Pioneer people

Trail blazers, carving a path

Into the future!

Art Prescription:  Spent most of my day clearing a new path for horse-back riding! Beautiful day, and I can’t wait to bring Finn over to these beautiful woods.

Envelope art:

Envelope art trail blazers

Farrier at farm

Horses stand still for this man

Gentle pedicure.

Art Prescription:  Graphite sketch.

art journal farrier

Open studio

Warm, bright, space where I create

Welcome friends, neighbors!

Art Prescription:  Today was a cold, wet, rainy day! And my friends and neighbors still came out to celebrate my open studio with me. Thanks y’all!! For those of you who live a little far off…


Farm entrance, dogwood

Cockle-berry takes hitch-hike

Horses in the woods.

Art Prescription:  Both of us in need of clearing our minds, my friend and I. I went and led Finn out of the woods, rode a bit. Then we both took in the calm that is the farm, to clear our heads and sketch!

Blue Skies Oct 13

Picking a pumpkin

To adorn our porch for fall

Ritual color.

Art Prescription:  Well this is just orange-luscious!! A trek out to the country for pumpkin picking.


Farmer fresh produce

Feed family organic

Fruit, vegetables.

Art Prescription:  We are so fortunate to have lots of organic farmers in our area. And three local farmer’s markets that make shopping local convenient and fun, including LoMo Market which travels around the triangle delivery fresh goods on wheels!!

Organic Collage

Big, round, lush orange

Sits with company, blue bowl.

Dose, vitamin C!

Art Prescription:  Sometimes art is right in front of your eyes in the many still-life’s in your home.  Colored pencils are wonderfully uncomplicated and portable.  You simply draw with them, wet with a brush, and the colors blend and come to life. You can also actually dip the pencil into water to make really vibrant marks. Get some and play…play is good!