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Posts tagged ‘ancestors’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Another Time

25 May 2017

Been reading and thinking a lot lately about vintage sewing, about work done by hands in the countless generations before me. 

Make art about feeling connected to something from another era, another time. Reveal this connection through a specific daily process or specific object. 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Ways of Knowing

30 April 2017

I asked for a dream before going to sleep last night, a dream that would help me to solve a problem, answer a question I had. In the ways in which I was raised, dreams were just one of multiple ways of learning, ways of knowing.

Unlike mainstream Western culture, which tends to limit ‘knowing’ to what is categorized as ‘rational,’ indigenous cultures across the globe recognize multiple sources of knowledge an individual or community possess and can access, including traditional wisdom, dreaming, land knowing, symbols and images, shared knowledge through connectivity, and story, among others.

Make art about ways of knowing. 

ways of knowing

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Getting Lost, and Finding Home

11 March 2017

Spent the day lost in a book. 

Make art about being lost in a good way.

lost good way

12 March 2017

Dreamt a future conversation with my grandson, where we talked about what it meant to create home wherever you are, that our true home is what we carry inside us, from our experiences, from the ancestors. He nodded solemnly, as if he already knew this. 

Make art about where home is, or how we create home. 

home heart ancestors

 

Daily Prompt <3 What Will We Leave Behind?

 

26 June 2016

“I leave to you a curious loom,
That I have wrought my dreams upon;
I beg you lay your hand to it
and weave a pattern when I’m gone.”

~James Lovell

Make art about legacy.

woman weaving

Gratitude! Almost There! Retreat with The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Update! 

We’re now less than $200 away from making this dream of attending the retreat with The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in August. I can’t even find the words to express how grateful I am to all of you, for giving, for sharing, for reading.

Meet the Grandmothers here in this video, and you’ll understand why attending this retreat would be truly the dream of a lifetime.

“Ours is an alliance of Prayer, Education, and Healing, for our Mother Earth,and her inhabitants, for all of the children, and for the seven generations to come….TIme is short…Time is calling us.”

Celebrating the wisdom of women, in hope and prayer that it will save us all

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Thank you in advance for reading, and sharing! 

Surrounding you all in Light and Love and Prayer and Joy and Gratitude, always Gratitude

 

Daily Prompt <3 When the Ancestors Are Us

10 June 2016

Your ancestors will surround you as you sleep
             keep away ghosts of generals presidents       priests
             who hunger for your
             rare and tender tongue
             They will keep away ghosts
             so you have strength
             to battle the living
from “Tal’-s-go Gal’-quo-gi Di-del’-qua-s-do-di Tsa-la-gi Di-go-whe-li/ Beginning Cherokee” by QWO-LI DRISKILL

Make art about ancestors, about what we can do to be good ancestors. 

ancestors

 

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