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…


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

Rue anemones

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!

August Hawk

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.

leaves Apriltrees April

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!!

spring beauty 72

On the forest ridge

In a mass of winter browns

Yellow daffodils!

Art Prescription:  Walking in the woods this time of year, the changes happen in days. Seemed these daffodils appeared like magic!

February daffodils