Embarking on creative adventures, women are participating in festive workshops and decorating thalis for the upcoming Navratri puja. In one such art workshop organised by Kalanjali, homemakers learned about sequence of decorations and painting thalis. Other than thali, acrylic and wooden cut-out rangolis are in trend. These rangolis are easy replacements for traditional handmade rangoli. The wooden cut-outs are decorated with colour and stones.
Talking about her interest(s), homemaker Bhavika Marethia said, “I have always been inclined towards art and festivals are the best time to explore our creativity.” Since guests come over during festive season, women get a chance to showcase their artworks. “Art is inspired and dedicated to god, so festivals are the perfect time to learn and create art that brings the essence of festivals back in our lives,” Bhavika said. “I want to learn arts and eventually build a career in the same field,” participant Shruti Agrawal said.
She was experimenting designs using stone work.
Colour advisory and processn Red, green, yellow and orange are frequently used to give festive feel.n Following tradition, blue, black and white are avoided in decoration.n Common designs include peacocks and florals.n It is advised to create and complete a design with colours before adorning it with stones and 3D designs.Shared by Hemlata Kumar