February 25, 2015
This is a collage piece I pasted in a moleskin journal using magazine scraps and book pages. It's just glue and paper and a bit of fussy-cutting. I'm linking it to this month's challenge at Art Journal Journey where the theme is birds, beasts and humans.
The cactus are Saguaros and only grow in the Sonoran Desert. I have one in my yard. It grows about one foot per year and it takes a very long time before they get "arms." They are protected by the government so they don't become endangered and provide food and shelter for a variety of desert birds. When they die, they leave a skeleton of woody tubes which hold the precious water they need to survive.