Familiar blooms

Return each year along path

Rhythm of nature.

Art Prescription:  I’m a creature of habit. I like familiar. I like home. I like to see nature’s bounty each year in all my familiar places.

8 1/2 x 11 watercolor


A field of purple

Highlight against winter trees

Power of a few.

Art Prescription:  A stand alone wildflower is minuscule, but put them in a field with others, and you have a stampede of color.

Index card with colored pencil:

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Wildflower runway

Spring color fashionistas

Trendy haute couture!

Art Prescription:  High design for sure!

Wildflower Parade I

Past the fence, look down

Wildflowers sprinkle paddock

Where horses sense spring!!

Art Prescription:  First thing this morning we walk out to see the horses. On the way I notice about 6 different merry wildflowers!

Blue Skies Wildflowers

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!!


Colored sketchbook fun

Watercolor pencils, draw

Then paint with water!!

Art Prescription:  Watercolor pencils are a great tool for sketch-booking outside. Simply take your pencils and sketchbook, draw and color en plein air. Then back in the studio add water for a surprise mixing of color. Sketchbook graffiti!

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Winter’s hand plays deal

Cold spreads, coat and hat required

Spring at finger-tips!

Art Prescription:  Although my walk today was in a wintery mist, I know spring is coming! The signs of spring lift my spirits.

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