Curves…

 

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Wonderful curves…

Umm… good enough to be framed…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

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This Rangoli was blessed with the most wonderful lighting of the evening half-light – I could never have got this effect even if I wanted to.

Well, God is the Ultimate Artist!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

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The Art of Rangoli is the ultimate dance form for me.

As my eyes follow the colorful lines curving through and around the perfectly spaced dots, my spirit soars… Dances in unison with the lines…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

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“Harmony: noun; An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe”

The above definition of the word describes exactly what I feel every time I see the above picture.

For a long time now, I have been trying to figure out exactly why I am so affected, so drawn to the art of Rangoli, and why I can’t seem to have enough of looking at them…

I concluded that it must be symmetry that is inherent in almost every Rangoli that appeals to the aesthetic sense.

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has the perfect answer to my introspective query: Harmony

The colors, the lines and shapes (and the dots, if present) – all the elements blend in the most amazing way – in perfect harmony – to form a pleasing and consistent whole, to create beauty in a Rangoli.

The synonyms to Harmony are listed as: balance, symmetry, congruity, consonance, coordination, blending, correspondence, compatibility… is it any wonder that symmetry is there in the list?!

I would add another word to that list though: Beauty…

 

It’s simple, really…

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Another easy Rangoli for you to complete!

That’s right, each of these puzzles is nothing more than a to-be-completed Rangoli. Just follow the symmetry of the pattern and complete it.

Go on, pick up a paper and a pen or pencil, draw the Rangoli – or make it with Rangoli powder on the floor in the traditional way…

Now take a picture and send it along to Rangoli Puzzles!

Simple, right?

You could be the winner!

Want to see the completed Rangoli? Click here

Let’s start simple…

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Hello! This is a simple Rangoli puzzle.

Use the completed portion to put all the dots, and draw the Rangoli – add colors and freehand decorations if you feel like it, and send in the solution.

Set free your creative spirit!

Want to see the completed Rangoli? Click here