Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lotus and Cactus Flower Symbolism

It occurs to me that my use of the cactus flower is similar to the way the Easterners use the symbol of the lotus flower. The pure white of purity grows out of the mud. I have recognized that my fascination with cactus flowers is because it has been a subconscious symbol of the same thing. The colorful beauty of the cactus flower grows up from the "barren" desert flow and from and inhospitable thorny growth.

I have worked this idea up into a poem expressing the thought. I keep coming up with these short poems that hardly deserve the name, so I am thinking of coining the term poemette. No pun intended on my last name(Coyne).
In the East

The pure white petals of lotus flowers

Grow out of the muddy pond.

In the West

The vivid colors of cactus flowers

From the desert floor are spawned.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sow Rainbows T Shirt

How about a variation of Grow Rainbows? This one is Sow Rainbows and can be on white or black t shirts.

Grow Rainbows

This is the Grow Rainbow t shirt as it appears on Zazzle.

Glow Your Rainbow

This is a Glow Your Rainbow t shirt as it appears on Zazzle.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Glow Your Rainbow

Let's show you that Rainbow Glow image another way.

Rainbow Glow T Shirt

This is my latest t shirt design which can be ordered through Zazzle.
I will do this as a greeting card as well. If you want it as another product, let me know.
*******REFERENCE: i124, t88

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Again this week, I am using a new quote I have come across by Pasteur. I have combined it with my new pincushion catus mandala to create my illustrated thought for the week.
REFERENCE: i123, t87

Saturday, January 2, 2010


I have decided to create another blog around the cactus hugger and desert rat themes. On it, I will have designs for skateboards, t shirts, bumper stickers and more.

It is called Cactus Hugger Designs and may be linked at: