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Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 12 New Prompts!

12 February 2018

The world today desperately needs tenderness. Make art about acts of tenderness, tender hands.


13 February 2018

Make art about losing time.

losing time

14 February 2018

Make art about feeling fragmented.


15 February 2018

Make art about the weight of grieving.


16 February 2018

Make art about righteous anger.


17 February 2018

Make art about what shines.

Lotus flower

18 February 2018

Make art about the betrayal of children, betraying a child’s trust.

betraying children

19 February 2018

Make art about what patriotism means to you.


20 February 2018

Make art about who watches over you.

watching over

21 February 2018

Make art about working toward the answer.


22 February 2018

Make art about the revolution.


23 February 2018

“And a little child shall lead them.”- Isaiah 11:6 Make art inspired by this. 

child shall lead


Daily Prompt Love <3 Pictures of Love

7 February 2018 

Woke up hearing someone sing this.

Make art about the Love in that photograph. 

from Photograph
Ed Sheeran
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home
Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
And it’s the only thing that I know, know
I swear it will get easier,
Remember that with every piece of you
Hm, and it’s the only thing we take with us when we die
Hm, we keep this love in this photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts were never broken
And time’s forever frozen still
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone….

Daily Prompt Love <3 Ancestral Traditions

1 February 2018

Celebrating Imbolc, the day of the Celtic goddess Brigid that marks the beginning of spring.

Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring on February 1.

It is one of the four major “fire” festivals (quarter days, referred to in Irish mythology from medieval Irish texts. The other three festivals on the old Irish calendar are Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain – Halloween).

The word Imbolc means literally “in the belly” in the old Irish Neolithic language, referring to the pregnancy of ewes.

St. Brigid is the patron saint of babies, blacksmiths, boatmen, cattle farmers, children whose parents are not married, children whose mothers are mistreated by the children’s fathers, Clan Douglas, dairymaids, dairy workers, fugitives, Ireland, Leinster, mariners, midwives, milkmaids, nuns, poets, the poor, poultry farmers, poultry raisers, printing presses, sailors, scholars, travelers, and watermen. Here’s a busy saint!

One folk tradition that continues in some homes on St. Brigid’s Day (or Imbolc) is that of the Brigid’s Bed. The girls and young unmarried women of the household or village create a corn dolly to represent Brigid, called the Brideog (“little Brigid” or “young Brigid”), adorning it with ribbons and baubles like shells or stones. They make a bed for the Brideog to lie in…..” (from Irish Central)

Read more traditional ways of celebrating Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day, here

Make art about ancestral traditions. 

st brigid


Daily Prompt Love <3 Singing, and Solace, and Bridges

7 January 2018

Woke up hearing a beautiful tenor voice singing this song. 

“When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…..When darkness comes, and pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind….” 

“Sail on, silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine….”

Make art inspired by the last song you heard. Or about bridges. Or about being there for someone. 

Sometimes The Day Is the Poem

“And now we’re learning that when we let it go, it overflows….” ❤

Daily Prompt Love <3 Some People Are Just Good

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. 

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Fighting the Man! One More Time! 
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