Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chinese Proverb 2 with Cosmos Polygon


I am posting Illustrated Thoughts of the Week on my blog, Tidbits from Tucson, on Sundays. I am reposting it here so as to catalogue the text and image. I used the cosmos polygon in one of the flower composites I used in the placemat series preceding this post. The polygon will eventually be used in a mandala and/or array. It can, however, stand alone.
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REFERENCE: i143, t114

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Scriptural Placemats













A friend asked me to make placemats with scriptural passages on them. I made a set of 6 with the texts in flower frames and added matching composite images for the flip side. Many variations on this theme are possible.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cholla Star


When I came to the board & care home 26 years ago, John Farley gave me this phrase. I use it in part as a reality check. Am I dealing with simple truth and absolute reality? I have made several attempts to illustrate it, but have never been satisfied.
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I was working on placemats for a friend and needed a new background for a cholla cactus design. I came up with this and one thing lead to another.
REFERENCE: i 142

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chinese Proverb 1 with Sunflowers


I posted this as an illustrated thought of the week today on Tidbits from Tucson. I am adding it here so as to post the Chinese proverb. This is the first time I am using one, but I will do a series of the next several weeks.
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REFERENCE: t111

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunflower Foliage Dodecahedron


This is made with foliage of a sunflower plant, and will be an element in my next mandala.

Sunflower Polygons and Stars






I am working on sunflower designs and have created these polygons and stars from flower petals which will be used as elements in larger works. I think they are interesting in their own right, however, so I include them here. To see detail on how they are made; visit my tutorial,Nightblooming Process.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Black & White Butterfly Frame with Brush Statement


In studying a new mandala array creation, this week; this statement came to me. It can have other versions such as:
I am not the writer,I am the pen.
I am not the composer, I am the scribe.
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REFERENCE: i 141, t 108,109,110