Instinct May 17, 2017

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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Snow and Birds February 13, 2014

Gentle falls the snow

Birds perch, shake off now and then

Sunflower seed, gone!

Art Prescription:  Lovely snow and lucky my job does not require me to leave my cozy nest. When I worked as a nurse in the hospital, I used to go no matter what.  Thank you to all the workers who are out there trying to keep people safe. The beautiful colors of the birds stands out against the stark white. Here is a sketch I will color tomorrow…stay tuned.

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Haiku July 26, 2012 Hot out there!

Hot! Morning doves coo,

Air conditioners spin, roar

Dragonflies flicker.

Art Prescription:  Has summer always been this hot? Seems 90 degrees plus forecast for weeks on end. Our backyard bird bath is very popular; families of blue birds enjoying a dip, so cute how they stand guard for one another. The simple pleasure of bird watching always brings me joy. I think I saw some sort of Tanager!! I’m reminded through my own ah-hahs that it really is about the simple pleasures.