Voices in Our Heads

Last week the ladies at the Lighthouse began a four part art project focusing on “the committee that meets inside our heads and votes against us.” That phrase always brings a chuckle from whatever group we’re working with because negative self-talk is common to all of us. But it can be especially damning . . . → Read More: Voices in Our Heads


From time to time there is a police presence at the Lighthouse when someone needs to be escorted from the facility, a fifteen month, faith-based, residential treatment program for women recovering from substance abuse. But I’ve never before had a staff person lean in the dining room/art room door and tell us to . . . → Read More: Lockdown


I love it when a plan comes together. Or when two heads are better than one. My art partner Lee and I lunch over sushi most every Friday after our therapeutic art workshop at the Lighthouse, a fifteen month long residential substance abuse program. Before we began our Christmas break, we sat strategizing . . . → Read More: Take-Away

Simple Resolutions

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions. But I am inclined to personal reflection. And there’s no better way to do that then by exploring, organizing, and purging one’s sewing workroom/art studio where a wide assortment of fiber arts have been created over the last few months. The piles and boxes under . . . → Read More: Simple Resolutions