Content

Cozy purr buddy

Contentment at my bedtime

Keeps me company.

Art Prescription: Anyone with a fur baby knows the satisfaction of having them by your side.

Simple pleasures.

Pen and ink sketch:

Day Hike

A drive, rural roads

Barns and pastures, fall color

Woodland hike to damn.

Art Prescription: We set out this morning on a day hike. Just a 50 minute drive outside of Chapel Hill and you land in Alamance County, Saxipahaw, and great hiking!

Yes, we did pass the brewery going and coming home. Next time maybe we will have a cold brew!

This park appeals to a lot of people: hikers, disc golf enthusiast, historians, and equestrians.

We stopped to rest at the damn. Diva got to stretch and I got to sketch.

Blur Between Lines

Like summer to fall

There is a blur between lines

Where it’s not either.

Art Prescription: Looking so forward to heading out to ride Finn in a sweatshirt! But hold on cowgirl, not yet, it’s still in the 90’s.

Maybe this is a good life lesson. Things are not always all or none, but somewhere in the middle.

I started this very loose watercolor and may add much or a little detail. Depends on the blur of my mood.

Favorite Things March 24, 2017

Nestled in the leaves

One stem at a time, then bloom

Fiddleheads salute.

Art Prescription:  With my sketchbook and a box of colored pencils, I headed off to the North Carolina Botanical Garden in search of the ephemeral wildflowers.

Art Journal with pen and ink and colored pencil:

Botanical Garden March 2017.jpg

 

Still Life January 14, 2016

A huddle of leaves

A January still life

Together we fall.

Art Prescription:  Perfect temperature for a nature walk. Lots of birds singing, robins, nuthatches, cedar waxwings, chickadees, cardinals. I was looking to see what might be coming out of the ground, but instead found this bunch of leaves an interesting subject.

Pen and Ink Sketch en plein air in my art journal and colored pencil once home:

Art journal january 3

 

Afternoon Shadows October 16, 2015

Afternoon shadows

Fall on black cows in pasture

Grain bin keeps the gate.

Art Prescription: As I do most Fridays after my two RN days, I headed out to see Finn at the farm. I can be completely exhausted, and my visit with the horses and fresh air renews my spirit. On the way home I take in the gently rolling pastures. Today a herd of black cows against the green pasture made me pull over. As I sat in a drive a white truck approached me. “You okay honey.” “Yes sir, I just pulled off to take a picture of your cows, may I.” “You sure can. Did ya see the babies? They are probably off down near the woods. They are purdy.” He backed up the drive. He had only come down to see if I needed help. Country. A far cry from the news of the day. Just people watching out for each other. I got my photo and headed home. Sigh…

Watercolor sketch 8 x 8

Black Cows

Seed Harvest August 18, 2015

Cone flower buffet

Acrobatic feats for seed

Lively Gold Finches.

Art Prescription:  Seeing my garden go to seed does evoke a slight melancholy… that summer is stepping aside for fall. Soon the beautiful colors of the flowers will be replaced by showy fall leaves. Each season has it’s own gift. For now I’m enjoying watching the birds find a harvest feast among my Echinacea.

Ball point pen sketch with colored pencil:

Bird yellow Finch