Saturday, February 27, 2010

Emerging Pattern Ties

A lot of people I have shown them to, have liked some of my backround patterns as much as they like the mandalas, so I have been asking myself what more I could do with them. When I posted my yucca background to So Act, a couple of people said that it would look good on a scarf. When I showed it to one of my employees here at the home, she said it would be good on a tie.
Zazzle doesn't do scarfs, but it does do ties; so I have started a new product line I call Emerging Pattern Ties. Here is one made with the yucca backround. I am having fun creating a variety of ohters as well. Zazzle has an amazing pattern maker tool which fits designs to the ties.

Yucca Pattern Tie tie
Yucca Pattern Tie by robert_coyne
Create your own tie online at Zazzle

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bicycle Photos

The first photo is a close up of the stickers described below.

I am including a photo of me wearing one of my rainbow flower t shirts from Zazzle holding my mountian bike with stickers on a spoke. On Zazzle, I have a line of products using this bicycle parts rainbow mandala tha I call Good Day Bikes. "Bike your way to a good day." is my slogan. I ordered a sheet of 6 of these stickers from Zazzle without knowing exactly what I was going to do with them.

They are a little big to fit on the frame, so I finally came up with the idea of putting two back to back on a wheel spoke. I think this could be a popular thing, especially with kids. People could do the same thing with all sorts of stickers, but this is particularly appropriate as it is a design made with a rainbow of bicycle parts.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Irish Blessing for Bicyclists

The poem is on the inside left of the card with the phrase: Bike your way to a good day on the inside right of the card. This is my favorite of the cards, but there are also bicycle themed birthday, anniversary, congratulations, thank you, and get well cards.

This is the front of the greeting card. It is especially good for St. Patrick's Day, but it is good any time of the year.

Rainbow Bicycle Mandala

This view will allow you to see more detail in the mandala design. It is made of bicycle parts.

Good Day Bikes

I have started a new line of products on Zazzle that I call Good Day Bikes. Below is a bumper sticker with the line: Bike your way to a good day. I originally created this mandala for a charity event for a local bicycle coop. Now I want to make it available to a wider audience.

I have taken the one mandala and turned it into a series of products including bumper stickers, t shirts, posters and prints, greeting cards, small round stickers of two sizes, and postage stamps. All are available as a separate category on my Zazzle gallery.
Bicycles are a part of the solution to two of our biggest problems: energy shortage and obesity. I want to promote the health and financial benefits of bicycling. My mountain bike is my main form of exercise. It has helped me lose weight, improve my health and save gas; not to mention that it is fun.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lao Tzu No Hurry Quote with Nightblooms

Every Sunday, I post an illustrated thought of the week on my Facebook page. Here is this week's entry. I am includig it here to add the Lao Tzu quote to our list of texts.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cactus Hugger Bumper Sticker with Question

This is the first in a series of Cactus Hugger Bumper Stickers with the question: Have you hugged a cactus today?

Cactus Hugger T Shirt with Question

The question: Have you hugged a cactus today?, can be added to any of the Cactus Hugger t shirts, cards or bumper stickers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Arizona T Shirts

I have also started making Arizona and Tucson T Shirts. Other states and cities are possible. Here is how one shirt appears on Zazzle.

Two Sided T Shirts

I have started making two sided t shirts on Zazzle. Here is the link to one of them:

This one is interesting because the nightblooming cactus mandala on the back is the image I used to create the rainbow mandalas.

Any combination of my t shirt images are possible for front and back on these shirts. If I don't yet have what you want, ask me.