Someone to swim with
Come along by my side and
We will live big life.
Art Prescription: You can look at your days, weeks, months, years, in one of two ways. One, with total gratitude for all that you are and your health, and all that you have. Or two, a glass half empty all the time, focusing on every little hang nail that comes your way. Wow! Now that’s some deep decisions! Swim….
Watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper:
She knows her domain
Is at one with elements
Shows you who she is.
Art Prescription: A friend of mine recently reminded me, “If people show you who they are, believe them.” Once again I’m drawn to the deeper consciousness that is our animal world. Always asking what can we learn?
This is my second sea turtle. The first one I did with alcohol inks which was fun and bright and bold. This one is softer, done with watercolor. 8 1/2 x 11 watercolor
A world of beauty
Yet each sunflower is fine
And perfectly blooms.
Art Prescription: Why do we humans have such a hard time blooming…recognizing our beautiful parts and strengths and individual differences? Can we take a lesson from the garden where each bloom just reaches for the sun? Cause it’s a short journey this one livid life. So my friends go out there and bloom!!
Alcohol ink and pen:
She glides in the cool
Vast blue-green ocean, eggs laid
Her work on shore, done.
Art Prescription: Today I honor the Sea Turtle.
Sea turtles are one of the Earth’s most ancient creatures. The seven species that can be found today have been around for 110 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs.
Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the water. Like salmon, they will return to the same nesting grounds at which they were born. When females come to the shore they dig out a nest in the ground with their back flippers, bury their clutch of eggs and return to the ocean. After hatching, the young may take as long as a week to dig themselves out of the nest. They emerge at night, move toward the ocean and remain there, solitary, until it is time to mate.
Alcohol ink, watercolor, and pen and ink:
Cone flower buffet
Acrobatic feats for seed
Lively Gold Finches.
Art Prescription: Seeing my garden go to seed does evoke a slight melancholy… that summer is stepping aside for fall. Soon the beautiful colors of the flowers will be replaced by showy fall leaves. Each season has it’s own gift. For now I’m enjoying watching the birds find a harvest feast among my Echinacea.
Ball point pen sketch with colored pencil:
Alone in garden
She bends and grows, taking her
Place in the big world.
Art Prescription: Each bloom brave and important.
Vines grew and wound up
Anything they could find to
Help them meet the sun.
Art Prescription: Busy, busy RN day…needed a little dose of Art Prescription for myself.
College and pen and ink on index card.
The leaves on a stem
Branching of a winter tree
An uncurling fern.
Art Prescription: And the butterfly knows where to go…
Watercolor and pen and ink on watercolor paper.
Off into sunset
She flies, takes July with her
And leaves start to change.
Art Prescription: Ever so subtle fall starts creeping in…
Watercolor and Sumi-ink on index card:
Hottest days, summer
Hidden in the woods, climb up
A shady tree house.
Art Prescription: We all need a little place to hide!
Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil: