15 January 2018
“The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him….”-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Make art about nonviolence, about avoiding “internal violence of the spirit.”
11 January 2018
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” -Audrey Hepburn
“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”-Aldous Huxley
“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”-Henry David Thoreau
I have always needed a lot solitude. These days I need even more.
Make art about solitude.
What Does Peace Mean To You?
I’ve posted recently about a new project about which I’m very excited: the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing For Peace, a local outreach of the national organization Writing For Peace.
Our first official chapter project is underway! But we need your help!
Submission Guidelines for Peace Vines
In many conversations about Writing for Peace, we’ve learned that people limit their definition of the word peace to its association with war. The many beautiful and varied ways we can define peace, as individuals or in the many groups, cultures, etc., to which we belong, too often get lost in the shadow of war versus peace. So we want to hear from as many people as possible, discussing what peace means to them personally.
Being curated by Brigid Hokana, Peace Vines will be a Youtube Channel featuring these short videos, with the hope of opening up the discussion of what peace can mean, and why it matters so much to all of us.
If you’re interested in submitting a video for inclusion in Peace Vines, please visit our Current Projects Page for submission details.
We can’t wait to hear from you. Peace.
4 November 2017
Make art about breaking out, breaking free.
5 November 2017
Make art about what peace means to you.
17 June 2017
Received several thank you emails from my online students today when our class finished. They never understand, I don’t think, how much I have to thank them for ❤
Create a thank you note (written, visual, musical, etc.) to someone else, someone who doesn’t realize how much gratitude your feel for them.
18 June 2017
My son came home this weekend, to celebrate Father’s Day with me 🙂 He says since I’ve been both mother and father, I get to celebrate both days. My mama always joked, If you can stand them til they’re twenty-two, you’ll get them back as friends. 🙂 I am so grateful for those kids, my three closest friends ❤
Make art about children as friends.
19 June 2017
Make art about peacemakers, about working to heal division.