I know I know you must be wondering about the title, yes you read it correct. I have decided to end my 100 days of bird painting project 10 days early. That means the macaw I painted was the last one from this series.
I guess this is first time I have abruptly stopped the decided painting challenge, that being said my sabbatical is over and now full time work has started. It’s hard to dedicate time for art. So I had to discontinue the current challenge 10 days before.
On the other hand, the paintings which I photographed and edited last week are now ready for sell.
Made more progress with little guy. Added flowers.
These days I am not just painting a single bird but over time I realized if I add some background or surrounding to it the it will make more sense than just a bird on a branch.
Today on the occasion of “Gudhi Padwa” I made Puran poli is an Indian sweet flatbread. Puran poli is made from cheakpea, Plain flour (wheat flour), Jaggery or Cane Sugar, Cardamompowder and/or Nutmeg powder, Ghee and Water. The method of preparation varies from place to place.
It is also the special dish of Maharashtra which is prepared on every occasion at every house especially during festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi. In Pune ( my hometown) It is eaten with a variant of Amti (flavored sour water) known as Katachi Amti is prepared with the remaining water of cheakpeas used to make Puran ( sweet stuffing for flat bread)
A topping of ghee on flat bread is must, because cheakpeas are heavy to digest and ghee eases to digest.
Gudhi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional new year for Marathi Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra, India 🇮🇳 on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.
About Gudhi –
Photo from Wikipedia
A notable sight during Gudhi Padwa are the numerous Gudhi arrangements at every household. It is a bright colorful silk scarf-like cloth tied at the top of a long bamboo. On top of it, one or more boughs of neem leaves and mango leaves are attached along with a garland of flowers. This arrangement is capped with a silver, bronze or copper pot (kalash). The whole arrangement is hoisted outside each household, typically to the right, or through a window or terrace. It is visible to everybody.
Happy Gudhi Padwa to all my Maharashtrian friends!
And to all my overseas friends hope you enjoyed my description about The festive special food plate and the festival.