Saturday, June 3, 2017

Solar and Lunar symbol


This is one that my nine-year-old daughter designed. She asked if I could make her a symbol when I showed her the Yin-Yang one I had just done. Yippy-Skippy! I of course was thrilled to create one for her and asked her what she wanted.

She drew out the circle with the half moon with the light streaks coming out with stars in the background and we went to work.


It became a great opportunity for me to have her play with the paint-bucket and the shapes.




And then the embossing tool was employed for this effect. I love it when I can collaborate with my girls.

Yin Yang Sacred Geometry

Barbara Ivie Green


I just love creating these in the computer and they are so simple to create. Here is the geometry behind creating the symbol.
Barbara Ivie Green

Start with a large circle. Divide in fourths and place a circle that goes from the middle to the outer edge on the center of the line radiating out. Repeat three more times so that there is a circle in each half along the four lines. Place another circle that is the same size as the others in the middle to mark the area where the smaller circles will be placed along the North and South axis, right where the inner circle meets the lines that divided the large circle.
Barbara Ivie Green

I then deleted the two circles on the east and west and colored the areas with the paint bucket in photoshop. This process went fast!


Then I had a ball playing with the various filters and layer styles. Try it yourself.

Golden Triangle


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fire Engine 1 Shield

I created this for one of the most incredible young men that I know. My son-in-law whose birthday is just around the corner. I think I'll put it on a t-shirt with the Fireman's Prayer on back.

Fireman's shield. Maltese Cross with an eagle with Fire engine 1

Happy Birthday Jared!

Celtic Constellation disk

Having a bit of fun with the Celtic constellations in my upcoming bookTreasure of the Emerald Isles


star disc of Celtic constellations with milky way and the thirteen lunar months of the year

Now available in print here!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Kung Fu Fire Tiger-Dragon Shield

This is the first shield in my Kung Fu series

panel with Kung Fu Mantis style shield with chrome mantis and fire spirit dragon on gold background

to purchase

This was a fun shield to create! First I drew the mantis and chromed it then created a fire dragon out of a photo. This mixed-media shield was created in the computer along with the border and fonts, the stone which is a photo, was enhanced and it all came together looking, hopefully, like the real deal-albeit the fire dragon is at war with that real life image. Hahahaha!