Monday, May 22, 2017

Cactus Blossoms

I've returned from my big trip to the Southwest. We hit 4 National Parks, a Nat'l Momument and several other places. We went to Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree. We were a little late for the wildflowers, but we found some here and there, as we went North to South and at different elevations. We were also a little early for the cactus too, they were just starting to bloom.
I am hoping to use these cactus pictures for inspiration to do an art quilt.
Near Phoenix the Saguaro were blooming, thank god for a telephoto lens. The big ones were SO TALL!
This yellow flowered cactus was planted in a rest area, the new pads were purple, I like the heart shaped one. I'm trying to decide on my next project. I finished stuff for the UVQG Show and now I have to decide on something new, or just to finish other UFO's. I'll link this to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" click here to see what other textile artists are doing this week.