Cowgirl Wisdom October 24, 2015

She moved me, the wind

And I listened deeply to

What she had to say.

Art Prescription:  I went to an animal communication workshop today at the farm where my horse Finn lives. It was intense and beautiful. I was overwhelmed with some emotions that came up, and I’m sure I will need to process my “conversations” more in the days to come. The horses were amazing and accepting and willing…wow!

Wisdom of Horses for Deb

Euphonious October 20, 2015

Sharp, bright, fall sunlight

Euphonious, crickets hum

Musical meadow.

Art Prescription:  The sun is sharp these days. Once up, she burns off frosted windshields…moves on to de-thaw grass. And still the crickets hum softly in the meadow.

Watercolor

Fall Meadow

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October Blooms October 15, 2015

Delicate fall blooms

Bright, cheery on my back deck

Nuthatches are back!

Art Prescription:  Sam planted some fall blooming plants. One of them is a delicate, orchid looking bloom. I have no idea the name, but the color and delicate shape intrigues me. Nuthatches are supposedly in decline, so happy to see them return to my sunflower seed.

Index card with colored pencil and pen and ink, my chop says “hope”

Index card October

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

Be Who You Are September 21, 2015

Blue in the face from

Trying to be heard, the rose

Became a daisy.

Art Prescription:  So why not be a daisy in the first place? Did she think a rose was better? When we find ourselves projecting, over explaining (boy that takes a lot of energy), feeling defensive, being judgmental, it’s time to dust off our boundary lessons. When we feel we have reincarnated the goddess Kali and start on a destructive rampage, it’s time to dust off our boundary lessons. From Pixie Lighthorse’s Boundaries Boot Camp with Mountain Lion:

“In healthy relationships, a boundaries practice and language feels like self-care. They might feel more like good, sturdy fences in less-than-healthy ones. You can still see over them. Energy can still pass through from a safe distance, but trespassing is not permitted.”

Reach for the sun dear daisy, grow and be gracious. We cannot all be daisies!

8 x 8 alcohol ink on watercolor paper:

Alcohol ink daisy 1

Pasture Sun Set September 18, 2015

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

Horses Sunset

Gentleness September 16, 2015

Deer, gentle you are

Full of love and pure kindness

Touch wounded beings.

Art Prescription:  Deer medicine has come into my art again. Here is an excerpt from “Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals,” by Jamie Sams And David Carson.

“If Deer has gently nudged its way into your cards today, you are being asked to find the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds. Stop pushing so hard to get others to change, and love them as they are. Apply gentleness to your present situation and become like the summer breeze: warm and caring. This is your tool for solving the present dilemma are you facing. If you use it, you will connect with Sacred Mountain, your centering place of serenity, and Great Spirit will guide you.”

“In its true application, unconditional love means that no strings are attached.”

Watercolor on watercolor paper:

Deer II