Delicate fall blooms

Bright, cheery on my back deck

Nuthatches are back!

Art Prescription:  Sam planted some fall blooming plants. One of them is a delicate, orchid looking bloom. I have no idea the name, but the color and delicate shape intrigues me. Nuthatches are supposedly in decline, so happy to see them return to my sunflower seed.

Index card with colored pencil and pen and ink, my chop says “hope”

Index card October

Time spent on horseback

A gentle sway, keeping time

With nature’s tonic.

Art Prescription:  There are two ways to keep time. One is by the clock, calendar, meetings, deadlines…and the other is by the soul where no clocks are allowed. Most of us live by the clock, chasing, running, getting it done! What if we lived by joy, quiet, time spent staring off into the woods (on a horse’s back). Of course you guys know I’m preaching to myself!!! I need to spend more time chasing spirit instead of the almighty clock.

Watercolor
Horse Abstract

Daisy May wore her

Red hat to the country fair

She was new to town.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor and colored pencil

Silly Cow 1 72

Index card Spider's Web

Beautiful weaver

A master piece in design

But don’t get caught up!

Art Prescription:  This time of year I come across beautiful webs at the farm. I duck and try and miss them, not to disturb all the hard work of weaving.

Index card with pen and ink, my chop says “hope”

Sounding the alarm

Squats and bobs, tail held up high

Carolina Wren.

Art Prescription:  I love watching these spunky little birds bob and call. They have a distinctive little dance and posture. They are small, but they can cover a big territory with their chattering. Don’t we all need to know how far our voice carries? Are people hearing us when we ask for what we need?

Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil:

Index card Carolina Wren

Sneaky small pepper

Spiced up butternut squash soup

Burst of capsaicin.

Art Prescription:  I got a load of peppers from a friend. Green peppers, jalepeno peppers, and some small slender peppers I thought to be mild. I proceeded to put four of those babies into my cream of butternut squash soup and whoa baby those peppa’s packed some heat. It was good though, not too hot for us to eat, but next time I may remove the seeds and just have the lovely flavor without the after-burn, lol.

Index card with colored pencil:

Index card pepper

The shadow of fall

There’s the promise of sunsets

Don’t need a passport.

Art Prescription:  Found poetry. Scan a magazine and look for words or phrases that speak to you. Cut and paste into your journal, or as I’ve done here onto an index card.

Index card with collage and colored pencil:

Index card no passport