Monday, July 20, 2009

"Desert Melodies...Revisited..."

The prickly pear flowers are now long gone...
It is just the "pricklies and the sticklies" that are around these
hot, super sizzling, summer days...
But
that's the beauty of art...One can make a cactus bloom
whenever one's little heart desires!

Have a "prickly and stickly"-free...cool Cactus Monday All! :)

19 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Really, really like this contrasting composition - and yes agree creating art is such fun when you can add whatever you fancy completely out of season if you want.
Love the new venture with the HeArt
project and thanks for the info on Milagros. Will be interesting to see if we can tell the difference between your imagined heArts and using your collection for reference.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful prickly in bloom. Happy Cactus Monday.

Judy Butler said...

Inventive and seductive colors. Love the intricate design at the bottom... brings you below the ground into a area of wonder and suspense.

messyfish said...

Its so cold here, but your pic and words have transported me to those long hot summer days that I am sooooo missing! I love the colours in the cactus and the wonderful blending!

studio lolo said...

ooooooooooh, delicious!

It's a little bit Asian in flair and flavor. East meets West!

Stapeliad said...

Hey we both did prickly pear trees today. I like yours better than mine though.

HCM!!!

Diane C. said...

I love all the different textures in your picture, and of course the glowing colors of your prickly pear!

betchai said...

wow, i am really glad for joining cactus monday group, never thought my mondays will be full of treat with all these wonderful work of arts involving cactus. your sketch is amazing and the words that follow is really heartwarming.

Outside In said...

That's a really great art work, love the colors. Happy CM!

-Cathy

Teri C said...

There must have been a 'prickly pear cactus fairy' going around and telling us all to paint prickly pears! Yours is just wonderful!!!

HCM!

Lynn said...

Really pretty painting Margaret.

yoon see said...

I love your cactus illustration and the quote here.
One can make a cactus bloom whenever one's little heart desires!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Margaret! Happy Cactus Monday!!!

marianne said...

Ah this is a lovely one as well!
I would love to trade the cactus with you for this one or the sacred heart if any of them are still available........
Everything you create is so exquisite! it is always fun to trade

hugs Marianne

marianne said...

PS HLCM!!!

Caroline said...

Beautiful! You are a master of cactus illustraton Margaret!!

Stephanie said...

love love love! who whould have thought a cactua could be so lyrical??

pam said...

Another of you fabulous cactus images! Love it, love it, love it!

Chris said...

wowie zowie, LOVE the colors.
I'm just browsing through here and seeing pretties, and they take me back to Sedona and the desert beauty.