Poovidal - my first attempt

jkmrao's picture
About Poovidal - my first attempt : PRINT

This is my first attempt at a flower arrangement.
I took the base as rose petals. I placed a marigold at the
centre. Around this I placed six yellow roses and in between
the roses, I placed some grass. I repeated this motif many
times to give this picture. I am also now aware of the mistakes
I committed and I hope to correct them in my next attempt.
Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Poovidal - my first attempt


Lata's picture

Looks very pretty, and ummm...I can imagine the fragrance!
I see a greenish tinge around the marigold but I don't see the grass between the roses, are the maroon lines between the roses some kind of a grass too (I think that must be it, because I've seen colorful grasses)? Do you take measurements for everything for achieving perfect symmetry in every image? Smile

ashanagendra's picture

looks like mohanaji has sent a valentine greeting card for me .thankyou.
its very nice:)

ashanagendra's picture

Happy valentine's to all ikolam friends.

rajamma_2's picture

mOhanaji, very nice. I think you made only one round design and just added by joining the potos. As you say some imperfect things looks good.. this is one example.
nobody can pin point the mistakes.

jkmrao's picture

Thanks everybody! Even though every time somebody says a few nice words, I don't
respond with thanks, you must know it is this appreciation that helps every
artist to create new works. In that way, my heartfelt thanks to you all.
Many of you are far more superior artists when compared with me. It is nice
of you to tolerate a novice and say a few good words.

Yes, rAjammAjI, I made one copy and joined them. In fact, I used only one yellow
rose and the others are the rotated ones. latAjI, the grass is the red branchlike
thing in between two yellow roses. Originally I wanted to place davanam there.
But I was lazy to cut and scan the picture. That is the mistake I made with the rose
too. If that were done, the green gaps won't appear in the picture. I'll be careful
not to repeat this in the future. There is a Japanese proverb that goes somewhat
like this - The shortest way to do anything is the long way!

The angles and placings have to be as perfect as possible. Otherwise, one cannot
stitch them together. Basically I use Microsoft Office picture manager, Irfanview
and Microsoft power point and a scanner, where necessary to create these. Since I
am a student of symmetry for more than forty years, it is a bit easy for me to
visualise a few things. But most of the artists here on ikOlam have that in an
intuitive way even if many of them have not taken formal courses. For that matter
many of the little girls in India who eke out a living by working as housemaids are
also aware of this. In fact I have even overheard these girls exchanging notes about
rangOlis. Alas, their search for work and livelihood denies them the opportunity to
dive deeper into this ocean to pick up more pearls. I hope and wish the future
will be brighter for these young lights!

Thanks again and regards! - mOhana