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Comfort Bound Cay

Comfort Bound Caya poem bySketchWriterJess
If people spent time Doing something constructive, joyful, and satisfying   Instead of destructive...
 How would the world be?

All destructive behavior Leads to people, items, and places Being destroyed… Nothing better, Nothing brilliant… Not even change.
Why do people destroy In order to gain something they don’t have?


Why not take The time to build up joy…a thing Something, that gets better the more it’s done?


These questions Are solutions to children And even new adults;
During my toughest school days where I endured bullying and misunderstood my classmates so many times when they were just joking around I’d come home from school angry, exhausted, and alone. I’d think of the mistakes I made. I escaped to my comfort bound sketchbook or notebook. I’d draw or write my dreams and real life happenings. Even as a new adult, I continued to sketch and write despite living with pain in my head and heart.

I think…believe People are afraid to Hold on…

How to like yourself now (to survive with or without a mental illness, for me bipolar disorder.)

How To Like Yourself Now (To Survive): A Guided Journal Workshop is here! Check out the Sketchwriterjesspress Shop or JBHensleySWJ Shop to purchase.

How to like yourself now A poem by SketchWriterJess 
Cook for yourself and others. That includes baking.
Helping parents when they need help.
Laugh and not question being happy. In other words, laugh without question.


Watch feel good movies no matter how hoke and silly.
Treat music as a philosophy, not a religion

Let thoughts go in one part of your brain...
and leave quickly out the other.
Hang onto the thoughts you want to hang on to.
Let the people you love so much in real life know how much you care for them.
Let the people you loved so much in fantasy go…in peace.
Be kind to anyone, just because it’s the right thing to do.
Be nice.
Be angry at someone when you need to. But calm and gentle the rest of the time.
Reassure people you’ve got their back.
Say “Hello”.
Say “Good Bye”.
Say “Good Night”.
Say “Good Morning”.
Say “Have a good one…

Be Brave. Don't Cave.

Be Brave. Don't CaveA prose poem by SketchWriterJess


Be Brave. Don't Cave...

when people tell me to give up my dream of being creative for love and profit...

when I feel like I can't take another minute of my own self talk...

when I want to go outside and never come back...


but to drive around for hours...

when I am screaming at the television, "Trump...Why....Stop using the tanning bed! Seriously, Trump...stop being disrespectful to other people and yourself."...

when I am listening to MSNBC and all I can think of "Oh no! What's going to happen now. How are the mentally ill going to get the help they need to survive. I myself am receiving the help I need, but what about other mentally ill people out there...

when I hear some doctor who has never had a mental illness in their lives let the names of mental illness meds roll of the tongue like different candies and she tells me, "Sorry, no drinking alcohol". Ok I wished I had listened on that on…

Zen Mandala, Hand embroidery. Letting go of "Where's Mine?"

Note: This is a compilation of three blog posts I wrote in 2015 that I am putting into one post. All pictures from the other posts are now in this updated last blog post on this subject. This is my first tutorial and I've got more on the way. See ya, soon.
Phase 1 Hello everyone,
Here are some pictures of my progress on one of my hand sewn mandalas. I started it a couple of days ago. I've enjoyed working on it, yet it is in the middle now... and it's dragging a little which is to be expected. There is a lot more that needs to be stitched to make the design complete.
I'm using 4 colors right now and am thinking of adding a couple more. I'm keeping it as an analogous color scheme from the color wheel. Green, Blue, and Purple. I may add a complement of one of these colors as well. I have also used a neutral gray for the sketched outline. It is actually sketched in thread, free hand. I did not draw any lines.
It's my first attempt, so it's a bit uneven. I'm turn…

Free Web Apps for Productivity

Here is a place for Apps designed by me just for you to boost your productivity in a fun way. Have at it!

Time and Write Generator

Words Sprints Minutes
50 2 10
100 3 20
150 4 30

Press down on the button of your mouse and roll over the grid to get your random numbers. You can also use the highlight function on your tablet to get the same result.

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