Wednesday, January 14, 2009
POPPY LINE MANDALA
Brian has been nagging me to make some textured backgrounds from plants for my flower images. So when I completed the mandala, I decided to give it a try. I had saved the background for last.
I took a sprig of poppy foliage from one of my photos and cut and pasted it onto a new page. I then blew it up, duplicated, rotated and stretched until a pattern emerged. It formed an almost kaleidescopic image that is almost a piece of art in itself. I then applied some blur and darkened it so it wouldn't compete with the foreground.
All that was an unexpected and total accident, so it inspired me to add the quote you see here.
The mandala design is basically the same one I used for the Nightblooming Line Mandala-just tweeked a little bit.
My thanks to Brian.