Turquoise, white, and red

Sat unused on the palette

A zinnia born.

Art Prescription:  I finished two trees for UNC Hospitals today. Bittersweet…this work I do…honored. I had left over paint. So I headed to my studio, (I paint in my garage for these big pieces), and some zinnias bloomed.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor, stamps, and acrylic:

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Dried by sun and breeze

Clothes and towels hang on line

Load of fresh laundry.

Art Prescription:  My grandmother’s towels smelled like fresh air and sunshine. I can see her right now with an apron on, clothespins in the pocket, reaching up to the clothesline to hang a fresh load of laundry.

8 1/2 x 11 mixed media sketch

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Cold rainy morning

Warm blankets and cats call me

Back into my bed.

Art Prescription:  Saturday morning. No place in particular to be. It’s cloudy and rainy and cold…brrrr. Warm cats, warm bed, is this really a decision?

Using my collage paper with the 1903 ledger and flowers,  I then sewed my index card sketches onto the paper. Fun!!!

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Dream of June garden

Lost in the scent of flowers

Where butterflies fly.

Art Prescription: Played with mixed media on a YES canvas today. Laid acrylic paint down with a brayer, then added some collage and other marks. Then wrote in French, “Look for me in the garden, where butterflies fly and I’m lost in the flowers.”

Acrylic with collage and pen and ink
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Sew what, open heart

You give and your heart feels warm

Does a body good.

Art Prescription:  Never underestimate the power of giving of your time, your energy, your ear, your heart…someone out there needs you.

Mixed media with pen and ink, fabric, and improvisational sewing:

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A paper bird’s nest

Nature journal style study

Tear, glue, draw, and paint.

Art Prescription:  So fun to work spontaneously with my art buddies! As we talked, our hands moved and art was made.

8 x 8 mixed-media on paper

Bird Eggs

 

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:

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