ganapati 2009

As  with every year since I’ve come into the country I’ve tried making a Ganapati for the Ganesh puja or Vinaka Chavithi. Some years the clay molds to your fingers fabulously, while some it seems an effort to just get it look like one that is so unrecognizable it needs a tiny place card before him.

It’s always been fun and on occasion I’ve had contributions from the kids if in mood and well, if it was a holiday. Today we all sat around the table each working their own little model and this was how our kitchen table looked for 20-30 minutes while I cooked alongside and getting things and everyone (excluding the husband) were having a go at “o my Ganesha is the best!”

Gray was the daughter, the son and munchkin (partners in crime and everything else) got White, and I landed the Terracotta.

ganeshaSon specializes in miniature modeling, and that’s his tiny one he’s holding on the bottom row. Munchkin of course did her cute little rounds, on bottom right corner and then got hugely upset coz “everyone else’s is much better than mine” and then I re-created hers (which I thought looked like pikachu)  with direction from her, and thus formed the larger one top right. Daughter of course was doing all fine until she got stumped with creating the face (right top corner) and then used my model from 2 years ago and managed it.

So here are the final products, all four waiting on the plate of rice.

4GaneshasBefore

..and then the after.

4GaneshasAfter

It was a hurried job considering how busy the weekend’s been, but, as always, it’s all good.

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