"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

 

2 August 2016

Bought my great-nephew his own ice cream maker and together we made his first homemade ice cream. He declared it was “the best ever!” 

Make art about an ice cream memory. 

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3 August 2016

Had a great conversation with Road Angel Casey, who left her job at Duke University to start a small organic farm, selling vegetables and flowers, nut butters and preserves from a roadside stand.

Make art about taking the risk to grow a dream.

 

 

4 August 2016

A woman at a gas station came running toward me, smiling and waving and yelling, “Donna! Donna! I haven’t seen you in so long!” I smiled, shaking my head, waiting for her to realize that I wasn’t Donna after all. As she reached me, her face fell, and she looked so embarraassed, and I said, “I’m sorry.” She laughed and said, “No, I’m sorry. I could’ve sworn–” She laughed. I said, “I’m Mary, but I bet you could find Donna, if you looked. Have you tried Facebook?” I told her about finding my friend Lynne again after many years, and how blessed we both felt. She said, “I haven’t looked for her, but I think I will.” She left smiling, and I finished pumping my gas, climbing back into my car, wishing, for just a second, I had been Donna, this friend who brought such a smile to the woman’s face.

Make art about mistaken identity. Or about finding that wonderful friend again.

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5 August 2016

Dreamt I was in a crowded park handing out sparklers. So many sparklers, so many people. Before too long, the park was shimmering with light and color.

Make art about ways of sharing Light.

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