I did not go mad

Gathering moss, the blue shade

Of the tall bamboo.

Art Prescription: Look for what is good and soothing and calm…

Index card with watercolor, collaged quote, and chop that says “hope”

ICAD 2017 blues.jpeg

Advertisements

The closing walls and

The ticking clocks gonna come

Back and take you home.

–Cold Play

Index card with collage and watercolor:

ICAD 2017 lyrics.jpeg

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

Blue Poppy I lrg 72.jpg

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

Farmhouse Laundry.jpeg

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”

Lilac.jpeg

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.

March 2017.jpg

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:

Art journal Valentine.jpeg