"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 Singing, and Solace, and Bridges

7 January 2018

Woke up hearing a beautiful tenor voice singing this song. 

“When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…..When darkness comes, and pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind….” 

“Sail on, silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine….”

Make art inspired by the last song you heard. Or about bridges. Or about being there for someone. 

Sometimes The Day Is the Poem

“And now we’re learning that when we let it go, it overflows….” ❤

Sometimes the Day Is the Poem <3

Sometimes the Day Is the Poem <3

But our hearts will need us
To be steady and strong
So we can stand and face the fire
Burning higher and higher

No way over it
No way around it
If we want it
We have to go through it

Fight for a love
And the world tries to break us down
But the world will bend and the fight will end
Love will always win

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Saying Thank You, Adult Children, & Peace

17 June 2017

Received several thank you emails from my online students today when our class finished. They never understand, I don’t think, how much I have to thank them for ❤

Create a thank you note (written, visual, musical, etc.) to someone else, someone who doesn’t realize how much gratitude your feel for them.


18 June 2017

My son came home this weekend, to celebrate Father’s Day with me 🙂 He says since I’ve been both mother and father, I get to celebrate both days. My mama always joked, If you can stand them til they’re twenty-two, you’ll get them back as friends. 🙂 I am so grateful for those kids, my three closest friends ❤ 

Make art about children as friends. 


19 June 2017

Make art about peacemakers, about working to heal division.

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Carnivals, Weeds, and a Fistful of Stars

10 June 2017

Accompanied my daughter and son-in-law today for that GrandPerson’s first trip to a fair.

Make art inspired by a fair, or carnival.

Max Merry Go Round 2

11 June 2017

Traveling on back roads today, my favorite way to get anywhere.

Make art about back roads, country lanes, two-lane blacktops cutting through nothing but countryside.

12 June 2017

Grading and gardening day.

Make art about pulling weeds, about weeding things out.

pulling weeds

13 June 2017

Dreamt someone I love brought me a gift.

Make art about a fistful of stars.

hand filled with light

Daily Prompt Love <3 Like A Circle In a Spiral

30 May 2017

Been hearing (and singing) this song since I woke up. 

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Make art about circles, inside circles, circling, unending spirals, cycles, the circles we inhabit, the circles we create.

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