Monday, October 19, 2009

Adenium Arabicum

Adendium arabicum
I busted out my old Prismacolor pencils today to do a little drawing of a plant featured in an article called "Desert Beauties" in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. I immediately fell in love with it. I must find out more about this caudiciform and be on the lookout for one to add to my collection.
And maybe make a hand carved stamp too.

37 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Genevieve said...

I've never seen one of those before - its amazing!

10/19/2009 6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi!just love your art. And your kids art.
I also love painting and I have two kids, a husband and a cat.
Cheers from chile!

10/19/2009 6:39 PM  
Blogger Ale Acosta A. said...

I´ve just discovered your work... and I must say WOW

10/19/2009 6:45 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I had one of those plants but didn't have luck keeping it alive. The common name that I know for it is desert rose.

10/19/2009 7:45 PM  
Blogger gwen said...

I love those -- the article says they're easy to come by but I've only ever seen them in a succulent nursery in Berkeley and they're a little pricey for me.
[beware: their gallery of available plants is an outstanding way to kill a couple hours]

Beautiful drawing, will you be selling a print?

10/19/2009 7:49 PM  
Blogger hanna said...

Your art is always so breathtakingly beautiful. I always come away inspired when I visit yor blog.

10/19/2009 8:07 PM  
Blogger Beth Stone said...

Lovely, as always. What an unusual plant -- right out of a Dr. Seuss book! Good luck on your quest...

10/19/2009 8:20 PM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

It's kind of alien-looking, isn't it... Very cool!

10/19/2009 8:37 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I just wanted to say thank you for your tutorials and inspiration. I carved my first (first worth keeping that is) stamp this weekend. It wasn't difficult and I love it. Thank you!

10/19/2009 9:17 PM  
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10/19/2009 10:42 PM  
Blogger RomyFotos said...

very nice, simple and elegant.

10/19/2009 11:23 PM  
Blogger Mlle Miracle said...

¡Qué curioso bulbo, y qué flores más hermosas y delicadas tiene!
¿Y dices que crece en los desiertos? Es increíble...

10/20/2009 2:59 AM  
Blogger life in yonder said...

Love prismacolours. Love how you with such easyness can turn a photo into a drawing. You are blessed with talent.

10/20/2009 3:44 AM  
Anonymous Lesley said...

I've got one of these, or almost (the classification is complicated, see the wikipedia page!) In South Africa where I live we call them impala lilies. Mine grows beautifully in a pot in the hottest, sunniest, most dreadfully heat-trap-like corner of the patio. I hope you get one; the flowers are like nothing else!

10/20/2009 4:27 AM  
Anonymous essie said...

that is so very pretty an unusual. i love the plant AND your drawing :)

10/20/2009 4:49 AM  
Blogger iva yaneva said...

What a funny plant:) it's lovely!

10/20/2009 5:08 AM  
Blogger thewillowsnest said...

I love this one!

10/20/2009 6:49 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Lovely pencil work! I was listening to BBC Radio 4 today and there was an article on an English lady, Marianne North, a botanical artist in Victorian times. I thought of your work and wondered if you might be interested in her style. I looked up Kew Gardens London site about her gallery:

Hope its of use to you!

10/20/2009 7:44 AM  
Blogger Lau said...

guau! que planta más bonita ... yo también voy a tratar de conseguir una ...

10/20/2009 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Shreya said...

I go to your blog multiple times a day. As a fifteen year old who is deeply interested in art, your blog is like soul food.

Thank youu!

10/20/2009 3:42 PM  
Blogger blake said...

I was smitten with that plant when I saw it in Living, too! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Your stamps are so great -- hope one materializes :)

10/20/2009 5:25 PM  
Blogger Tabuena arts central said...

Ang ganda...galing ng kamay!

10/20/2009 10:59 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

from ydy i think none of the photos u have on the blog are opening geninne! it says "village photos image mot available".

Is it only me or every one else has the same prob too?

10/21/2009 12:54 AM  
Blogger Milagritos said...

I love your work!!! I love your blog!!! you are a true artist !!! you inspire me to create my blog too....

Muchas gracias,


10/21/2009 3:37 AM  
Blogger Poupi said...

What a nice plant! I can't wait to see your stamp (the drawing is already beautiful!)

10/21/2009 3:42 AM  
Blogger Moose said...

Great plant illio... I too am having problems seeing your sidebar (except for Turbo bar) and photos as a stated by Veda.
Tail Wags to All.

10/21/2009 5:17 AM  
Blogger ale said...

querida geninne!!qué lindo!!!...y me encantaron los cactus que estas haciendo para el cumple de daniel!!!...justo estuve unos días de viaje por el norte,en salta y jujuy...y no paras de deleitarte con esos cardones tan llenos de vida en tanta aridez...tan nobles y hermosos!!!!te mando miles de besos!!!!!!!

10/21/2009 8:26 AM  
Blogger Jesús Moguel said...

Me emociono mucho ver tu mano en movimiento y la creación de una de tus obras, es maravilloso verte crear, muchas gracias por tu blog y tu arte que compartes con nosotros.

10/21/2009 4:07 PM  
Anonymous annapaula said...

Have I told you your blog is great?!?

10/22/2009 9:11 AM  
Blogger Itziar San Vicente said...

Beautiful! I saw your etsy shop. It´s amazing :)

10/23/2009 1:53 AM  
Blogger thedoodlegirl said...

That is just lovely! Beautiful photograph of it as well!

10/23/2009 11:42 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

beautiful plant, beautiful artwork, and beautiful photograph. i love your blog geninne!

10/25/2009 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

abai said:
how beautiful moon light! it really warmed my senses...I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. I think that when your son will look at it, it will fill him with sweet, tender happiness.
How blessed are you...

10/26/2009 12:01 AM  
Blogger Katalin Koos said...

what an interesting plant with beautiful flowers! thanks for sharing!.. and your work is amazing as always....and so inspiring :)

10/26/2009 5:55 PM  
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