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Posts tagged ‘death’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Some People Are Just Good

10 December 2017 

Some people you meet are just GOOD, to the core, the real-by-gawd goodness shimmering from them like light. Mike Hamer, my office mate in my first teaching job at East Carolina University, was one of those people, good, smart, kind, funny, gentle, authentic, loving, decent to the core. 

Rest in Peace, Mike. Travel safely and sweetly. This world will miss you sorely, but I can already hear the heavenly music from here. 

Make art about someone whose goodness emanates, shines, in everything they do. Pay tribute to them while they’re still walking here with us. 

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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Death for Beginners, New Book Released, Thanks and Love to Kelsay Books!

Happy Halloween! Death for Beginners is now released on Amazon!

What a perfect date to turn it loose  Thanks and Love to Karen Kelsay Davies of Kelsay Books for making this book a home, and special spooky gratitude today to Susan Deer Cloud, Clare L. Martin, and Jerry D. Mathes II, for their willingness to read and offer their thoughts on the book 

Buy Death for Beginners Here!

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Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Turning It All Off, and Something From Pattiann Rogers 

25 June 2017

Spent the weekend on the electronic grid, phone in airplane mode, no social media, and got some serious writing done, as well as some needed quiet.

Make art about going off the grid, however you interpret that.


26 June 2017

Make art inspired by this line from one of my favorite poets, Pattian Rogers:

Mothers, fathers, our kind, tell me again that death doesn’t matter. Tell me it’s just a limitation of vision ,a fold of landscape,a deep flax-and-poppy-filled gully hidden on the hill….


Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Family, Ground, and Grief

8 April 2017

First Birthday party today for my grandson!

Make art about the miracles of family. 

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9 April 2017

Tilling in the summer garden today.

Make art about breaking ground. 

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10 April 2017

A friend of mine lost ten family members in the recent tragic events in Syria. 

Make art about extreme loss, or extreme grief. 


Daily Prompt Love <3 What's Missing

27 March 2017

Find a photo, and make art about what’s not in the picture, what’s missing. 


Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3

4 December 2016

Make art about nothing going as you planned.


5 December 2016

Make art about driving in the dark.


6 December 2016

Make art about standing up for yourself.


7 December 2016

Make art about corruption, about calling out corruption.


8 December 2016

Make art about needing silence, about the recharge, rebirth, renewal of strength to be found a a period of silence.


9 December 2016

Make art about needing to scream, about the release, the energy, the power, to be found in a good primal scream.


10 December 2016

Make art about hospitals, about being in the hospital.

Patient sitting on hospital bed waiting

11 December 2016

Make art about drawing strength from the energy and creativity and spontaneity of young people.


12 December 2016

Make art about coming to terms with the inevitability of death.





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