art journal

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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Bullfrogs croak, fish swirl

Great blue heron struts the shore

Water reflects sky.

Art Prescription:  I spent my afternoon gathering supplies for art journaling kits. I love my art journal…a place to play with mixed media, a place to experience art versus “making” art. Creativity is so important to a balanced life. I’ve listed a few of my kits in my Etsy shop. Take a look and be inspired! I’d love to see what you do!

Here is my journal for today. I collaged vintage papers all over page. Then I sketched some pansies from my garden onto the page and colored them with a light wash of watercolor.

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A busy kitchen

Spells love, and a fresh menu

Real homemade goodness.

Art Prescription:  It’s fun to have time on the weekend to cook together. Kitchen time chopping fresh produce…and then the reward, yum.

Art Journal Page
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Cold rainy morning

Warm blankets and cats call me

Back into my bed.

Art Prescription:  Saturday morning. No place in particular to be. It’s cloudy and rainy and cold…brrrr. Warm cats, warm bed, is this really a decision?

Using my collage paper with the 1903 ledger and flowers,  I then sewed my index card sketches onto the paper. Fun!!!

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Something old and new

Years of age and a fresh bloom

Each tells a story.

Art Prescription:  Another piece using a 1903 ledger from Carrboro, North Carolina. These dusty pages tell a story. So I picked a few of my freshly bloomed flowers…and here is the conversation…

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