Wednesday, December 31, 2008

PRICKLY PEAR COMBO ON BROWN

Here is a combination composition of prickly pear flowers on gray brown. Prints or cards.
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REFERENCE: i38

IRISH BLESSING 1 WITH CARNATION RING

Here is another version on the same theme. Again it is for an 8.5"x11" print.
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REFERENCE: i9, t17

IRISH BLESSING 1 WITH CARNATIONS

This is one way the Irish Blessings can be done. An 8.5"x11" print.
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IRISH BLESSINGS

My grandparents on my father's side came from Ireland, so I have always felt a connection to Irish music and culture. Included in that is an appreciation of Irish Blessings. I am including 3 of my favorites that can be paired with some of the flower images.
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May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
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REFERENCE: t17
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These things I warmly wish for you.
Someone to love,
Some work to do,
A bit o' sun,
A bit o' cheer,
And a guardian angel always near.
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REFERENCE: t18
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May God grant you always......
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
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REFERENCE: t19

Sunday, December 28, 2008

LAO TZU 1 WITH NIGHTBLOOM MANDALA

Lao Tzu has long inspired me. I am sure I will be using more of his sayings in future pieces. If you have a favorite of his that you would like to see illustrated, let me know. This can be done as prints, posters or cards.
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REFERENCE: i36 t16

Saturday, December 27, 2008

PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS



This has long been a favorite inspirational prayer of mine. I finally have a border to accompany it that is pleasing enough to enhance the text. If you agree, you can order as prints or posters. Don't forget to look at Zazzle.

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REFERENCE: i35 t15

Friday, December 19, 2008

ALTERNATE PEACE MANDALA

This one is for you, Carolyn.
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My sister-in-law, Carolyn liked my Peace Mandala but asked why it couldn't have more traditional colors like red & green. I told her that it could and said I would create one by next holiday season. I'm ahead of schedule. The idea, in turn, inspired the conception of a digital coloring book.

DIGITAL COLORING BOOK


This is the first installment of what I conceive to be a digital coloring book. For more detail, see the sidebar segment on the topic.

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Be forewarned, that coloring one of these is a project. It would drive most people up the wall, but if you are into this kind of thing, it can be fun. Most of my mandala designs are adaptable to this format. Perhaps you like design, but would rather have a different color scheme. This gives you a chance to create your own.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

POPPIES ON ORANGE AS CARD

This image can be used for small prints or cards, or through Zazzle as a mug, t shirt, button, postage stamp, hat, apron, shoes and more.
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REFEREMCE i34

Friday, December 12, 2008

POPPIES ON ORANGE

This is my latest experiment. I took one of the flowers and blew it way up to serve as a textured background. I then turned the yellow into orange through the magic of Photoshop and voila. If you want a slick, totally professional website, you came to the wrong place. If you want to see the creative process in action and to get an insight into how this is done, then you came to the right place. Your feedback is welcome. Whether or not you like this better than the deep purple or gray background is valuable information for me.
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Prints, posters, cards.
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REFERENCE i33

Thursday, December 11, 2008

DOUBLE BARREL CACTUS ON BLUE

More cactus flowers. There is quite a variety of flowers just amongst barrel cacti. I plan to make a box set of notecards of just barrel cactus photos.
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Think prints, small posters and cards.
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REFERENCE i32

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

BOX CARD SET 3


POPPIES ON GRAY

This completes an alternative set to the first card box set with the same flowers on neutral backgrounds. Also good for prints and small posters.
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REFERENCE i31

HEDGEHOG CACTUS FLOWER ON GRAY

An alternative version of the hedgehog cactus flower on a gray background. Good for prints, small posters or cards.
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NIGHTBLOOMING CACTUS CARD 1 ALTERNATE



Going with the neutral background again, I have redone the first Nightblooming card in the original box set. I use blurred clouds for the background which gives the effect of the flowers floating above. A total accident, but I'll take it.

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REFERENCE i29

Monday, December 8, 2008

NIGHTBLOOMING COMPOSITE 5

OK, I'll stop here; for now.
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NIGHTBLOOMING COMPOSITE 4

There is no end to how many of these I could generate. I may keep going until someone tells me to stop.
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NIGHTBLOOMS COMPOSITE 3


Still working with the Nightblooming Cactus flowers. This is good as a print, small poster or cards. Another neutral background to bring out the delicate color of these blooms.
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REFERENCE i26

PRICKLY PEAR ON TAN

I am starting to experiment more with backgrounds. Good for prints up to 8.5"x11" and as cards.
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REFERENCE i25

Monday, December 1, 2008

CONTACT SHEET FOR TEXT

Use this in conjunction with the image sheet to do your ordering.

CONTACT SHEET 1

Use this contact sheet and the accompanying one for text to order prints, cards and more.