Wednesday, September 11, 2013

52 Photos Project

"Bright" is Bella`s challenge for today and I immediately thought of the colours of India. Looked up my pictures and found this nice example of a floor design called "Kolam"



A beautiful variety of rice powder. Sometimes people use as well chalk powder or white rock powder or flour.



Kolams are thought to bring prosperity and luck to the house.The design is drawn while the surface is still wet so the design will hold better. That is only the first step.



Now the prepared design is being painted. The kolam is usually done by women who sometimes start the training for the art of kolam painting at the age of six. During the day people will walk over it or the rain might wash it away- never mind tomorrow they will paint another one.
Took this pictures in Tamil Nadu / South India



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18 comments:

  1. This is so interesting and the colors have such a punch! Wow! I love that I learn so much about all these interesting places in the world that you've been and even more so that you share! Love, love, love!!

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  2. lovely expression and fantastic colors :)

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  3. WOW...love these colours! This is total new to me!!!

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  4. I cannot imagine having all that work wash away! I would be so disappointed.

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  5. Beautiful colors and nice art work! like it. To know about the Seven Wonders of Incredible India ..please visit

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  6. So beautiful!
    I have never been to India, but have always reveled in the beauty in photos shared by friends who've visited.
    So colorful & yes - vivid & bright!

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  7. Wow, this is wonderful. I would love to just watch her create.

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  8. This is just so fun & creative & gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. It brings true meaning to the words 'tomorrow is another day', just think of all that hard work and creativity which needs to be redone for the next day. Beautiful - your posts are always so lovely Karen thank you for brightening my day!
    Wrenx

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  10. It brings true meaning to the words 'tomorrow is another day', just think of all that hard work and creativity which needs to be redone for the next day. Beautiful - your posts are always so lovely Karen thank you for brightening my day!
    Wrenx

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  11. very pretty artwork. a sad thought though that it could be gone the next day. the girl must be very patient.

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  12. Was für eine schöne Idee, das sollte man eigentlich auch hier einführen. Superschöne Fotos und eine noch schönere Geschichte.

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  13. Beautiful! I'm always impressed with someone who creates a work of beauty that they know won't last: sand mandala, chalk painting, sandcastle, ice sculpture. Love the colors in your first picture!

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