Thursday, September 24, 2009


This is a remake of my nightblooming mandala with the poem. This arrangement is one I use on my 2010 calendars.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I have redone the Nightblooming Mandala again to reflect a further refinement in my technique. Since this is my signature piece, I want it to be right. Begining with the Rainbow Mandala, I have started inserting larger flowers at cardinal points in the design. I think it adds another dimension to the mandala. Your feedback is welcome. This can be turned into cards, and can be done as prints or posters with texts including the poem. I am posting it on Zazzle as t shirts, and mugs as well as posters and cards. I will add it to my calendar images as well.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


This one takes me back to my hippie days. There are several approaches that can be used to create rainbow mandalas, so I will be experimenting with some others and you will get to see the results. For those of you interested in how this is done, I took the photos of nightblooming cactus flowers and desaturated them in Photoshop under layer adjustments. I then went to hue/saturation, checked the colorize box and used the slider in hue/saturation to change the hue. By increasing saturation and darkening a bit, I was able to come up with these vivid colors.
Bob Coyne