Sneaky small pepper
Spiced up butternut squash soup
Burst of capsaicin.
Art Prescription: I got a load of peppers from a friend. Green peppers, jalepeno peppers, and some small slender peppers I thought to be mild. I proceeded to put four of those babies into my cream of butternut squash soup and whoa baby those peppa’s packed some heat. It was good though, not too hot for us to eat, but next time I may remove the seeds and just have the lovely flavor without the after-burn, lol.
Index card with colored pencil:
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
Sea of goldenrod
All tones of yellow and green
Fall at Mason Farm
Art Prescription: Slow walk at Mason Farm today (yay my stress fracture is better). Beautiful array of fall wildflowers…wish I had taken my book to identify them.
Pen and Ink Sketch on Yellow Bristol Vellum with Colored Pencil:
Big bucks September
Heads adorned with a sculptor
Stand tall in the woods.
Art Prescription: I continue to try and paint bucks. My challenge…to capture their essence, and stay loose and gestural. This is on big 22.5 x 30 paper, so I used very wet watercolor and big brushes. I even did the faint background with a house-paint brush. It’s fun painting BIG!!
And a nice break from launching The Art Prescription Deck: A Dose of Coloring Inspiration – I’m picking up samples Monday, whoot!!
Watercolor on 22.5 x 30 300lb arches watercolor paper:
Grasshoppers whirl by
Black crows chuckle in the trees
Horses swish their tails.
Art Prescription: Trying to take a day of rest…I went to swim and sauna. Rest? My restless soul is not familiar with this concept. So I ventured out to the farm to just be. And I did. I stood in the pasture watching horses graze and nudge each other gently. I saw crows and hawks fly by making lots of racket. I watched song-birds land on the fence to survey their next bug. I petted, leaned on, an loved on all the horses.
Carson index card with ink and colored pencil:
On the other side
Of the pasture, the sun sets
Cool mist over ground.
Art Prescription: I went out to the farm to meet the farrier so Finn could get his “pedicure.” After two busy RN days, a chance to slow down and enjoy the horses was a welcome situation. I stayed until the sun began to sink on the horizon. Gazing out on a field of happily grazing horses is peace for my soul, beauty for my eyes, quiet for my ears, and love for my heart.
Watercolor 5 x 7
Through hand to paper
The artist renders, and the
Soul makes her requests.
Art Prescription: Hi everyone, I’m pooped! I’ve been working so hard to get The Art Prescription Deck: A Dose of Coloring Inspiration out!! I’m going to have to share one from the vault. Let me see what I can find for you…
Dancer…done in collaboration with my husband…how appropriate!!
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.