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Posts tagged ‘ghosts’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Did You See That?

31 August 2019 

“The apparition of these faces in the crowd; petals on a wet black bough”–Ezra Pound

Make art about an apparition. 



Daily Prompt Love <3 What's Calling

9 July 2019 

Make art about what or who’s calling to you from down the hall.



Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Haints & Saints

30 October 2017

Make art about recovery.


31 October 2017

Make art about what’s haunting you.

haunting you

1 November 2017

At twelve, I took my confirmation name from St. Margaret of Scotland, wife of King Malcolm, who was particularly known for feeding the poor, for, though she was a queen, going out among them daily, and for inviting hundreds of the poor into the castle to eat.

It’s All Saints Day.

Make art about a saint.

St MArgaret

Daily Prompt <3 When the Ancestors Are Us

10 June 2016

Your ancestors will surround you as you sleep
             keep away ghosts of generals presidents       priests
             who hunger for your
             rare and tender tongue
             They will keep away ghosts
             so you have strength
             to battle the living
from “Tal’-s-go Gal’-quo-gi Di-del’-qua-s-do-di Tsa-la-gi Di-go-whe-li/ Beginning Cherokee” by QWO-LI DRISKILL

Make art about ancestors, about what we can do to be good ancestors. 



Sometimes the Prompt Keeps Us Company

Daily Prompt

Did you ever think that, maybe, a child’s imaginary playmate might actually be there?

Make art about an imaginary friend.

imaginary friend

Sometimes the Prompt Really Haunts You

Daily Prompt

Working on this chapbook of ghost poems.

Make art about a haunting.



Daily Prompt Catch-Up!


Met up with sweet friends to commemorate the anniversary of my brother’s death. Make art about a difficult anniversary.


House filled with family, and ghosts. Make art about what haunts you.


“I once was a child am a child am someone’s child”~Victoria Chang

Make art about feeling like a child.


ghost child

Sometimes the Prompt Reaches Out and…Touches You ;-) When You Least Expect It

Daily Prompt 

“The dead have stories to tell the living. about relinquishing control, about the sweet sweet letting go….”–from a poem I just drafted. 🙂

Make art about the thinning of the veil, communing with the dead.

Thinning Veil-300

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