Using the flower petals and other natural materials such as shells, seeds, pine cones, rocks and vegetation, Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein creates eye-catching mandalas in outdoor locations near her home. Klein called the pieces Danmalas – a portmanteau of the Vedic Sanskrit words mean “the giver” and “garland of flowers.” Each piece boasts a brilliant sense of geometric symmetry and energetic life which is both awakening and relaxing. You can find more of those beautiful flower mandalas on her site. And if you want to have those healing piece at home, you can buy prints on her site as well.
After her Creativity with Food Art of Plate, Malaysian artist Hong Yi came up another fun project that made bird illustrations out of flower pedals. Following Hong’s tradition of making something from unconventional materials, she started this series when she realized that flower petals – especially gerbera petals – look similar to feathers especially when they are arranged on top of one another, layer by layer. These beautiful flower birds evolved from Dodo to Peacock. Right now, she has created nine birds and she plans on making 5 five more.
These lovely flower girls were created by Elsa Mora and gave them names like Celina, Amore, Lolita, Lizette and so on. These cutie arrangement of flowers and plants look so good that makes me want to pack a picnic, a good book and a cosy blanket for an afternoon of sweet imaginings. Wanna create your own flower girl after checking Mora’s beautiful work? Let’s try it.
Arizona artist Kathy Klein is a devout lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all. She creates the below beautiful artwork by using vibrant colors and the meticulous placement of every leaf, flower pedal, pine cone and other natural objects. She calls these creations danmalas, based on the vedic sanskrit words dān (“the giver”) and mālā (“garland of flowers”), which translates to “the giving of flower circles”. The careful placement of each object is juxtaposed with the natural imperfection of leaves and flowers, so that there is simultaneously a sense of precision and organic growth; even the ground that the danmala lies on plays a part in adding texture to each piece. The idea behind these danmalas is to remind us all to listen to the unheard voice of nature, creation, and the eternal mystery. [source]