A Beautiful Mess


Inspired by this week’s prompt in The Studio Online community I belong to. ┬áThe prompt was “Floral Top Down”.


Originally I was going to photograph the tulips in a vase, but as these babies are already several days old a couple of them started falling apart before I even got the vase in position. Then I thought, to heck with vase!


After scattering the tulips and the dropped petals about, I decided to add some paper hearts I had punched out of some old book pages. I got the idea to add hearts after seeing a stunning picture on Facebook made by my friend Beverly Cazzell. So inspiring! If you are  not familiar with her work, you can check out her Flickr feed HERE.


Happy Friday everyone.

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16 Responses to A Beautiful Mess

  1. I love the little hearts scattered over the tulips, pretty interruption of the theme. I really love that last one and your cropping.

  2. Sarah C says:

    Gorgeous improv! Beautiful mix of tulips and hearts!

  3. Barb says:

    All I can say is thank goodness the tulips were starting to fall apart … this is absolutely delightful! I love the addition of the paper hearts!

  4. Beverly says:

    Carol, if there were ever a series of photos to be printed, either for the wall, or cards, these are the ones!! I simply can’t get enough “eye” time to soak in all the gorgeousness. LOVE that they fell apart, love how you added paper hearts!! A big thank you for the “shout out” link…you are so sweet! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Susan W says:

    A beautiful mess indeed. The colors of these tulips are incredible. I do like the extra interest the little paper hearts give.

  6. Viv says:

    A beautiful mess, lovely work Carol I love outside the box.

  7. rebecca says:

    Love it.

  8. Dotti says:

    This is a pretty mess! A mess of tulips … hard to beat that. And the addition of the paper hearts is genius. So fun!

  9. Your photos are awesome! I love how you’ve placed and scattered them and added the hearts… what a great idea! Made me smile :o)

  10. Diana Foster says:

    Love the petals. Well, really……love everything about this.

  11. Lorraine says:

    Just love your version of this exercise! Love the little hearts!

  12. Gail O says:

    This is wonderful! Love that the tulips are deconstructed!

  13. Kelly says:

    You did perfect!! Tulips are interesting flowers!! I love what you ended up doing-snd those paper hearts!!!! Adore their shape.

  14. I love that you just went for it when the tulips fell apart…all those petals…look like little hearts themselves…pure joy…

  15. Carol says:

    Love the petals and hearts together – beautiful!

  16. odile lm says:

    I love your beautiful mess Carol and particularly the last picture of the series… It would be so bright and colourful framed and hanged on a wall!
    I love the mix of sweet petals and tiny paper hearts… love also the bamboo plate filled with tulips, just one quarter of it, such a great idea! what a great creative idea also to take them out of the vase and scatter them on a table…

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