I made two mandalas to share with you. They have a lot in common. I started with the big rhododendron in the center. It came from a huge bush in a neighborhood’s yard. The flowers looked like dropped handkerchiefs on the ground, and I thought it would be a perfect bloom for the center. But it didn’t all come together the way I envisioned it. Often times what’s needed is smaller repeating flower, or a stronger contrasting color. Both of these apply here. Which do you prefer?

Ranunculus, maidenhair fern tips, blue margeurite, rhododendron, snapdragon petals
Two varieties of rhododendrons, blue margeurite, snapdragon petals

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