Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Fly your kite!!

(Photographs by Meena Kadri )

''Makar Sankranti'' or the kite flying festival is celebrated in mid-winter, to mark the beginning of the harvest season. We go up on to terraces and fly our kites with abandon. A couple of hours into the celebrations, the sky is filled with colour and it is spectacular!!

The idea is to try and cut other kites down , it is a fun competition. The strings are lined with very fine glass bits that make it easier to cut into other kite strings. So, you have to be very careful while flying and handling the kite strings which is probably why you wouldn't find too many girls indulge.

But then, there are girls like dee and her friend prom who would not miss the chance to give the boys around a run for their kites!!

The painting makes me smile, makes me crave all the delicious coconut and jaggery filled dimsum-like steamed sweetmeats that mom prepares this day....yummmmmmm!!!
I had a hard time posting this because our internet connection would go off every 5 mins.
(Swisscom is coming in tomorrow to fix the problem.)
Anyway, am glad that i finally managed to put it up.
Thanks Tammy and to all of you for suggesting this theme.
Love you guys.


bLu eYd YoGi said...

hey dEE! i LOVE this! WOW girlfriend! missed u while i was on vacation for 2 weeks~ hope all is well with you!
p.s. your blog looks FANTASTIC!

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Anonymous said...

I love your story paintings! So bright and happy. :)
Hope your internet is fixed real soon, it's funny because I had to ring my provider last night because I had problems too, the connection was sooooooooo slow!!! Couldn't post anything either. :)
(Sorry I deleted my first post, my eye is really sore this morning, and after I posted I read back what I had written, and there were too many spelling mistakes, it looked crazy!! I can hardly see the screen today.

Tammy said...

This is delightful! I love the festive colors. I can imagine how gorgeous the sky must be during this festival. Thanks for going with my idea. I love how this painting turned out!

Blessings! Tammy

JafaBrit's Art said...

I enjoyed hearing about the kite festival and seeing your painting :)

I bet it is a magnificent sight seeing all those kites.

Diane Duda said...

i love your colorful new paintings!

Connie said...

These paintings would create an excellent children's book!! I love the story element behind each..and especially how the story resinates from your own life.


Peace & Love.

Pramita said...

He heheeh this is sweeeeeeettt

Deepak Jage said...

hello, I loved you work, its so simple but so effective, your style of painings is just awesome, I am a artist too, just done with my college and doing some work, please check out my work and your critiques will be valuable for me, thank you

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