"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 ‘heartbreak’

Daily Prompt Love <3 See Rightly

16 September 2019 

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.”–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Make art about what the heart sees. 

heart light

Daily Prompt Love <3 Retreat

13 September 2019 

I’m headed off to lead a workshop at the fabulous Porches Writers Retreat this weekend ❤ 

Make art about seeking refuge, about retreat. 


Daily Prompt Love <3 Mea Culpa

5 September 2019 

Make art about apology, given or received. 



Daily Prompt Love <3 With Each Beat

5 July 2019 

“Sweet heart. Don’t stop.”–Melvin Dixon 

Make art about what happened in the space of that heartbeat. 


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Breaks, and Breaks

12 June 2019

“What shall I do with all this heartache?:–Joy Harjo

Make art about unspeakable heartache. 


Image by Kevin McIver from Pixabay


Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Family, and Heartbreak, and Fragility


Daily Prompt Catch-Up 


Beautiful day with family today.

From “On Family Regathering Seen One Night Through a Window” by George Moor

All flows; the person has no permanence.
The children will grow up, the parents die.
For each precarious present the past tense
Is waiting; all is sort of a lie.
The clean cut fruit in dingy crystal bowls;
The fading chairs; the family sitting down.
For reassurance meet these traveling souls,
Each with an intimate sadness of his own.
Old habits calm. Old stories of old days….

Make art about family.




Just don’t have words. Heartbroken.














My son and I found this tiny nest yesterday, tumbled on the grass beneath the Guardian Oak. No babies, wounded or otherwise, in sight, just this miracle of weaving, bits of bark and straw and leaf and string. Inside the tiniest shards of shell left behind, thin and white as paper. I was struck at how delicate—and how strong—it is, kinda like Love.

Make art about the fragility, about the persistent strength, of Love.


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