I've collaged them,
drawn them in pencil,
coloured them in chalk pastel,
sculpted them with acrylic medium,
created them from wine and beer bottle caps,
turned them into altered books,
photographed and printed them on dryer sheets before adding them to a painting,
and created entire mountain ranges from them.
I'm fascinated by the number of paintings I've done that incorporate flowers (and I've kept record of some three hundred of them apparently), especially given that I'm so averse to the actual concept of getting my hands dirty in real soil. I leave that up to my husband, John, who is so fond of gardening he's starts to resemble the dark rich colour of his favourite tomatoes in the summer.
I suspect that the floral form is an instant connection to my beloved mandalas, the sacred circle. I hope you'll tell me what your recurring themes are in the comment area below. What is it that you return to again and again? How does it connect the dots for you in your life?