Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Summer of Colour Week 3

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. 

Red rose  
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.
  Rainbow
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! 

32 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love these 2 colours together.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous

helena said...

fabulous mandala - I'm addicted to the sharpie metallic pens too

Sharon Fritchman said...

First of all, I love the photos of your flowers! Very beautiful! And they have the perfect colors! And your mandala is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us at SOC! Hugs to you, Deb!

Cheri said...

The mandala is gorgeous Deb - and I love the flower photos too! :)

CJ said...

Lovely symmetry. Thanks for visiting my SOC this week.

prachee Vashistha said...

i love ur mandala :)..simple and beautiful :)

GlorV1 said...

Love pansies. Your mandala is awesome. Great work.

Tammie Lee said...

truly beautiful~

sue :) said...

Lovely mandala this week. x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

SO pretty, Deb!!! And I love that you photographed your beautiful mandala on a matching sarong!

Valerie said...

Very nice pictures of your flowers and beautiful mandala too!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work for SOC, Valerie

Sian said...

It's beautiful. I love the gold: so elegant and glamorous

johanna said...

awesome - i really like this mandala

Laila said...

Wonderful flowers and so is your mandala. I love to make mandalas as well.

Deborah Weber said...

I love your mandala, and your photos are fabulous as well. I'm so glad you decided to play - it's great fun isn't it? Wishing you a wonderful color-filled week.

Rolina said...

LOVELY!!

I was tempted to use gold for my yellow, now I wish I had!

Sherry's Cabin said...

An awesome mandela and beautiful flowers!
God bless,
Sherry

Lori Saul said...

I love your mandalas and florals- so peaceful!

Virginia said...

Wow the mandala is gorgeous!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great work for SOC,
oxo
Susi

Mary Ann Potter said...

Beautiful pansy photos and gorgeous mandala!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your mandala is stunning. SOC brings out the best in others, not just in art, but in a very supportive community. I'm thrilled to be able to visit you each week, and look forward to it when I see your name on the list.

Linda Kunsman said...

love the pansies and your mandala is just gorgeous! SOC #54

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Your mandala turned out beautiful.

Kristin said...

This makes me happy in so many ways! Thank you! xo

Miriam said...

This is just so lovely Deb. I almost used my Pansies, I thought they were perfect for this week. Love your mandala

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice photos of the flowers :) and very nice mandala, the colours work really well with it :)

Karla B said...

Delightful, my friend!

GlorV1 said...

Beautiful mandala. I love pansies.:)

Caz said...

Your mandala is amazing! It works so well with these colours!