Case of mulleygrubs

Cure is a cake or red dress

Or watercolor.

Art Prescription:  I first heard of “mulleygrubs” from Ginger Andrews’ poem “The Cure.”

“The cure for the mulleygrubs,

she tells my sister,

is to get up and bake a cake.

If that doesn’t do it, put on a red dress.”

It seems listening to the news is causing me a sure case of mulleygrubs, so I paint and paint and paint!! And maybe pray…

Purple Pleasure.jpeg


Moonlight sonata

Can you hear the beautiful

As the day settles?

Art Prescription:  Emotional week here in America. To soothe my soul I return to nature and her rhythms.

8 x 8 watercolor with bleach:

Moonlight sonata.jpeg

Just trying too hard

Uses so much energy

Life is about flow.

Art Prescription:  Seems this lesson has presented itself multiple times for me this week.

8 1/2 x 11 Watercolor with pen and ink and colored pencil:

Cyclamen 72

Yellow and NavySeventy degrees

Shorts and tees in December

Santa needs sunscreen!!

Art Prescription:  I’m not complaining as Finn and I had a lovely sunny walk (sort-of he is very interested in eating grass). However, “dashing through the snow” is highly unlikely this Christmas season.

Watercolor and pen and ink 8 x 10



Been hanging round this

Town for so, so long, walk paths

Just like yesterday.

Art Prescription:  As I walked to the bus, lunch in hand, I cornered the UNC School of Nursing. Been hanging around this town for a long time. This, it occurs to me, is my life…

Pet sitting for my favorite neighbor cat…watercolor sketching her while visiting.

Matilda sketch

Just caught a snowflake

Big, white amazing design

Melted in my hand.

Art Prescription:  8 1/2 x 8 1/2 watercolor

Blue Heart copy

Goddess of July

Rays of silk, golden, yellow

Flower of the sun.

Art Prescription:  My hubby brought me flowers. It still thrills me! As I arranged these sunflowers, I knew I had to capture them in paint. Did a loose watercolor today…will see if it’s done tomorrow, or if I want to detail.