Scrap Exchange treasures

A place to find what you need

Inspiration hunt.

Art Prescription: The Scrap Exchange in Durham, NC is a warehouse full of everything you can imagine. Art and sewing supplies galore, wood working, leather, old windows, reams of fabric… the list goes on.

It’s a fun place to browse with no agenda. Today I found a set of Chinese porcelain painting bowls!

Lots of other goodies:

Colored index card with card catalog, stamps, papers, colored pencil:

Wisdom comes with years

Life brings many chances to

Soar above challenge.

Art journal with acrylic and pen and ink:

Humming birds buzz by

Over red Cardinal blooms

Strength for their travel.

Art Prescription: I went to the NC Botanical Garden to sketch this afternoon. The garden is lush with growth.

Settled on a stand of Cardinal Flowers where the hummingbirds were feeding.

Pen and ink sketch:

And then I added some watercolor:

Makes me so happy!



Flowers have the urge

To bloom forth and see the light

And beauty evolves.

Art Prescription: index card with watercolor

Flit, flitter, and dip

Iridescent, glassy wings

The dragon of flies.

Art Prescription: this time of year dragon flies are plentiful. If you sit and watch them they give quite the show of flight tactics. They eat mosquitos!

Art journal sketch w color:

It’s simple pleasures

That make a day whole, happy

New caterpillars.

Art Prescription: went today to pick up some Black Swallowtail caterpillars. Got 5. They are all about ready to pupate. So very interesting to watch.

Index card, staple, collage w graphite:

Calling all lost souls

Come on home where there is peace

Food, water, and love.

Art Prescription: This Mandala meditation goes out to Skittles, a neighbor’s cat who is lost.

Come on home Skittles, your family misses you.

Nature Mandala: