Thursday, 2 July 2015

Summer of Colour Week four

As the temperature went soaring into the 30s here in the UK, it was appropriate for the colour combination to have a hot feel to it! 2 red plus a metallic 
Was hard to find a metallic coloured plant in the garden but then I remembered this ornamental thistle that (with a bit of imagination) has silver tones!
How lucky I had my trusty silver pen to put to good use this week
I seem to be stuck in a groove of keeping the outer edge of the mandalas circular, so next week I have every intention of softening the shape with a more random design. Watch this space!
Its forecast to be the hottest day of the year here today and we have a wedding to go to later. The catering is being done by the Aussie Barbecue Company and I have high hopes for a rather delicious hog roast or similar in the grounds of the reception venue. Plus of course a glass or two of something chilled to toast the happy couple!

16 comments:

sue :) said...

Super piece this week. x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

LOVE! I found that my mandalas were consistently round in the beginning too. Keep at it and they will morph every time. xo

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your mandala is lovely! And I really like how you photographed it!!!! So creative and beautiful! You used this week's SOC colors in such a wonderful way!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I've fallen behind in summer of color but hope to catch up soon.
My mandalas al seem to be similarly shaped - kind of an elongated star.
I think it's because of the shape of my sketch book

helena said...

fabulous mandala

Sian said...

I loved the touches of gold in an earlier mandala..but now I think I might be liking the silver even more. It looks cool: just what we need right now

Linda Kunsman said...

really nice photo assemblies representing this week's colors and that mandala is gorgeous!

Kristin said...

xo

Lorraine said...

Silver thistle - how perfectly metallic! Your mandala is really very pretty.

Valerie said...

Love your garden pictures!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That thistle is perfect for a metallic. Loving your mandalas. Having a little catch up, after my blogging break.

Virginia said...

Oh that is a beautiful mandalas!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Your mandala is lovely and I'm really impressed with how you photographed it. I love your garden photo too; I'm a big fan of the ornamental thistle :D

Miriam said...

Your mandala is beautiful as it the collage for SoC. The Sea holly? was an inspired choice for metallic.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice photos and mandala :) if the next one wants to be round, I say let it, must be a reason your mind keeps making them round :)

Cheri said...

Well done again! The mandalas was such an inspired choice of media and I'm loving all the flower pictures.