Hello friends and fellow bloggers,
I have a special treat for you today! I’ve been working with a group of young environmentalists to bring to life a body of kid’s art. Last summer these NC Kids painted their favorite NC threatened bird with my coaching.
Announcing The Threatened Bird Project Note Cards!! My company has produced this charming set of 12 note cards, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our local Audubon chapter. http://www.newhopeaudubon.org
Please visit my Etsy shop to make your purchase to support the birds!
Also visit my NC Threatened Bird Project page right here on the Art Prescription!
Petals whither, fresh thistle
For yellow goldfinch.
Art Prescription: I so enjoy hearing the sweet sound of the goldfinches coming for thistle.
Watercolor with my chop that says “hope”
Dark and cool outside
First light, daybreak, the world turns
Sweet birds morning song.
Art Prescription: There are a few things worth getting up in the dark for…
White feathered breast beams
March morning sun, Mockingbird
Sweet spring harmony.
Art Prescription: Hard not to smile while looking up to see a puffed-up Mockingbird singing his heart out on a limb. Actually grin!! They are show offs! Wildflowers dance in the meadow.
First morning light seeps
Into my sleepy window
First bird song’s sweet pitch.
Art Prescription: Better than an alarm clock!!
Earth trusts sun to rise
Birds, confident, sing morning
Faith, hope, assurance.
Art Prescription: Things I want more of in 2013! Faith in others, honesty from others, trust in myself. Assurance, like the birds, to just sing!!
A voice sang from woods
Peace on earth, goodwill to man
Many answered call!!
Art Prescription: Beautiful Christmas day here in North Carolina. Spent it with my soul-mate walking in the woods, doing a Christmas day bird count, and a bit of sketching…bliss…shear bliss. I highly recommend it. This new year go out and buy yourself a sketchbook. Simply take notice of your surroundings. Especially when you are too busy…just ten minutes of joy and a change in brain chemistry!
Friendship! A vessel
To share woes and joys, lifetime
Lift a glass in cheer!
Art Prescription: This is the time of the year to celebrate all we have to be grateful for!! I’m so lucky to have great friends who trade the woes and joys of life. Life is a roller-coaster! We all experience the ups and downs, the long clicks up the hill…and the exhilarating ride, thrilling…the tenacious curves…and the moment when we catch our breath, and go on to the next ride. Life is ever-changing…put on your seat-belt!! and make sure your best friend is along for the ride!
First light, first bird song
Pink halo grows over trees
White moon recedes west.
Art Prescription: After a hectic 9 hours day at my RN job, just a brief while in my studio revives my spirit. My RN job is a dichotomy of much giving. Art balances my right and left brain!!
Sits proud in tree top
Full breast gleams in late day sun
Master of all song.
Art Prescription: Mockingbirds have many personalities. They can be jesters or intimidating…or should I say imitating? A large repertoire, they enjoy solo performances. Other birds call out to mates, but the Mockingbird sings for the crowd.