News takes breath away

Wide awake at four a. m.

Life is so fragile.

Art Prescription: Live in the moment of each day.

8  x 11 watercolor

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Dried by sun and breeze

Clothes and towels hang on line

Load of fresh laundry.

Art Prescription:  My grandmother’s towels smelled like fresh air and sunshine. I can see her right now with an apron on, clothespins in the pocket, reaching up to the clothesline to hang a fresh load of laundry.

8 1/2 x 11 mixed media sketch

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Old fashion lilac

Delicate pearly purple

Scents up whole garden.

Art Prescription:  Reminds me of my grandmother’s garden.

Index card with watercolor and my chop that says “hope”

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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!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/506133856/vintage-art-journal-papers-scrapbooking?ref=shop_home_active_1

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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Cuddle, laugh, repeat

Go on long hikes in the woods

Make morning coffee.

Art Prescription:  Love is simple…love is kind…

Art journal 8 x 8 with watercolor and collage:

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Suddenly it’s spring

A shift in the wind, a tease

Winter is not done.

Art Prescription:  Very spring-like day here in North Carolina. I have a feeling that winter has another round of frigid. Right now…I turned my AC on…in February?

Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil:

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It won’t be long now

Before drapes of purple blooms

Curtain the roadside.

Art Prescription:  I know he saw his shadow…but one can wish.

Watercolor work in progress…

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