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Archive for the ‘2017 Prompts’ Category

Daily Prompt Love x 2 <3 Release & Tradition

30 December 2017

He judged the instant and let go; he flung himself loose into the stars.”-Annie Dillard

Make art about release, about releasing something painful, or something beautiful.

release

31 December 2017

Make art inspired by an interesting New Year’s tradition.

25 Strangest New Year’s Traditions From Around The World by David Pegg

In Denmark they save all of their unused dishes and plates until the 31st of December when they affectionately shatter them against the doors of all their friends and family.

In Ecuador they celebrate the New Year by burning paper filled scarecrows at midnight. They also burn photographs from the last year. All in the name of good fortune.

In Romania they throw their spare coins into the river to get good luck.

In Scotland the first person to cross the threshold of a home in the new year should carry a gift for good luck, perhaps a coin, bread, salt, coal, evergreen, and/or a drink (usually whiskey).

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Daily Prompt Love x 2: Cold & Color

28 December 2017

Make art using bitter cold as a central metaphor.

ice

 

29 December 2017

Make art about the colors of the body, about the colors you feel inside.

paint

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 5 New Prompts!

23 December 2017

Make art about the joy of giving.

giving

24 December 2017

Make art about watching a child grow, the day to day changes.

children

25 December 2017

Make art about interfaith conversation, about building interfaith peace.

interfaith peace

26 December 2017

Make art about shady sales practices.

shady salesman

27 December 2017

Make art about something you consider sacred.

sacred

Friday Call For Submissions Love <3 Broadsided Press Seeking Ekphrastic Writing

Ekphrastic Writing Wanted

Bearing Arms:  Responding to Guns in American Culture

Deadline: December 27, 2017

Fee: $3

From their call: 

“We have, according to the constitution, the right “to keep and bear arms” in the United States.  But how, in the wake of Las Vegas, Pulse, Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin, and other abuses of firearms—by citizens and in some cases by those trained to protect and serve—do we bear that right?  How do we bear it?

At Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our daily lives. They inspire and demonstrate the vitality and depth of our connection with the world. We had to speak out—we had to make a space for you to speak out—on this issue…

We now ask you to respond with words.  Below are six works of visual art.  When you submit your writing, be sure to be clear as to which piece you are responding.

GUIDELINES: Our general guidelines for length apply.  There is a special button on Submittable for this feature.  The form asks you to indicate which artwork you are responding to.  If you respond to multiple pieces, please make sure the correlation is clear on your submission itself. Because poem and image will be presented together as a broadside, we are most interested in writing that opens new engagements with the art….”

To view the Visual Art and Get Full Submission Details, visit HERE 

Submit HERE

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Daily Prompt Love x 3–Motion, Paid, & Bank Robbers, Oh My

20 December 2017

Make art inspired by Newton’s First Law:

An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.

objects in motion

21 December 2017

Make art about paying something off, about something being paid in full.

paid

22 December 2017

A bank in our small town was robbed yesterday. The robber was caught and arrested. When his picture was published, my youngest son realized he had been in the bank when the man came in, that he left just seconds before the robbery took place.

Make art about realizing you left just in time.

crime scene

Daily Prompt Love <3 Laugh, Giggle, Titter, Guffaw

19 December 2017 

Dreamt my sweet daddy last night, and man, did we laugh! My daddy could find the funny in anything, and I mean anything, sometimes to the point that Mama’d swat him on the arm and scold, “Hugh! Stop it!” 

He often laughed to the point of tears, his capacity for joy and laughter ‘gettin away with him,’ as we say in the South, and more than once, we kids found ourselves laughing to tears right along with him. 

What a gift that was, his humor, teaching us the freedom and power of laughter, of seeing the funny in whatever we found around us, that teaching us to laugh, especially at ourselves. 

Make art about someone with that capacity for humor, about laughing, about the power of laughter. 

daddy 2

Daily Prompt Love <3 In the Distance

18 December 2017

Make art about what you see on the horizon. 

horizon

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