I bought two bouquets of tulips, one yellow and one orangey red from the grocery store the other day. It had been a grey gloomy day and it was an attempt to bring a bit of spring into the house. Also, I thought I’d continue trying out some flower mandalas, this time with tulips. Some of the very first mandalas I ever attempted used a photograph of 3 red tulips that I had in my archives, but I’ve not used tulip images for mandalas since then. So, I put the bouquet in the north light of a large window and took a couple dozen shots. I played around with a few other images before settling on this one to use for the mandalas. The mandalas that resulted from the first few images that I used were not at all appealing in my opinion. These were better but I still don’t find these as interesting as some of the other mandalas that have resulted from flower images. What do you think?
I have some ideas of how I might reshoot these tulips to perhaps achieve some more interesting mandalas and I will do that for next week. After all, as Henry Ford said, “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
They are simpler, I think, but still have lovely colors.
This always makes me smile and laugh – it is really like the kaleidascope we had when we were kids.
I love these colors! The images have a very Celtic, earthy feel to them.
Interesting, Tracy! I didn’t see the Celtic-ness of them till you mentioned it. I love the multitudes of ways to see these.