Holidays

Winter sun catches

The very tops of bare trees

In late afternoon.

Art Prescription : Sending joy to you. Walk into the new year in the moment. And feel your pulse when your spirit is moved. Then… do more of that.

How to hold Reins August 24, 2016

Hold reins with thumbs up

As if a glass of champagne

Bubbles rising up.

Art Prescription:  Did a private lesson today on Finn! So much good stuff…gonna be sore! Can’t wait to start my Women’s Intuitive Riding!! Working on an alternative palette of colors.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor

Horse greens 72

New Horse at Barn July 9, 2016

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:

ICAD 2016 July 9

 

In the Moment May 27, 2016

Off into the mist

Of green grass, afternoon sun

Finn in element.

Art Prescription:  Not much is prettier or more peaceful than watching a herd of horses let out onto a grassy pasture. Rode Finn bare-back…Friday ritual..and put conditioner in his tail and mane. Sublime.

Index card with colored pencil:

Index card herd

Fence May 20, 2016

Buttercups rise up

To meet the strong wooden fence

Above, old oaks pray.

Art Prescription: Do fences hold something in or out? Guess it depends on which side of the fence you think you are on… Me…a lovely bareback ride on my boy Finn admiring other horses graze among bright yellow buttercups!

Index card with watercolor and colored pencil:

Index card buttercups 1

Trail Ride May 11, 2016

Through deep shaded woods

And grassy fields by the cows

Spun the breadths of blue!

Art Prescription:  My horse under me connects me to the ground, the world, my life. So beautiful to see my dear friends on their horses ahead of me. All baggage left at the barn. Only joy rides along with us now. Blue Skies.Trail Ride

Sketch with watercolor

Swish September 19, 2015

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:

Horses Carson