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Posts tagged ‘grandchildren’

Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Carnivals, Weeds, and a Fistful of Stars

10 June 2017

Accompanied my daughter and son-in-law today for that GrandPerson’s first trip to a fair.

Make art inspired by a fair, or carnival.

Max Merry Go Round 2

11 June 2017

Traveling on back roads today, my favorite way to get anywhere.

Make art about back roads, country lanes, two-lane blacktops cutting through nothing but countryside.

12 June 2017

Grading and gardening day.

Make art about pulling weeds, about weeding things out.

pulling weeds

13 June 2017

Dreamt someone I love brought me a gift.

Make art about a fistful of stars.

hand filled with light

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Sun, Rain, and Small Beauties <3

8 May 2017

End of the semester, so I’ve been drowning in final grading.

Make art about feeling overwhelmed.

Person under crumpled pile of papers with hand holding a help si

9 May 2017

Had some morning company 🙂

Make art about chickens in the road.

chickens

10 May 2017

So much rain here lately. Making the local weathermen happy, with their maps and pointers. 🙂

Make art about a weather map.

weather map

11 May 2017

My son’s sweetie got a new kitten, Baloo 🙂 Between him and my GrandPerson, our lives are filled with glorious baby things.

Make art about small beauties.

12 May 2017

Hung my sheets out to dry. Love climbing into them after they’ve come in that same day from the line.

Make art about the smell of the sun.

sheets

13 May 2017

Today was my daddy’s birthday. He could find the funny in everything, and he loved my mama more than breath. He wrote us letters to tell us kids all the things he loved about our mama.

Make art about how much you love someone.

how do i love thee

14 May 2017

Another Mother’s Day, and I can’t help but think of all the women who mother in ways other than the traditionally expected.

Make art about nontraditional nurturing.

nurture

15 May 2017

Reading Whitman before bed last night. For Whitman, not only was poetry a kind of democratic action, but democratic action should itself be understood as a kind of poetry.

Make art about democratic action as poetry.

WaltWhitman

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. 

max laughing

 

9 April 2017

Tilling in the summer garden today.

Make art about breaking ground. 

breaking ground

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. 

grief-reaction

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Defiance and Remaking

2 December 2016

De·fi·ance (dəˈfīəns/) noun

open resistance; bold disobedience.

“the demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings”

Make art about acts of defiance, small or large.

small-acts

3 December 2016

Making new stocking for our family with remnants of late 40s-early 50s vintage fabric.

Make art about remaking something old into something new.

vintage-fabric

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Sometimes the Prompt Is All About What You Believe

 

6 August 2016

Time with my daughter, son-in-law, and that miraculous GrandPerson. Looking into my grandson’s eyes, I can see eternity ❤

Make art about what you see in a child’s eyes.

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7 August 2016

Love coming home to find tomatoes ripening to red, okra reaching fingers to the sky, even those last cucumbers still making their climb up the trellis 🙂

Deep within each one of us lies a garden.~Julie Moir Messervy

Make art about the garden that lies within you.

heart as a garden

8 August 2016

Had the chance today to spend time with my sister and a beautiful cousin I haven’t seen in years. So good for my heart!

Make art about extended family.

Crickett and Sherrie and me

9 August 2016

Thinking on this today.

Make art about the power of belief.

gita belief

Daily Prompt Catch-Up!

21 May 2016

Road trip to visit family today in northern Virginia, backroads and crossroads 🙂

Make art about intersections.

intersection

22 May 2016

Spent this precious day with my grandson and his beautiful mama 🙂 my daughter. Max, my grandperson 🙂 I call him Noquisi, which means Star 🙂 is already very vocal LOL a family trait 😀 I kept thinking about how, right now, at just over a month old, he has the physical capacity for learning every language on the planet. I kept listening to his wildly varied baby sounds, and thinking about how I wish we could retain—and fulfill–that potential, wishing we could all—all people—speak to and universally understand each other.

Make art about the power of language.
lia and max talking

 

23 May 2016

I stopped on the way home yesterday, caught by an intriguing historical sign, marking The Church of the Blind Preacher.

Make art inspired by a historical marker, or by an intriguing historical character.
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Daily Prompt :-) Oh Those Eyes

Happy National Poetry Month! My daughter and I agree that her beautiful baby boy has my mother’s eyes. Oh those eyes ❤

Eyes:

by William Matthews

the only parts of the body the same   

size at birth as they’ll always be.   

“That’s why all babies are beautiful,”   

Thurber used to say as he grew   

blind—not dark, he’d go on   

to explain, but floating in a pale   

light always, a kind of candlelit   

murk from a sourceless light.   

He needed dark to see: 

for a while he drew on black   

paper with white pastel chalk   

but it grew worse. Light bored   

into his eyes but where did it go?   

Into a sea of phosphenes, 

along the wet fuse of some dead   

nerve, it hid everywhere and couldn’t   

be found. I’ve used up 

three guesses, all of them 

right. It’s like scuba diving, going down   

into the black cone-tip that dives   

farther than I can, though I dive   

closer all the time.

 

Make art about eyes, about what eyes might see, or who we see in a loved one’s eyes.

Max and nenie's eyes

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