Monday, August 18, 2008

Sleepy Cactus Monday


This isn't an official "Moleskine" entry. It's in another sketchbook that will have to share this blog. Anyway, I thought I'd do a sketch for Cactus Monday and while I was doing this I was struggling to stay awake. I've been working lots of hours and running around from home to home to take care of animals and I've been neglecting myself. For the first time EVER I actually fell asleep while drawing! See the "breath" sticker? That's where my pen went across the paper as I was fading and jarred myself awake! First I looked around to make sure there were no browsers in the studio watching me drool and draw, and then I let myself pack it in for the day and listen to my body, so I went home and took a nap! Sheesh. I guess this birthday was harder on me than I thought!

Happy Cactus Monday you guys!

12 comments:

Teri C said...

LOL, fell asleep? Wow, you need to get some rest girl!

Love the drawing!

happy Cactus Monday!!

Debra Kay said...

Happy Cactus Monday-but please get a little rest!

soulbrush said...

looks pretty wide awake to me....that birthday sounds like it was a real swinging affair....
thanks so much for my little cactus 'hug' that i received in the post today, what a welcome sight, and what a gorgeous drawing and it will be framed and go alongside the other one you did for me,
a huge thanks, you truly 'get me' you truly understand me and you truly feel for others very very deeply, just as i do.
love ya girl. hugs and wfs.
oh and happy cactus monday too.

human being said...

wow... a very fresh, lively and, as Soul said, wide awake cactus...
bringing happiness to our hearts
thanks
take care...

steve said...

I like the line work here especially. At least it wasn't a pen in the eye!

Julie said...

Hi! I love your Christmas cactus! It is very soft and feminine!!!

Eric Orchard said...

I love it! So kinetic and alive.

get zapped said...

I'm so happy I looked at this blog. This piece is full of fun and whimsy. Love the dangling stars. Happy Belated birthday!! I hope you have caught up on sleep, but with moving....need I say more?

Hope you are happy and healthy.

Peace and joy to you and yours.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Hehehe. That is hilarious! So... I got really excited that you visited my blog cuz I found out we're somewhat neighbers. I'm from Seaside. So hooray for Monterey Bay artists!!!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!

Michael O'Connell said...

i've been there… too many times… and i am way too old to continue pushing so hard but i just can't help it… thanks for the visit… i do hope you find some more time to post your work… it is truly wonderful…

Annie said...

Like this pretty yucca. Reminds me of my college days in Riverside, decades ago. Yucca were practically the county plant when I was there. I suspect housing has covered it all now.