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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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I wish all of you a very very happy Ganesh Chaturthi :) My mom is currently making appams at home, and my sister has been texting me pictures (Awful!). I can’t wait to go home and celebrate with them!

A few weeks ago, my temple had approached me to paint a few permanent Kolams (South Indian Rangoli like Designs) onto the floor of the temple. I quickly accepted their offer! Not only did it seem like a really fun project, but I also hold this specific temple very close to my heart. 

I have many kolams to go, but here are a few I have already started working on. The large one is approximately 5.5 feet x 5.5 feet, and the others are 2.5 x 2.5 feet. 

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Happy Navrathri!

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I recently ordered a few pretty square stamps and gold embossing powder. I used it to create a small Kolam design for our “Golu”, the display of dolls that South Indians prepare for Navrathri. The picture doesn’t do the embossing much justice, but the 3D shiny gold design looks great, and it compliments the Wedding (Kalyanam) set that we have. I have attached a close up photo of the kolam, as well as a photo of our entire Golu display. Be it golu or garba, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Navrathri :)