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..,
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:
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, 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!
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!
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!!
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.