"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 ‘Overcoming fear’

Daily Prompt Love x 2 — On Teaching Children, and Feeling Safe

27 January 2018

When I was a child, my parents, who very much lived lives of service, took us little kids with them when they volunteered, at migrant farm camps, at the soup kitchen, while working with refugee families or others, wherever their volunteerism took them. Today, I was blessed to work with amazing parents who are teaching their children by setting the same examples, modeling for them lives of service. The children worked with us, learning what I learned as a kid—that we are, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, and that, yes, a single act of kindness, of service, can make the world a better place.

Make art about what we teach children by our actions.


28 January 2018

Make art about feeling unsafe, about steps you take to make yourself feel safe again, about taking down your own dragons.

unsafe dragon

Daily Prompt Love <3 Blah Blah Blah

5 January 2018 

Make art about gossip, about those who feel the need to gossip, about the fear and envy that drive gossip, about the sad look-at-me of those who feel the need to stir the pot, about turning away from the gossiping tongue.


Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Attempting Peace in the Tumult

20 May 2017

Sewing without a pattern, a night gown I’ve wanted to attempt for months, but kept scaring myself out of trying. 

Make art about attempting something you’ve been scared to try. 

gown for prompt


21 May 2017

Make art about making moments of peace among the tumult. 

peace among tumult

Daily Prompt Love <3 Some People Just Need to Fight

16 April 2017

“He fought because he actually felt safer fighting than running.”
– Richard Adams

It’s hard to empathize with the combative life attitude until we look below the surface and see it’s a protective mechanism, meant to combat the anxiety produced from a world perceived as hostile. The need to fight is really just a signal of deep fear. 

Make art about the fear driving combative people, or about understanding and forgiving them. 


Daily Prompt Love x 2 <3 Subversive and Fearless

21 March 2017

Make art about Love as subversive.

Love subversive Erica Jong


22 March 2017

Make art about fearlessness. 

tobias wolff fearlessness

Daily Prompt Love <3 Monsters and Magic

26 February 2017

Make art about monsters of our own making 



27 February 2017

Make art about everyday magic. 


Daily Prompt <3 A Question I Need To Ask

What are you afraid of? Make art about what you fear. 


Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: