Monday, August 11, 2008


...Oh, for SURE...
by the sheer anticipation
joyfulness of every Cactus Monday!

This is a drawing of a favorite bracelet of mine purchased
from a local artisan
the first year I moved to Arizona.

Can you name all these Arizona "charmed" plants?

* Senita or Organ Pipe-cactus
* Saguaro-cactus
*Agave-succulent-used for making Tequila
*Prickly Pear-cactus

Well, how did you do? LOL:)

A Final Note:
CONGRATS to the U.S. Men's Olympic Gold Medal winning
World Record smashing, Freestyle Relay Swim Team!
You guys ROCKED the house!
A big WooHoo for each of you!
You are simply charming, too!


kazumiwannabe said...

Wonderful drawing! This charm bracelet look fabulous!

Kathleen said...

I only knew the prickly pear and the saguaro - I love the detail and subtle colors in this sketch -

susan said...

What a wonderful drawing...the bracelet looks real. Having been a midwesterner (Michigan) my entire life, Kathleen you did better than I did...I didn't know any of the cactus without looking at the answers. I have heard Arizona is beautiful...a fellow worker lived there ... she does beautiful southwestern pottery.

MaryO said...

I'm "cactus-challenged" so I didn't recognize any except the saguaro, but I love charm bracelets. Your drawing is much detail!

Teri C said...

I love the way you wove the charms with Cactus Monday and the olympic (which I am loving also). And I knew all the answers :)

Happy cactus Monday!

Deborah said...

Beautiful drawing and a beautiful bracelet. I like to buy jewelry from local artisans.

soulbrush said...

this is a real beauty...and the men were too!
happy cactus monday!

freebird said...

Very nice take on Cactus Monday! I knew three - saguaro, agave and prickly pear although I wasn't sure if the prickly pear was prickly pear by the charm. Being as I live in Arizona, I should probably know them all!

soulbrush said...

we have a new cactuteer:

Sandy said...

Stunning, I thought it was a photo at first, lovely work and a lovely bracelet (and I knew none of them)

Julie said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous drawing!!! You are so fortunate to own the actual bracelet!!!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

ooooooooooh, VERY gorgeous, Margaret.

japochine said...

You make everything beautifully.

Serena said...

I can see why this bracelet is a's beautiful!