19. Rangoli making tips in completing it after adding colours ?
When we add colours to a rangoli drawn with white rangoli powder , some particles fall on the white design also and as a result the original rangoli becomes some what dull .
It is a good idea to draw the lines with white rangoli powder after completing the colouring process.
Through this method the rangoli will look very bright and beautiful
20. How to keep dots in a straight line for ner pulli or idai pulli kolam ?
First we should remember that we are drawing kolam and placing dots with our fingers only. The angle at which we view the dot grid by bending down or sitting is not conducive to judge the straightness of the rows of dots. ( Parallax error as my children say - this term I borrowed from my children ). So we cannot be perfectly perfect. We can become some what perfect. However , we have the nela padi or vasal padi ( the sill at the entrance of the house which is straight ). This we can use as reference and place the first row of dots and check if they are almost parallel to the vasal padi.
The remaining dots we can place using the first row as reference.