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

Artful plate arrives

Basil, limes, jalapenos

Vietnamese lunch!

Art Prescription:  We went with good friends today to an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Experiential, really, proving that you don’t have to travel far to find food prepared with deep cultural roots. Each plate they brought to the table was a work of art! Here is my sketch…

Pho Far East



Delicious spicy food

Drunken noodles, yum!!

Art Prescription:  We don’t eat out much because I love to cook, but tonight we went with friends to a restaurant called “Twisted Noodle.” My dish was perfect! Spicy food calls for a good beer or wine!

amber ale

On the bus, the scent

Freshly brewed hot hazelnut

Coffee on the go!

Art Prescription:  How do you take your coffee? Slowly…while you wake up…or quickly out the door!!

mocha cafe 72

Black-eyed peas and corn

On the cob, of course, with squash!

A harvest dinner!

Art Prescription:  It’s Tuesday, the day we buy fresh local farmer’s market produce on Lomo Market!! Triangle friends find a stop near you!!

Love is currency

Thai soup, home-made bread, laundry!

Account status: Full!

Art Prescription:  In life there are many hours we simply cannot bill for. The major categories are house-work, yard-work, food gathering and preparing, and for mom’s with kids this list is infinity. The pay is love. Creativity comes in many forms!! What a luxury to be able to spend a day adding to life’s account with hand and heart!