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:

Index card pepper

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 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

Birds sing in the rain

They sing in the sun, they sing

Because they have song!!

Art Prescription:  I love Maya Angelou and have used her beautiful quote in today’s Art Prescription.

Index card with stamp and colored pencil:

Index card Maya angelou

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

Finn wind 72

Perfectly quiet

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”

Little Bull 72

Tiny elephant

Trying to claim your own space

Allow me to be.

Art Prescription:  Have you heard of the white elephant in the room? Well what if we all respected each other’s space a bit more?

8 x 8 watercolor on watercolor paper:

Elephant