Like a wild woman, I clicked my way across the information highway searching for more information to feed my artistic soul. Anxious to give it a whirl…I put some weeds on the scanner, covered it with a black sweater and well…
I gave it a few days and began thinking about the principles of floral design. Sure I could lay flowers and leaves on the scanner, but to artfully arrange each component with line, pattern, texture, and color in mind creates something far more beautiful. Instill movement within the static and the scan becomes more interesting. Even a sense of depth can be worked out. So I tried again, this time putting into practice basic art principles.
I started with a simple combination of three marigolds and the squiggly curls from a pumpkin vine
Next I gave Queen Anne's Lace a go, but switched from the black sweater to a piece of deep red felt to lay over the arrangment.
I moved on to pumpkin blossoms, rudbeckia, and again the curls using the same red felt.
Finally I arranged marigolds, rudbeckia, with spirals and curls to add interest and a sense of movement to the design.
"The world is but a canvas to imagination."
~Henry David Thoreau