Monday, May 11, 2009

"Another Series Introduction..."


...my "Au Natural Desert Series" ATC cards...
#1..."Chain Fruit Cholla" and...#2..."Prickly Pear"...
shown for the first time here
for your Cactus Monday viewing pleasure.
Both cards are painted with lots of luscious metallic colors
on paper handmade from crushed sugar cane fibers.
Open for trade if anyone is interested...with more to come
Enjoy! :)
Have a Happy...Cactus Loving...Monday All!

"Great things
are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together."
~Vincent van Gogh

20 comments:

soulbrush said...

omg these are wonderful too....i am all a 'dither' now. i don't remember which atc cards i swapped with you, did you get mine? did i ask for some of yours...eeeek.... help! and hcm fellow cactuteer there's an award for you on my blog today.

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Oh, these are so beautiful! The handmade paper is what really makes these go to another level. I bet the metallics are just beautiful in real life.

If you get a chance, please check out my blog as I am giving away a painting this week in a drawing!

Serena said...

Beautiful work, Margaret....how do you find the handmade paper to work on?

3rdEyeMuse said...

these are great! I really do love that sugar cane paper that you are using ... and the Prickly Pear with it's rainbow of colors is simply gorgeous!

One of these days I would like to trade ATC's with you ... it would require me actually making some myself ... one day. :)

Teri C said...

Beauteous!!! Love that paper.

HCM!!

studio lolo said...

Whoa!!! What texture. Awesome stuff!! I was so tempted to paint an atc today but I really have to chill a while so I don't melt down :(

I'll just enjoy the others wonderful work!
HCM!!

deepazartz said...

Beautiful...gorgeous atcs, Margaret. Lovely art and the texture seems incredible. The use of colors is amzing too... Would've loved to trade these with you...but I've made atcs yet. Let me do it and then I'll come to you.

HCM!

Flying Colors said...

These pieces are exquisite!
ATCs whao! And on paper made from sugar cane (is it thick)... will have to check out this substrate.

Absolutely wonderful your work!
...and love the quote :-)
HCM and have a wonderful week!

Diane C. said...

That sugar cane paper looks fascinating and the metallic colors look perfect for cacti. Chain-fruit cholla are interesting. I wonder how many is the most fruit anyone has found in a single chain.

Outside In said...

Wow! so beautiful! Happy Cactus Monday to you!

Pea said...

wow.. so beautiful. The texture is so nice and metallic colours.. what a wonderful combination!!

Chris said...

These are gorgeous! They look like their moving!


no, I haven't been drinking...

gemma said...

These are great. Did you ise Twinkling H2O's?Very pretty.

Julie said...

Oh, gosh, Margaret...sure wish I had something to trade for one of these beauties! They are so beautiful! The colors on that special paper is so lovely and soft!
Happy CM!

Angela said...

Wonderful! Perfect paintings to go with that luscious looking paper!

PAK ART said...

I love them. I don't have anything to trade...I'll have to get cracking! There seems to be an infinite variety of cacti - I'm sort of fascinated by those desert plants.

yoon see said...

Happy Belated cactus Monday and really love these cactus with a few colours on.
Very lively and engaging art!

Jules said...

What a great marriage of paper, media and colour. Simply lovely!! I love your work lately! - Really floats my boat and makes me smile! :o)

Lynn said...

Well I have things to trade so I choose this beautiful prickly pear ATC. I hope it is still available.
My next choice is the bottom/last flower up above.
Tell me what you want of mine, and do send me your email so we can exchange snail mail addresses.
lyn_fred1@comcast.net is my email.
I am honoured that you want to trade with me!!!!!

Margaret Ann said...

Whew! I can't seem to make these fast enough...The above two cards have now been taken...Please look for new ones with cactus on natural paper hopefully sometime near the end of next week!