Monday, January 5, 2009


in my Sketchbook Moly...Seriously!
I asked for suggestions and you gave them.
Teri and Carol both suggested
to add a drop of soap to my wash/paint in an attempt
to break the surface tension of the coated paper.
Well..It worked, sort of...but I think I may have used a wee bit too much
soap as my pigments began to bubble! Seriously!...LOL :)

Happy Cactus Monday All!
May your day "bubble over" with art-filled surprises! :)

"Look within.
Within is the fountain of good,
and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig."
~Marcus Aurelius
Roman emperor, AD 121-180

"No bubble is so iridescent
or floats longer
than that blown by the successful teacher."
~William Osler quotes (Canadian Physician, 1849-1919
WooHoo! Thanks Teri and Carol...
and all my artsy friends who answered my call :)!


carolsartblog said...

Excellent - and an interesting texture created with the bubbles! :-)

Sandy said...

Another great cactus painting! I am going to try some cactus soon!

Julie said...

Happy Bubbly Cactus Monday!!!

marianne said...

Great drawing! Looks like 3D to me!
How wonderful the soap helped!
paint and bubbles.........

Happy Cactus Monday!!!!

soulbrush said...

ha ha soap in paint, now that's a new one...giggle. looks all clean and sparkly. happy cactus monday cactuteer.

purplepaint said...

But what a great work of art it inspired!!! Love this piece! :)

yoon see said...

Very beautiful and inviting piece.
This is the reason I drop by....cactus is our secret password!
Happy Cactus Monday!

Teri C said...

I love this compostion! It's so cactusie. I believe I experienced the bubbles also. And learned.


Spinneretta said...

Well I guess clean-up was a breeze right? ;) I like it- looks really good :) Are you beginning to feel the love?
I have to admit, I love my WC Moleskine- I have resisted the sketchbook one for the reasons you were not feeling the love, so maybe I need to try it... :)

Stapeliad said...

I love this, it's so much fun...and beautifully painted too!


studio lolo said...

I love your cleverness! The bubbles add such a touch of whimsy. The big organic prickly pear cactus is a beauty :)


Chris said...


It makes total sense, but I don't think I would have ever thought of that!

Flying Colors said...

Just love everything about this post from the title, the sketch, the story and the form.
A wonderful post Miss Cacuteer! Thank you!
Happy New Year 2009 filled with all kinds of blessings and HCM!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Margaret, this is bubblicious. Happy Cactus Monday a little late.