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Food Art ~ Mango Manthram

Green, Unripe Mango
Green Mango (Maamidikaya) through My Camera Lens

I love and enjoy food art greatly. Food described through pen and lens is nice. But, food related sketches, embroidery, knitting and jewelry – there is a special charm to these types of food depictions. How wonderful it would be if we celebrate Mother Earth’s bounty through food art. That thought led to this event idea. Here are the details. Let’s see if I can put together coherently.:)

Food Art: Mango Manthram

I would like to start the Food Art series with my favorite fruit, mango. The color and shape of the mango are an artist’s dream. Mango tree, mango leaves, mango fruit in various stages of development, and the scrumptious dishes we can prepare with mango – the magic of mangoes is a timeless tradition that is steeped in art, history and romance.

Bring your own touch, and interpret your mango memories and experiences through Food Art. The field is wide open.

Illustrations, cartoons, sketches, paintings of all types, cross-stitch, stitching, embroidery, knitting, kolam (muggulu), henna designs, jewelry (beads) – all are welcome on mango theme.

To participate:

Create a mango art piece using any of the media above.
Publish it on your website on the last Saturday of May (31st).
Mail me a picture of your creation in 150 x 200 pixel size. Include your name, blog name and a link to your post. Forward the details to
I will also participate with my own creation, and publish all the Mango Manthram collection in a neat art gallery on Mahanandi, on May last weekend.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Sunday April 20, 2008 at 12:57 pm- permalink)
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  1. This is going to be so creative and bring out ppl’s artistic touch..time to bring out sketch paper, pens and pencils 🙂

    Good one Indira..will start getting into it immediately 🙂

    Comment by DK — April 20, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

  2. It will be lot of fun.
    Hmm… First I need to decide which art media to choose.

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — April 20, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

  3. People who are interested in food are naturally creative and born artists, I think. 🙂

    Thank you DK and Anjali. I’ll look forward to your Mango Manthrams.

    Comment by Indira — April 20, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

  4. Wow, this sounds fun. Would love to take part in this. Thanks for starting such creative event Indira.

    Comment by Uma — April 20, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

  5. Wonderful idea Indira :). Any guesses what I am going to make for this? Well, I know just one art perfectly among all those media. Will see what better i can make of it:).
    This is really a great idea to bring out the hidden talent .kudos to you dear Indira :).

    Comment by Pooja — April 20, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

  6. Sounds real fun ! Can’t wait to participate. Already made me think what I should make for this event. You are a creative genius Indira !

    Love your Ideas and Inspirations 🙂

    Comment by Rathna — April 20, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  7. Such a nice event and that too with my most favorite fruit Mango? I am there. Have started thinking what should I post for this one Indira. Thanks a lot for keeping me refreshingly busy all the time 😉

    Comment by Nirmala — April 20, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

  8. oh so lovely indira…..people like me who are so much in to art cant wait to participate in this event! i wanted 2 know, can we give more than one entry…as in like one in jewellery section and one in painting to site an example?

    Comment by Veda — April 21, 2008 @ 4:04 am

  9. Indira,
    That picture made my eyes misty because my grandmother (may her soul rest in peace)had a saree like the one in the background and seeing it brought back a lot of memories.

    Comment by Mamatha — April 21, 2008 @ 10:11 am

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I tried your aloo methi with kasuri methi and it was absolutely delightful. Thanks so much for a wonderful dish.

    Comment by Smitha — April 21, 2008 @ 11:08 am

  11. What about non-bloggers? Can they participate too?

    Comment by Rajalekshmy — April 21, 2008 @ 11:54 am

  12. Uma and Rathna: Happy to see your enthusiasm. I look forward to your contributions.

    Pooja: I can guess and I can’t wait to see your creation.:)

    Nirmala: It’s mainly to keep myself refreshingly relaxed. 🙂

    Veda: You are welcome to create as many as you like. To participate, please publish them all on last Saturday of May (31st) and send me the images and link to mango manthram post.

    Mamatha: I share your sentiment. This is actually an old saree that I have in my collection. Unfortunately it got teared up in folds. Love this type of classic design.

    Smitha: Glad to know that you tried and liked that recipe. Thanks for taking time to let me know.

    Rajalekshmy: Because of copyright concerns, I may not be able to accept non-bloggers contributions.
    I recommend starting a blog to participate.

    Comment by Indira — April 21, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  13. wow, this sounds like a creative event indeed! and mangoes, man, they are so pretty to photograph!:)

    Comment by Mansi — April 22, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

  14. thats a interesting theme..

    Comment by Anjali J. — April 23, 2008 @ 6:10 am

  15. love the concept Indira…I love mangoes …as food and as a pattern… mind is already buzzing with ideas 🙂

    let’s see what i can manage to do ….

    Comment by Nupur — April 23, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

  16. A very creative event indeed..will have to give some good work to my brain [:)]

    Comment by Lakshmi — April 23, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

  17. Nice idea. You have made me busy.

    Comment by priyanka — April 24, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

  18. Hi Indira,
    The way you wrote the post had so much expression, that thoughts in every medium are racing through my head. Hopefully will get something together…got here late, but thankfully not too late. Cheers Deeba

    Comment by Deeba — May 20, 2008 @ 3:27 am

  19. Have just posted something for the Mango Manthram Indira. It’s at
    Have mailed you too,

    Hi Deeba, Thank you for participating in Mango Manthram, and for the beautiful mango creation with moong beans.

    Comment by Deeba — May 22, 2008 @ 9:20 am

  20. Dear Indiragaaru,

    inni rojulu alochinchi chinchi.. finally.. I made some sketches for ur event.and a big thank u Indira gaaru, its just becoz of ur event, I bought some crayons and drew these..:)


    Comment by Siri — May 29, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  21. Dear ,
    this event is bringing our childhood memories alive ,thanks for that ..
    here together with my little one ,we have created this …….

    Hugs and smiles

    Comment by Jaya — May 30, 2008 @ 9:33 am

  22. Hi Indira,I just posted mine for Mangomanthram event at
    I am going to e-mail you also.


    Comment by Miel — May 30, 2008 @ 9:51 am


    hi indira these are my enteries for mango mantharam…

    Comment by notyet100 — May 30, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

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