Saturday, May 9, 2009

cactus love

I'm finally back from a little blog hiatus!

The weather around here has been rather dreary and humid. Things seemed to shift from Winter to Summer so quickly and has me feeling like I'm living in a desert.

Which brings me to one of my newest obsessions...cacti & succulents! I've always had a little thing for house plants and have thankfully been pretty successful at keeping them alive. Then I decided to expand my collection from a couple of average plants, to a few more exotic-like ones. Currently in our living room sits a little palm tree (one of my dream plants), and a gathering of little cacti & succulents. It might be a strange thing to get excited about but they make me love my place even more.

a new shelf/plant/owl gathering...and the top of the new palm!

All of the plant and cactus love combined with the too hot for Spring weather, had me wanting to do a little series called "in the desert". A little spin-off from my in the forest creations.

Introducing 3 paintings from "in the desert"

All available in my etsy shop !

A cactus, coyote, and jackrabbit.

The jackrabbit is my favorite painting I've done in a while and he will be hard to let go!

I'm thinking about doing a few more for this series and I need some help thinking of some new desert related things that don't involve creepy crawlies!! Ideas anyone?



  1. The cacti are lovely Heather!
    The desert series looks good - you could perhaps try a Fennec Fox, and a Gerbil?

  2. Thank you so much Annette!
    ohhh I think a Fennec fox sounds perfect! great ideas!

  3. Yay you're back !
    Cacti remind me of my grannie :D And your little wooden plaque is darling !
    I love gerbils & fennec foxes too !
    x x x

  4. Mathyld! I owe you a message & goodies! Things have been so busy...sighhh

    I really want to paint a chinchilla which makes me think of you! You'll be the first to see it!

  5. Your desert series is really cool. I really like your work.

  6. thank you so much! I really love your work as well and I'm adding your lovely blog to my list!

  7. that jackrabbit is AWESOME! i love it :)

  8. aww thank you! I'm really happy with how he turned out. their big ears really kill me! so cute!

  9. oohh, the jackrabbit is fantastic! your style is so it

  10. I love all your little creature paintings! You have such a fantastic blog.

  11. awww thank you! I absolutely love your blog and your pictures are top notch <3