To stay or move on?

How do they know? These teachers

Of deepest instinct.

Art Prescription:  I added to my background from the other day with colored pencil and graphite…

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As life whizzes by

Perhaps we should get out our

Amazing color.

Art Prescription:  Because no two days are alike…and why would you want to wait anyways to show your best, your truth, your individuality. It’s a fast ride, so fasten your seatbelt and feel everything.

Watercolor 8 1/2 x 11

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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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Watching mourning doves

She sits and wiggles to get

Her nest just perfect.

Art Prescription:  Watching birds build nests in my own backyard. Finished my marigold from yesterday. Added colored pencil and graphite.

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Leaves shiver in breeze

Cool, grey, wintry, cloudy, sky

Fluffy birds huddle.

Art Prescription:  I can’t think of a better way to end the year than a nature walk with my sketchbook and my love. Just us and our footsteps together for a 25th New Years Eve. Our lives are blessed and happy, and my wish for everyone is to find the simple beauty of each and every day. Oh yea, and make some art! Here’s to 2017!

Sketchbook with pen and graphite:

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Purple coneflower

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”

Goldfinch

Subtle season shift

Leaves begin to brown and fall

Birds feed on thistle.

Art Prescription:  This colored pencil piece is based on a photo by Mary Parker Sonis, an NC wildlife photographer.

8 1/2 x 11 colored pencil

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