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Posts tagged ‘environment’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Begins With Rain

16 February 2019

“I think to Earth
it looks like the first first rain, the water
of the beginning”- Jeffrey Bean 

Make art about what begins with rain, or that begins with rain, or about the first first rain.’

man in the rain 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Lost in the Branches

15 February 2019

Woke this morning to the heartbreaking sound of chainsaws, taking down several large oaks at the little church across the street, trees that are easily hundreds of years old. The crash as they fell echoed all around us. 

Make art about what’s lost when we lose a tree, about what’s lost in those branches, or about the spirit of trees. 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Love at the Door

14 February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤ 

The great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has written beautifully about why learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves. 

Make art about learning to love yourself. 

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Love After Love

Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.


 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Withholding

13 February 2019

Withhold, conceal, hide, hold back, keep, keep back, keep secret, refuse, repress, sit on, suppress

Withholding information, a good thing or a bad thing?

Make art about something being withheld, or about choosing to withhold, or about the results of information being withheld.

withhold

Daily Prompt Love <3 Second Hand Beauty

9 February 2019

I love thrift and second hand stores. Not only does thrifting feel like a treasure hunt, but it’s good for the planet. After a rough couple of weeks, I rewarded myself by doing a little thrift shopping yesterday.

Make art about an unexpected thrift find, about second hand beauty. 

second hand mannequin

Daily Prompt Love <3 On Coming Back

4 February 2019 

For a number of reasons, over the last eighteen months, I found myself unable to keep up my daily prompts. But I’m back for another try. 

Make art about coming back. 

bees come back

Monday Must Read! Walking Wildwood Trail by Amelia Williams

Amelia Williams is an artist/poet/activist from the Rockfish Valley area of Nelson County, Virginia, and author of Walking Wildwood Trail: Poems and Photographs.

Walking Wildwood Trail is more than just a beautiful books of poems. It is a brilliant artful act of protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Amelia is planting copyrighted art works with poems incorporated into them along the pending path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and copyrighting the entire installation.

When the proposed pipeline path was changed, another alarmed landowner contacted Amelia, and she started a second series of art installations. The newest project in Bath County consists of three parts in a large triangle, each separated by a thirty minute walk from the next, made of materials that include rocks, bone, copper pipe and jewelry parts. They represent the pipeline itself, the blast zone for construction, and the threatened homes.

Williams decided to begin this creative journey when she read about Canadian artist Peter von Tiesenhausen, who waylaid a mining company when he registered his 800 acres as intellectual property in the form of land art.

Now Amelia is teaching others how to do this, both the art and the copyright process, in an ongoing fight against the construction of this dangerous pipeline through farmlands, old growth woodlands, national forest, and near homes and schools.

Amelia’s artworks are designed with place in mind; the sixteen on the Wildwood Trail are in muted earth tones and made of biodegradable materials. They will not be permanent in the landscape. A GPS map and trail map allow people to track down each piece, often located off the ground in trees. Working with wool, recycled paper, wood, found materials and beeswax, both plain and colored, her work looks almost as if it has grown there.”

Read More About Amelia’s Art Activism Here

Buy Amelia’s Beautiful Book Here!

Proceeds donated to Wild Virginia for the battle against construction.

 

 

 

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