Shed November 1, 2015

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:

Index card Nov birds

The Hand of an Artist September 17, 2015

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!!

dancer

Flock September 7, 2015

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:

Flock

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

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

Seed Harvest August 18, 2015

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:

Bird yellow Finch