In the bright meadow

Full of bees and butterflies

Spirits roam freely.

Art Prescription: No matter what your religious faith is, it’s nice to think of souls going to a place of peace and happiness.

Watercolor wash: I may add…

Life, about layers

Hardship and joy and long days

And the years go fast.

Art Prescription: A meditative collage of what’s on my desk:

So I did this sketch with watercolor pencils… then brushed with water:

Then I went back in with pen and ink…

Less or more? Still seems too quiet …

A time to grow tall

A time to bloom with being

A time to move on.

Art Prescription: For everything there is a season… no truer words.

While walking on a trail recently it occurred to me that each and every flower, leaf, stem, or bird, is perfectly content.

They need nothing else in life but sunshine and rain.

Here I’ve sketched my up and coming cone-flowers with water soluble crayons:

The song sparrow sings

In the tree peppered with sun

And her mate answers.

Art Prescription: Since my husband is busy with work, I ventured out alone on the Hillsborough River Walk. Hillsborough is a quaint town just 20 minutes from home.

Weaver Street, a local co-op grocery, was having a wine sale, so people were milling about tasting wine.

I was happy to walk quietly on the trail.

Solitude is a gift we in our technologically over-stimulated world often dismiss.

Chinese brush birds with chops:

It’s such a pleasure to make a custom piece of art!

I’m working on a hand-made journal for a graduation gift.

Here are the pages so far…I’m using my hand-printed foliage pieces!