A Golden Chance…

November 24, 2015

By losing a bit of control in my method of drawing …

*** Magic will then occur! 

Golden Chance by Lisa Rivas
Golden Chance – no pen, gold ink, paper – © Lisa Rivas

"The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life,
the clearer we should see through it."
~Niccolo Machiavelli

Spine Clusters…

November 16, 2015

Most flowering plants are identified by their flower and fruit morphology,
cacti are identified primarily by the form and structure of their spine clusters.

Spine clusters are tufts of spines arising from a growth center called the areole,
Areoles are unique organs only found in the cacti family. They are modified branches,
from which flowers, more branches, and leaves (when present) may grow.

Spine Clusters by © Lisa Rivas

Today, a sprinkle of snow flurries flowers this dormant cacti cluster,
bringing us into a season of wonder and reflection.

A token for the group

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. ~William Blake


Cactus Chicks!

November 9, 2015

Hidden chicks by ©LisaRivas


It started as a simple little picture…

Doesn’t a lot of things start that way?

BTW    Cactus-Monday   ???

And then I saw this song of beaks…

Cute chicks everywhere, …all dressed up!

Cactus Chicks by © Lisa Rivas

Cactus Chicks (pencil and mixed media) by ©Lisa Rivas

“A saguaro can fall for a snowman but where would they set up house?”
― Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth


Add to your home some unique "Festive" touches!

Festive Home an Etsy Treasury

I was lucky enough to be included in this well curated treasury from Etsy!
“Festive Home” by Little Miss Made It

Loving-Branches a tea towel design Loving-Branches a tea towel design (close-up) by ©LisaRivas

You can purchase this festive tree of mine, the tea-towel of “Loving Branches” by clicking here

String of Pearls…

November 2, 2015

...back on the cacti path with a "String of Pearls" for
Cactus Monday


String-of-PearlsThis is a piece in progress more to come… L.Rivas

 🌿 “Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond the price.” 🌿

String of Pearls (new stage)A peek of “String of Pearls” for a future Cactus Monday’s post…