“Independence Day Wishes”
I made this kolam on account of Independence Day. I couldn’t upload on the special day, as I was much busy with my little one who was at home who needs a third eye always following her to avoid “troubles” on call 🙂
I thought of uploading yesterday, still it was an “Independence Day” 🙂 to Pondicherry, a small union territory of India, but it was the visit of relatives at home. Late, but never late 🙂
Independence Day – During the school days it was a day of enjoyment. Morning we attended the flag hoisting at school and rushed back home not to miss the Live telecast of Prime Minister’s speech at “Red Fort” in Doordharshan. Good old days 🙂
I thought of doing a tricolour rangoli, but couldn’t think much of a design. So flipped through my kolam notebook to have a glance of a design. At last I took this design an easy to create and can finish off within the available time. A 9 dots kolam placed in interlaced pattern.
Place 9 dots in the main column. Now place the dots in the next coloumn in between the dots of the main coloumn. Reduce the dots to 1 on each column till the count reaches to 6. Next draw flower shape by connecting 3 dots with 2 on either side. I wanted to create a tricolour pattern reflecting the national flag colours, so coloured the top with saffron colour and below with white and green and blue colour in the centre.
After drawing the basic pattern wanted to fill the remaining dots on the top of the flowers. The placement of extra dots is shown in picture number 5. I formed a triangle shape and still one dot on the edge wasn’t connected to the kolam 🙂 Added Paisley , the lifesaver always available at the bay to help me out when I get lost in the middle of the kolam :-0