It was 20 years back, when SV & I made a peacock rangoli for a Rangoli competition at school. It was 1996 and we were in the 6th grade.
I learnt to draw this peacock from one of my mom’s embroidery sketches. I drew this everywhere. Mostly in the last page of all my class notebooks. SV, RK and I were the last benchers in 8th grade. RK had added a tree near the peacock neatly sketching the bark. Since then, I started adding the tree to the ‘last page drawing’.
Two years back I found a black velvet fabric board at the dollar shop. That was the time I was too interested in felt crafts. I immediately got the idea of peacock patchwork on the board using felt. I bought the board and it was lying idle for 6 months. Then I started to work on the paper cutting. Another 6 months passed. I started doing it from last week.
I used embroidery thread for the tree bark. I tried to cut the leaves from felt but it didn’t look attractive. I tried the leaf sequins and thought it looked better. I bought few coloured rhinestones during my last India trip. The colours were perfect for the peacock. The little stars are the ones used in nail art. Nail art stars suited better than the regular star sequins.
Hope you all liked it!