Sentient Being

A merry-go-round

Breeze carries a leaf swirling

Touches down at rest

Art Prescription: My sweet Finn was amazing today. Horses are sentient beings.

We sat together and he put his muzzle on my head as if to say I know you are sad and I’m here for you.

Sketching Fall Wildfowers

I had a lovely group this morning at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

I showed them three techniques for capturing the essence of fall wildflowers.

Brush painting with watercolor.

Drawing with watercolor pencils and adding water.

Negative painting.

Bonus: pen and ink.

I did a demo of negative painting to capture these tiny asters. Then I added pen to suggest detail.

Thank you dear readers for your support. Art will pull me through.

Be well,



For those of you who have followed my feral cat story, today was tragic.

Elbee the female who I rescued two liters of kittens and finally trapped her for spaying, was hit by a careless driver this morning.

Her injuries were extensive and we had to say good bye.

We held her, for the only time in her life, while we let her go in peace.

I’m so sad and angry. One second of carelessness while speeding or checking a phone can change a life.

Sam wrote this haiku:

Love in my life lost

Glad you let me hold you once

Elbee RIP