Saturday, December 8, 2012

Playing with Cacti

I really like a cactus or two, and when this week's drawing challenge was "cactus" I knew I had to join in.   
My mom had given me a barrel cactus that bloomed many times this past summer.  I enjoyed it so much, so decided to draw a blooming cactus - although I did not choose the barrel cactus.


And although I didn't have the beautiful jar, or quite the makings that he had.  I used pieces of succulents I  had, and made myself a terrarium.  I left lots of room for them to grow... which I hope they do. 
It makes me smile!

To see more artistic interpretations of "cactus", head over to this weeks host of the drawing challange.


  1. Isn’t it nice to do something just because it makes you smile? I love your little homemade terrarium! <3

  2. Dear Kim,
    I like your drawing a lot... those blossom is marvellous!
    and, wouldn't it be nice to have a huge terrarium like you've done for the succulents for you among that temperatures outside at your place?!

    Stay warm,

  3. Very good drawing and lovely little miniature garden!

  4. The little garden is magical and wonderful Kim! Your drawing is a study in line. My eye travels the lines enjoying every section. Love this. So clean and honest. Hugs, Norma, x
    p.s. I found my jar of wax the other day, so I just have to give your wee mug a shine and then I'll get it into the mails to you. I'll keep you 'posted.'

  5. that a wonderful drawing! don't think it funny either, but i'm slightly reminded of churros, and altough i am not a huge fan of those fatty companions, i can smell them!!!!
    ha ha ha...
    my treat for the day... and thank you {also for playing}

    and look at that terrarium... tinyWONDER!

  6. I agree with Nadine, that is a truly wonderful drawing. And the terrarium was a bright idea: cactuses are nearly as dangerous as snakes I think. Maybe I would dare to keep a cactus or two if I planted them in a jar where no fingers would get hurt! :)


  7. yes, your drawing is beautiful, the lushness of the flower captured so well,the composition so very balanced, the right tension in that whirling,perfect,

    and a mini dreamworld to travel to warmer places when winter gets to dark and cold

  8. beautiful drawing
    the soft black on white
    and that terrarium in a jar
    great idea!

  9. Wonderful idea and a really lovely drawing, Kim!

  10. what a charming drawing, beautiful! I love that black and white classic style.
    And the idea with the terrarium is great, too.
    x Stefanie

  11. Ha.....thanks for sharing the glass jar idea. I didn't think cactus could survive in that setting. Lovely drawing, Kim. xo Carole

  12. Your drawing is wonderful, I really like it and thank you for that idea with the jar! That great, I'm going to try that as well. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!

  13. beautiful drawing! and I love the idea of a terrarium with cacti too - I saw some on this beautiful website and I like it very much!
    :-) mano

  14. wow, your drawing is beautiful! The shading is perfect and almost photographic!
    Love it!

  15. I like your drawing a lot und this tiny cacti terrarium is so sweet! I'm not too much a friend of cacti, more for succulents,mI might try a terrarium with them. Thanks for sharing.