Monday, March 23, 2009

"Cactus ATC Fun..."


"Artists
are just children
who refuse to put down their crayons."
~Al Hirschfeld

Have a blissful Cactus Monday...use ALL your colors today!

25 comments:

Rhonda said...

I love the colors and the whimsy of your drawings. Great Job!

Alex said...

The use of colors is just amazing! I love those lines and designs you add to a usually simple stroke that shows the outline of the subject.
I love the dragon stamp on your previous post too! ^^

Bonny said...

I love the bottom one! It reminds me of visiting Abiquiui, NM 2 years ago. We were there hiking and sketching and we saw beautiful Mesa like in your drawing. I'd like to go back there some day.

marancat said...

I really enjoy your cactus pictures - we don't have anything like them here so they have a slightly alien quality for me. (Well, we do have tiny indoor cacti, in little pots. But that is hardly in the same league!)

soulbrush said...

how jolly. and all on an atc? those little things astound me, that's one thing i am sure i wouldn't manage to draw on, i like BIG.hcm fellow cactuteer.

Shelly McC said...

Wonderful!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Cactus Monday. What terrific cactus. They are so lively. Sometimes cactus look like they are old and can't move but these appear to be jumping around in the sunlight.

messyfish said...

I especially love the texture on the bottom cactus. HCM. have a wonderful day...

yoon see said...

Sunny and beautiful!
I love your orange yellow sun!
And also wild cactus beauty is the focus here!
HCM!!!!!

Carol Redstone said...

I love these two ATCs--especially the second one. If I imagine shrinking myself down into one of them, I can feel the warmth of your sun on my bakc--such a wonderful feeling. Thank you for sharings with us.

studio lolo said...

I wish I could come up with something more to say other than "wow!!!"
I love these ;)

HCM!!

XX

Teri C said...

That first just grabbed me!!! Love it. I love the other one but the first spoke to my soul.

LOVE that quote. That spoke to me also :)

HCM

marianne said...

Wonderful Atc´s Margaret!
So full of sunshine , just what need!

Happy cactus Monday!

Sandy said...

Another beauty. And I love that quote you put on. I'll be back for catch up here.

Whoops my word identification is "ovens". Are you having a warm up there in your area....

3rdEyeMuse said...

the cactus ATC's are BRILLIANT!

MILLY said...

Lovely creative drawings as always, love the patterns and your use of the warm bright colours on the coloured craft paper.

seesue said...

Love these sunny delights! Gouache?

Angela said...

These are great! Love these colors!

mary g. said...

I really so enjoy your art work and your site, it always puts me in a good mood and makes me want to draw!! The ATC's are just great!

PAK ART said...

Love the quote! My favorite colors are red, orange and yellow and you seem to use them a lot. I love bright, hot, vibrant work. Thanks for the uplift today!

Flying Colors said...

I saw these on Flicker and came running over here!
What beautiful pieces... love the color combination and the Southwest feel...
You definitely have refused to put your crayons down. Great quote also...
HCM and week Margaret :-) Keep painting!

Julie said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gorgeous, the both of them!!!

WOW!!!

Happy CM! Julie

Serena said...

Fabulous cards, Margaret!

Pea said...

love the colours!HCM!

Margaret Ann said...

You each big me such big smiles...Both these cards are now taken...:)