Gently takes from hand
His soft muzzle, chews, juicy
Art Prescription: I love sharing an apple with my horse Finn. I take a bite and then offer him a bite. After a ride and grooming this ritual is so nice. Good boy!!
Index card with watercolor and colored pencil:
I found a rainbow
When I looked into the eyes
Sweet mare, Frosty Girl.
Art Prescription: Joy is what you find at the end of a rainbow!
Index card with colored pencil:
Window to the soul
A place you gaze when in love
Where you find the truth.
Art Prescription: I did this sketch one night in bed. Added colored pencil just now.
Index card with pen and ink and colored pencil:
No wind, waves, ripples
Perfect reflection on pond
Mind like still water.
Art Prescription: Misu no kokoro translates in Japanese to “A mind like still water.” It refers to water taking on a mirror-like quality. Working with horses is like this.
From Mark Rashid’s book “Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building trust between horse and rider:”
“Put simply, developing a quiet mind allows us to take in and process information in a true and correct manner and then respond appropriately, in a way suited to the situation, provided the situation even needs a response.”
It occurs to me that this applies to every relationship in our lives.
Index card with watercolor and my chop that says “hope.”
Running down a dream
You know perfect bliss right then
Some least expected.
Art Prescription: Sometimes what we are searching for is delivered to us without asking.
Index card with collage, pen and ink, and colored pencil:
On the other side
Of the pasture, the sun sets
Cool mist over ground.
Art Prescription: I went out to the farm to meet the farrier so Finn could get his “pedicure.” After two busy RN days, a chance to slow down and enjoy the horses was a welcome situation. I stayed until the sun began to sink on the horizon. Gazing out on a field of happily grazing horses is peace for my soul, beauty for my eyes, quiet for my ears, and love for my heart.
Watercolor 5 x 7
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.