"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

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Children Rise

15 March 2019 

Today, children in some 100 countries are walking out of school to push for global action on climate change. Over the last four months, hundreds of thousands of young people from many countries participated in demonstrations against climate change.

Make art about children leading the way.  Or about climate change. 

Read more details on the Global Youth Climate Strike here. 

 

earth meme

Daily Prompt Love <3 Dreams & Wolves

17 February 2019

A recurring dream returned last night, one where an old wolf, his amber eyes glowing, appears in my bedroom. He circles the room a few times, then climbs up on the end of my bed, curls up and goes to sleep. 

Make art about a recurring dream, or wolves. 

wolf recurring dream

Daily Prompt <3 The Kicked Dog

12 February 2019 

Once when I was a little girl, with my mama, we encountered a particularly grumpy, difficult person. As we moved away from the angry man, under her breath, Mama murmured in her lilting Southern accent, “Mmm, somebody kicked that dog.” 

Being the mouthy kid I was, and an animal lover 🙂 I immediately asked, “Dog? What dog, Mama?” 

She smiled, saying, “Not a real dog, Mary. That man.”

“The mean one?” I asked. 

She nodded, and explained, “When we meet a dog that seems mean, or aggressive, growling at us, we never assume the dog was born vicious, right? We assume that something has happened, that the dog has been mistreated or hurt in some way that made it mean. But we don’t give difficult people the same benefit of the doubt, do we?” She smiled. “Maybe we should.” 

Make art about compassion, about a moment you learned compassion, or recognized that you needed to respond with compassion. 

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Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up! 9 Brand New Prompts!

20 March 2018

Make art about who’s watching.

who's watching

21 March 2018

Make art about self-acceptance.

self acceptance

22 March 2018

Make art about what you’re hiding from.

hiding

23 March 2018

Make art about what you’re searching for.

searching

24 March 2018

Make art about getting messages from the dead.

25 March 2018

Make art about when the mothership returns.

alien return

26 March 2018

In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard.”-Toni Morrison

Make art about that magical machine you inhabit.

body

27 March 2018

Make art about the growth that can come from encountering opposition.

opposition

28 March 2018

Always a visitor, always away.

Make art inspired by my visitor this morning.

hawk

Daily Prompt Love <3 Warmth

6 January 2018

Make art about staying warm. 

sparrow

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Sharing Space

4 January 2018

The dogs and I footprinted our two inches of snowfall, and left some breakfast out for the others with whom we share this little patch of woods.

Make art about someone with whom you feel blessed to share space. 

crow apple

Daily Prompt Love <3 Times Two :-) What's Coming Home to Roost

7 December 2017

Make art about chickens coming home to roost. 

“As a proverbial expression it’s half a millennium old.

The older fuller form was curses are like chickens; they always come home to roost, meaning that your offensive words or actions are likely at some point to rebound on you. The idea goes back to Chaucer, though he expressed it rather differently in The Parson’s Tale, around 1390, writing that curses are like “a bird that returns again to his own nest”….

Read more about this idiom here.

chicken

8 December 2017

Make art about pushing to finish something in order to meet a deadline. 

deadline

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