1 March 2018
“By cleansing your mind, your soul will shine through you.”-Yogi Bhajan
Make art about cleansing.
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.
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.
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.
2 February 2018
“Home is how we inhabit the world.”-Louisa Thomsen Brits
Make art inspired by this quote.
29 January 2018
Make art about where the threshold between dreaming life and waking life, or about the merging of the two.
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.