Make Your Next Move

It’s a cat and mouse

A play of senses and game

Now, make your next move.

Art Prescription: I’m trying to maintain my sense of humor through these times.

Did yoga in my garage while our state is under weather watch.

Always a found feather gives me hope!

Angels August 2, 2017

Hummingbirds whorl by

Feathers are dropped lovingly

Angels even swim.

Art Prescription:  We, those of us who seek, look for and appreciate signs from nature. Animal medicine has strong power and lucky are those who pause to find the messages.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor with pen and ink; Angel Fish

Fish Angel 600 72.jpg

Leap May 19 2016

Burrow into safe

Nurture yourself, release fears

Leap like a rabbit!

Art Prescription:  Is there a situation you need to resolve? Something that has you feeling frozen or a need to run? Perhaps a need to rest and re-evaluate?

Index card with colored pencil and pen and ink:

Index card rabbit

Gentleness September 16, 2015

Deer, gentle you are

Full of love and pure kindness

Touch wounded beings.

Art Prescription:  Deer medicine has come into my art again. Here is an excerpt from “Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals,” by Jamie Sams And David Carson.

“If Deer has gently nudged its way into your cards today, you are being asked to find the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds. Stop pushing so hard to get others to change, and love them as they are. Apply gentleness to your present situation and become like the summer breeze: warm and caring. This is your tool for solving the present dilemma are you facing. If you use it, you will connect with Sacred Mountain, your centering place of serenity, and Great Spirit will guide you.”

“In its true application, unconditional love means that no strings are attached.”

Watercolor on watercolor paper:

Deer II

Bustle November 25, 2014

Hawk 1

Holiday traffic

All the fixings, loaded carts

Plans for gratitude.

Art Prescription:  Wow, holiday hustle and bustle. My hope is that as we all sit down to share Thanksgiving dinner, we will also give thanks for the natural world around us. It’s pretty amazing…

6 x 9 colored pencil and pen and ink

Simply Love May 28, 2014

Out beyond the gate

I find my breath, deep and full

On a white mare’s back.

Art Prescription:  Rode Lacey today! Some ring work…my trot a little better…and then off into the woods and corn-fields. Lean forward going up-hill and lean back going down hill. I try to let her rhythm carry my body. Trust, let go and breathe. Folks this is big.

new pencils 1


Flock of Geese October 25, 2013

Geese float in the sun

Soon to gather on shore and

Take flight in a V.

Art Prescription:  As the sun heads down, the geese on the pond take in the last remaining rays. They wade around, seemingly not doing. Then as if choreographed, they move to line up on shore and take off forming the classic V shaped flight pattern.  I’ve heard that geese stick together. If one goose goes down, the others go down until they know that the flock must go on. My work with horses is like that. The good of the herd is of up-most importance.

fly away


Haiku July 9, 2013 Loneliness

Loneliness is not

Being only flower bud

But failure to bloom.

Art Prescription:  The garden is ripe with buds and blooms and it occurs to me that to make a garden whole it takes many elements. The rain, the sun, the soil, birds, bees, and the instinctual element of life growing on despite any adversary. A tree fallen by a storm, will only grow upward with new branches. We humans get so attached to this one short life we live. If you relish in nature’s messages, you will be at peace with the whole. Four winds, Bev

Eternal Summer