Drying flowers is another of those endeavors where the outcome isn’t known ahead of time. You can’t be sure what the dried flower will look like until it’s dried.
I dipped into our dried rose collection for today’s subject.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Someone suggested a little but ago that tulip petals could be dried. Thanks very much for the suggestion.
I asked my partner what she thought of an idea for an image I wanted to make; place a dried rose on a mirror and see what happened. She agreed that it might have possibilities though we did not have an appropriate mirror on hand. Yesterday evening we acquired the mirror.
I was looking at this rose I’d set aside to dry and noticed that the petals were changing from pink to brown. I decided I’d better capture the flower while it was still pink.
Another in my dried rose series. I think I’m drawn to them because they can be so dramatic.
One of the things I find fascinating about drying roses is that there is no way to predict what the “finished product” will look like. Nor can one be certain of the colors.
This is the latest addition to my dried rose collection. It looks as though it were made of paper mache.
My partner presented me with a new subject today. She came across this rose she saved from a loved one’s funeral years ago. She plans to pass the rose on to another family member. It all got me thinking about memories and how we keep them alive.