Monday, March 23, 2009

Cactus Monday - Bowl of cactus

I saw this bowl of cactus and succulents in a magazine and I had to draw it. It is so colorful and so many different textures here. I want to recreate it for the garden this summer. Happy Cactus Monday to all of you Cacuteers.

18 comments:

messyfish said...

HCM! I hope to see it when you do! For some reason I was thinking you wrote salad bowl...hmmmm that would be a spiky mouthful

soulbrush said...

i also read salad bowl, ouch. great little illo for a cheery monday morning,do it and show us. hcm fellow cactuteer.

steviewren said...

Like you, I love little succulent and cactus bowl gardens. I have an urn of succulents at the foot of my front steps. I've been watching it all winter, as I left it outside since both varieties were supposed to be able to over winter in this region. They made it! I'll be taking some photos soon. Happy Monday!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

MF and Soul, you must have been hungry when you started reading my post. ;)

Can't wait to see your bowl Stevie. I have a strawberry pot that has several succulents in it but only a couple do very well. I have to bring it inside every winter. I don't have enough light for them to do well during winter.

Artist Unplugged said...

That's a nice bowl of cacti! Is it colored pencil....you did a great job. Happy Monday!

Teri C said...

Wonderful job on this Lisa!!! You make it look so real that I can almost see it in your garden.

HCM!

yoon see said...

Wow! So unique and fashionable!
I thought of eating them....so so sorry. I'm just being naughty!
Happy Cactus Monday!!!

Debra Kay said...

My hens and chickens didn't make it through the winter-guess they have to be planted in the ground not a pot. But, I'm going to give it another go, because those little pots of cactus are very Zen...

marianne said...

What a nice cactus bowl!
And so beautifully painted!
HCM!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Since a couple of you asked. I must say that I did this with Crayola Washable Color Markers.

julie king said...

what a lovely piece of art! you've really captured the details of the cactus. and, wouldn't it be fun to create a bowl like that? maybe i could keep cacti alive??! hee hee

Pouty Lips said...

Very colorful and cheery for spring. HCM fellow cacuteer.

Margaret Ann said...

Very nice work....love all the plant textures and colors...this would be gorgeous in your garden!!

Flying Colors said...

I thought was a canoe, with cactus passengers at first glance... You have created a beautiful piece!
Have a wonderful week and HCM!

Julie said...

Oh, yes...please do show it in the garden too, when you make it!!! Beautiful cactus painting...you know I LOVE IT!!! Happy CM, Lisa!

MuseSwings said...

A cactus salad! It's really beautiful - nice colors and textures in your picture.

verobirdie said...

Very beautiful! I'd love to have this bowl in my garden.

Pea said...

amazing work!A bowl of cactus is so lovely!HCM !