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…


Winter, green bamboo

Graceful leaves nod at bare trees

Secret hiding place.

Art Prescription:  Have you ever come upon a tall bamboo forest in winter?  A canopy of green in the midst of naked trees. A secret hiding place. Thick and tall. Sunshine rays slip in. Smells like vetiver.

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

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Hi Friends,

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been published in The Coloring Studio a Stampington Publication. If you like to color this issue is packed with beautiful drawings! And you can also find my Art Prescription Deck with 12 coloring plates in my Etsy shop. Happy Holidays!


And then it all comes

Together, the path, vision

Flight, freedom, take place.

Art Prescription:  From the mosaic I did for yesterday’s post I then negative painted and butterflies took flight out of chaos. What fun to start with a random design and find magic on the page!!

8 1/2 x 11 mixed media with collage and negative painting

Butterflies mosaic

Pull, weed, dig, and sweat

No glamorous white gloves here

New flowers, worth it!

Art Prescription:  So my bee balm has run its course. I made space for a new flower garden that will delight me until fall.

Index card:

ICAD 2016 July 29

Doors beckon us in

Whether real or in our minds

What’s on other side?

Art Prescription:  Is there a lock? Are we afraid? Are we brave? Are we curious? Do we want change? Well…

Index card with watercolor:

ICAD 2016 July 26