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…

studio

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

Negative thoughts, weeds

Can wrap, wind around your heart

Suffocating growth.

Art Prescription:  So I did a little gardening today…actually a lot of gardening. Seems I’ve let my weeds get a bit out of control. Natures gentle lesson to remind me to tend my thoughts. Pen and ink, watercolor pencil on watercolor paper.

Geo love

Japanese garden

Cool stones, ponder in the shade

Pebbles like water.

Art Prescription:  We went to the J C Raulston Arboretum today in Raleigh. Pretty place. Lots of different styled gardens. Need to go back with sketchbook. Watercolor pencil on a strip of watercolor paper.

Japanese Garden

Hot bubblegum pink

Petunias spill outward

Wave to butterflies.

Art Prescription:  This started as a watercolor pencil sketch in my garden on mixed-media paper. Then I took it into my studio and washed it down with water. I added watercolor loosely over pencil strokes and then spattered a bit! FUN!

Pink Petunias

Tall, lush, green-blue grass

Ultra calm scene, horses graze

They own the meadow!

Art Prescription:  Lovely morning at farm! Rode Lacey and got to hang out and do some ground work. Once done, the horses got to go out and graze in the tall grass. Yep! Makes them happy. Watercolor pencil sketch on index card.

Grazing Horses

Rain and cold move in

Good weather to snuggle with

Furry family.

Art Prescription:  I continue to get things ready for spring… Watercolor pencil and ink on 3 x 5 index card.

Garden II index card