Branching Out

Bout size of chipmunk

Baby squirrel skitters out

While mom is away!

Art Prescription: On today’s walk I found a couple of squirrel’s nests.

First one the kids were on the move while mom was out. They skittered on branches just outside of nest, and promptly returned to safety.

The second was a surprise. I found an excavated hole in a tree and could see pieces of string and branches.

I waited for a bird to return. Then a little squirrel head poked out!

Meanwhile in the studio I continue to experiment with mixed media.

6 x 6 collage and acrylic:

The Diva Chronicles

Who could have ever predicted I’d be sheltering at home with a Chihuahua!

I know now even more than ever my mom misses Diva.

Diva’s life is certainly different. I think she likes the warmer weather.

She also likes studio time, although she finds much to get into.

She is a cuddle-bug.

Stay well dear friends!



Lines on calendar

Crossing out jobs and events

Life story BC.

Art Prescription: So before, BC, my schedule included teaching at the NC Botanical Garden.

Now, AC, I’m marking out event after event.

How are you coping dear friends?

I did paint today… not sure what this needs???

And Then

Trees wave in the breeze

Sun hits tips of new green leaves

Nature carries on.

Art Prescription: I’ve admired this Bush in a neighbor’s yard for weeks. Finally I saw her and she gave me permission to take a clipping.

I started with pen and ink:

And added watercolor:


Many sides of life

Content, aware, surprised, still

The world is now still.

Art Prescription: And during this stillness we can find beauty!

We hiked 2 1/2 hours this morning admiring all nature had to offer.

My “feral” cats are sticking pretty close to home.!

Here I did some loose sketching with a black watercolor pencil, then wet it with a brush pen.

Gifts from the Sea

Imagine the beach

The waves inhale and exhale

The earth is breathing

Art Prescription: We are grocery shopping for our neighbor who is 92. She’s very independent and spry as can be!

Yesterday she asked if I’d be interested in her shell collection.


I’m just starting to look through the jars of shells. I think I can smell the beach.

Can’t wait to look with closer eyes.

Art Journal

Hi you guys,

How are you managing this new world?

I hope you are finding some peace and well-being in your days.

I really enjoyed my color mixing yesterday and made a new hand-bound journal from my paintings.