Soft red velvet holiday

The poinsettia.

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A voice sang from woods

Peace on earth, goodwill to man

Many answered call!!

Art Prescription:  Beautiful Christmas day here in North Carolina. Spent it with my soul-mate walking in the woods, doing a Christmas day bird count, and a bit of sketching…bliss…shear bliss. I highly recommend it. This new year go out and buy yourself a sketchbook. Simply take notice of your surroundings. Especially when you are too busy…just ten minutes of joy and a change in brain chemistry!

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First day of winter

Wind whips, whistles at window

Temperatures plunge!!

Art Prescription: A low in the 20’s! Well it is the first day of winter! Winter Solstice, also known as Yule, Midwinter, and the Longest Night is indeed the longest night. From here forward the nights shorten and the days lengthen setting off nature’s internal clocks for spring. It’s the most Yin day of the year! Both the astronomical and cultural history of this date are interesting, and  Mayans willing and the creek don’t rise, I’ll be back tomorrow!

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Lamps adorned with bows

Round wreaths hang from window seals

Festive lights twinkle.

Art Prescription:  Christmas in USA.

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Meow howl for chow

Long lick both chops, clean face, purr

Repeat twice a day!

Art Prescription:  We have cats! Three! I’d love a dog too, but for now the cats rule! Artist throughout history have studied the long and graceful lines of cat behavior. My favorite is Steinlen! If you have pets they are perfect for gestural sketching…try and capture the essence of  dog or cat -itude!


Luminary night

Silent streets lined with candles

Holiday season!

Art Prescription:  Our neighborhood does an annual luminary night. A chance for everyone to celebrate their holiday of choice, and come together as one to light the streets with candles. It’s serenely beautiful!

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Cranberry salad

My grandmother’s recipe

Will add lots of love!

Art Prescription:  The best recipes come with childhood memories!!