Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Diwali 2011- the festival of lights





















Every festival is a celebration of Joy, Light, Colors, Abundance of life itself in tandem with nature.
The festival of lights –Diwali is one of my favourite festivals. This day gives me sudden rush of adrenaline to clean and spruce up the house days before the festival. Every brass and silver lamp polished to shine, every earthen lamp is washed and given a coat of color.
The whole house goes through a change, every nook & niche is given a new look.

This time around my focus was more on my living room-the splendor of silk was seen in the cushions& curtains. All my Tanjore paintings are rotated every three months-since I have been doing this art for more than a decade-I am indeed lucky & blessed to have a good collection of them. On Diwali the Tanjores, the brass, the silk, the lights – giving the living room a sense of subdued divinity with refreshing energy...lanterns & lamps give it a mystical atmosphere.These are a few pictures I want to share with all