Day 334

Childhood, Connection, and a Collection of Sevens: Inspired by Jamie Sams and Native American Medicine India ink on paper My childhood isn’t over. Some say that childhood ends when you turn 18 but as I near my 19th year, I feel closer to my childhood every day. When I was little, I knew how to…

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Day 331

Rajmohan Gandhi: Turning Potential into Reality Ink, India ink, watercolor, gouache on paper Nearly one year ago, spring brought out my restless self, a self who needed dedication and focus, who needed meaning and inspiration. And to find these things, I looked behind me. There in my history, set aside on a shelf, unpracticed and…

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Day 307

A Crusade of Children: Art and a Poem Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaugherhouse-Five Ink on paper Submitting to The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s (KVML) literary journal “So It Goes” has become a tradition: when I was sixteen, I received my first writing rejection from them and it inspired me to keep writing and submitting. …

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Day 302

Coincidental Inspiration by Way of Danger and Perspectives: Inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Graphite on paper by way of the digital world The Creative Meanderings #7: Coincidental Inspiration by Way of Danger and Perspectives  …art is like a coincidence, a place for perspectives to weave themselves together, to grow open in their difference. For the…

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Day 300

Time Traveling Box and the Moonpit: Inspired by a Generous and Kind Woman and Audre Lorde’s poem “The Black Unicorn” India ink and watercolor on paper  At the rummage sale, that day, the kind and generous woman would never have known that she gave me the tools to time travel. Audre Lorde’s poem The Black…

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Day 295

Hope: Inspired by the Work of Abu Malik al-Shami Ink on paper On October 13, 2016 the BBC published an article about a Syrian student, turned soldier, turned artist. Abu Malik al-Shami was still a teenager when the war in Syria began. At the time of the article, Shami was only 22. Amid the devastation…

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Day 294

Memories of Beauty and Darkness: Inspired by Hygieia from Klimt’s Medicine and Mucha’s Salomé Watercolor, gouache, metallic paint on board In adolescence the world shifts and we reach out to catch bits of the world that filter though and are caught by our molting bodies. Within this altering space, Art Nouveau grounded me by giving…

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