Monday, November 15, 2010

Cactus Monday: With Joshie and Alex

I had some of my family over yesterday and my Great Niece and Great Nephew were among the guests. This is the first time they saw my house and the studio.
I finally found a little free time to sit and make art with them.
This amazing little painting was done by my Great Nephew, Joshie. He's seven years old!
He didn't look at any references to draw his desert scene. And this was his idea. It dawned on me that I could use it for Cactus Monday and show it off.
So we have a Saguaro, a scorpion and a tarantula on the rock, a jack rabbit, a snake and a lizard. I think this is awesome!

My Great Niece, Josh's sister Alex drew this frog. She drew it from looking at an antique ceramic frog of mine. I love how she put the fly in there for a touch of reality! She's nine years old.
I know it's not a cactus BUT it's green! And I love it.
All that housecleaning and stress was worth every minute of yesterday's visit.

Happy Cactus Monday and Frog Day!  ;)


  1. I love Childrens art. They really do see things we would miss like the fly. So happy you had a good time with family.

  2. hello pumpkin! i'm finally on the internet and what fun to see this. what genes you have in your family! i'll bet you were the best guide for these little ones.

    the fly is so special.

    but i have to disagree with one thing: worth all that cleaning? hahahaha! love love love you lo!

  3. such sweet paintings. and how lovely they got to sit down with you and paint and draw. What a special treat both ways.

  4. What great sketches by your young family members. I think you should show off their talents. I need some I will clean my house.

  5. These are wonderful and very creative! Maybe they will be little artists when they grow up. HCM!

  6. What a wonderful experiance you gave your niece and nephew, these paintings are fantastic! i love childrens art, so true and delightful.
    your a good auntie lo,
    ♥ lori

  7. Sweet and wonderful! I love to see children interpret their world through art. I think they inherited some genes from you. So fun.


  8. both talented kids! I love the way kids look at things and are unafraid to just jump in and create. by the way, love your new header, that is gorgeous!

  9. What a sweet cactus Monday post!!! Both paintings are fabulous!!!!!
    I just love children's art there is no way back for us I guess to create so freely without judgement without fear and what I like most is the way they are pleased with their own work They still recognize the bog creator in themselves.

    Hope your Monday was a happy cactus one :)