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Welcome to prickly Pleasures!!!


... where our passion is Cacti, Succulents and Other prickly/thorny Plants, shown in all their Beauty! The goal is to make a group where people can come together to present and enjoy Prickly Plants in various kinds of Art.

:star: How to join:

To join the group just click on the "join" button at the top of this page. If you would just like to watch, you´re welcome, too!

:star: Submission Rules:

-All kinds of Art is welcome!
- 10 Submissions per person per day!
- The focus of your submisison should be on Cactus/Succulent or Other prickly/thorny Plants
- When it´s not a Cactus or Succulent, then the prickles/thorns of the Plant must be seen on the picture. So not allowed are pictures where it is shown only the flower/bud of a Rose for example...there must be thorns on it, too.
- If you know the name of the Prickly Plant, please write it in your description under the Submission
- Only submit Art of good quality , no blurry or poor resolution photographs or scans please
- Only Members can submit their Art
- Submit to the right folder! If you’re not sure which folder your Deviation belongs in, please send a Note
- If your work was declined please don't take it personally, feel free to ask for the reason and submit another work
- You are not allowed to submit other people's work here, the Art has to be yours!
- The FEATURE folder is no option to put any artwork into

:star: Not accepted:
:-( Pictures of poor quality/poor scan
:-( Incomplete drawings/work
:-( Violence or racicm in any form
:-( Mature content

Please be kind to each other :iconhuggleplz:
Any questions? Feel free to ask!

How to take care of Cacti during the winter/ Winter Quarter

written by :iconcactusthorns:

Interesting Facts and pictures…

Gallery Folders

Shining Through by Joe-Maccer
Sunset 1657 by Mammoth-Hunter
finger traps... by shotsfiredimagedown
good point... by shotsfiredimagedown
Traditional Art
Fruits from Beyond by offermoord
Opuntia ficus indica by scifo
Cactus by PhiLoan
Organ Pipe park ranger by Hop41
Photography - Cacti, Succulents GENERALLY
Cactus Stardust XA by FranticMezmer
Cactus Stardust by FranticMezmer
Lithops Affinity by FranticMezmer
Haworthia fasciata by FranticMezmer
Photography Cacti, Succulents FLOWERS BUDS
Christmas Cactus by PassionAndTheCamera
Age Of Obscure by FranticMezmer
Prickly Pears by organicvision
Hoya spectable by FranticMezmer
Photography Cacti, Succulents MACRO CLOSE-UP
spined design by donnasueb
round by donnasueb
Sedum hintonii by FranticMezmer
Spination by Stumm47
Photos Damaged,Dead,Sick,Wierd Cacti
Icy Prickles by TheSleepyRabbit
Cactus as ufo or alien by Rossnta
Zombie Cactus by kradtke
Prickly Pear Pad in Decline by kradtke
Photos of Prickly Fruits Nuts
Viral by organicvision
Canna Lily Seed Pod by SomeBlueFlower
Prickly Garden Berry by SomeBlueFlower
Barrel Cactus Fruit by kradtke
Cactus Kindergarten Hello little ones
little cactus in a mini cup by Nexu4
Beeing young and little by Rossnta
Mexican Hat by Sorath-Rising
Sleeping babies by CactusThorns
Photography of Prickly Plants BLACK WHITE
Echeveria 20 by FranticMezmer
ZebraLeaf by FranticMezmer
Nigth by Tsinakantli
Metalcrop by FranticMezmer
Photography - Other Prickly Plants GENERALLY
Mysterious Salvinia by FranticMezmer
Hungry One by FranticMezmer
Tendril Wrapped Around a Spiky Branch by isischneider
GreenCorner by FranticMezmer
Photos Other Prickly Plants FLOWERS BUDS
Tillandzia mora by FranticMezmer
Photos Other Prickly Plants, MACRO CLOSE-UP
Gunnera manicata stem by artjuggler
Photography Prickly Plants Still Life
Cactus love by Nexu4
Photography - Landscapes with prickly Plants
Jardin de Cactus by skarzynscy
Flamboyant by FranticMezmer
Digital Paintings
Fractal Art
No Return by Joe-Maccer
Artisan Crafts
Hora de un cactus!! by Tejed0r
3D, Animation, Collage, Other
When Death Dies by Joe-Maccer
Contest Santa comes through prickles CLOSED
Christmas that way by teddybearcholla
CONTEST "Blooming Beauties" CLOSED
Scottish Queen by GlassHouse-1
CONTEST Most prickly summer fun CLOSED
Kakteen am offenen Fenster by Nexu4
CONTEST "Spring, Thorns and Flowers" CLOSED
The Frog and the Crane One by TheGraceofCassandra
Contest Winners Collection
Merry Christmas-2 by sonafoitova
CONTEST "Prickly Christmas" CLOSED
Merry Christmas II by Paul774
CONTEST Flowers of prickly Plants CLOSED
fuzzy... by shotsfiredimagedown
Contest Stick with me baby CLOSED
Prickly Pollen by tmulcahy


:iconsharp-pointy-things: Sharp-Pointy-Things Sharp things make us thorny. :iconturning-leaf: turning-leaf for the love of ~leaves~ :iconwillow-ivy-lovers: Willow-Ivy-Lovers :iconmoving-up: Moving-Up :iconcolourful-skies: Colourful-Skies

After the contest is before the contest!?

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 28, 2014, 1:09 PM

Hello PricklyPleasure fans :wave:

It's time for a new journal, we will take a look at the new amazing pictures and talk about a possible next contest.
But first we will take a quick last look at the last contest.

WolfArtistic won with this great piece of art

His gallery is full of amazing pictures and everyone who likes our gallery will love his as well.
Just for example a few I really like.

And he is one of the most active members here. :clap:
So feel free to take a look at all his other pictures in the gallery.

The next point on my list is a new contest. Let me know what you think about it.
:bulletred:Any ideas for the next theme?:bulletred:
:bulletred:Or should we collect ideas like last time and vote for the best?:bulletred:
:bulletred:Ideas to improve the participation for the contest?participation

I'm looking forward some feedback.

Finally we will take a look at a few new pictures in our gallery. And thank you to all the people who are requesting pictures for the group. :happybounce:

Luck Cactus by FranticMezmer Spike by joerimages Sunbeam Cactus Flower by FranticMezmer
Blossom by Rufina-Tomoyo Desert Dancer by crazyruthie Thistle spider by IRIS-KUPP
serie-cactus-new sheet 4/macro/ by sonafoitova Hen and Pear by SomeBlueFlower Spring V by elspeth-66
Happy Palm by kradtke Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae by mv-darkroom Cactus by Dori1990
:thumb445209173::thumb445981996: Natural complimentary colors by kradtke

Goodbye :wave:

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Stumm47 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Is the group still active?
TopCat20 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the accept :)
snoogaloo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
please remove me from the group.
I no longer wish to be a part.
thank you for all you guys have done.
donnasueb Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Thank you for including my photography in Heart 3D your gallery.  
agevla77 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Are you alive???
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PoochyPaws Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much <3 :heart:
I really appreciate it!
PoochyPaws Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALSO (Hiya again) I had a Question please?

Would Verdolagas (Purslane) "count" as a Succulent to submit a photo of for this particular Group :?

People see them as a common Invasive Weed but they might be a Succulent? Correct or no? 
PoochyPaws Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the acceptance of my Echinocereus photo :heart: I really do appreciate it! :peace:
artjuggler Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the group requests. :)
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the request! :D :hug:
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