Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy Uttarayan

14th Jan marks the entry of the sun from one zodiac to another and daylight hours increases from this day. As the wind changes direction, its festival time here in India. 

Different cultures celebrates this festival in different way and various cultures it is called  "Makar Shankranti , Lahori, Pongal, Bhogi or Uttarayan"

It marks the end of harvest for pulses, sugarcane, paddy and other cereals. Newly harvested grains are cooked for the first time. Its celebration time for the farmers.

At home we make "chikki" with  sesame seeds, jaggery and peanuts and in the evening fly kite. 

This weeks challenge @ yours truly is to use DuoTangle Auraknot and Bunzo. Love both the tangle but when I put just them together they flamed......
I went through couple of tiles till they soared together but shading them ...a big challenge!!








Any tips on how I could have improved the shading will be welcome..."Thanks" in advance.  Hope you guys have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

14 comments:

  1. Both tiles have a beautiful flow to them. Very impressive.
    No tips on the shading though, sorry :)

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  2. Your first tile look to me like the kites you fly! Your shading is wonderful as it is, and you could see how you like using heavier shading around the edges and blending it out. Just a suggestion. I love your tiles as they are! The sesame cakes look delicious!

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  3. These are both beautiful! I think you are really good at Auraknot and Bunzo!

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  4. Happy Uttarayan! Thanks for sharing the cultural holiday, I have several co-workers from India so now I can impress them with my new found knowledge (even though I'm a couple of days late). :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful tiles, I love the fun way they pop out at you. Both are well suited for a holiday week! Beautiful!

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  5. both tiles are beautiful - I love the way bunzo flows through the auraknots. Shading took me a bit of time on auraknot as it's got so much detail.

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  6. Great work Meghna! You can find more about shading here:
    http://tanglepatterns.com/2012/10/tanglepatterns-shading-mini-clinic-part-1.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tanglepatternscom+%28Tangle+Patterns%29

    Thanks for telling us a bit about your culture, I love to hear those things.

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  7. Both have a nice soft flow to them. I agree with the comments about shading this. I Have not found a way that I am satisfied with shading Auraknot. it is a tough one. Sometimes I will just to a soft shade around the outside to highlight it but that does not always work.

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  8. Nice tiles - I love the way it looks like bunzo is having a hard time staying in auraknot baskets!

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  9. You did a very great job on auraknot and bunzo. Happy festivaltime and your chikki looks delicieus.

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  10. Happy Uttarayan! Love both your tiles,especially the second with the Bunzo kind of sneaking out from the middle of Auraknot, very playful! Shading Auraknot is time consuming...I do little bits where the 'auras' would go underneath another aura, then in the middles, gives it depth. You did great with these!

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  11. I love your interlinking AuraKnots! Great tile!

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  12. your auroknots are really lovely!

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