I am sharing here with you my happy and creative moments while celebrating Indian festival Ganesh Chaturthi. A ten-day festival, that reveres Lord Ganesha as the God of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles and is observed throughout India.
The festival is celebrated with great passion and devotion.
The passion for creativity is reflected in my Tatting Group members too.
A fabulous creation in tatting by VRINDA.
She artistically used chains for the crown and the trunk giving an outline of Lord Ganesha’s face. I just loved the twist she gave to the trunk by making SLT.
DHEEKSHA, a very creative tatter, recently joined my group has beautifully crafted this Ganesha in golden thread with pearls. She has tatted the chains and rings so neatly with perfect measurements depicting the face of Ganesha.
SMITA has devoted her tatting and crochet art to make exact replica of Ganesh. While the round face is , made with crochet, the ears and crown are made with tatted onion rings, the tusk in white and the trunk tatted with only chain swirls. The Ganesha came out very well and is looking really awesome.
SMITA is a multi-talented artist and here are some pics of her Rangoli creations. She had drawn the Rangoli with her hand on the floor outside main entrance of her house. This Rangoli is a fine powder of sand like material used mainly in white color for borders and the other colors mixed with the same powder for filling.
When she doesn't have much time to draw her own designs she uses readymade stencils to create Rangoli like the picture below.
These stencils are easily available in Indian markets throughout the festive season. I really appreciate Smita’s creativity, she and her family celebrates every Indian festival using her artistic talent.
A very unique and stunning garland made by SHALMALI with different colored 4o’clock flowers. These are grown in her courtyard at Pune house.
Shalmali took efforts to make a video to share this technique with us.
Watch video-How to make garland
It is really an amazing way to lock them together without using any thread
My brother in law, Ajit made a beautiful Styrofoam decoration for a 2ft Ganesh idol in Dubai.
The design was kept simple to highlight the lighting of the decoration.
The LED light strips were hidden inside the Styrofoam pieces giving the overall structure the glowing lighting effect.
Let Lord Ganesha bless everyone with more and more creativity and happiness.