One thing that my blogging has taught me is that if I declare my intention to do something on my blog, it makes me determined to see it through and I am far less likely to fall by the wayside. Once I have put something out there in cyberspace, I feel like there’s more reason to stick with it. So I was naturally hesitant to say I would be joining in with Summer of Colour because – hey – I don’t consider myself to be artistic in the true ‘art’ meaning and it certainly sounded like it may be something that might take me totally out of my depth. (Anyone who knows of my swimming prowess – or lack of it – will know that out of my depth is definitely somewhere I don’t want to be!) But it sounded fun and it sounded like it was something that could be carried out in a multitude of ways.
This week’s colour combination was 1 purple + 1 purple + 1 yellow and once again, there was plenty of inspiration to be found in the garden.
I wanted to make this week’s mandala a little more bold with more colouring in rather than lines and I’ve managed to stick to that intention. I’ve also discovered that I’m becoming a little bit addicted to silver and gold pens. It doesn’t show too much in the photograph but there is a lot of gold pen in the outlines here!
When I thought about photographing it this week I remembered the beautiful sarong that my friend brought me back from her recent trip to Australia – the colours absolutely match this week’s challenge.
Please pop over the the Summer of Colour blog and prepare to be amazed at the clever and inspirational work that people have been doing. One colour brief yet so many different interpretations of it.
One other thing I want to mention is how lovely the other people are that are joining in too – I’ve never had so many visitors to my blog and the comments are so kind. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It really makes me pleased I joined in. Are you in? It’s not too late – come on, give it a go!