And Right There You Are October 4, 2015

The shadow of fall

There’s the promise of sunsets

Don’t need a passport.

Art Prescription:  Found poetry. Scan a magazine and look for words or phrases that speak to you. Cut and paste into your journal, or as I’ve done here onto an index card.

Index card with collage and colored pencil:

Index card no passport

October Rain October 2, 2015

October comes in

With big buckets full of rain

Studio warm, dry.

Art Prescription:  I love the sound of rain on my studio roof. So soothing as I lay down watercolor washes. Big clouds hover over North Carolina, but looks the hurricane is going out to sea. Fall is upon us…nice cool weather.

Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil:

Index card October rain

Quiet Walk September 12, 2015

The woods are quiet

My bike wheels spin on the trail

Flowers go to seed.

Art Prescription:  Sam and I went to Tobacco Trail today. We drove out across Jordan Lake to the portion of the trail that crosses the wetlands of the lake. We saw four different kinds of woodpeckers. They have a primo opportunity in that habitat with all the stags. I’m coloring my Art Prescription Deck to make thumbnails for final production. This is the fun part!

Each 5 x 7 card in the deck will be printed on Bristol Vellum – an artist grade paper! The botanical names will be listed and the family.

Blackberry Lily – Belamcancia chinensis – Iris Family

Persian Speedwell – Veronica persica – Figwort Family

Art Rx blackberry lily color 72

Roadside Color August 28, 2015

Sweet gums are the first

Splashes of yellow appear

Leaves begin to change.

Art Prescription: Driving home from the farm today I began to notice a few patches of yellow here and there. In our yard it is the sweet gum trees that are the first to start changing color and dropping their leaves. The cooler mornings are a sure sign that fall is here.

Colored pencil and ink on index card:

Index card sweet gum 2

Color Yourself August 24, 2015

Fall wildflowers bloom

Dot the meadows and woods for

Butterflies to feed.

Art Prescription:  Hiked Mason Farm this past weekend. Beautiful wildflowers and lots of butterflies. Feeds my muse.

Here is a little drawing for you to color! You can print it off and color with your favorite art tools! Secret…I’m working on a new Art Prescription (™) adult coloring product…due out October!

Index card with pen and ink:

Index card butterfly color 1

Deep in the Field August, 10 2015

Tangle of flowers

Deep in the field where sunlight

Plays on soft petals.

Art Prescription:  What a fun time I had today playing with alcohol inks with my art group! Thank you Farley, who hosted and provided all the new and fun supplies to experiment with. We used photo paper, alcohol, and alcohol inks. For an hour or more there was not a sound except for a, “wow.” We dripped, sprayed, doodled, and watched as our works took on a life of their own. Not for the exact of heart! Alcohol inks are discovery at its best!! A great tool to have in your Art Prescription cabinet.

Alcohol ink on photo paper:

Alcohol inks I