Day 250

The Ear Ache Shower Crayon Crayon on shower wall–temporary piece Today, while beginning a detailed piece, my ears, and the whole side of my face, began to ache. The pressure had been building all week last week, but I had kept it at bay. As I shuffled to the dinner table, the ache in my…

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Day 231

Learning to Stand: Inspired by Sarah Grimké’s Quote Which Begins “But I ask no favors for my sex.” Ink on paper “But I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit…

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Day 227

One Small Hope Drop: Inspired by Wangari Maathai and the Hummingbird Ink on paper Growing up, in this overbearing and constantly shifting world, I’ve somehow been able to retain hope. Not a complacent hope, the kind that waits for the future to take care of things. But the kind of hope that moves towards the…

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Day 219

Meanwhile in Memoriam: Inspired by Mary Oliver and Her Poem Wild Geese Gouache on paper Mary Oliver taught me that to be natural was to be joyous and fragile, whimsical and strong, wild and tender. Poetry, I have often thought, is a place, not a thing; an experience that moves past the written word and…

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Day 218: The Announcement

Observing Curiosity, Translating, Translating Ink, charcoal, and graphite on paper (Continued from yesterday’s post.) CognEYEzant has taken me on a journey, a journey that has made me question and observe. These observations have connected me to my inner child, a child who is innately curious about the world, a child who wants to share her…

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