As the trees shed leaves
So begins winter season
Birds sing renewal.
Art Prescription: As we begin the season of Yin, going into the darker days, I have a sense of renewal. Cleaning the clutter from the year…preparing for the holidays and my open studio.
Index card with Sumi-ink:
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:
Through hand to paper
The artist renders, and the
Soul makes her requests.
Art Prescription: Hi everyone, I’m pooped! I’ve been working so hard to get The Art Prescription Deck: A Dose of Coloring Inspiration out!! I’m going to have to share one from the vault. Let me see what I can find for you…
Dancer…done in collaboration with my husband…how appropriate!!
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.
Birds of a feather
Flock together, so they say
Know where you belong.
Art Prescription: Remember the clicks in high-school where you were struggling to fit in? As adults, I think we struggle with this issue. Life is like a river, constantly moving and changing, going with the flow. Birds seem better than us at knowing who they want to fly with. For them it’s simple. It’s mutual support.
Colored pencil and pen and ink on index card:
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:
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:
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:
Cone flower buffet
Acrobatic feats for seed
Lively Gold Finches.
Art Prescription: Seeing my garden go to seed does evoke a slight melancholy… that summer is stepping aside for fall. Soon the beautiful colors of the flowers will be replaced by showy fall leaves. Each season has it’s own gift. For now I’m enjoying watching the birds find a harvest feast among my Echinacea.
Ball point pen sketch with colored pencil:
Outside my window
At twelve-o-five Kingwood Drive
Stood a cherry tree.
Art Prescription: Funny the memories that pop into your head.
Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil: