In anticipation of BICAS' 2011 charity auction, I have created this bicycle mandala array with a rainbow of colors. It is set on a gray background with a faded blue bicycle frame pattern.
I have posted this on the Good Day Bike section of my Zazzle store.
Next year, I will animate this.
I use a blog, because it is free and simple to use. The way it works, is that new posts are shown first. If this is your first time coming to the site, you will want to scroll down to the original post and follow along with the more recent posts. After this, more recent posts appearing first will give you the chance to quickly update yourself on new develpments. This format has definite advantages along with some limitations.
The purpose of this blog is to give you at a way to communicate with me about designs for yourself, your coop or club. In fact, one of the biggest reasons for creating this blog is that it will give you an easy means of sharing these designs and ideas with others.
The idea is that you can see the designs and if you want changes, I can post revisions here for you. I can also offer you, various choices to choose from in an easy format.
This is an experiment, so any suggestions as we go along are welcome. I originally created this blog to use with BICAS, a local bicycle coop here in Tucson; but I have converted it to a public site.
I have 8 other blogs. I have one that I call my parent blog. The others can all be linked from it and the sidebar has complete information about my artwork, ordering, links and more. Two of the blogs are tutorials in which I show people how to create the digital mandalas.
Nightblooming Cards acts as my parent site and has lots of information and links to my other sites.
I have a product line on there called Good Day Bikes.
Some of the designs posted here were originally created for a charity auction to support BICAS. I may submit entries other years, so I want to keep them here; but understand that the designs can be easily customized to fit your needs.
If you want a specific design with the BICAS motto, I will sell it through Zazzle, and donate the proceeds to BICAS. If you want me to print something locally at cost, email me to make arrangements.
For 28 years, I ran a board and care home for chronically mentally ill in Tucson, and really enjoyed the work; but creating art has always been a part of my life.
I have worked in various media including oils and acrylics, stained glass, cloth and wood; but I have been concentrating on digital art for the past few years.
I have never made my living with art, but I do take it seriously. I don't want to give up my care giving work, but some supplemental income will be helpful.
I specialize in designs using flowers of the Arizona desert and think my creations reflect my appreciation for cacti and nature in general. Many of my designs feature mandalas, and I pray that all portray beauty and harmony.
In 2012, I moved back to Maine after 31 years in Arizona. I grew up in Maine, and am happy to be back. I will continue to add to my Cactus Hugger designs reflecting the beauty of Arizona, but will be adding designs that come from an appreciation of the beauty of Maine and New England. I am continuing work in care giving, and always like to do gardening wherever I am. I now live in the country and have chickens. I plan to add milking goats and more.