Introduction

Welcome to my blog celebrating the beauty of Maine and New England. You may link to my other 13 blogs though my parent blog:
www.nightbloomingcards.com.
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:
www.zazzle.com/robert_coyne.
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:
www.travelingmandalas.com
You may also follow on facebook at:
www.facebook.com/traveling mandalas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Zazzle Lamps

Zazzle now offers table and hanging or pendant lamps. I have used my expanded arrays to design 31 lamps for my store. This one is made with my daffodil array. My creations look especially good with light shining through.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Amaryllis Flowers

I planted 5 amaryllis bulbs this year with the idea that next year I will use photos of the flowers for my Christmas card design. They are such beautiful flowers that it should be my best holiday design yet. The following year, I will do a nativity mandala that I've been working on for three years. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Daffodil Border/Frame

I have added this border/frame to our daffodil collection. One can use it on my Zazzle site to add a text of your choice. Daffodils are an early sign of spring here in Maine, so a spring time poem could be good. On my Zazzle gallery, I offer ready made versions of the design with a few popular scriptures and prayers. I give you an example of the Beatitudes as posted in my store. Click on the image to see it as it appears on Zazzle.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Daffodil Background

I created this emerging pattern background with photos of daffodil flowers. To use it as a background, I will desaturate, darken, and colorize it; but I want to show you this original, as I think it is quite stunning as is. I have a lot of fun creating these designs.