Kolam rangoli in chalk, design 28

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The chalk is moist. I started with a six hooked star, and kept making each successive outline a little larger. Added a pink oleander flower in the center. Done :-)

12 January, 2012

Simple kolam rangoli design in chalk, 27

Simple kolam rangoli design in chalk

I made a small triangle like shape and made a petal like shape while reversing the chalk to draw the next arm of the triangle. All the other lines are repeating the action, the whirls getting bigger each time. In the end I made an outline to limit

12 January, 2012


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Chalk pattern for Rangoli

Using blue and green chalk sticks (moistened with water before drawing) I first made a small circle in the center.

12 January, 2012

Star based Kolam Rangoli in Fevicryl paint

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This is the ultimate in simplicity. Using a 6 number rounded brush and a bottle of lemon yellow acrylic paint (Fevicryl in this case), I started at the center with an upward pointing small triangle. A reverse triangle superimposed on the previous

12 January, 2012







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