From red kayak bow

The lake stretches out deep blue

Big clouds float above.

Art Prescription:  Just me and my first mate went “boating” today…kayaking. It was so fun and beautiful and peaceful. Nothing but us, blue skies, and a lake that went on forever. Bliss!

Index card with watercolor:

ICAD 2016 July 23

Fast furious swoop

A near miss, the dove chortles

Hungry red-eyed hawk.

Art Prescription:  I was sitting outside when I heard a sudden ruffle of wings. A hawk swooped in after a morning dove in the trees. Lucky for the dove, the hawk went hungry. The yin and yang of nature.

Nature Collection

Bird_Collection-2

Winter can feel like

Time underwater, spring is

Coming up for air.

Art Prescription:  Hard to go inside these days…I’ve got a pair of blue birds checking out the bird house right outside my studio window. How delightful if they take up residence and I can watch them raise a brood!

Watercolor on Yupo (first time on Yupo and I’m not sure what I’m doing)

Roses on Yupo 72

As the trees shed leaves

So begins winter season

Birds sing renewal.

Art Prescription:  As we begin the season of Yin, going into the darker days, I have a sense of renewal. Cleaning the clutter from the year…preparing for the holidays and my open studio.

Index card with Sumi-ink:

Index card Nov birds

Sitting in judgment

The five ladies brood and mope

The Peacock shows out.

Art Prescription: Funny what comes to mind while painting. And I’ll show you some proud peacock later…

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor

Chickens

Freshly cut flowers

Seems trees have changed overnight

Mason Jar posy.

Art Prescription:  We are so lucky here in North Carolina that flowers continue to bloom on through October. We haven’t had that first cold frost yet. So I happily plucked a Mason Jar full of flowers and set about to watercolor them. Makes me about as happy as anything…

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper

Fall Posey 72

She moved me, the wind

And I listened deeply to

What she had to say.

Art Prescription:  I went to an animal communication workshop today at the farm where my horse Finn lives. It was intense and beautiful. I was overwhelmed with some emotions that came up, and I’m sure I will need to process my “conversations” more in the days to come. The horses were amazing and accepting and willing…wow!

Wisdom of Horses for Deb