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

Steady, meadow edge

Clip, clop easy gait. Black crows

Iridescent sheen.

Art Prescription:  Me, a horse, and a wildflower meadow. Slow ride in the country.

crow meadow

Wild irises grow

On the edge of country pond

Baby ducks waddle.

Art Prescription:  An evening walk around our neighborhood pond…relaxing. And I see a duck with 10 ducklings trailing behind her. I hope to get some sketches of this fowl family. For now, the purple wild irises hold my attention. Pen and ink in sketchbook.

Wild Irises

The lamb must be lost

Tiny wild blue hyacinths

Charm the lion’s roar.

Art Prescription:  Hiked Merritt’s Pasteur today, a walk along a river that loops up and over a meadow. Saw lots of wildflowers and goldfinches. Still wearing my winter coat and gloves! The wind bites.

Wild hyacyth

Sweet…the Friday air

Essence of white pear blossom

Neighborhood cat sleeps.

Art Prescription:  Set out to sketch wildflowers, but found the neighborhood cat asleep on my deck.

Sketchbook March 21

Asking for a sign

Spot an Evening Grosbeak

She waits for me now.

Art Prescription:  Sometimes the good stuff has to wait. Has to wait to pay the mortgage, has to wait to pay college tuition, has to wait to pay the grocery bill…has to wait. I have a lovely Evening Grosbeak waiting for me to paint her. I will get there…for now a purple sketch.

Radiant purple bird