Taupe colored clouds move
In with a cold winter front
Hang tight little blooms.
Art Prescription: All this warm weather here in North Carolina has encouraged everything to bloom early. Now tonight a front is moving back in.
I love the simple elegance of brush painting. I’ll make this one available in my Etsy shop!!
Watercolor with my chop that says “hope”
In Lady Banks Rose
A pair of wrens seek courtship
Among early buds.
Art Prescription: If they choose to nest here, soon their home will be snuggled among abundant yellow Lady Banks Roses.
Index card with watercolor and my chop “hope”
Out in the big field
One flower stands up to say
Art Prescription: Can we listen? Can we hear? Can we learn? Can we love?
4 x 6 watercolor and sumi ink with my chop that says “Bei Fu Lie” my name.
A winter snow storm
Makes her approach, and spring buds
Greet the arrival.
Art Prescription: Even in the stark of winter, the signs of spring are there.
Watercolor and pen and ink on watercolor paper with my chop:
Delicate wind chimes
Play tender notes to announce
Snow in the forecast.
Art Prescription: And my back-yard birds are talking about it too. Today I didn’t even need a coat. Grey wintry weather suits my sleepy cats.
Brush painting on index card:
Winter, green bamboo
Graceful leaves nod at bare trees
Secret hiding place.
Art Prescription: Have you ever come upon a tall bamboo forest in winter? A canopy of green in the midst of naked trees. A secret hiding place. Thick and tall. Sunshine rays slip in. Smells like vetiver.
Index card with watercolor and my chop that says, “hope.”
All you can hear is
The soft patter as snow lands
Sea of frozen white.
Art Prescription: We did not have a white Christmas. In fact it has been around 70 degrees. Cool nights, warm days…kind-of North Carolina!
Index card with watercolor:
No wind, waves, ripples
Perfect reflection on pond
Mind like still water.
Art Prescription: Misu no kokoro translates in Japanese to “A mind like still water.” It refers to water taking on a mirror-like quality. Working with horses is like this.
From Mark Rashid’s book “Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building trust between horse and rider:”
“Put simply, developing a quiet mind allows us to take in and process information in a true and correct manner and then respond appropriately, in a way suited to the situation, provided the situation even needs a response.”
It occurs to me that this applies to every relationship in our lives.
Index card with watercolor and my chop that says “hope.”
Life ebbs and life flows
Bursting with seed, pods open
A new season starts.
Art Prescription: This time of year beautiful sculptural seed pods are everywhere. Reminds us all that if you plant a seed it will grow.
Watercolor 5 x 7 with my chop that says “hope”
Dragonfly sits still
Air heavy, humid, summer,
Crows gather, pine tops.
Art Prescription: Went for a ride on Tobacco Road Trails. Yep, it’s hoT!
8 1/2 x 11 watercolor