Sea Horses August 27, 2015

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:

Sea Horses

Glide Two August 26, 2015

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

Sea Turtle 1

Sea Turtle August 19, 2015

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:

Sea Turtle

Girl with the Yellow Umbrella August 17, 2015

Fabric from Paris

She flows with tide, girl with the

Yellow umbrella

Art Prescription:  Girl on the beach take 3…or I lost count. Not satisfied with the final watercolor, again my colors muddy. So I paper collaged with torn pieces from other not so great watercolors. I kind of like the mixed media end product. A good example of how no work is ever wasted. I save every piece that should be filed in the trash. And weeks or months later I see that piece has the perfect color I need for a collage…let her rip!!

Watercolor background with torn paper:

Yellow Umbrella