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.

Alcohol ink:

alcohol sept

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

Outside my window

Hummingbirds play, drink nectar

From lush, sweet, flowers.

Art Prescription:  Where did July go?

Sunflower Hummer

She took the curves slow

Remembering those long days

On route sixty-six.

Art Prescription:  Index card a day challenge: Route 66…what would you do? My artists fellows…Try an index card.

Index card with collage and pen and ink drawing

ICAD 15 route 66

Sky returns to blue

Group of Scarlet Tanagers

Striking red, black wings.

Art Prescription:  Spent my morning at the farm. On and off rain. Late day walk at Mason Farm and lots of birds. Scarlet Tanagers glow in the green canopy.

Index card with colored pencil

Index card scarlet tanager

Swarm of honey bees

The weight on a new spring branch

Queen rules colony.

Art Prescription:  Saw this on my walk today. So amazing and beautiful. Swarming behavior only occurs in spring when the Queen Bee decides to start a new colony and leaves with thousands of worker bees in search of a new nest. Meanwhile they swarm in unexpected places.


Bye brown, step aside

Green, it’s your turn to shine bright

Cover the meadows.

Art Prescription:  Spring abundance makes the dull browns of winter worth it.

Index card with colored pencil:

Index card Bye brown