Single mindedness

The real thing you are made for

Now, take off and bloom!

Art Prescription:  What makes you happy? Yep…do that!!!

Watercolor pencils:

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Hello dear friends,

I’m very excited to announce this upcoming workshop at Galleywinter Farm in Afton Virginia. No art or horse experience required. Just your imagination and time for yourself.

I wanted to share this with you so you can save the date if you are interested.

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When a clip-clop-clip

A knicker, and hay chomping

Soothe your heart and soul.

Art Prescription:  Doing ground-work today with Finn I was reminded how much I love the sound of his hooves taking step after step. He knickers at me as I approach his paddock, surely food related, but I like to believe it’s because he looks forward to our time together as much as I do.

Finn in the Buttercups iPhoto:

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Loads of rich green moss

And soft downy rabbit fur

A chickadee nest.

Art Prescription:  It fascinates me that all birds build different nests. Some use twigs and vines, some nest in tree cavities, others build with leaves, moss, fur, and I’ve even seen a snake skin. What a lot of work these winged friends put into their offspring.

Sumi-ink with my chop that says “hope”

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Nestled in the leaves

One stem at a time, then bloom

Fiddleheads salute.

Art Prescription:  With my sketchbook and a box of colored pencils, I headed off to the North Carolina Botanical Garden in search of the ephemeral wildflowers.

Art Journal with pen and ink and colored pencil:

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Tremble in their frame

Delicate ephemerals

Up from frozen ground.

Art Prescription:  About now the banks of creeks are full of blooming Trout Lilies. I adore their delicate nodding heads.

Watercolor 8 1/2 x 11 ( flower drawn and painted at 4x)

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Humble pie is served

I’ll take a submissive slice

And assume it’s best.

Art Prescription:  Sometimes we learn our best life lessons by taking a step back, being humble, and looking at the big picture.

Index card with watercolor:

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