ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE
When I paint on these canvas offcuts I keep them in place by pinning them to a piece of cork. Today for some strange reason I was overwhelmed by the desire to paint a cactus. I woke up with thoughts of one of my favourite books – Stargirl, in which a strange but wonderfully different girl talks to a cactus called Señior Seguaru.
When I finished the painting I googled ‘cactus quotes’.
This was the first one that popped up.
Wouldn’t you know it – it’s by the author of Stargirl.
“She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds, we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.” ~ Jerry Spinelli
I love days like this – when I feel like I’m entangled in a dance with the muse and the universe and memories gone by. 🌟
(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration image: common licence