"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘sewing’

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Attempting Peace in the Tumult

20 May 2017

Sewing without a pattern, a night gown I’ve wanted to attempt for months, but kept scaring myself out of trying. 

Make art about attempting something you’ve been scared to try. 

gown for prompt

 

21 May 2017

Make art about making moments of peace among the tumult. 

peace among tumult

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Defiance and Remaking

2 December 2016

De·fi·ance (dəˈfīəns/) noun

open resistance; bold disobedience.

“the demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings”

Make art about acts of defiance, small or large.

small-acts

3 December 2016

Making new stocking for our family with remnants of late 40s-early 50s vintage fabric.

Make art about remaking something old into something new.

vintage-fabric

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Storms, and Shrines, and What We Can Learn <3

10/4/2016

I grew up in Hurricane Alley, eastern North Carolina, so the preparation for these big storms is something I learned early. Hurricane Matthew has ripped through Haiti, and is on his way to the US East Coast. All my provisions are laid in, flashlights and emergency equipment in place and ready, and I’ve battened down as much as I can. But sometimes Mama Nature’s just too big and unpredictable for any kind of preparation.

Make art about preparing the best you can.

hurricane-preparation-checklist

10/5/2016

Thinking a lot today about all the ways people find their way to, or demonstrate faith. Took me immediately to one of my top three favorite songs, The Mountain, by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer.

Excerpted Lyrics by Dave Carter

Some build temples and some find altars,
some come in tall hats and robes spun fine.
Some in rags, some in gemstone halters,
some push the pegs back in line.

I see the mountain, the mountain comes to me,
I see the mountain and that is all I see.

Make art about temples or altars or shrines, faith in some unexpected way.

 

10/6/2016

Road Angel Andrea at Walmart today told me about her grandmama teaching her to sew, first by making curtains, long straight hems, she said, over and over again, summer curtains, winter curtains with their heavy lining. She said her grandmama was patient but tough, making her tear out crooked stitches, and try again til she got it right. “I learned to take my time,” she said. “I learned to take my time, look ahead of the foot, and how a pair of curtains can make all the difference in a room.”

Make art about curtains. Or about what you learned from an elder.

my-curtains

 

Daily Prompt Catch-Up :-) Revolution, Creation, and Dreaming

7/19/2016

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.”~John Kennedy

 

Make art about revolution.

kennedy revolution

7/20/2016

When the world becomes too much, I make things, usually for other people. So this week I’m sewing old fashioned cloth dolls to send to the children’s unit at the Massey Cancer Center.

Make art about when the world becomes too much.

 

7/21/2016

In the way I was taught, there are four fundamental types of dreams: waking life dreams; visitation dreams; teaching dreams; and traveling dreams.

Make art about one of these types of dreams.

visitation dreams

Sometimes the Prompt is in Your Own Hands

Daily Prompt
 
“For she was the maker of the song she sang”~Wallace Stevens
 
Fighting fall depression, I make things to push back the dark, sewing painting, etc.
 
Make art about making, about being a maker.
 
#choosingjoy
sewing-hands

Daily Prompt Catch-Up :-) Big Family Weekend :-)

 

Daily Prompt Catch-Up 🙂

8/29/2015

All my kids coming home for a visit 🙂 Make art about visitors.

 

8/30/2015

You are my children. You are my jewels. We old ones invest our future in you.” ~Diane Samuels Make art about children, young or adult, or about parenting.

 

8/31/2015

I’m fixin to go on a sewin binge 🙂 The first known sewing needle came from southwestern France and dates to about 25,000 years ago. When I sew, I feel an endless procession of women surround me, as I, in my small way, add to the story. Make art about sewing, or needlework, or stitching something together.

ice-age sewing needles

A set of bone needles from the Cave of Courbet in the Aveyron Valley, near Toulouse, France. Believed to be over 13,000 years old.

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