Just caught a snowflake

Big, white amazing design

Melted in my hand.

Art Prescription:  8 1/2 x 8 1/2 watercolor

Blue Heart copy

Been hanging around
This town for way, way too long
Counting crows, late fall.

Art prescription: Here in North Carolina it seems fall has missed her mark. Or did I just buy a pumpkin to early?

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Calling on a ghost

I ask the past to visit

Yearning for my youth.

Art Prescription:  I know…heavy. Seems Saturn has payed a visit. All good. A little self-reflection is a sign of growth. Hold on spring is coming.

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Heart beats for knowledge

So many books, day, seconds

To take it all in!

Art Prescription:  Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you walk into a library or book store and think I want to read it all!! Life is so glorious and complicated, and there is so much to learn! Was it Shakespeare who said, “the world is too much.”

Wildflower Dream March

Thick vivid brush strokes

My eyes follow color, line

Great master painters!

Art Prescription:  I went to the Nasher Museum today to see  Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Stunning show! From the Nasher site:

“Henri Matisse fondly called Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone “my two Baltimore ladies.” The two Cone sisters began buying art directly out of the Parisian studios of avant-garde artists in 1905. At a time when critics disparaged Matisse, and Pablo Picasso was virtually unknown, the Cones followed their passions and amassed one of the world’s greatest art collections. The exhibition tells this story and features more than 50 of these masterpieces–including paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and more–on loan from The Baltimore Museum of Art.

In addition to modern masterpieces, the exhibition includes textiles and decorative arts from Europe, Asia and Africa that the Cones collected, as well as photographs and archival materials to highlight the remarkable lives of these sisters. Also featured in the exhibition will be an interactive virtual tour of their adjoining Baltimore apartments, showing their remarkable collection as it was displayed in their home.

All works are from the collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland.”

Brilliant!

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Too soon for roses

I imagine them, petals

Velvet glow of red!!

Art Prescription:  Playing with some water-mixable oil paints. Roses…alas…maybe why February is the yearning of the heart month.

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Compassion:  to walk

A brief time in other’s shoes

Give of time and heart.

Art Prescription:  The holiday season brings out extremes in feelings. At any given point in life you or I may respond differently to a world where “everyone else seems normal.” No matter what holiday you celebrate, there is bound to be some roller-coaster of emotions. The perfect gift, time and heart!

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