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!

Where handmade paper

Bamboo grows in lush forest

A gift from Japan.

Art Prescription: My good friend Mary recently visited Japan. Her trip was wonderful, as she is a paper loving artist!

She brought back a chop with my name on it! I couldn’t wait to use it!

Watercolor on blue index card with my chop!

Off the trailer calm

Armani comes to new home

Oh what a beauty!

Art Prescription: A new horse arrived at the farm today! Armani! He is quite a big boy, Freesian, and super sweet.

Reptiles on the move

Black snake surfs a-top bushes

Turtle meanders.

Art Prescription: Always on the look-out for nature inspiration, we hiked Pumpkin Loop this afternoon.

Along with a nice assortment of birds we saw a beautiful black racer, a turtle (probably snapper), and a question mark butterfly.

What shall I draw?