14 February 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day ❤
The great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has written beautifully about why learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves.
Make art about learning to love yourself.
Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
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.
26 January 2018
Make art about not being heard.