Haiku June 5, 2013

Seconds tick on clock

I sway to the time, rocking

Black cat in my arms!

Art Prescription:  We have three cats!! Each one has a very distinct personality and my days are filled with cat antics. Matisse, my big furry black cat, I think he has some Siamese traits, likes being held. He melts into my arms and will lay wilted with love until, with protest, I set him down.

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Haiku December 5, 2012 Attitude

Her breath touched my cheek

Felt a wisp of hair, rose scent

My secret sister.

Art Prescription:  We have three cats, two boys and one girl, who is their mother. We fostered the whole gang intending to keep two kittens. The mother cat won our hearts immediately! Her name is Maya and she is phenomenal! This is a fun sketchbook idea. Draw a line or series of lines. Now what do you see!

Maya line

Haiku December 7, 2012 Predictable Cat

Meow howl for chow

Long lick both chops, clean face, purr

Repeat twice a day!

Art Prescription:  We have cats! Three! I’d love a dog too, but for now the cats rule! Artist throughout history have studied the long and graceful lines of cat behavior. My favorite is Steinlen! If you have pets they are perfect for gestural sketching…try and capture the essence of  dog or cat -itude!


Haiku November 27, 2012 Grey and Rainy

A warm cozy couch

Sandwiched between two kitties

Remedies grey day!

Art Prescription:  On a grey, cold, rainy day it’s simple human nature to nap! If you have pets, then you know as soon as you hit supine you will have company. I sometimes have wonderful ideas while my body rests, and my mind wanders!