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, November 28, 2013

Daffodil Stars & Mandala

I have completed 2 digital stars using photos of daffodils. The first is made with the flowers, the second with the leaves. I made the second one into a radial background for the mandala.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I have started working on daffodil designs. The process starts with extracting the photos from the background. Here are the first 4 completed extracts. I am using all yellow, yellow and white, and yellow and orange flowers. Daffodils are an early sign of spring here in Maine, and it seems that anyone with a yard, has some growing. I've always thought they are beautiful, interesting flowers.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas Card Designs

I have used photos of a large spruce tree out in front of my brother's house to design this year's Christmas card. The first time I saw this tree, I thought Christmas tree. I've had a variety of pine cones to create the mandala. I used a background made from photos of pine coned to complete the accompanying mandala array. This design fits my Maine and northeast theme. I have also added an expanded array which could be expanded even further.