I have another video completed using the flowers of the pincushion cactus. I call it Pretty in Pink.
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Thanks to my friends Pat & Karen who run the Prescott Ballroom Dance Club, I have started designing mandalas using silhouttes of dancing couples.
I have started a product line on Zazzle that includes posters, t shirts, and more. Zazzle cannot do murals, but those can be done through Murals Your Way.
This site can be useful for those of you who want some customized designs. I can, for instance create mandalas using the images of your choice. As I open this blog, I have 18 silhouettes from which to choose. I will add to these as I go along, but if you would like t send me photos to work with, I can turn them into silhouettes as you specify. You can send me pictures of yourself dancing or a collection of those in your dance club.
I can add the name of your club or any other text you want. Do you have a favorite dance saying or poem? I am happy to customize designs as you wish. Send me your requests, I will post a design here for your approval and make it available as a product as you wish. I may even give you alternative designs to choose from.
I would like to do a series illustrating the various kinds of ballroom dancing, but I would need some help with finding images to work with.
I have decided to make this a dual purpose site. I am going to post my animation projects here as well. I am posting my first two animated tutorials here, but future ones will appear on my tutorial blogs.
My parent blog is Nightblooming Cards. I have contact information there including links to my 8 other sites, lots of images of my digital art and other points of interest.
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.