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

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Hello, how are you?

Is your heart troubled, worried?

Get outside and smile.

Art Prescription:  End of winter, we all need a little vitamin D…or a little animal medicine.

Iphoto:

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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:

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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

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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

Soft fur, round brown eyes

Hibernates in the winter

Fiercely protective.

Art Prescription:  As the season steadily changes, so do I. The days are getting shorter. I look forward to cozy socks and fires.

 

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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.

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