Words of Wisdom

MAKE YOUR BED


“Downtown Lady” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen Making one’s bed is pretty basic to most of us, like changing your socks, returning your phone calls and possibly eating your oatmeal. It happens to be the title of a new book by former Navy Seal Admiral Andrew McRaven, whom I saw interviewed on TV. I haven’t […]

JOHNSON’S DICTIONARY


Dr. Johnson At The Cheshire Cheese To be honest, the first time I saw this plate hanging on the wall of my mother-in-law’s breakfast room, I thought what a glutton Dr. Johnson must have been, whoever he was. After all, how much cheese could anyone eat? And everyone knows that Cheshire, of course, was a […]

WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN THERE’S NOTHING TO DO?


‘STEPPING OFF ON A WING AND A PRAYER’ Stoneware Sculpture by Kayti Sweetland Rasmussen ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** REGRET: Definition: An uncomfortable condition often caused by our own actions. Sometimes we need to stop and think before we take a leap of faith. Life isn’t always as it seems, and it isn’t the fall that may hurt you—it’s […]

LA DOLCE VITA – FELINE FORMULA


ORIGINAL WALL MURAL “THIS IS A WATCHCAT WATCHING YOU” by Kayti Sweetland Rasmussen Choose only human pets who train easily. Walk casually, but authoritatively, as befits your status. Exercise moderately, but never let it interfere with your catnaps. Make absolutely clear that every soft, warm place, especially human laps, is yours upon demand. Occasionally allow […]

GENERATIONS


“Reflections of the Past” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland Rasmussen Our seven year old great-granddaughter’s birthday occasioned the gathering our clan in Southern California this weekend. She will be attending the same neighborhood school where both her parents and their best friends, plus a number of other family members and friends went not so long […]

THE CRACK OF THE BAT


“Balk” original watercolor by kayti sweetland Rasmussen” I like baseball. My father was a big fan and when he was home and there was a game, any game, on the radio, we listened and cheered at the appropriate times. He went to the ballpark whenever he had a chance. He put a baseball bat in […]

CONVERSATIONAL PING PONG


“Talkin’ It Over” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen Good conversation has a beginning and an end. I regret to say that some people don’t know how to end one. Let me explain: first, check out their body language. No, that doesn’t mean to give unnecessary attention to certain parts of their body. If they begin […]