"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

Posts tagged ‘animals’

Sometimes the Day Is the Poem <3

Meow 🙂

Daily Prompt Love <3 Vulnerable

3 April 2019 

Make art about the vulnerability of animals, about the absolute trust of a pet. 

vulnerable Baby Moco

Daily Prompt Love <3 Caged

27 March 2019 

Make art about being caged, about feeling caged, about escaping the cage. 

moco caged

Daily Prompt Love <3 God in Their Eyes

11 March 2019 

Make art about seeing the divine in animals. 

god in his eyes

Daily Prompt Love <3 Dreams & Wolves

17 February 2019

A recurring dream returned last night, one where an old wolf, his amber eyes glowing, appears in my bedroom. He circles the room a few times, then climbs up on the end of my bed, curls up and goes to sleep. 

Make art about a recurring dream, or wolves. 

wolf recurring dream

Daily Prompt <3 The Kicked Dog

12 February 2019 

Once when I was a little girl, with my mama, we encountered a particularly grumpy, difficult person. As we moved away from the angry man, under her breath, Mama murmured in her lilting Southern accent, “Mmm, somebody kicked that dog.” 

Being the mouthy kid I was, and an animal lover 🙂 I immediately asked, “Dog? What dog, Mama?” 

She smiled, saying, “Not a real dog, Mary. That man.”

“The mean one?” I asked. 

She nodded, and explained, “When we meet a dog that seems mean, or aggressive, growling at us, we never assume the dog was born vicious, right? We assume that something has happened, that the dog has been mistreated or hurt in some way that made it mean. But we don’t give difficult people the same benefit of the doubt, do we?” She smiled. “Maybe we should.” 

Make art about compassion, about a moment you learned compassion, or recognized that you needed to respond with compassion. 

dog-1149188_640

Daily Prompt <3 Those Four-Legged Angels

24 January 2018

“Dogs are minor angels.” – Jonathan Carroll

Mine sure watch over me, and I’m so grateful. 

Make art about a four-legged angel. 

kitchen zeke

 

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