Chickadees protest

The warm early setting sun

As the chill sinks in.

Watercolor and colored pencil:



Not birds entirely

In contrast with things that sing

The mind and the wind.

Art Prescription:  Sometimes the mind and the wind whip around without direction, a force not to be tamed, but acknowledged.

Abstract watercolor:


In the gloaming now

The geese line up to take flight

And with one sound, whoosh!

Art Prescription:  I love watching animals communicating. They seem to do such a better job than us humans. In unison bird flocks, horse herds, and geese make a move at the same time, as if choreographed.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor with pen and ink


Heard the news today

People and things come and go

The circle of life.

Art Prescription:  One of my favorite horses is leaving the farm. I will miss this gentle giant, and grieve. Gives a slight meaning to “birds of a feather.”

Watercolor 8 1/2 x 11


Nature specimens

Watercolor discipline

A technique practice.

Art Prescription:  Bird feathers and eggs are a good way to explore the many ways to lay down watercolor on paper. Today in my studio we explored wet on wet, and blending watercolors.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor



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”


Feathers August 2016Perfect design, flight

The ability to soar

Over great expanse.

Art Prescription:  Ever look up at a bird soaring on wind currents and wonder what that would be like? Just drifting along at a pace designed by nature. The here and now…

Watercolor and Colored Pencil 8 1/2 x 11