Monday, August 1, 2016

IQCG#29 - Incredible India

Dear Friends,

Running a challenge is blog is not that easy, if you don't have a good crew.

I am lucky enough to get a good set of DTs who traveled and traveling along with me in the journey of quilling and special thanks to our sponsors who have been very supportive to motivate the contestants by sending out lovely gifts.

Coming to the challenge theme of IQCG. As we celebrate the 70th Independence day this August and the name behind our blog, this month is dedicated to our country.

Indian Culture is the ancient and more than 5000 yrs old. Unity in diversity is our Mantra. Cultural heritage differs from state to state in India. India is a country that represents for cultural heritage, ancient monuments, literary arts, visual arts, schemes, programmes, performing arts, fairs and festivals,handicraft and many more.

The challenge is to create anything that represents our country

As I come from the state Kerala -  Fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country. Classical art forms, colourful festivals, exotic cuisine are some of the cultural marvels of Kerala
 
I have decided to create something which represents Kerala's culture. 
From childhood, i admire the kathakali dance and chendamelam . 

Kathakali is a classical art form of Kerala is a spectacular blend of dance, drama, mime and song presents the story themes derived from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and other Hindu epics, myths and legends. The dance aspect consists of pure dance and as well as mime.Facial expressions by artists will be fresh in your mind

Kathakali face was my longing desire to quill.
 

Quilled kathakali face 

Look forward to your beautiful submission here
 http://indianquillingchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/08/iqcg29-incredible-india.html

Happy Quilling

7 comments:

  1. Its Awesome..loved to read the post and your quilling is amazing !

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  2. Wow! Incredible work, Shylaa !

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  3. oh my.... this is wonderful.... such patience and the result is jus wow... marvelous job shyla

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  4. Very creative!!! Especially love the colours you choose! Tricolor!

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