Sunday, July 26, 2009

New friends

I purchased some new friends today. I hope they don't die. Plants have a tendancy to die at my house because I neglect to water them. Cacti should be more hardy I would think, since they don't need much water. Right? I hope so.

There are a group of bloggers known as the Cacuteers who draw/sketch/paint pictures of cactus every Monday. They call it Cactus Monday. To see some of their work check Teri's blog. I believe she is the ringleader. There seem to be 30+ cacuteers and the ones I've checked do marvelous work.

Anybody can join the cacuteers but it does require actually seeing a cactus ocassionally. There are none in Alaska, so I felt that I should buy one so I'd have something to look at. I wanted to sketch from real life, not just pictures. I was fortunate to find this little pot with three in it. I don't have a clue what kind of cacti they are, but am hoping some of the fellow cacuteers can clue me in.

8 comments:

Aunt Krissy said...

No worries Patty, you will kill them soon I'm sure!

tainterturtles said...

Good purchase Patty....don't listen to Krissy! Your cactus will thrive.

messyfish said...

oh they are so happy and healthy and juicy looking! are you going to do some art using them?? I cant wait to see!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your horticulture skills must be well known to your regulars Patty. tee hee. I think cactus are very forgiving. Good luck and welcome to the Cactus Monday group. HCM.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

They always look so beautiful when they're first purchased. I'm with you, I don't have a green thumb but I want one! I'm trying as we speak. My mom said that I didn't have any living things in my home so she gave me a peice of her plant to start me off. So far, so good. Even though I forget to water her, "named her Annie", she's still hanging in there ;-)

Looking forward to seeing your sketch of your new plant!

Have a happy Monday!
Free Spirit

soulbrush said...

yahoo, welcome to cactus monday...teri is the chairman and founder and i am the vice chair...tee heeeeee, so teri says, she got me hooked on drawing cactuses after i got my first one (senita) over a year ago...hcm fellow cactuteer.

Teri C said...

WELCOME to the group!!!! come over and put your link on my Cactus Monday so everyone can find you.

A lovely pot of cacti and yes, they need VERY little water (that's why mine stay healthy).

So happy you joined us!

Happy Cactus Monday!!! aka as HCM

Margaret Ann said...

I am so thrilled you joined our little bunch of "cactus rowdies"! WooHoo! Love this little grouping! :)