Sending and receiving cards on birthdays or festivals is so much fun. So, I thought my friends and family would love to receive some handmade Diwali cards from me (and mamma).
Me and mamma discussed ideas about what I can do for the card. I also wrote some mantras that we chant at home in he morning, during bed-time etc. We thought the receiver will feel positive vibes reading the mantras. And if they want to chant, it will be useful for them to have it on the card to read out from.
My initial idea was to paint symbols which are around the Diwali theme. Like OM, Sun, Moon, Lotus.
I’m sharing some ideas and cards that I made to send everyone. (posted them already!)
Here are some:
1. I liked this card the most. The colors are so soothing. Especially, the yellow and orange slowly blending on top of the OM symbol.
Mamma gave me the idea of painting water underneath and making a reflection of the lights hanging above, but it didn’t turn out as i wished for it to be, so i decided to make a branch of a tree floating in the water instead of the lights reflection, by turning that string/line into a branch. And made leaves. And, some diyas (clay lamps).
Me doing greeting card.
2. Similar to blob art, instead of those animals faces, i made clay lamps or diya what we call to convey Diwali. And i also made some fireworks, which brought a very soothing feel to the card.
3. Lotus is associated with peace, so i wanted to include lotus in one of my cards. Although, lotus doesn’t bloom at night, i decided to make a moon, and my moon’s light will be so bright that it will make the lotus bloom even in the night! I also made moon rays, falling on the lotus, which gave the art a boost.
4. This is a one big diya floating in the water. I love the colors of horizon. I also love blending of colors. I wrote a mantra above-Om Mani Padme Hum. To see it’s meaning, click here.