Love is February 3, 2014

Love is in the air

Along with hot and cold waves

Birds look for houses.

Art Prescription:  The weather goes up and down like a roller-coaster. Warm front…arctic blast. My layers of coats and jackets hang ready in the closet. Meanwhile, the birds seem to be right on track.

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Snow Day January 28, 2014

Weather forecast, snow

All day I look to the sky

Excuse for milk, bread?

Art Prescription:  Okay, so I might wake up to a sea of white, but right now…I don’t see any snow!!! Since early morning the forecast for a winter storm has been all over television, radio, and Facebook. I did go to the grocery store for stamps, and they were out! Schools cancelled today. Many businesses closed early. Curious. Warm in my studio where I painted love birds.

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Haiku February 14, 2013 Valentines

Sit in pure stillness

Disconnect from busy world

Notice something new.

Art Prescription:  On my bus rides to and from my RN job just about every person has their nose to their smart-phones. No one is looking out the window to see the lovely flock of robins, or the way the light reflects off the buildings, or the simple beauty of a sunset. No wonder depression is on the rise!  I feel like a Florence Nightingale of the 2000’s. I think everyone needs fresh air, exercise, and nature… Give yourself a Valentine…

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Haiku February 12, 2013 Woodcocks

Flight of the Woodcock

Soars, musical twitter, dives

Female impressed, coos.

Art Prescription:  Spring…mating season. The male American Woodcock has one of the most musical aeronautical displays. They begin their dance at dusk which makes them hard to see, but if you stand still and listen you will hear the male as he soars upward in a wide spiral. As he descends his wings start to twitter, and he comes down in a zig-zag pattern, chirping as he dips. He lands near a female and starts the whole dance again…wow persistence!

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Haiku February 10, 2013 Master Painters

Thick vivid brush strokes

My eyes follow color, line

Great master painters!

Art Prescription:  I went to the Nasher Museum today to see  Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Stunning show! From the Nasher site:

“Henri Matisse fondly called Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone “my two Baltimore ladies.” The two Cone sisters began buying art directly out of the Parisian studios of avant-garde artists in 1905. At a time when critics disparaged Matisse, and Pablo Picasso was virtually unknown, the Cones followed their passions and amassed one of the world’s greatest art collections. The exhibition tells this story and features more than 50 of these masterpieces–including paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and more–on loan from The Baltimore Museum of Art.

In addition to modern masterpieces, the exhibition includes textiles and decorative arts from Europe, Asia and Africa that the Cones collected, as well as photographs and archival materials to highlight the remarkable lives of these sisters. Also featured in the exhibition will be an interactive virtual tour of their adjoining Baltimore apartments, showing their remarkable collection as it was displayed in their home.

All works are from the collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland.”


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