Roadside Color August 28, 2015

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:

Index card sweet gum 2

Glide Two August 26, 2015

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

Learning from Horses August 25, 2015

Simple boundaries

Ancient way of the horse herd

Communication.

Art Prescription:  Boundaries…we all have them. I’ve done a lot of work this past year on learning about boundaries, including a course with Pixie Lighthorse called Boundaries Bootcamp. Thank you Pixie. And thank you horses. As I watch your simple and most of the time gentle interactions you keep your boundaries and those of others clean and neat. Pixie would say, “keep your side of the street clean.” As I get busier with art and an exciting launch coming soon!, I find myself needing to set better boundaries, where I choose to spend my energy or not. This is good stuff folks! It means getting clearer and more balanced in your life and the ongoing daily exchange of energy. Aho!

Index card with colored pencil and my chop “hope”

Index card horse boundaries

Color Yourself August 24, 2015

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:

Index card butterfly color 1

You are Perfect August 20, 2015

A world of beauty

Yet each sunflower is fine

And perfectly blooms.

Art Prescription:  Why do we humans have such a hard time blooming…recognizing our beautiful parts and strengths and individual differences? Can we take a lesson from the garden where each bloom just reaches for the sun? Cause it’s a short journey this one livid life. So my friends go out there and bloom!!

Alcohol ink and pen:

Sunflowers inks

Deep in the Field August, 10 2015

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:

Alcohol inks I

Pollination June 6, 2015

Pollinators work

To taxi pollen from one

Flower to the next.

Art Prescription:  The majority of all flowering plants rely on pollinators, a group of animals that includes over 200,000 species, including bees, birds, and buttrerflies.

Index card with colored pencil and pen and ink:

ICAD 6 Taxi pollination