Isn\u2019t it terrific that in our way of life, the act of creating art is one of the basic household activities that every single woman indulges in?\nArt is too important to be relegated to just professional artists to create \u2026. it is created by every single household!\nAnd so here we see a family making rangoli on the floor using white powder and their fingers! ONLY fingers!!\nI\u2019ve done this myself as an assistant to by grandmother in my childhood.\nFor special festivals like Diwali the rangoli was large.\nAnd on other days a basic rangoli was put. The daily ritual consisted of\u00a0 washing the threshold with water, dotting it with red kumkum powder \u2013 a sign of auspiciousness and then the basic rangoli patterns were created.\nThe Swastika motif, flowers, birds and basic geometric patterns such as this one were common in my childhood.\u00a0 Our neighbors from South India made the most amazing geometric repetitive patterns according an algorithm that I\u2019d try to figure out while they made it. At that time I could not find the mathematical formula for replicating those patters but today I can see\u00a0 that these were the patterns are similar to those used for creating \u2018magic squares\u2019.\nA picture from the net:\n\nWhat lovely memories have been evoked!\n\u00a0\nJan 2018\nThe post Creating Art Every Day appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.