Sweet woodland creatures

Sit hidden and watch us walk

Visitors we are.

Art Prescription:  When I walk in the woods I’m always aware of being a visitor among the natural world, especially for the nocturnal creatures.

Watercolor pencil sketch:


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

The woods are quiet

My bike wheels spin on the trail

Flowers go to seed.

Art Prescription:  Sam and I went to Tobacco Trail today. We drove out across Jordan Lake to the portion of the trail that crosses the wetlands of the lake. We saw four different kinds of woodpeckers. They have a primo opportunity in that habitat with all the stags. I’m coloring my Art Prescription Deck to make thumbnails for final production. This is the fun part!

Each 5 x 7 card in the deck will be printed on Bristol Vellum – an artist grade paper! The botanical names will be listed and the family.

Blackberry Lily – Belamcancia chinensis – Iris Family

Persian Speedwell – Veronica persica – Figwort Family

Art Rx blackberry lily color 72

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

Off into sunset

She flies, takes July with her

And leaves start to change.

Art Prescription:  Ever so subtle fall starts creeping in…

Watercolor and Sumi-ink on index card:

ICAD 57 Sunset

Warm May breeze stirs leaves

Tree frogs trill, dragonflies dart

Late afternoon gifts.

Art Prescription:  Late day walk at Mason Farm. No day is alike. Always pleases me so…

Index card with colored pencil:

Index card dragonfly

Northern Parula

Steady song in the forest

Lulled by the soft rain.

Art Prescription:  Early hike at Mason Farm and the rain caught us. It was quite peaceful walking under the canopy of trees while the rain pitter-pattered on leaves.

Collage, colored pencil and graphite:

Art journal Northern Parula