"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 ‘writing prompts’

Daily Prompt Love x 3

17 March 2018

Make art about the ancestors.

Fr Bill and Grandpa and me



18 March 2018

Make art about a chance encounter with a stranger.


19 March 2018

Make art waking caught still in a dream.

edges of a dream

Daily Prompt Love <3 Light & Transformation

15 March 2018

Make art about what the light reveals.


16 March 2018

Do the transformations of memory

become the changing lines of divination?

Is the continuum of a moment a red

poppy blooming by a fence?” – Arthur Sze

Make art about the transformation of memory.


Daily Prompt Love <3 Quoth the Raven

14 March 2018

Make art about what the raven said. 

common raven


Daily Prompt Love <3 Cultural Landscape

Geographer Otto Schlüter is credited with having first formally used “cultural landscape” as an academic term in the early 20th century. He defined two forms of landscape: the Urlandschaft (transl. original landscape) or landscape that existed before major human induced changes and the Kulturlandschaft (transl. ‘cultural landscape’) a landscape created by human culture. The major task of geography was to trace the changes in these two landscapes.

It was Carl O. Sauer, a human geographer, who was probably the most influential in promoting and developing the idea of cultural landscapes. Sauer was determined to stress the agency of culture as a force in shaping the visible features of the Earth’s surface in delimited areas. Within his definition, the physical environment retains a central significance, as the medium with and through which human cultures act. His classic definition of a ‘cultural landscape’ reads as follows:

“The cultural landscape is fashioned from a natural landscape by a cultural group. Culture is the agent, the natural area is the medium, the cultural landscape is the result.”

A 2006 academic review of the combined efforts of the World Heritage Committee, multiple specialists around the world, and nations to update and apply the concept of ‘cultural landscapes’, observed and concluded that:

“Although the concept of landscape has been unhooked for some time from its original art associations … there is still a dominant view of landscapes as an inscribed surface, akin to a map or a text, from which cultural meaning and social forms can simply be read.”

Make art about a cultural landscape, on reading cultural meaning in the shaping of land.

cultural landscape


Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up! <3 Eleven Brand New Prompts!

2 March 2018

Make art that’s a study in black & white.

black and white

3 March 2018

Make art inspired by a classified ad.

classified ads

4 March 2018

Make art about consent.


5 March 2018

Make art about rebirth.


6 March 2018

Make art about what’s lost.


7 March 2018

Make art about what’s found.


8 March 2018

Make art by reenvisioning a set of directions.


9 March 2018

Make art about waiting for the storm.


10 March 2018

Make art about an apology.


11 March 2018

Cherokee, as well as a number of other indigenous languages, has no past or future verb tenses, only present tense.

Make art about living in the present. Or about how language shapes time.


12 March 2018

Make art about what lightens your heart.

light heart

Daily Prompt Love <3 Cleansing

1 March 2018

“By cleansing your mind, your soul will shine through you.”-Yogi Bhajan

Make art about cleansing. 


Daily Prompt Love x 2

27 February 2018

Make art about telling or hearing from someone these so-important words.

You Matter

28 February 2018

Yesterday I had a talk with my students, one I have with all of my classes at some point in the semester, a reminder that it’s okay to ask for help.

Make art about asking for help.

helping hand

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