Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

22 Jun

My nephew’s artwork – a sort of floral carpet which is traditionally done to mark the festival Onam in the South Indian State of Kerala.  And, as with everything festive, a big part of the festival is a vegetarian feast served on banana leaves.  Festivities include a boat race, and he created a boat with flowers and leaves.  Kerala is known for its abundant coconut palms, and I think my nephew did a pretty good job of capturing the essence of the land and its festivities.

You can see other lovely creations here – Create.


26 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

  1. Madelaine

    June 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    You have a very talented nephew!

    • Shaanthz

      June 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks – maybe it runs in the family🙂

    • Shaanthz

      June 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Thanks – perhaps it runs in the family🙂

  2. Madhu

    June 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Beautiful Pookalam🙂

  3. Marion Driessen

    June 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    It is beautiful, my compliments to your nephew.

    • Shaanthz

      June 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

      Thanks Marion – he is very creative.

  4. Fergiemoto

    June 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Wow, that’s lovely! Thanks for sharing this interesting information on Kerala.

    • Shaanthz

      June 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

      Thank you Fergiemoto.

  5. ruthincolorado

    June 23, 2012 at 2:09 am

    That is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing that photo.😉

    • Shaanthz

      June 23, 2012 at 3:10 am

      Thank you Ruth – glad you like it.

  6. truthaboveallreligions

    June 23, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Vishnu the preserver. I would love to be there. Shanti

    • Shaanthz

      June 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks. The festivities are an experience – unique and fun.

  7. Gilly Gee

    June 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Beautiful creation how talented he is. The veggie feast sounds interesting too😉

    • Shaanthz

      June 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Gilly – glad you like it. Yes, the veggie feast is yummy – maybe a post for another time.

  8. Jude

    June 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Absolutely beautiful. I’d love this in my house.

    • Shaanthz

      June 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you – it takes a lot of patience and thankfully my nephew is one patient guy!

  9. eof737

    June 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    What a beautiful mandala.🙂

  10. Jo Bryant

    June 24, 2012 at 12:44 am

    That really is lovely

  11. The Feists Great Escape

    June 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Nice. It reminds me of a Tibetan sand mandela.

    • Shaanthz

      June 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you, glad you like it.

  12. The Retiring Sort

    June 26, 2012 at 2:38 am

    What a great example of creativity! He did a wonderful job!

    • Shaanthz

      June 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you for your appreciation.


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