Just off the trailer
He takes a breath, and decides
The grass is green here.
Art Prescription: A new horse arrived at the farm today…Space…a registered Paint. Cool as a cucumber, he gets off the trailer and proceeds to enter his new home with enthusiasm. Just amazing these creatures who live totally in the moment.
Index card sketch:
These spirits in fur
Draw us to their mystery
Hold us on their backs.
Art Prescription: Amazing ride this morning.
8 1/2 x 11 watercolor
My reflection in
Your deep soulful eyes, I am
A work in progress.
Art Prescription: Time with my horse today. I could disappear in his eyes…so deep and full of meaning.
Started this Cyclamen sketch. Stay tuned for color…
Like spaghetti strands
Horses eat steady supply
Of hay to keep warm.
Art Prescription: My horse is so well cared for during these cold winter nights. He gets lots of hay to keep his metabolism going, which is how horses stay warm. Night, night, Finn…
Watercolor 8 x 8:
Out of the purple
A field of wild irises
She ran with the wind.
Art Prescription: Sometimes you just have to go with it…
She moved me, the wind
And I listened deeply to
What she had to say.
Art Prescription: I went to an animal communication workshop today at the farm where my horse Finn lives. It was intense and beautiful. I was overwhelmed with some emotions that came up, and I’m sure I will need to process my “conversations” more in the days to come. The horses were amazing and accepting and willing…wow!
Time spent on horseback
A gentle sway, keeping time
With nature’s tonic.
Art Prescription: There are two ways to keep time. One is by the clock, calendar, meetings, deadlines…and the other is by the soul where no clocks are allowed. Most of us live by the clock, chasing, running, getting it done! What if we lived by joy, quiet, time spent staring off into the woods (on a horse’s back). Of course you guys know I’m preaching to myself!!! I need to spend more time chasing spirit instead of the almighty clock.
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:
Burst of energy
September wind blows through trees
Horses like to run.
Art Prescription: I love watching the horses be horses. As I persevere at being authentic, nature’s wild-side reassures me that all of life is a circle.
Here is my horse Finn in the wind. 8 1/2 x 11 watercolor
Grasshoppers whirl by
Black crows chuckle in the trees
Horses swish their tails.
Art Prescription: Trying to take a day of rest…I went to swim and sauna. Rest? My restless soul is not familiar with this concept. So I ventured out to the farm to just be. And I did. I stood in the pasture watching horses graze and nudge each other gently. I saw crows and hawks fly by making lots of racket. I watched song-birds land on the fence to survey their next bug. I petted, leaned on, an loved on all the horses.
Carson index card with ink and colored pencil: