"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 Catch-Up! 10 New Prompts!

2 September 2017

Make art about money, having money, or not having it.

money

3 September 2017

Make art poverty of the spirit.

poverty of spirit

4 September 2017

Make art about the origin of a lie.

lies

5 September 2017

Make art about the sound of animal, a purring cat, a growling dog, the whistle of a songbird, the cry of a hawk.

Moco Talking

6 September 2017

Make art about the storm coming.

storm

 

7 September 2017

Make art about arrogance, an arrogant person, about dealing with arrogance.

arrogance

8 September 2017

Make art about preparing to leave.

leaving

9 September 2017

Make art inspired by or about water words: aquaduct, bog, creek, drizzle, fjord…

More here: 100 Words for Water: http://www.wallacejnichols.org/234/623/100-words-for-water.html

water words

10 September 2017

Make art about rescue, rescuing, being rescued.

water_resuce_2creative_commons

11 September 2017

Make art about recovery, about what that recovery means to you.

recovery

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 25 New Prompts!

8 August 2017

Make art about heat rising, literal or metaphorical.

fire

 

 

9 August 2017

Make art about the smell of soil.

soil 2

 

10 August 2017

Make art about what you see in an animal’s eyes.

Moco Elegance

11 August 2017

It’s my brother Bill’s birthday. He would have been 48.

Make art about brotherly love, about real acts of brotherly love.

bill 1

12 August 2017

Make art leaning in, about what it means to you to lean in.

leaning 2

 

 

13 August 2017

Make art struggling to remember a dream.

dreaming

14 August 2017

Make art about putting things away.

putting things away

15 August 2017

Make art about struggling to stand.

struggling to stand

16 August 2017

Make art about the sound of children singing.

singing-children

17 August 2017

Make art about what you see in the sky.

see in the sky.jpg

18 August 2017

Make art about reaching for something.

reaching

19 August 2017

Make art about standing with strangers.

crowd

20 August 2017

Make art about a braggart who needs to be the center of attention.

braggart 2

21 August 2017

eclipse (n.)
c. 1300, from Old French eclipse “eclipse, darkness” (12c.), from Latin eclipsis, from Greek ekleipsis “an eclipse; an abandonment,” literally “a failing, forsaking,” from ekleipein “to forsake a usual place, fail to appear, be eclipsed,” from ek “out” (see ex-) + leipein “to leave” (from PIE root *leikw- “to leave”).

Make art inspired by the old meanings of the word eclipse: an abandonment, a failing, a forsaking.

eclipse

22 August 2017

Make art about a moment you were blind.

blind eye

23 August 2017

Make art about placing that call you’ve dreaded making.

phone call.jpg

24 August 2017

Make art about bullets.

bullets.jpeg

25 August 2017

Make art about an instance in which you countered hate with Love.

love will win

26 August 2017

Make art about the first signs of autumn coming.

leaf

27 August 2017

Make art about the art of the apology.

apology

28 August 2017

Make art about cooking together.

cooking.jpg

29 August 2017

Make art about learning to cry.

crying.png

30 August 2017

Make art about a secret you carry.

secret.jpg

31 August 2017

Make art about what’s being whispered.

whisper.jpg

1 September 2017

Make art inspired by a gray silk sky.

gray sky.jpeg

Daily Prompt Love <3 Moon and Water

6 June 2017

Make art about what the moon says.

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7 June 2017

Make art about what you see in the water.

saw yourself in the water

Daily Prompt Love <3 Building or Breaking

3 August 2017

Make art about trust, trusting, not trusting, broken trust, building, breaking, or rebuilding trust. 

trust

Daily Prompt Love <3 Natural Elegance

1 August 2017

el·e·gance

  (ĕl′ĭ-gəns)

n.

Refinement, grace, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners.

Tasteful opulence in form, decoration, or presentation.

Restraint and grace of style.

 

Make art about the elegance of the natural world.

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Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Chasing Your Tail

28 July 2017

Make art about someone who speaks without thinking.

think_full

29 July 2017

Make art about chasing your own tail.

cat-chasing-its-tail-o

Daily Prompt Love <3 Seeking Solace

26 July 2017

The world is in so much pain right now, so much anger, so much fear. If I am not mindful, that collective despair will weigh down on my back, settle ’round my shoulders like a yoke, until it chokes me, and I am become part of the problem, rather than doing what I think I should–choosing light, choosing peace, choosing Love–doing all that I can to be a force for compassion and Love in this world. So I have to make sure that I care for myself, body and spirit. I personally seek solace in the natural world, in my garden.

It reminds me, daily, that we are made not from our successes, but from the narrative of learning embodied in failure, every lush, red tomato now the product of years on my knees, learning, lessons gifted by seeds that did not germinate, rain that did not fall, soil that wasn’t ready, woodlings that wandered in and ate the fruit, reminders of my rent being due, for sharing this space.

Reward, and humility, in equal share, mistakes and losses, the cost of carelessness, the reminder that I own no space alone in my time on this planet, reside always in the garden. But even more, for me, in that small space, dwells possibility. Even in the darkest winter months, I imagine what will come, with spring. I find solace in the garden’s persistent gift, the imagining of an unimaginable future.

Make art about where you find solace. 

abundabce

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