Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy Cactus Monday! (and IF_Flawed)


I did the top image first, and was not happy with it as I thought it was "FLAWED", so then proceeded to do the one below. Now I actually think the first one was best!? I did these after re potting my cactus. I bought this wee one, because it was flowering. I was going to be a little lazy this Monday, and take a photo of the blooms when fully open (which seems to be in the late afternoon). I realized that my husband took the camera with him to Kashmir. I went to go buy a new one all to myself, and ended up buying lots of toys for my baby, and deciding that I can survive without a camera for a month. (i wonder if I can or not????)

16 comments:

marianne said...

Lovely pastel ! I like them both!
Happy Cactus Monday!
>M<

Teri C said...

I want to call these sweet cacti, maybe they are small and snuggly. You did such a wonderful job on these.

Hope the time goes fast for your husband return.

HCM

flower girl said...

Lovely =)

Flying Colors said...

I like both of them Anna, as a matter of fact the vase in the darker one is incredible it has energy and dimension! HCM


There's a Cactus give-a-way today at Flying Colors today :-)

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful soft and serene feel to these...Happy Cactus Monday Fellow Cacuteer...Kashmir snowboarding??? WOW...how exotic...at least Ferbruary is a short month...Sending warm thoughts! :)

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful soft and serene feel to these...Happy Cactus Monday Fellow Cacuteer...Kashmir snowboarding??? WOW...how exotic...at least Ferbruary is a short month...Sending warm thoughts! :)

enigma said...

i like the second one better because it feels more spontaneous, hence it has more energy.^_^

messyfish said...

oh thanks for the feedback! I am glad now I put the second one up...

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, I love them BOTH! I like the soft colors and bright green on the first one, but the second has so much yummy contrast. Your cactus looks very happy in its new, beautiful home.

Ug -- going out for one thing and ending up buying stuff for the kids? I know that one. :)

yoon see said...

Yeah, same here I love both of them! You cactus illustrations are very beautiful with the chosen soft colours, I love how the soft pink colours have brought cheers to the whole piece.
AND you are very considerate putting the beautiful purple shadow in.
Indeed, it's a great feeling observing your sweet, gentlr piece:)

soulbrush said...

so glad you joined cm fellow cactuteer. wonderful art.

studio lolo said...

I like them both but the top is my fave out of the two.
Great job!!

A month of snowboarding? Wow, I'll kill for 2 days off in the same month!

The Gypsy said...

I think I like the second one more it seems to have more character in this perspective. What is the IF Flawed that I keep running across everywhere?
BTW - baby winning over you - nothing new, that kind of thing is a lifetime curse .. lol

Julie said...

Well HELLO!!! So happy to see you! Thanks for visiting my blog! I adore your pictures here! So happy to meet a fellow cactus lover! Happy late cactus monday (on late Tuesday night here in south Florida)!
Julie
www.asucculentlife.blogspot.com

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Cactus Monday on Animal Wednesday. I like this drawing. I am glad you didn't have a camera this is much better.

Serena said...

They are both lovely but I'm leaning towards the first one as my favourite. When I go out to buy clothes, I usually end up buying art suppies or books instead so I can identify with your camera vs. baby toys thing. :)