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!
Keep violets company
By the rolling creek.
Art Prescription: Sam and I found a new place to hike today. A wooded trail by a creek with wildflowers everywhere. Really magical. We meandered through pine and hard-wood forests and across open meadows.
Army of songbirds
Descend on intruder hawk
The war of nature.
Art Prescription: While taking a ride on my bike, I noticed a bunch of racket going on in the woods. I stopped and scanned the trees for the action. Then I saw a rooster-sized hawk being bombarded by many songbirds…cardinals, bluejays, woodpeckers…They were all working as a team to make the intruder flee. Finally after much feather pecking, the hawk took off to nearby pines. The persistent songbirds followed. Amazing!
Like a champagne burst
Trees have exploded with leaves.
A curtain of green.
Art Prescription: Amazing what a bit of warm weather and some rain does to the forest! In a weeks time things have at least doubled.
The woods are salted
With whitish-pink Spring Beauties
Violets dress path.
Art Prescription: Active day at Mason Farm!! Lots of wildlife, including finding an owl nested in a hole in a tree!!
On the forest ridge
In a mass of winter browns
Art Prescription: Walking in the woods this time of year, the changes happen in days. Seemed these daffodils appeared like magic!
A voice sang from woods
Peace on earth, goodwill to man
Many answered call!!
Art Prescription: Beautiful Christmas day here in North Carolina. Spent it with my soul-mate walking in the woods, doing a Christmas day bird count, and a bit of sketching…bliss…shear bliss. I highly recommend it. This new year go out and buy yourself a sketchbook. Simply take notice of your surroundings. Especially when you are too busy…just ten minutes of joy and a change in brain chemistry!
A wave of blackbirds
Move as one mass over trees
Wings vibrate the air!
Art Prescription: Instead of the mall, my love and I walked almost 6 miles in the woods today, which seemed to be brimming with activity…snow coming? As we walked our familiar path a flock of black-birds came up across the trees with an amazing presence. The sound of thousands of birds chirping, and the thunder-like vibration of their one for all flight, shook the woods. I stood in the brown, grassy meadow in complete awe, and wholly grateful for this serene moment.
Beneath the leaf quilt
Wildflowers wait patiently
While winter performs!
Art Prescription: Even though the woods seem very quiet now, how nice, there is always a lot going on underneath the surface. Don’t let the cold keep you indoors. Put on a scarf, big coat, and mittens, and go out into nature! A red cardinal sitting on a winter branch is stunning!