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Posts tagged ‘self care’

Daily Prompt Love x 2

8 February 2018

I tell my students that writers don’t write because they have answers; they write because they have questions.

Make a list of your questions, what you wish you could ask other people, friends, family,  what you want to ask the world. If you could spray paint a single question on a public wall in ten foot tall letters, what would that question be? 

Make art inspired by or composed of your questions. 

question

9 February 2018

Self talk can be a major force for healing.

Make art about having that much needed conversation with yourself, that self-dialogue you’ve put off for too long. 

dialogue

Daily Prompt Love <3 What Emerges

6 February 2018

Thinking a lot today about how the new emerges from the old. 

Go back to an old piece of writing, and use the last line of that as the first line of something new. 

seed shell

Daily Prompt Love <3 Home as Inhabitation

2 February 2018

“Home is how we inhabit the world.”-Louisa Thomsen Brits

Make art inspired by this quote. 

home

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Between Dreaming & Waking

29 January 2018

Make art about where the threshold between dreaming life and waking life, or about the merging of the two. 

bed

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 Please Listen

 

26 January 2018

Make art about not being heard. 

censorship

Starting a New Year of Daily Prompt Love <3 What's Next

Today starts Year Three of my Daily Prompt Love ❤ May we all find inspiration and hope and peace and Love–always Love–in 2018. 

1 January 2018

Make art about what’s next. 

what's next

 

 

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