Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I made this star with a triangular cutout from a photo of a succulent plant we have in the yard. The interesting thing is that I used the same cutout to create the second star. In one, I pointed the light end of the diamond outward. In the other, I placed it in the center. One little change results in two very different designs.
I went on to create a mandala from the same plant. I show it first on a solid, dark green square; then on a rectangular page with added stars.
I will be using this for my 2010 Christmas cards. I will also create an array and other designs coming up next.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
There is a soc/rec program here that makes their own Christmas cards every year to send to its members. Last year, I offered to let them use my Christmas Cactus design, but they declined because it was full color and would have used too much ink. So this year, I wanted to offer them something more cost efficient, and created this black & white star using outlines of cosmos flowers.
I don't know if they will use it, but in the process; I developed a technique which will have wide applications. There are endless possibilities here for beautiful and interesting designs. The top image shows that these can be colorized. This could be useful for t shirts, where the detail in some of my complex photographic designs doesn't work so well. I like making t shirts because it is fun to combine the images with sayings, but some of my designs don't translate well to fabric, so this may be a solution.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I have created a new bicycle mandala. While it is actually simpler than the one I made a year ago, it is improved in technique, and includes a ring of whole mountain bikes. I could use road bikes or BMX if you prefer. On Zazzle, I can make these into stickers, cards, magnets and more as well as posters.
I show you a black and white on gray version and a rainbow alternate. I have set this up so that I could easliy create whatever color scheme you like.