Taking the Bate

Spoken word dangles

A bit of fodder for mind

You don’t take the bate.

Art Prescription: have you ever been tested!? When you know someone is trying to get you to take the bate?

Do you realize when others cross boundaries due to their issues?

Relationships are challenging. I really just want to cruise down the middle lane….

Everything I Need

Just outside my door

Is everything I need

Backyard paradise.

Art Prescription: I know some of you have really suffered with Covid. I feel so fortunate to be such a home-body.

En Plein Air watercolor: Bee Balm:

Beach Time

Jimmy Buffet song

Coffee over-looking sea

Palms wave in the breeze.

Art Prescription: Summer vacations this year may be different for many.

That doesn’t stop you from going to the beach in your mind.

Watercolor sketch:


Are you in tangles?

The more you pull, tighter knot

What if you let go?

Art Prescription: Relationships are complicated. Sometimes we find ourselves tangled up in someone else’s story.

Then the more involved we get the tighter the boundary lines are drawn.

What if we are willing to let go? Quit trying so hard to please!

Heart Felt

Steady heartfelt good

Showing up day after day

Motives deep in veins.

Art Prescription: We are mostly lucky in life if we have our health, to choose where we spend our time and energy.

Collecting Memories

We have the right now

And we have past memories

Construct, who we are.

Art Prescription: I do seek to live in the present. I seek gratitude for each day.

At night my dreams dig up the past and make me aware that life has many layers.

Art Journal:


Worse before better

A mound of things from closet

Trash, save, or Goodwill.

Art Prescription: Organizing sure does sooth nerves. At first not so much, as you pull everything out of the closet.

Going in deep now. Just how many gift bags are in there?

Running a business from home has challenges… one is organizing.

Just shipped this custom painting: