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Cactus Monday

It’s Cactus Monday so I tried a cactus sketch in my Hobonichi planner using my little fishhook barrel cactus as a model.


          ‘It’s Cactus Monday

           The deadly Fishhook Barrel

           To announce the day’

I’m having more success figuring out how to sketch on this Tomoe paper. I used ink, markers and a little watercolor and I’m pretty happy with the results.

December Cactus Monday 

Day 5 of December and Cactus Monday 


          ‘Even the cactus
            Get decorated with lights

            A happy season’

Cactus Monday

Cactus Monday. I sat outside and sketched our small fish hook barrel cactus showing its growth pattern reaching for the sun.

I used Noodlers Bullet proof ink on Calligraphic Parchment paper. I wasn’t sure if I could use watercolor on that paper, so I tried. A light wash worked ok.


           A baby barrel

           Growing and leaning for sun

           Holding yellow fruit

Happy Cactus Monday­čîÁ

Kitty Cat Cactus Monday 

OThis is a silly Cactus Monday sketch. I was walking the other day when I saw a cat sitting on the road looking at this patch of Prickly Pear cactus and my mind immediately added the haiku: 

          ‘Hmmm, should I cross here?

            I’ll sit and think about it

            Cactus? Maybe not!

Watercolor on Arches 140# WC paper in my little journal.

#inktober, #haikutober  Day3

#inktober, #haikutober. Day 3. And Cactus Monday. 


‘Beauty and danger

Please admire with your eyes

And never touch them’

Pens: Platinum carbon ink pen and metallic ball point pens.

My First Cactus Monday in 2006


This barrel cactus lived in our yard in Arizona and was the very first painting I did of one. It was the beginning of Cactus Monday. 


‘In 200 six

I painted my first cactus

For Cactus Monday’

Peek-a-Boo Cactus 

It’s Cactus Monday!

 I don’t know what caused the hole in this Prickly Pear cactus but it got my attention. Of course I had to paint it and write a haiku:

‘Prickly Pear Cactus

That big hole made a new name

Peek-a-boo Cactus’

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