Friday, December 11, 2015

2015 Christmas Card

This design is an expansion of an earlier version made with photos of Christmas cactus flowers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Amaryllis Christmas Card Design

This is the design for my 2014 Christmas card design. Last year, I grew several amaryllis flowers so that I would have the photos to work with this year. Included in the images here, are two of the flower photos used in the mandala, an emerging pattern background, two flower stars, the mandala, and the mandala array. This is the seventh year, I have created digital designs to celebrate the holidays. You can find this design as a card on my Zazzle site under the Christmas card category.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Amaryllis Flowers

It is August, but I am starting on my Christmas card design. Last year, I grew several amaryllis flowers, and took photos of the blooms for the purpose of using them for this year's creations. I have extracted 3 flowers from their backgrounds which is a necessary step toward creating the mandala. I'll keep you posted on progress.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Healing Center of Maine Logo

Peter & Shirley Wright asked me to design a new logo for them. It was an interesting project, and we went through a number of alternatives before settling on the final version. They run The Healing Center of Maine in Dover Foxcroft. Their daughter had previously painted a hand for them. When the hand was duplicated as a mirror image and set next to the original, the heart appeared. They wanted to continue to work with that serendipity, so I simply converted it to a line drawing, and changed the text. I enjoy doing this kind of work, and am open to new projects; so am presenting it as an example of what I can do. Peter is a certified GAPS practitioner, and I designed the logo in exchange for a consultation.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Maine State Mandala

I have created a mandala to celebrate the state of Maine. I plan for it to be the first in a series for all 50 states. You can see an animated version with explanatory text and music by going to my newest blog at: or my Mainely Mandalas blog at:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Yucca Mandala Watch
Yucca Mandala Watch by robert_coyne
Browse more Mandala Watches at Zazzle
I just completed a series of wrist watches on Zazzle.  That puts me over 2700 products in my store.  That doesn't include all the style, color, and size options Zazzle offers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2013 Christmas Card Design

I used a Maine themed Christmas design this year using the spruce trees and pine cones to create the mandala and its array. I have added a pine cone border with a Christmas greeting, and also show an emerging pattern background made with photos of pine cones. I darkened it somewhat to use it for the mandala array. This magnificent tree sits in front of my brother's house. The first time I saw it, I said Christmas tree. Pine cones are the Maine state flower, so they are doubly appropriate for celebrating a Maine Christmas. Of course, other New Englanders and Northeasterners will enjoy this creation as well.

Dandelion Creations/Mainely Mandalas

Now that I am back in Maine, I have started to design Maine and New England themed creations. To that end, I have completed designs made with dandelion flowers. I have also registered my eighth domain name: Mainely Mandalas. I show the mandala, the mandala array, a dandelion border, and a background made from dandelion greens. I used a darkened version of this for the array.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Easter Lily Mandala & Array

I used the white Easter lilies to create the mandala and mandala array shown here. I also created the lily border with background. On my Zazzle site, I use the border to frame a number of popular prayers and scriptures. Any of my designs can be purchased there. You can add your own text to this border to create a unique, customized design. Zazzle makes it fun and easy. The design can be put on a poster, greeting card or any number of other products.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Easter Lilies

At Easter this year, I bought a couple of lily plants and photographed the flowers. Here I show you the first 4 photo extracts that I will use in creating my lily mandalas and arrays. I seem to be getting into a pattern of letting a holiday inspire me to creating something for it just in time for the next year. Now that I am back in Maine, I am starting to work with flowers and other subjects found in New England. I want to start with a Signs of Spring collection. While the lilies are not native, they fit that theme. I have already photographed tulips, daffodils, and dandelions. I will add crocuses, pussy willows, robins and more. The spring collection will, in turn grow into a Four Seasons series. If you have a favorite you want to see included, let me know.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Corinthians I 13

I have also added a collection of St Paul's beautiful First Corinthians 13. Most are in flower borders, but this one has a frame of butterflies. Another has seagulls.

Twenty Third Psalm

I have added a collection of The Twenty Third Psalm in flower borders to my Zazzle site. It brings me over 2300 products in my store.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Prayers and Scriptures

I have added to my prayer category on my Zazzle store. It now features The Lord's Prayer, and A Morning Prayer. as well as the Serenity Prayer, and The Prayer of St Francis. I have also started a scripture category with The Beatitudes, Psalm 23, and Corinthians I-13. This puts me over 2200 products on my Zazzle store.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Smokin' Hot Chile Tie

I am up over 1800 products on Zazzle including this new design for a tie.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Red Chile Border on Green Chile Background

On Zazzle, customiers can add their own text. I can also use this to add my own text for cards, mugs and more. I am offering two versions of the frames.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Red Chile Christmas Wreath

I posted my 2012 Christmas mandala and array on Brightlihgt Mandalas, but am displaying this Red Chile Wreath here. This is part of my southwestern theme for this year's holiday designs.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Green Chile Background

I have started designing my 2012 Christmas cards. I am using red and green chiles for a Southwestern theme. Here is a 4x6 background pattern made with green chiles. I have started using a triangular cutout instead of a square to to create the patterns, and that simple technique adds a whole other dimension to the final design.

Monday, September 10, 2012

2013 Desert Rat Calendar

I have updated my Desert Rat Calendar for 2013. It includes my new aloe vera mandala array. I don't have any new cactus arrays for this year, so am just reposting last year's Cactus Hugger Calendar.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Barrel Cactus Deck of Cards

How about a deck of cards? I have 14 new designs in my new Zazzle category. Am I having fun?

Celtic Knot Mandala Clock

I have added clocks to my products on Zazzle. I have posted 38 of them including this one with a celtic knot mandala. I never expected to be designing clocks.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Aloe Vera Extracted Image

I am still working on aloe vera designs. Here, I show you the original photo and its "extracted" image. Aloes can turn brown in direct sun, but I was able to give this one back its green through the magic of photoshop.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Customizable Flower Frame Album

I have expanded my Zazzle category of customizable flower borders to 85 posters. You can add your own text of your favorite quote, saying, motto, lyrics, affirmaion, prayer, or inspiration. Zazzle gives you a choice of fonts, size, color, and placement. Your are sure to find something that catches your eye, but I am also happy to design to order.

Prayer of St Francis Album

The Prayer of St Francis has been my best selling single product on Zazzle, so I decided to create a new category of prayers in flower borders. I now have 48 versions of this beautiful prayer.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Aloe Vera Star on Blue with Chopra Quote

I took an aloe vera star and put it on this blue version of my 4X6 background. I added the Deepak Chopra quote, which I think is very true. This is not for sale, because I have not licensed the quote, but wanted to share its thought provoking message.

Aloe Vera 4X6 Backround 1

I have figured out a new way of adding a degree of interest and symmetry to my 4X6 backrounds. This one is made with aloe vera plants. I think it is the best of these backgrounds yet.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Aloe Star 1 with Japanese Proverb

I am working on designs made from photos of aloe vera plants. This is a foliage star with a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zazzle Bookmarks

I have created a collection of bookmarks on Zazzle. Zazzle intends for them to be rack cards, and they can certainly be used for that, but I suggest using them for book marks. The rackcards are the closest Zazzle comes to bookmarks. They are a little wider than traditional bookmarks, but my mandala arrays fit nicely on them.