New year envelopes

It’s Vishu (New year as per the Malayalam calender) and P and I sat down to do some pre-Vishu art work. Well! it ran into the Vishu day too but artists are known to be inspired in the last minute!

It is tradition for the elders to give money (vishu kainettam) to the youngsters on Vishu day. It is given with the beetle leaf and a gold coin. We added our twist by making pretty envelopes to give the Vishu kainettam.

I made a stencil of leaf and got out paints and spray bottles. I placed the stencil on the envelopes and got P to spray the paint. Once the paint dried we had our pretty envelopes all ready for the kainettam (money)









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