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.
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.
20 September 2017
My son’s 29th birthday is today. He has, since we met, proven to be one of my best friends, a wise, funny, compassionate, loving child who grew into a wise, funny, compassionate, loving man. He has been and remains one of my greatest teachers.
Make art about your teachers.
All grown up with his mini-me, his nephew Max
30 July 2017
Was asked by another young person to teach him about cooking and food preservation. Blows up my heart to pass the old wisdom on ❤
Make art about preserving and teaching old wisdom.
31 July 2017
Woke up hearing music this morning, a tenor singing down the hall, song woven through the fabric of my waking air
Make art about who you hear singing in the distance.
9 June 2017
I’m so excited! Going to be entering into a new creative collaboration with a dear friend.
Make art about working with others, about the benefits of collaboration.
7 June 2017
Feeling my Southern mama at my shoulder.
Make art about manners, having them, learning them, lacking them, using them in difficult situations.