"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘Heart’

Daily Prompt <3 The Kicked Dog

12 February 2019 

Once when I was a little girl, with my mama, we encountered a particularly grumpy, difficult person. As we moved away from the angry man, under her breath, Mama murmured in her lilting Southern accent, “Mmm, somebody kicked that dog.” 

Being the mouthy kid I was, and an animal lover 🙂 I immediately asked, “Dog? What dog, Mama?” 

She smiled, saying, “Not a real dog, Mary. That man.”

“The mean one?” I asked. 

She nodded, and explained, “When we meet a dog that seems mean, or aggressive, growling at us, we never assume the dog was born vicious, right? We assume that something has happened, that the dog has been mistreated or hurt in some way that made it mean. But we don’t give difficult people the same benefit of the doubt, do we?” She smiled. “Maybe we should.” 

Make art about compassion, about a moment you learned compassion, or recognized that you needed to respond with compassion. 

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Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up! <3 Eleven Brand New Prompts!

2 March 2018

Make art that’s a study in black & white.

black and white

3 March 2018

Make art inspired by a classified ad.

classified ads

4 March 2018

Make art about consent.

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5 March 2018

Make art about rebirth.

rebirth

6 March 2018

Make art about what’s lost.

lost

7 March 2018

Make art about what’s found.

found

8 March 2018

Make art by reenvisioning a set of directions.

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9 March 2018

Make art about waiting for the storm.

storm

10 March 2018

Make art about an apology.

apology

11 March 2018

Cherokee, as well as a number of other indigenous languages, has no past or future verb tenses, only present tense.

Make art about living in the present. Or about how language shapes time.

language

12 March 2018

Make art about what lightens your heart.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Cleansing

1 March 2018

“By cleansing your mind, your soul will shine through you.”-Yogi Bhajan

Make art about cleansing. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Fighting On Behalf of Love <3

5 December 2017

Make art about someone fighting to make the world a better place, an everyday Love Warrior. 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Calling

30 November 2017

Make art about a call you need to make, or wish you’d made, wish you could make.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Honoring

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. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 What We Yearn For

3 November 2017

Make art about deep longing, about where longing lives in the body. 

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