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Posts tagged ‘release control’

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Regular Comfort

22 March 2020

One of the ways I’m coping with self-isolation is by working to keep what I can of my daily and weekly routines.

Waking at the same time I would if going to campus to work, walking the dog at the same times along the same route each day. That quiet cup of coffee in the morning, the slow ease of a glass of red wine at night. 

Wednesdays I strip the beds, wash sheets, and put crisp, new bed linens on, with assistance from a particularly ‘helpful’ cat 😀

Saturday mornings I clean and wash the litter boxes, empty out and clean my fridge, mop the hardwood floors, clean the bathroom.

These small acts so much a part of my ‘normal’ weekly schedule, I’m finding, are helping to make the crisis we’re all sharing a bit less overwhelming, providing some balance in a regular, now-that’s-better, way. 

“Routine” as a descriptor often gets a bad rap, but right now, it feels a lot like comfort. 

Make art about the comfort to be found in routines. 

routine

Daily Prompt Love <3 Defying Expectation

20 March 2019 

“Go back
to the window. Note the crocus
defying expectations”–Joy Ladin

Make art about defying expectation, or about the crocus. 

crocus

 

Daily Prompt Love x 2 <3 Release & Tradition

30 December 2017

He judged the instant and let go; he flung himself loose into the stars.”-Annie Dillard

Make art about release, about releasing something painful, or something beautiful.

release

31 December 2017

Make art inspired by an interesting New Year’s tradition.

25 Strangest New Year’s Traditions From Around The World by David Pegg

In Denmark they save all of their unused dishes and plates until the 31st of December when they affectionately shatter them against the doors of all their friends and family.

In Ecuador they celebrate the New Year by burning paper filled scarecrows at midnight. They also burn photographs from the last year. All in the name of good fortune.

In Romania they throw their spare coins into the river to get good luck.

In Scotland the first person to cross the threshold of a home in the new year should carry a gift for good luck, perhaps a coin, bread, salt, coal, evergreen, and/or a drink (usually whiskey).

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Daily Prompt Love <3 What That Darkness Is

1/10/2017

“…darkness is but a ghost of an idea, the least

remembered, most estranged prayer, and your fear

but a lingering, limbic fear torn from shreds of forgotten years.”
 
–Alice B. Fogel

 

Make art about forgiving the darkness. 

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Sometimes You Have to Let the Prompt Go

Daily Prompt

“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.”~Kahlil Gibran

Make art about releasing control.

roots-and-wings

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