Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Garden this Diwali

I'm back. Missed blogging, and all my blogger friends. I spent this Diwali with my in-laws and I bring you some shots from their garden, and some random ones from our celebration.

The picture you see below is traditional design I made at home to celebrate Diwali. It's free hand drawing with a paste made from rice and fuller's earth. I made this one in less than 30 mins and lit it up with earthern lamps in the evening.



24 comments:

  1. Wow you are a very talented artist to complete this intricate design in less than 30 mins. Does it reflect the light from the lamps?

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  2. I bet that drawing was beautiful when lit up.

    Glad you had a good time with family.

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  3. Your in-law's garden has really some nice plants. I like that white hibiscus. Oh you are quite an artist! I love your drawing... very intricate. I would not be able to this kind of drawing freehand! Have a pleasant evening.

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  4. Hi Urban Green! Welcome back. The rangoli design is beautiful.You are really quick.

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  5. That's talent ! and I love the designs !! Hope you had a great Diwali. I had a good one too. Do drop by my blog :)

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  6. Your work is so intricate; it must be magnificent when lit up. Love all the brilliant blooms too. Glad you had a nice time and nice to have you back!

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  7. Is this a rangoli? This drawing looks quite complicated and you did this by drawing freehand? Wow! I enjoyed Deepavali here visiting friends and I love the festive homemade dishes and cookies they make. I really love the mutton curry, briyani rice and muruku.

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  8. Love your pics UG especially the one of the white hibiscus.

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  9. Beautiful plants! Beautiful drawing too!

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  10. Hello Urban Green, beautiful pictures from the garden of your in-laws... but I´m so impressed for the drawing you made on the floor, so, so beautiful!!!! I remember my days in India seeing all those beautiful drawings, what a delight to the eyes.
    Muchos cariños
    Maria Cecilia

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  11. Hello,

    Your picture is beautiful! I also enjoyed the pictures of your parent's garden. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Happy Belated Diwali. Lovely photos, nice flowers. Your design on for the celebration is beautiful! I like it a lot. I have seen drawings with coloured rice (or sand?) but never with paste. Thanks UG, and welcome back :)

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  13. I love your rangoli. And the assortment of blooms at your in-laws' garden are pretty! Looks like Diwali was very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing...good to know you're back:)

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  14. A white-on-white rangoli? How very beautiful! It looks very delicate and almost ethereal... like chikan-work.
    And that's a lot of eye-candy that your in-laws have in their garden :)

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  15. The Rangoli pattern is awesome! And that too drawing freehand and in less than 30 minutes is incredible!The garden pics are beautiful too.

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  16. I loved seeing the garden but really loved seeing your Rangoli. I would love to learn more about how you did it and the meaning behind it. :-)
    Frances

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  17. Welcome back UG. Those are some gorgeous shots. And the Rangoli pattern is really pretty. :)

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  18. Awesome drawing and to think you drew it freehand. I wish I could draw as well. I have some gourds I am planning to paint soon and this style would be neat. It is so good! That first white flower stole my heart. Can I ask what it is? And welcome back.

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  19. Hi again Urban Green, thank you very much for encouraging me to post more... I´ll try to do it. The white flowers you´ve asked are Cyclamen and they come in a variety of pinks and red too, they grow aprox. 40 cms. and bloom from autumn to final spring under shade but with lots of light.
    Muchos cariños
    María Cecilia

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  20. Beautiful flowers.

    My favorite is the third photo with the leaves that are variegated and have such nice serration to the leaves.

    Thanks for stopping by my garden blog recently!

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  21. I am impressed!!! I can't even print neatly and you did that! wow

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  22. Oh your garden is just blooming with colours just like the spirit of Diwali...lovely shots!

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  23. Beautiful photos and flowers! Your header photograph is exquisite.

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