Time Heals January 17, 2014

Thoughts get more quiet

Sharp pain turns to a dull throb

Time truly heals all.

Art Prescription:  No life goes without loss. Loss of life, loss of dreams, loss of health, there are many. It is part of the beautiful existence we call human. We feel BIG. We experience the drama of life in our minds and bodies. Write, paint, connect with others…we are not alone.

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Remembering Tree November 5, 2013

Remembering tree

An act of art to mourn loss

You are not alone.

Art Prescription:  My stark tree coming to life as people remember a loved one. Through art, people grieve, feel less alone in their sorrow, and create beauty. Thank you Heidi Gessner, UNC Bereavement Coordinator, for inviting me to be a part of this service!

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Loss and Love October 1, 2013

Grief, like the ocean

Ripples or waves, knocks you down

River, salty tears.

Art Prescription:  A sad day for me as a good feline friend left this world to another. She was a delight and my heart is a little broken. I pray for healing and recovery for her family.


Hearts a bursting September 15, 2013

Pink sneakers, white hat

Walk my path as sun settles

My Hearts-a-bustin.

Art Prescription:  Euonymus americanus – Bursting Heart, Hearts-a-bustin’, Strawberry Bush.. E. americanus is a shrub with thin stems and opposing, shallowly serrated leaves. The bush grows from 4 to 6 feet tall. Fruit is a red 4-lobed capsule. Each lobe splits open in the autumn, giving the name Bursting Heart.

There are many days that we may feel our hearts are bursting, with joy, with praise, and with sorrow.


Haiku December 6, 2012 Compassion

Compassion:  to walk

A brief time in other’s shoes

Give of time and heart.

Art Prescription:  The holiday season brings out extremes in feelings. At any given point in life you or I may respond differently to a world where “everyone else seems normal.” No matter what holiday you celebrate, there is bound to be some roller-coaster of emotions. The perfect gift, time and heart!