Friday, September 17, 2010

More Sunflower Elements






I have added some more sunflower elements before starting on the array. I blurred the blue image so that it can serve as a background.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pink Tree Bell Mandala and Array 2 with Backgrounds




The bottom image is the tree bell array reworked over a new radial background seen above. I then created another radial background as shown on top. This image is too busy and sharp to work well as a background, so I blurred it for use with the array.
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I have been having a good time making the repeating pattern backgrounds, and they will continue to have their uses; but this radial technique is a jump forward and works much better with the mandalas.
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I keep adding new techniques to my designs, that make me want to go back and rework everyhting I have done to date; but I forge ahead with new creations. I am selling a few pieces every month, but sometimes I ask myself why sales are not progressing faster. The answer I get is that I am still perfecting my craft. It has only been two and one half years that I have been doing this, and I am constantly learning.