Admired for their vibrant colors and elegant shape, tulips are one of the first flowers to blossom in the spring. They were prized by Europeans in the 17th century, and, during this period, varieties of the flower were carefully painted in watercolors on handmade paper and then bound in albums for commercial or scientific use. Here, we see a painting of the tulip Kamelot Van Wena, with attention given to the contours and striking color striations of each petal, creating a silky, tactile effect.
Take a moment to contemplate this tulip as a symbol of spring and rebirth.
- Sit comfortably, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
- Inhale, and feel yourself growing taller.
- Exhale, and extend.
- Inhale, and gently tilt your head up towards the sun.
- Exhale, and feel yourself bloom.