Zazzle now offers wrapping paper which gives me a chance show off my expanded mandala arrays, but also my emerging pattern backgrounds. I usually use them as backgrounds for my mandalas and arrays, but they are beautiful in their own right. I have a unique method of drawing these patterns out of photos of various subjects. This one features barrel cactus thorns.
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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.