Dream Garden February 18, 2017

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
Butterflies Fly.jpg

Sew What February 11, 2017

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:

Heart sew 1.jpeg

Color Yourself August 24, 2015

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:

Index card butterfly color 1

Girl with the Yellow Umbrella August 17, 2015

Fabric from Paris

She flows with tide, girl with the

Yellow umbrella

Art Prescription:  Girl on the beach take 3…or I lost count. Not satisfied with the final watercolor, again my colors muddy. So I paper collaged with torn pieces from other not so great watercolors. I kind of like the mixed media end product. A good example of how no work is ever wasted. I save every piece that should be filed in the trash. And weeks or months later I see that piece has the perfect color I need for a collage…let her rip!!

Watercolor background with torn paper:

Yellow Umbrella

Reflection December 15, 2014

Like a sheet of ice

The pond reflects cool blue sky

Wispy rows of clouds.

Art Prescription:  Like a still pond, our art reflects what we are feeling inside. This is why it is so important to just express yourself with art!! No judgement about whether it is “good” or not. Just get it out in color, brush-strokes, or collage.

Mixed media expressive painting.

December pansies