For my spring maze I wanted to pick something that is a universal sign that spring is here. There’s no better sign that spring has arrived than seeing tulips popping up through the dirt.
As I tried to figure out which specific tulip to draw I kept coming back to the story of “tulip mania”. If you’re not familiar with “tulip mania”, the basic story is that it was considered to be one of the first speculative bubbles that drove the price of tulip bulbs to an outrageous rate.
If you’re above a certain age you have lived through several speculative bubbles and history continues to repeat itself. The most recent bubble that comes to mind is the BitCoin bubble but I’ve also been through the .com bubble and the housing bubble in my short adult life.
The reason I picked the Semper Augustus tulip is because it is possibly the most rare, famous and interesting tulip from the “tulip mania” story. At one point Semper Augustus tulip bulbs were selling for more than a house at the time. If you think it’s crazy that someone would pay that much for a flower remember it wasn’t that long ago that someone paid over $90,000 for a Princess Diana Beanie Baby.
Below are the color tests and sketches from the prep for the tulip maze. It was important that I got the color correct because it’s one of the distinguishing features of the Semper Augustus tulip. I always do a test scan and print to make sure colors will translate correctly when the mazes are converted into the digital format.
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27 thoughts on “Spring Tulip Maze – Free Printable PDF”
This is so pretty! Such a sign of Spring!
Awesome that’s exactly what I was shooting for
Perfect to tuck into May baskets and give at area Tulip Festival – thank you!
That’s awesome. If you want a version with two on a page let me know and I’ll pull it together
This is so beautiful! And I love tulips. 🙂 I’m going to print it out right now. Thanks for sharing at #heartandsoullinkup
That’s wonderful. There will be more flower mazes coming eventually because I really enjoy making them.
This one looks like a challenge. A spring challenge!
Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!
Awesome. Thanks for the great feedback
Beautiful! You are very talented!!!
Thanks that’s very kind of you to say.
Your mazes are just incredible! They are so beautifully drawn, and it’s hard to tell at first that they’re a maze! #ALBOWedLinkup
Thanks for the really kind words. I often have that challenge in that I need to explain them to people. I try to find the balance between keeping the image and making the maze challenging.
This is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs.
Thanks for the great feedback
Very pretty! thank you for sharing this on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!
Thanks. That’s very nice of you to say
Very nice & perfect timing. I printed some out for my granddaughter & she loved them. Thank you so much!
That’s great. I’m so happy your granddaughter loved them.
That is a beautiful maze, I’ve not seen anything like it.
Thanks so much. That’s really nice to say.
I love this! Tulips are my favorite! Thanks for linking up.
Thanks. They’re my favorite also because it’s amazing how much variety there is.
It took me a moment to see how this works as a maze and when i did… So cool! Really stunning drawing. #Anythinggoes
Thanks. Most people look at it too fast and don’t make the connection. I’m glad you enjoyed my work.
How fun! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 15 for Crafts and DIY, open April 15 to 25. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. Won’t you check out my other link parties too?
Thanks. I’ll make sure to check out your other parties
Lovely tulips. Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles craft challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.