"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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Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Growing

21 March 2020

Make art about growing, about growth, especially growing through difficult circumstances. 

growth

 

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Touch

20 March 2020

Make art inspired by the following quote. 

“Touch has memory.”– John Keats

touch has memory

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Emergence

19 March 2020

The jonquils in my yard have emerged, blooming like glory. I was struck while outside this morning, this first day of spring, with a kind of surreal awe at the beautiful constancy of this mother planet.

Even as we’re surrounded with fear or panic, which as a species we’ve seen again and again over millennia–famine, war, plague 😦 — even in the darkest days, there is the arrival of beauty. 

Make art about what’s emerging. 

jonquil emerging

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Feeding

18 March 2020 

Nourish the body. Feed the soul. 

Thinking on all the things that fed me these last few days. Yes, the meals shared with my son, but also my brother-man Eric in West Virginia, with his guitar, serenading the world with an Irish song, the silly memes my sister Adaire and I sent back and forth to each other, my young alum Katlyn and her friend selflessly working to collect donations for families and kids in need in quarantine, my current students excitedly discussing their short stories and poems in our online class, my friend Brigid writing a new comic who shared the pages with me, the sound of my friend Lynne’s laughter through the phone, my old dog sleeping on his purple pillow, my silly cat Moco biting my elbow because I was ignoring him, the humming of the bees across the burgeoning green in my yard, the multitude of good people out there doing good work teaching, sharing, cooking, donating–coping, all of them, in beautiful, humane, and community-minded ways.

So much, in the midst of this fear, to feed the soul. 

Make art about one thing recently that fed your soul. 

what feeds you

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Through that Window

17 March 2020

Often we’re too busy to notice the view right in front of us. One of my students, when I asked about what they missed being away from home, softly described the view of the city at night from his bedroom window in what he called ‘the projects where I live.’ 

“At night,” he said, “the lights go on forever, and every light, I think, is a soul.” 

Make art about seeing the world through your window. 

space window

 

 

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Oh the Possibility!

16 March 2020 

This is an in-class exercise I do with my Baby Poets, an attempt to get them to understand the emotional and emblematic power of every day objects. 

Make art about one object that represents “possibility” for you. 

suitcase possibility

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 In the Details

15 March 2020 

Make art about the beauty to be found in quiet, every day details, a cup, a spoon, the shape of a flower, the way morning light lands in a corner. We’re surrounded by beauty ❤ 

every day beauty

Restarting the Prompt a Day <3 Since We're Isolating…

14 March 2020 

Personal matters and responsibilities had grown to the point that I simply didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with my daily prompts. But now, I think we need art, and creativity, and beautiful distraction, more than ever. So 🙂 here we go again. Let’s start with the obvious. Take care of your beautiful selves ❤

Make art about feeling overwhelmed, about stopping to breathe in the midst of the onslaught, about caring for yourself in spite of the stress. 

overwhelmed

Issue 4 of K’in is Live!

We’re so excited and honored to share with you the amazing work in K’in, Issue 4! 

Check it Out Here! 

K'in sunset Gerd Altmann

Daily Prompt Love <3 See Rightly

16 September 2019 

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.”–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Make art about what the heart sees. 

heart light

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