Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My own little ice plant for the balcony

Hope you had a nice weekend and Happy Cactus Monday.

I fell in love with this plant since I saw the flowers up close (see my recent blog on ice plants  seen along the coast). So, here is my little ice plant (Pig face to Australians; yes, I know that it’s a weird name) – my most recent succulent addition to the garden.

Mr Pig Face red flower © Evelyn Howard 09

Mr Pig Face red flower © Evelyn Howard 09

 

My gold mound inspired piece

And here is my doodle based on my sedum gold mound completed in Sharpie and acrylics paint.

Succulent drawing © Evelyn Howard 09

Have a fantastic week.

Please visit Teri’s Painted Daisies for more Cactus Monday links.

11 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

I am a huge fan of ice plant... I saw some along the California coast thiry some years ago...and they have been a fave ever since! Great photos of yours! I also enjoyed your succulent painting very much...great color and flow...cool composition! HCM across the seas! :)

Tootsie said...

I don't have an ice plant...but maybe you've inspired a new houseplant addition for me!

Teri C said...

Gorgeous colors on that plant.
Love your painting also, the colors and form are wonderful. I like how you always give us two for the price of one; photos and sketch!

HCM!

Lynn said...

I love that pink flower...and your drawing/painting is wonderful too. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hope you'll become a regular.

Julie said...

What a gorgeous Ice Plant! I loved them also when I went out to California!!! How great that you can grow them in Australia also!!!

Love your art peice...neat combo of Sharpie pen and acrylics!!!

soulbrush said...

yes i too love the colours and the doodle, it is unique,keep it up. hcm, fellow cactuteer.

Judy Butler said...

Great drawing. I have a hard time with sharpies. Great job. HCM. Judy

Judy Butler said...

Thanks for your comment on the River Blog! I have not worked on that one in a while, I need to get back to it. Judy

Diane AZ said...

Like some of the other people commenting, I also remember ice plants from California. The color of your ice plant is wonderful! On your painting, I love the dark sharpie details.

azplantlady said...

Thank you for your comment on my Watery Wednesday post.

I am happy to have found your blog. I love succulents and we grow so many of them here in Arizona. I remember growing up in California, where Ice Plant covers much of the landscape areas along the freeways of Los Angeles.

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