Gently takes from hand

His soft muzzle, chews, juicy

Favorite apple.

Art Prescription:  I love sharing an apple with my horse Finn. I take a bite and then offer him a bite. After a ride and grooming this ritual is so nice. Good boy!!

Index card with watercolor and colored pencil:

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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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Lotus, sun symbol

Marks the beginning and end

Purification.

Art Prescription:  Perhaps our forebears were very smart. Do we pay attention to when we need to cleanse? End something, and begin anew?

Watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink:

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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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Dream of June garden

Lost in the scent of flowers

Where butterflies fly.

Art Prescription: Played with mixed media on a YES canvas today. Laid acrylic paint down with a brayer, then added some collage and other marks. Then wrote in French, “Look for me in the garden, where butterflies fly and I’m lost in the flowers.”

Acrylic with collage and pen and ink
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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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Sew what, open heart

You give and your heart feels warm

Does a body good.

Art Prescription:  Never underestimate the power of giving of your time, your energy, your ear, your heart…someone out there needs you.

Mixed media with pen and ink, fabric, and improvisational sewing:

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