Re: Thanks to both of you!
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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 25, 2002 at 18:30:33:
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Re: Thanks to both of you! posted by
Theadora on September 25, 2002 at 18:08:19:
: I am in awe. I love it!
Thank you thank you!
It would personally make me very happy if people embraced rangoli with
as much love and passion as they have embraced henna! The two are
closely tied together in India ....
I bought brilliant rangoli powders in Jackson Heights last March ...
they just look soooooo PRETTY!
People having a grand opening for their shop hire rangoli artists to
make a huge piece on the sidewalk in front of the store ...
There are amazing rangoli where the artist carefully floats line of
finely ground charcoal on perfectly still water so the pattern hangs
magically ...... WOW.
The Tibetan sand paintings are magnificent and better known, ditto
Navajo sand paintings.
Rangoli aren't gonzo box office because it's an art form done by rural
women for their families ... but ... WOW. For people who are in love
with pattern .... this is wonderfullness. And ... the patterns are
swapped back and forth between Hindu style henna and rangoli, so any
of the patterns in this book can be done in henna.
Thanks to Gwyn for having the webskills scripts and contacts to make
these E-Books possible!
I hope MANY of you make rangoli and have the amazing experience with
them that we had at Brushwood this summer! What could be lovelier for
a wedding, a ritual, or to celebrate a birth?
If you want to go through the story of the Brushwood Summer 2002
rangoli, start at http://www.sphosting.com/reverndbunny/evilnet.html