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Posts tagged ‘driving’

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 11 Days Worth of Prompt Love! <3

Prompt Love Catch-Up!

6 July 2017

Make art about packing for a trip, what to leave in, what to leave out.


7 July 2017

Make art about arrivals, about arriving.


8 July 2017

Make art about reunion of souls.

reunion of souls

9 July 2017

Liminal: occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

Make art about liminal space.

liminal space

10 July 2017

Make art about light and dark, about the juxtaposition of light to dark, about how we need one to know the other. (with love to Mesha Maren ❤ )


11 July 2017

Make art about moving past obstacles (with love to Rahul Mehta ❤ )


12 July 2017

Make art about a whisper, or a howl (with love to Kim Dana Kupperman ❤ )


13 July 2017

Make art about relocating in our own bodies (with love to Jon Corcoran ❤ )


14 July 2017

Make art about the amalgamous nature of memory, of how sometimes the amalgam is more true. (With love to Eric Waggoner ❤ )


15 July 2017

Make art about point of view, about deliberately shifting point of view (with love to Rodney Jones ❤ )

point of view

16 July 2017

Make art about departures.


17 July 2017

Make art about driving alone, about that silence in the cocoon of the car.

driving alone


Daily Prompt Love <3 In Which Direction


24 March 2017

Many cultures hold sacred meaning for each of the cardinal directions.

Make art about a compass. Or about choosing a direction.

hand holding a compass

Weekend Prompt Love <3


Make art about turning around, going back.




Make art about slipping away.



Daily Prompt Love <3 Mapping It All Out

4 November 2016

I love my GPS, but I also love my old school Atlas Map. Make art about maps, mapping, or going off the map.



Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Finally! 24 New Creativity-Inspiring Prompts!

And hopefully I’m back on track with these 🙂 ❤ Love y’all!


Make art about buried treasure.


Make art about working toward a goal.


Make art about the sound of walking.


Make art about frailty.


Make art about a youngest child, that last child.


Make art about what’s revealed in the moonlight.


Make art about birds on a wire.


Make art about going back in time.


Make art about leaving an inheritance, or receiving one, on what’s inherited.


My mama used to quote the Bible, saying, “Never a prophet in your own land.” Make art inspired by this quote.


Make art about transitions.


I really want to take a ceramics class. Make art about what you want to learn.


Make art about excavation, literal or metaphorical.


Canning apples for days. Make art about the fruits of autumn.


Make art about every day angel encounters.


Make art about the sacredness of water.


Make art about making a trip home.


Make art about what kind of road your heart would be.


“When born, you inherit what’s burning.”~Liam Rector Make art inspired by this quote.


Make art about night driving.


A friend came across an old painting that looks just like me. Make art about doppelgangers.


I set out food for the ancestors, cornmeal and milk for the wee folk, lit a fire and watched it burn. Make art about ancient traditions.


Sometimes the sorrow is so deep, all I know to do is cook. Make art about process sorrow in an unexpected way.


Make art consoling, receiving, or giving, consolation.


Make art about feeling paralyzed.


Back to the daily daily tomorrow!



Sometimes the Prompt Is a Place to Take Refuge <3

Daily Prompt Love ❤

Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”~Bob Dylan

Make art about seeking refuge, taking shelter, offering shelter.

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Storms, and Shrines, and What We Can Learn <3


I grew up in Hurricane Alley, eastern North Carolina, so the preparation for these big storms is something I learned early. Hurricane Matthew has ripped through Haiti, and is on his way to the US East Coast. All my provisions are laid in, flashlights and emergency equipment in place and ready, and I’ve battened down as much as I can. But sometimes Mama Nature’s just too big and unpredictable for any kind of preparation.

Make art about preparing the best you can.



Thinking a lot today about all the ways people find their way to, or demonstrate faith. Took me immediately to one of my top three favorite songs, The Mountain, by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer.

Excerpted Lyrics by Dave Carter

Some build temples and some find altars,
some come in tall hats and robes spun fine.
Some in rags, some in gemstone halters,
some push the pegs back in line.

I see the mountain, the mountain comes to me,
I see the mountain and that is all I see.

Make art about temples or altars or shrines, faith in some unexpected way.



Road Angel Andrea at Walmart today told me about her grandmama teaching her to sew, first by making curtains, long straight hems, she said, over and over again, summer curtains, winter curtains with their heavy lining. She said her grandmama was patient but tough, making her tear out crooked stitches, and try again til she got it right. “I learned to take my time,” she said. “I learned to take my time, look ahead of the foot, and how a pair of curtains can make all the difference in a room.”

Make art about curtains. Or about what you learned from an elder.



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