Two Vinayak Chathurthi's ago, I had a sudden urge to sculpt my own Pillayaar. Now I am not religious, but the idea of making something with my hands really appeals to me, so I got all worked up with excitement as the idea took hold in my head. I looked around the house and realized that I did not have anything but an old block of re-moldable clay. Clay which could be worked and reworked into different shapes as per one's fancy each time. Apparently I had had this idea of sculpting something, a while ago. This clay had gone quite bad in the sense that it was too tough to work any more.
So I rummaged around some more in the closet and came upon a few tubs of colorful play-doh. Not really the colors I was hoping for, but good enough for the purpose. So, I started out by doing the mooshikar in pink(!!, sorry mooshikar!) clay with pepper corns for eyes and pine needles for whiskers. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find any photos of him around. Then the Pillayaar itself, in all sorts of colors. When I was all done, this is how he looked.
By the time I took him from where I made him to the "studio" (a.k.a, the bathroom!!) to be photographed, he fell on his face a couple of times and had a mild shoulder dislocation that botched his looks a bit.
So, why am I reminiscing about something that happened in August 2009? Because I have this intense urge to create something with my hands again and unfortunately have not been able to go anywhere near play-doh or papier mache!
Edit: Ha! Found him!
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