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Posts tagged ‘ancestors’

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up! 9 Brand New Prompts!

20 March 2018

Make art about who’s watching.

who's watching

21 March 2018

Make art about self-acceptance.

self acceptance

22 March 2018

Make art about what you’re hiding from.

hiding

23 March 2018

Make art about what you’re searching for.

searching

24 March 2018

Make art about getting messages from the dead.

25 March 2018

Make art about when the mothership returns.

alien return

26 March 2018

In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard.”-Toni Morrison

Make art about that magical machine you inhabit.

body

27 March 2018

Make art about the growth that can come from encountering opposition.

opposition

28 March 2018

Always a visitor, always away.

Make art inspired by my visitor this morning.

hawk

Daily Prompt Love x 3

17 March 2018

Make art about the ancestors.

Fr Bill and Grandpa and me

 

 

18 March 2018

Make art about a chance encounter with a stranger.

stranger

19 March 2018

Make art waking caught still in a dream.

edges of a dream

Daily Prompt Love <3 Ancestral Traditions

1 February 2018

Celebrating Imbolc, the day of the Celtic goddess Brigid that marks the beginning of spring.

Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring on February 1.

It is one of the four major “fire” festivals (quarter days, referred to in Irish mythology from medieval Irish texts. The other three festivals on the old Irish calendar are Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain – Halloween).

The word Imbolc means literally “in the belly” in the old Irish Neolithic language, referring to the pregnancy of ewes.

St. Brigid is the patron saint of babies, blacksmiths, boatmen, cattle farmers, children whose parents are not married, children whose mothers are mistreated by the children’s fathers, Clan Douglas, dairymaids, dairy workers, fugitives, Ireland, Leinster, mariners, midwives, milkmaids, nuns, poets, the poor, poultry farmers, poultry raisers, printing presses, sailors, scholars, travelers, and watermen. Here’s a busy saint!

One folk tradition that continues in some homes on St. Brigid’s Day (or Imbolc) is that of the Brigid’s Bed. The girls and young unmarried women of the household or village create a corn dolly to represent Brigid, called the Brideog (“little Brigid” or “young Brigid”), adorning it with ribbons and baubles like shells or stones. They make a bed for the Brideog to lie in…..” (from Irish Central)

Read more traditional ways of celebrating Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day, here

Make art about ancestral traditions. 

st brigid

 

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 Honoring

13 November 2017

Today is my late husband’s birthday, and the anniversary of my baby brother walking on to the next life. So to celebrate them, today, I launched a new literary magazine, K’in. 

They filled my life with so much beauty and humor and wisdom and joy. It only seems right to honor them by creating something beautiful. 

Make art about honoring the dead. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 What We Inherit

10 October 2017

Make art inspired by this quote: 

When born you inherit what’s burning.~Liam Rector 

liam

Daily Prompt Love <3 Comfort & Legacy

12 September 2017

Make art about leaving your comfort zone. 

comfort zone

13 September 2017

Make art about what you want to leave behind. 

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