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.
30 January 2018
Make art about a time your body demanded to be heard.
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.
26 January 2018
Make art about not being heard.
25 January 2018
Some people’s need runs so deeply that, no matter how you might want to, you can’t fill it, can’t help them.
Make art about deep need.
18 January 2018
Make art about what’s fragile.
8 January 2018
Make art about trusting and celebrating the journey.
7 January 2018
Woke up hearing a beautiful tenor voice singing this song.
“When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…..When darkness comes, and pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind….”
“Sail on, silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine….”
Make art inspired by the last song you heard. Or about bridges. Or about being there for someone.
3 January 2018
Make art about a big freeze, literal or metaphorical, or about a slow thaw.