Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Smokin' Hot Chile Tie

I am up over 1800 products on Zazzle including this new design for a tie.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Red Chile Border on Green Chile Background

On Zazzle, customiers can add their own text. I can also use this to add my own text for cards, mugs and more. I am offering two versions of the frames.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Red Chile Christmas Wreath

I posted my 2012 Christmas mandala and array on Brightlihgt Mandalas, but am displaying this Red Chile Wreath here. This is part of my southwestern theme for this year's holiday designs.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Green Chile Background

I have started designing my 2012 Christmas cards. I am using red and green chiles for a Southwestern theme. Here is a 4x6 background pattern made with green chiles. I have started using a triangular cutout instead of a square to to create the patterns, and that simple technique adds a whole other dimension to the final design.

Monday, September 10, 2012

2013 Desert Rat Calendar

I have updated my Desert Rat Calendar for 2013. It includes my new aloe vera mandala array. I don't have any new cactus arrays for this year, so am just reposting last year's Cactus Hugger Calendar.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Barrel Cactus Deck of Cards

How about a deck of cards? I have 14 new designs in my new Zazzle category. Am I having fun?

Celtic Knot Mandala Clock

I have added clocks to my products on Zazzle. I have posted 38 of them including this one with a celtic knot mandala. I never expected to be designing clocks.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Aloe Vera Extracted Image

I am still working on aloe vera designs. Here, I show you the original photo and its "extracted" image. Aloes can turn brown in direct sun, but I was able to give this one back its green through the magic of photoshop.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Customizable Flower Frame Album

I have expanded my Zazzle category of customizable flower borders to 85 posters. You can add your own text of your favorite quote, saying, motto, lyrics, affirmaion, prayer, or inspiration. Zazzle gives you a choice of fonts, size, color, and placement. Your are sure to find something that catches your eye, but I am also happy to design to order.

Prayer of St Francis Album

The Prayer of St Francis has been my best selling single product on Zazzle, so I decided to create a new category of prayers in flower borders. I now have 48 versions of this beautiful prayer.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Aloe Vera Star on Blue with Chopra Quote

I took an aloe vera star and put it on this blue version of my 4X6 background. I added the Deepak Chopra quote, which I think is very true. This is not for sale, because I have not licensed the quote, but wanted to share its thought provoking message.

Aloe Vera 4X6 Backround 1

I have figured out a new way of adding a degree of interest and symmetry to my 4X6 backrounds. This one is made with aloe vera plants. I think it is the best of these backgrounds yet.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Aloe Star 1 with Japanese Proverb

I am working on designs made from photos of aloe vera plants. This is a foliage star with a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zazzle Bookmarks

I have created a collection of bookmarks on Zazzle. Zazzle intends for them to be rack cards, and they can certainly be used for that, but I suggest using them for book marks. The rackcards are the closest Zazzle comes to bookmarks. They are a little wider than traditional bookmarks, but my mandala arrays fit nicely on them.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Aloe Vera Cluster with Japanese Proverb

It took awhile to complete this aloe extract. I have paired it with this insightful Japanese proverb. ******* REFERENCE: t 137

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Poinsettia Mandala Array Christmas Placemat

Zazzle is now offering placemats, plates, and napkins. I have created matching series of each, so that you can set tableware with matching Cactus Hugger images, a Desert Rat series, or even a bicycle mandala array set. This placemat is part of my Christmas table settings.

Nightblooming Array Jigsaw Puzzle

Zazzle keeps coming up with new products, and I have a hard time keeping up with all of them. I have added a new series of jigsaw puzzles which they offer. This one features my signature nightblooming cactus array with my niece's name on it to show that you can customize them for gift giving.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Yellow Prickly Pear Cactus Messenger Bag

I can't keep up with all the new products Zazzle offers, but my arrays fit well on these bags, so I have started a Cactus Hugger collection. More designs will follow. Zazzle makes these somewhat customizable and text can be added.

Monday, May 14, 2012


I recently photographed this beautiful flower. I have not yet identified the cactus, but I am sure it is in the cereus family. The petals are very delicate which is unusual for cactus flowers. I have paired it with the mantra OM MANE PADME HUM. I wanted to add it to our collection of texts. It could be used with almost any of my images. I will be adding it to images on Zazzle. ******* REFERENCE: i 160, t 137

Monday, April 30, 2012

Aloe Vera with Rumi Quote

I paraphrased Rumi's quote as "we" rather than "you", but I think it is in the spirit of his expressions. The plant is an aloe vera. I have started aloe designs for my 2013 Desert Rat Calendar. This plant is brown in color rather than green. Aloe veras will be green in partial shade, but turn brown in full sun. With the magic of Photoshop, I could turn the plant green, but it would probably not look natural, so I have left it as is. I used the bottom image to create the background for the whole plant. It shows more detail of the flowers. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************ Note how the flowers start opening at the lower end of the clusters, and work their way up the stems. The hummingbirds are attracted to these flowers in the spring. We have many kinds of aloes in Tucson, but aloe vera is particularly plentiful. The fresh plant is the best way to get aloe for burns, and skin treatment. The active ingredients break down quickly.