July heat beats down

Took an early morning ride

Cool spray for my Finn.

Art Prescription: I got to the barn about 8:30. The heat magnified by the hour.

Finn got a cool spray off from hose. Oh that felt so good!

Bought a set of oil pastels at the Scrap Exchange. Played with some sketching..,

Take your time

Slow and steady now

Dragonflies dip down and swoon

It is so July.

Art Prescription: And July means hot. Heated tempers, sweating to no end, everyone is on edge.

How to stay clear of everyone’s frustrations? art!

Started this in my backyard:


Rain pours down, sideways

Umbrella threatens to flip

Inside out with wind.

Art Prescription: Here in NC we’ve had a nice long cool spring. So nice.

I drove to three stores today to find hoops for my Stitch Kits. Ended up at JoAnn Fabric and waited in line outside with my mask and gloves. Only so many people in the store at one time.

Since I was there I picked up a couple of new fat quarters of fabric.

Next design: a bird:

Sketching with Matilda November 15, 2016

Warm and cozy eve

Care for a special kitty

Sketch with Matilda.

Art Prescription:  Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know Matilda, the cat I helped rescue from 9 degree winter nights. She then found her forever home with my neighbors, and lucky me I pet sit her often as they are world travelers! I love her like one of my own, and when her parents are gone I sketch and read at her house.


Warm Studio March 7, 2014

Warm studio waits

For fairies who pack their bags

To reign the woodlands.

Art Prescription:  Working on some woodland fairies. Hard to decide if I want to go realistic or animated or somewhere in the middle. Love the idea of spring wildflowers with pretty, dainty fairies!!


Beech Trees February 8, 2014

Afraid to let go

Beech trees hold on to their leaves

Golden glow in winter.

Art Prescription:  Lovely day. Hiked about four miles and saw a Kinglet!! (future painting) Spent some time field sketching, then back to studio to add watercolor. This is a work in progress.