Happy New Year
Its time of the year again to have fun
making Rangolis, lighting diyas and candles
and eating goodies. Not to forget the cleaning and decorating homes
My daughter suggested that we create a different Rangoli this year.
And we created these twin birds
It took us good 3 hours
A collective effort of my daughters and me. Initially, I was doing it with my elder daughter Upasana. My younger daughter Vandita was just assisting us with colours. We underestimate our children. We were apprehensive to allow her also to fill colours. But we gave in. And she did all the flowers and leaves.
I also made these diyas and my daughters helped me in painting. All out of waste. Had earthen diyas which had been used over the year, black with soot. Washed them and painted with fabric paints. I then melted wax that I had stored out of melted candles. Each colour separately and poured into the diyas. Placed a tooth pick for the wick to stand erect in the wax.
The balcony's peppered with twinkling lights and the `Kandeel'
Happy Diwali to all