Winter Beauty

Even in the still

Quiet decay of dried leaves

Lies winter beauty.

Art Prescription: In need of some quiet and solitude, I took off to the woods.

Among winter trees, green moss, and lichen my mind was able to get peaceful.

There is always a treasure in the woods…


This horse loves water

Two feet splash in a clean trough

And a pond! What joy!

Art Prescription: I’ve been working on this portrait of Splash for a while. He is a heart horse and very dear to most people who knew him.

I really wanted to capture his spirit.

What a love! Here he is “splashing” in a pond.

Watercolor Pencil Play

Today I decided to do a sketch and use watercolor pencil to fill in color.

Here’s my dry sketch. Graphite drawing, then layered in colored pencil.

Then I added water. I dipped a round brush into water and spread the pencil marks around.

I’ll stop here for now and will probably add more tomorrow:

Art Journal Page

All things lead to change

Life is about beginnings

And also endings.

Art Prescription: But, wait a minute!! Endings are not always sad!

In fact when one thing ends it often opens the door for a new beginning!

Look for new opportunities!

Journal page mixed media:

The Diva Chronicals

So, life goes on as we try to adjust to having Diva, the four pound Chihuahua, as part of our family.

She shakes much of the time. We think this is a Chihuahua thing. She has very fashionable outwear, even coats with hoods!

She is learning to dry her feet on a towel by the door. I’m not used to having to vacuum more often! LOL!

All things considered, everyone is doing their best.

Bath day…

Walk in the Woods

Walk in the deep woods

Winter birds call, bare branches

Scent is fresh, primal.

Art Prescription: Except for swimming, a walk in solitude does me much good.

With no distraction, I take step by step, and my mind wanders freely.

Home to studio I worked on these peonies. I’m trying to slow down and not rush a painting.