Monday, August 30, 2010


I offer 18 composite images to be used on the flip side of the placemats. They can also be used for prints and posters, mugs, cards as well as calendars.
In order, they are:
1 pink tree bell A
2 pink tree bell B
3 Pink tree bell C
4 sunflower A
5 sunflower B
6 pink oleanders without frame
7 pink oleanders with frame
8 bouganvillia
9 barrel cactus A
10 barrel cactus B
11 yellow prickly pear with frame
12 yellow prickly pear without frame
13 pink daisy
14 pomegranate
15 nightblooming cactus
16 jumping cholla
17 butterflies without frame
18 butterflies with frame
Again, I will be adding to these as we go along, and requests are welcome.


I have been asked to create a set of two sided placemats with scriptuaral passages in flower borders. I am using flower composites for the flip side. I am creating a new category on Zazzle of blank flower frames so that people can add their own text to posters, prints, cards, mugs, mousepads and more.
The composite images will also be available as various products, but will also be a calendar fot 2011. I will be adding other kinds of flowers as I go; and, as always, I am happy to take requests.
I could add the sunflower frame to this, but I just posted that recently. I am using all plain, solid color backgrounds here. One nice feature on Zazzle is that the backgound color is something you can change to a color of your own. I can also use any of my patterned backgrounds as needed. I will be working on a few more of those.
In order, the borders are:
1 pink tree bells
2 bouganvillia
3 barrel cactus
4 yellow prickly pear
5 pink daisy
6 pomegranate
7 nightblooming cactus horizontal
8 nightblooming vertical
9 cholla
10 butterfly
Most of these frames can be used vertically or horizontally, but I offer the nightblooming cactus flower in two versions, because the vertical one doesn't work well horizontally.
Reference #'s: P 1-10

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pink Bottle Tree

These flowers are from the pink bottle tree. It is native to Australia, but the UofA has one on campus. They are large, puffy flowers and almost don't look real.

More Play

I give you another star made from the pink tree bells, as well as 3 composite images each with a different background made from the flower petals. I follow with 2 borders for text, one with Psalm 100 in it.
REFERENCE: i137,138,139,140; t107
I am not including the star as a numbered image as it is an element to be used in larger designs.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Playing with Pink Tree Bells

These are not finished products, they are elements to go into larger designs.
I got sidetracked from working on sunflowers and revisited my pink tree bells. This is the surprising result. As I was playing around with triangular cutouts from the flowers, I came up with these shapes to be used as elements in a mandala array. I almost deleted the triangle that I used to create the disc, but decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Playing with Sunflowers

I have now extracted 8 sunflowers for my designs, so I redid the sunflower border using all 8 blossoms in pairs. I then tried out this new approach to a composite design. Just playing.
RERERENCE: i131A & 136
I am labeling the psalm with border as 131A because I think this is an improvement that supercedes the original. If anyone likes the first post better, they can specify it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Einstein Quote with Black & White Sunflower Border

This completes my list of Einstein quotes, and demonstrates one more way of arranging the images and text.
REFERENCE: i135, t106

Einstein Quote with a Daisy/Sunflower Border

Here I combine the daisy and sunflower with yet another Einstein quote.
REFERENCE: i134, t105

White Daisy Painting with Einstein Quote

This is the daisy I painted for the All Organics logo. I have combined it with a slightly different version of the Einstein quote. I get the idea that Einstein was not only brilliant, but wise in many ways.
REFERENCE: i133, t104

Sunflower Painting with Einstein Quote

In doing the logo, I did a digital painting of a sunflower to use as a dot in the yin yang symbol. We decided to change it to a daisy and then settled on a ladybug. I have paired it here with an Einstein quote.
REFERENCE: i133, t103

All Organics Logo

Brian has been raising worms to produce castings. He asked me to help with the logo for his new business. He had the concept and I just followed his detailed instructions in executing the digital artwork. We are both pleased with the results.
We have left room at the bottom for additional, variable lettering.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blue Hibiscus with EJ Birthday Greeting

My friend, EJM gave me a birthday card last year with this message of her own creation. I think it is a beautiful expression of the reflection birthdays can illicit. I have put it with blue hibiscus so as to share it with you.
REFERENCE: i132. t102

23rd Psalm in Sunflower Frame

I have put the 23rd Psalm in a sunflower frame. There are lots of beautiful psalms in the Bible, and I will add others. If you have a favorite you want me to use, let me know.
REFERENCE: i131, t101