“If you’re an oak
You don’t pretend
You are a flower.“
Machine stitched art journal page:
Adorn the garden, leaves fall
A final farewell.
Art Prescription: I will miss cut flowers! In exchange we get cool, cozy, sweatshirt weather!
Watercolor and colored pencil:
Fresh open window
September butterflies flit
A leaf or two falls.
Art Prescription: Mixed-media:
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:
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
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!!!
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
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:
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