Welcome to my blog celebrating the beauty of Maine and New England. You may link to my other 13 blogs though my parent blog:
Some of them are oriented around designs for Arizona and the American southwest, but others have a more general range. The designs you see here are available as a wide variety of products on my Zazzle gallery at:
I enjoy doing custom work, and will gladly take your requests for one-of-a-kind pieces. I have done logos and animated logos for people who have asked for them. I have expanded into animation and have 26 videos on You Tube at: nightbloomingcards7.
See the list of links for easy access to any of these sites. My blogs include two turorial sites as does my You Tube videos.
I am always willing to share how I create these designs. I think I have developed techniques that many people could enjoy using. In fact, I plan to create a studio of artists around these ideas, so if you are interested; let me know. Feedback on this or any of my blogs is welcome.
I have recently started a series of state mandalas which will eventually include all 50 states. I am starting with the state of Maine. To keep up with the collection as it grows, go to Traveling Mandalas at:
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dandelion Mandala Array

I have completed the dandelion mandala array and post it for your review. I have discovered that bees really benefit from having dandelions around. We need to be giving the bees all the support we can, so allowing the dandelions a place is a way to do that.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dandelion Frame on Dark Green Patterned Background

Here, I have overlayed the dandelion flower border/frame on a darkened version of the greens patterned background.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Continued Dandelion Creations

The first star is made with photos of dandelion greens; the second with photos of dandelion flowers.
This is a background pattern made with photos of dandelion greens.
Here is the mandala on a dark gray star.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dandelion Mandala and Star

This is the completed dandelion mandala and a flower star. I need to create a background for the mandala next. The flower star has wonderful detail.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Still More Dandelions

I have the last two dandelion photo extracts ready. I have also started on the mandala, and have completed a border/frame.

Friday, August 2, 2013

More Dandlions

Here are three more dandelion extracts. Two more, and I will be able to create the mandala. As you can see, they are not all along. For one thing they are at different stages of development. Some are just starting to open, others are fully blossomed. I learn a lot from working with these photos.