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:
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.
8 1/2 x 11 mixed media:
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:
Just sit and listen
And you will hear the world move
Forward with spirit.
Art Prescription: Sketching in backyard:
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.