Gently takes from hand

His soft muzzle, chews, juicy

Favorite apple.

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:

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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:

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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:

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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.”

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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:

ICAD 2016 July 28

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

Horses Sunset

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.

Alcohol ink:

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