Pure instinct, the flight

The wave of wing to his mate

And the nest begins.

Art Prescription:  My chickadee batch fledged. And now a pair of blue birds are claiming the box. I adore seeing them messaging each other with subtle wing waves.

Index card with graphite and colored pencil:

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In the pouring rain

We fluff our wet, cold, feathers

And continue work.

Art Prescription:  Yes I’m obsessed with my chickadees. And my new illustrated book!! Thoughts of a Golden Fox!

I’m very excited to introduce my latest illustration work, “Thoughts of a Golden Fox.”

Thoughts of a Golden Fox, written by Charles David Rushbrook and illustrated by Beverly Dyer, is a delightful book for children, ages 6-11. The story is told from the viewpoint of a mother Golden Fox, which, according to the book’s short and gentle-hearted Glossary, is “…a magical, and rarely seen, species of fox with unbelievably beautiful golden coats!

Now available in iTunes!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1224615643

You can visit iTunes and read a sample chapter.

Fox Book Cover Page

8 1/2 x 11 mixed media:

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The box is singing

Fledglings are making some noise

Do the parents sleep?

Art Prescription:  Mother Nature’s tenacity is amazing. Every minute or so I see one of the chickadee parents leave the box to go grocery shopping. The box gets quiet. And as soon as one of the parents flies in, there is a lot of sweet high-note chirping going on.

Index card with colored pencil:

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Just sit and listen

And you will hear the world move

Forward with spirit.

Art Prescription:  Sketching in backyard:

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The box…quiet now

Nature walks to her own drum

Empty nest syndrome.

Art Prescription:  I’ve so enjoyed watching my little nest box beside my studio active with life.

Index card:

ICAD 2016 July 6