"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

Archive for the ‘Writing Through the Chakras’ Category

Daily Prompt Love <3 Diaspora In the Blood

13 January 2018

Thinking a lot about the ancestors, about how my DNA report reads like a mini United Nations, about the courage and desperation and desire they must have felt, possessed, to leave their homelands, from eleven different regions of the globe, leaving all they knew, for all kinds of reasons, some forced and others willing, escaping starvation, violence, but all without any idea of what lay before them.

Did they all know they would never go home again? What will it must have taken to survive. Do I carry that same strength of will? Do I honor what it took, what they went through. with my own life? A life I owe them? 

Make art about who dances in your blood. 

DNA me

Daily Prompt Love <3 Alone

11 January 2018

I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” -Audrey Hepburn

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”-Aldous Huxley

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”-Henry David Thoreau

I have always needed a lot solitude. These days I need even more. 

Make art about solitude.

clouds in my head

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

Daily Prompt Love <3 Stories of the Body

16 December 2017 

‘The Poet writes the story of his/her own body.” Thoreau 

Make art about a story, or stories, held in your own body, perhaps one that’s been hidden, or about where you carry story in your body. 

neon body

Daily Prompt Love <3 Discovering It Within

15 December 2017

Make art about discovering hidden strengths within, about discovering you are stronger than you thought, about a specific time you called upon strength you didn’t know you had. 

strength

Daily Prompt Love <3 It's Full, I Swear!

11 December 2017 

“Sometimes, your relentless optimism makes me tired.” 🙂 my brother Bill

Make art about why that glass is half full. 

glass full or empty 

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