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.


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

A vase of posies

Plucked fresh from the spring garden

Just right for a sketch.

Art Prescription:  A cutting garden is a wonderful way to pamper yourself with fresh flowers!

May 6

Rise up out of leaves

Delicate Quaker Ladies

April in the woods.

Art Prescription:  I rode my bike over to a patch of woods near my house. Lots of Quaker Ladies blooming, also known as Bluets. They are such cheerful little flowers!!

Quaker Ladies 2

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!!


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.