Monday, March 10, 2008

"Cactus Monday...This One's for Teri!..."

Happy "Cactus Monday" everyone!

I just joined Teri, from Teri's Painted Daisies, and her little drawing group honoring the cacti of the world. We will attempt to post either a cactus drawing or some type of artistic cactus endeavor every Monday on our blogs. This is my first posting with the group and because of that I am posting it in honor of Teri for her enthusiasm and love of Arizona.

My drawing is of a prickley pear cactus just like the one I have in my own backyard. Mine is still a few weeks from producing blossoms but when it does they will be a pale yellow color like in my drawing. I can't wait for all the cacti to begin blooming. It is such a festive site!

Woo Hoo! I can feel it in my bones...This is gonna' be fun! :)

14 comments:

Teri C said...

Margaret, what a beautiful prickly pear, love those blossoms and wonderful light on the cactus. I am thrilled that you have joined me in Cactus Monday! I look forward to seeing your cacti.

Forever Young said...

this is exquisite, and welcome to our 'cactus' group,,,i am so pleased too.

Forever Young said...

and i'm adding you to my list of favourites, we are now the 'three cactuteers'.

caseytoussaint said...

This is beautiful! I always enjoy Teri's cactus Mondays - so glad you're joining her!

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks everyone...what a fun endeavor indeed...it makes Mondays something to look forward to!

"Cactuteers" Ha HAH! Woo Hoo! This is hilarious!!! :)

PamYla said...

Awwwwww I almost cried when I saw your beautifully painted cactus! Very warming

Arty Velarde said...

I love how you drew these. really pretty!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Yes, i love this one too, Margaret.

Sandy said...

What fun and this cactus is simply fabulous, thanks for sharing.

Emma Pod said...

Wonderful cactus! I like the color variations and the petals. Very nice.

Shelly McC said...

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Wonderful! Great drawing too!

Leslie said...

That is really beautiful, Margaret. I especially love the shadows and sense of form. Very pretty!

Hannah said...

Beautiful prickly pear!!! I don't have a blog, but posted a "Cactus Monday" photo in my Flickr photos.
I'll add more next Monday..
Hannah

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannahtaiga/2324689379/

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks again everyone...I'm glad you enjoyed this post. I really liked using colored pencil on this one...I find it easier to get more tonal values in this medium.

Hannah, your photographs are great...leave it to Terri to know the exact name of your cactus, eh?! ;) Glad you are joining us on Monday-the more the merrier! :)