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:
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:
Burst of energy
September wind blows through trees
Horses like to run.
Art Prescription: I love watching the horses be horses. As I persevere at being authentic, nature’s wild-side reassures me that all of life is a circle.
Here is my horse Finn in the wind. 8 1/2 x 11 watercolor
With the door open, pitter-
patter of rain, fresh.
Art Prescription: The breeze, the rain, and just me and the birds. I love painting in my studio on a rainy day. I keep the door wide open and listen to the soft fall of the rain. Soothing. Backyard birds visit for a sunflower or two.
8 x 8 watercolor “Little Bull”
Hummingbirds fuel up
For their long fall migration
Lots of fall flowers.
Art Prescription: I’m still seeing hummingbirds coming to fall blooms. They won’t be around for long as they prepare for migration.
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
Pink zinnias and
Lisianthus grow and bloom
In the fall garden.
Art Prescription: I’m so excited to launch the Art Prescription Deck: A Dose of Coloring Inspiration!! Here is a sneak peek at the first card from the “Wildflower Dreams Collection.”
5 x 7 pen and ink for you to color!
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:
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:
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: