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I like treearium lots better than terrarium!
Purples and blues and greens, all growing in their little jar. This one isn't so much a jar of trees, as it is a jar of succulents.
Since painting my first treearium* I've painted a few more, but it's been quite a while since I made a new one. I don't think it will be as long before I paint some more.


Painted in gorgeous colours, this little sketch is based on a form of art I've recently discovered, called Zentangles. Based on a single string (line) which forms shapes which are then filled with patterns, and either left black and white or coloured. Not quite a zentangle, but still developed from my own interpretation.
No pencil is used in the creation of these, they're drawn directly onto the paper with a fine art pen. There are no mistakes. Let yourself be guided by what you draw.

Painted on 300gsm water colour paper. Signed and dated on the back, in pencil, there is also a tiny signature of my initials on the front.

Measuring 14.8cm (5.83") x 21cm (8.27") - the paper is from an A5 sized water colour pad - this comes to you as is - no matting, no frame, just the original painting. Do with it whatever you like! It will, however, be carefully backed with some heavy board to ensure that it gets to you undamaged.

All of my artwork will be carefully packed with sturdy board to prevent damage in the post. However, no responsibility can be take once the item is posted. Please consider taking insurance on your package. See my profile for more details. Convo me and I can send you an adjusted invoice.

This item includes FREE SHIPPING within Australia.
If you live in a country other than those listed feel free to purchase from me anyway, and I'll refund you any overpayment for postage. The prices listed are for the zones used by Australia Post. You can see which zone your country falls into in my shipping policies.
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I'm a proud member of DUST - Etsy Down Under Street Team. Visit for more work by DUSTers.

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Original Watercolour Painting, The Aloe Jar, by melanie j cook


  • Materials: paper, ink, water colour paint
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