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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cactus Monday: Stench Edition

Here is the Stapelia Gigantea Faerie, finished and in full bloom. Attracting flies is what she does best!

Have a happy Cactus Monday!!!

Watercolor 11 x 14


  1. Oh, she is just fantastic, Jessica!!! My favorite fairy so far!!! Love the tips of her flower! You are amazing!

  2. i totally agree with julie. you hide your talent under a cactus! hcm fellow cactuteer.

  3. This is great Jess. I have had one of these cactus before and so I know what you mean about the smell. The bloom is so beautiful though. You have captured it in such a wonderful manner.

  4. I agree with all above.
    You are so attentive to colours perfection and the little details here. Even this flowery Stapelia Giganted Faerie has matching accessories to go with her garment.
    Love your thoughtfulness.
    Happy Happy Cactus Monday!!!
    Congrats! Your blog are listed in my yoonseelink:

  5. What a beauty!!! Isn't it amazing what packages beauty comes in?
    Sometimes we overlook those things ;)


  6. OMG! This is fabulous Jessica...
    you have taken an already amazing plant and honored it with spirit :-)
    This is what it's all about... congratulations on creating this beautiful spirit!
    It made me go and see what is a Stapeliad?
    I'm in awe and speechless - HCM!

  7. free and light! HCM follow cacuteer! :)

  8. BEAUTIFUL!! Your fairy and the cactus are made for each other.


  9. She's absolutely beautiful, Jessica! I love the addition of the flies ~ :)


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