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.
Day 5 of December and Cactus Monday
‘Even the cactus
Get decorated with lights
A happy season’
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 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. 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.
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’
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