me 2 hrs to finish this design...ur views pl....



Vinci's picture

Thanks for sharing, uploading a Superfast kolam and thanks to Lata..

Lovely design Rani Maam.. The centre and the checks in the border looks nice.. Kaavi only for Special Ocassion other than Tuesday and Friday!!! I feel the cylinders are little distracting, not merging with the centre design, Just my opinion.. And the picture resolution doesn't allow to enjoy.

ammuchandhini's picture

thanks vinci...every word what u said about d pic was perfect vinci....it took almost half-an hour on my editing table ...imagine...to resize, to brighten d image, to sharpen it ...as i did this in my drawing hall...d upper part which was close to d window appeared dark and i couldn't do anything to brighten that portion only ...so d pic resolution was this way...actually i wanted to do this again in d outdoors...but due to heavy rain here yesterday....i couldn't do it....

Lata's picture

Beautiful design you've chosen to make, Rani. Nice fusion of alpana and onam.

But, what was the need of brightening and sharpening? A little bit of darkness here and there is sometimes unavoidable and understandable. Isn't it? Smile
What ever happened to giving us a taste of your art just plain and as it is, Rani? I am starting to miss it Cray 2
I went back to the following image to get a taste of your old style (simple, pure and unadulterated) Smile

ammuchandhini's picture

o.k latha...if u feel it that way...i am so happy...as i have not still ventured into pc kolams i just wanted to try some frames and borders ...thats all...o.k...in my future kolams i shall keep ur words in mind....thanks a lot for sharing ur opinion....

Lata's picture

My thinking is that you should venture into all types of kolams Rani, PC, floor, using all mediums. Go ahead and play with all sorts of borders/effects and what not. But, do treat us to your old style "pure" kolams too. Smile

Lata's picture

Could you please upload the original image? I am eagerly looking forward to see this design in its original form (without any photo effects). Take your time. Give me the brownish aval that you have in your hands, the same aval that you only get in villages nowadays. Smile
(aval=beaten rice, also known as poha)

ammuchandhini's picture

O.KKKKKKay latha....I was just thinking a little before to do d same design at my original place(outside) and share with u people....nice that u too have asked the same....sure I shall upload u d original pic in d cafe section ...oh so d dotted masaic looks like aval to u dear....courior seyyava....he he.....

P.Veni's picture

Iam the only friend saw the original kolam.It was also a nice one.

ammuchandhini's picture

thanks veni and pl do come today evening to help me in redoing this on d floor...okvaaaa?

Padma Prakash's picture

Nice RAni. But something is missing compared to your usual visual treats which were outstanding. OK we wait for the other version.

brindhanagesh's picture

Beautifully made alpona+poo kolam, Rani. You could have left it as it is with out sharpening and brightening it. this is very similar to Lakshmi Jayaraman's Alpona design except one or two differences. You have done full justice to the original.

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ammuchandhini's picture

thank u padma, and brinda....oh...brinda..u r so correct...its d same design...even i have commented on it.....howcome i forgot it....thanks anyway....just see my plain version on d floor and tell me ur views...

rajamma_2's picture

Rani. when you try a different style these small mistakes happen. But it is nice to take a challenging job and achieve it also. Play attention in editing the photo.

ammuchandhini's picture

thanks a lot rajamma mam for ur views....i shall do so what u have suggested....

dibbutn's picture

Rani maam Happy Onam to you... this kolam looks lovely and yes looking forward to the original form of this kolam

ammuchandhini's picture

thank u push and jaaanu...

judelined's picture

Pretty experiment Rani - has come out quite good. I suggest you first draw the basic design with chalk on the floor to get the symmetry correct as you can make corrections while drawing with chalk and then top it up with the final medium, this way you will get it more perfect - but you definitely need a pat on your back for giving us something new from you Smile

ammuchandhini's picture

thank u judy...but it was not clear on my mosaic floor when I drew with a chalk....thats why Idirectly drew with kolam maavu.....If it had been a cement floor then u may be right....