Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chinese Proverb with Poinsettia Star

This is a digital star made with photos of poinsttia leaves. I created it as part of my 2011 Christmas card design. I use it here to illustrate this Chinese proverb.
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REFERENCE: t 135

Friday, August 26, 2011

2012 Cactus Hugger Calendar

I have completed my 2012 Cactus Hugger Calendar. It is available from my Zazzle store at this link.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Failure as Teacher


This digital flower star is made with photos of barrel cacti. This saying could be my life's motto.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Keonig Quote with Hedgehog Cactus Star

This is a digital flower star made with hedgehog cactus flowers used to illustrate this quote by Frderick Keonig.

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Upside

This phrase was posted online in August of 2011 by Positively Positive. It is unattributed. I have used a digital flower star made with hedgehog cacuts flowers to illustrate it.
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EM Forster Quote


I just ran across this quote and like it so much that I want to add it to our collection. I pair it with new red & yellow prickly pear designs.
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Abundance


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hedehog Cactus Flower Composite & Border



Here are two more hegehog cactus flower creations.
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REFERENCE: i 157&158

Monday, June 20, 2011

Magenta Hedgehog Designs




I have new designs using photos of magenta hedgehog cactus flowers. The two digital flower stars are included as part of my mandala array posted on Brightlight Mandalas. I do not include them in my image inventory, as I don't look at them as complete works in themselves, but rather as design elements for the arrays. Some of these stars could stand alone as a peice of art, and if anyone is interested; I will work it out to make them available. I am listing the symmetrical composite shown below the stars.
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REFERENCE: i 156

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rumi Quote 1 With Teddy Bear Cholla Star


I recently bought a book of poetry by the Sufi poet, Rumi. It inspired me to share this quote as an illustrated thought of the week. I paired the quote with a teddy bear cholla star.
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I offer this piece here so as to add the quote to our list of texts.
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REFERENCE: t 129

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Teddy Bear Cholla Composite 1


I finally have good photos of teddy bear chollas to work with. It has take some time, as they can be quite elsuive. Their flowers are a pale green and blend in with the cactus itself. While they are not as spectacular as many other cactus flowers, they are an important addition to my cactus hugger collection.
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This cactus looks fuzzy and huggable from a distance, but they may actually be the worst of our Sonoran desert cacti. They have little watermelon-shaped segments with thorns all the way aroung that come off easily. So if you get a thron in you, you end up with a segment attached and several thorns at once each with their nasty little fish hooks.
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When hiking in our desert, it is advisable to take a comb; because it is the only way to get the segments off without getting stuck more. I have come across patches of teddy bears that every time I turned around, I was getting stuck somewhere else. Ouch!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Animation Demo

I have expanded my digital art into animation. Here is a demo project that shows where I am going with this. I had an idea for doing this kind of thing 40 years ago, and now the technology makes it possible.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Socrates on Contentment with Hedgehog Star


I used this for this week's illustrated thought, but include it here so as to add the quote to our list.
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RERERENCE: t128

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Norman Vincent Peale Quote on Quitting


I posted this on Tidbits as the illustrated thought of the week, but I add it hear to include the quote on our list of sayings.
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REFERENCE: t127

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rings with Stars



A few months ago, I created a ring of joy around a rainbow mandala. Now I have a ring of peace and a ring of cheer. Others will follow. These are both made with yellow prikly pear cactus stars. All sorts of possibilities present themselves, and I will be happy to fill custom orders.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Buddha Quote on Candles with Saguaro Star


I just posted this as my illustrated thought of the week, but I add it here to catalogue the quote.
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REFERENCE: t126

Saguaro Array and Elements






I have created a new saguaro mandala and array. I show star elements that went into making the array as well.

2011 Mandala Array Calendar as a Slideshow


I have turned my 2011 calendar into a slideshow with the music of Loreena Mckennitt. The next step is to animate it.