Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 214

Wow, look what happened!
My new full time job keeps me
from writing haiku :(

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 213

means before it goes, it flows
soaking through bedclothes

Day 212

The threshold of pain
pushed through the ring of fire
delivers new life

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 211

College is hard when
your severe dyslexia
blocks you from your dream.

Day 210

"When I'm all grown up,
What if I will still need you
when you've passed away?"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 209

"I need you, Mommy,"
are words for which my days are
numbered at twelve years.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 208

Big agri-business
makes guaranteed money, but
the farmers do not.

Day 207

Seed companies are
selling farmers something they
used to grow themselves.

Day 206

There's always a catch;
hybrid corn doesn't "come true."
Good-bye, seed saving.

Day 205

Agri-business makes
farming like a factory
mono-crop failures.

Day 204

Hybrid corn started
the industrial food-chain
with government props.

Day 203

Nitrogen for fields
no longer's made by the sun,
but with fossil fuels.

Day 202

But the GMOs
must be purchased by farmers
for the right to grow.

Day 201

The species called corn,
part of the natural world,
common property.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 200

Can people as rich
as Romney escape taxes?
Yes, they can and do.

Day 199

Modern humans came
out of Africa sixty
thousand years ago.

Day 198

Fifty mutations
in our DNA not
with our parents

Day 197

We changed behaviors
and physically to become
modern human race

Day 196

Minnows nibbling toes
soaking in geothermal
Mc Caulley Hot Springs

Day 195

If you are lucky
enough to have it, do not
let it go to waste.

Day 194

Guns do not improve
the safety of neighborhoods
like George Zimmerman's

Day 193

We demand that men
fully share all household chores
and child-rearing.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 192

Done, moving forward,
dreams into reality
is a promise kept

Day 191

So, let's do this thing -
Let's own what makes us unique,
refusing haters.

Day 190

Your place is somewhere -
let your imagination
take you to belong.

Day 189

Because life is shaped
by choices, make good ones that
will help you get there.

Day 188

There's enough for me -
Happy is not limited -
There's enough for you.

Day 187

Glacial land sculptures
carved by the most erosive
force on Earth, water.

Day 186

Oceans exercise
power over daily lives -
planet's thermostat

Day 185

Strawberry fields are
the place where nothing is real
except glass onions

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 184

Strumming guitar chords
with tender sore fingertips
makes her wish for drums.

Day 183

To hate one's mother,
though rejection's required
is to hate oneself.

Day 182

I picked Italian
plums at night for Abuela,
sent with Emma-Joy.

Day 181

I'll die with secrets
universally shameful
just like you will too.

Day 180

Barring disasters,
geologic pokiness
allows for progress.

Day 179

Humans are mere feet
of the eighteen miles of
the birth of the Earth

Day 178

The flaming dung disk
crusty-roasted marshmallows
and stink-bombed the grounds

Day 177

untethered marionettes
spring to soulless life

Day 176

Glowing campfire
shadow puppets danced on trees
as spectators roared

Day 175

You can't have free will
without a serious fight
risking everything

Day 174

Wildflowers bloom
leaves furled inward spent cocoons
butterflies, bees zoom

Day 173

First day of summer =
snowball fight on a mountain
in Manti-La Sal

Day 172

A new traffic sign
posted without permission
brings more fun than harm

Day 171

When agitated
and playing just won't cut it,
it's time to dip out.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 170

Personal shelter,
more than a room of one's own,

Day 169

I was Daughterboy -
football helmet, cowboy boots
girly denim purse

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 168

Blood-stained porcelain
jagged shard memoirs puncture
the eternal grace

Prompt:  Write a ten-word horror or ghost story. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 167

School is bankrupt when
pencils are commodities
sharpened against minds

Prompt:  Use only pencils as your material or inspiration today.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 166

Hammering metal
into a suit of armor,
I became Emma.

Prompt:  Get medieval.  Make a piece or suit of armor.  It could be for you, an animal, or any object that needs protection.

Day 165

Eight hours elude
grinding away, collapsing
life set on replay.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 164

I despise you, wind,
when sand blasts into my eyes,
but love your power.

 Prompt:  Use the wind. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 163

Sour pie cherries
crimson globules on stems
pitted into pie

Prompt:  Work with only the items you find in your refrigerator or freezer.  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 162

Bees are not random.
Their sacred geometry -
strong hexagon cells.

Day 161

Stop viewing life through
the lens of mass media
and open your eyes

Day 160

Dan Eldon's journals,
more than youthful documents,
release his spirit.

Day 159

Three smokers outside
individual outcasts
silent together

Day 158

Metronome flowers
whilst I'm propped against the fence
keep perfect wind time.

Day 157

At farmer's market,
I don't like that she's not here
to enjoy the day.

Day 156

Too wound up, nerve-wracked
stomach in knots, shoulders tight
stressful interview

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 155

Annular eclipse
glow-dazzled Albuquerque
when the moon passed through

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 154

My Garfield board game,
saved since nineteen seventies,
serves up girl giggles.

Prompt:  Create a simple board game and play it, ideally with friends.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 153

His warming up is
better than my best could be -
bass-like bari sax.

Day 152

Overly complex
systems of creative use
for chain reactions

Prompt:  Create a Rube Goldberg machine.

Day 151

Grate, melt, mold crayons -
little nubs into new shapes
for young artist hands

Prompt:  Work with crayons.  You can mold them, melt them, grate them, color with them, or?

Day 150

The girl's got mad skills -
an original design,
the knit nose warmer.

Prompt:  Make something inspired by and/or that fits on or around a nose.

Day 149

Garlic-pressed fresh cloves,
rice noodle-filled colander,
whisked eggs for Pad Thai.

Prompt: Work with all the utensils you own today.

Day 148

Painted purple walls
reflect deep sunset orchids
in the royals' rooms

Prompt: Purple people eater.  Work only with purple materials today.  Try working on a purple surface for a real challenge.

Day 147

Blissful ignorance - 
making fun of the unknown
is all you can do.

Day 146

Firn, Old High German
noun akin to Old English,
but what does it mean?

Prompt:  Create a visual definition for a word chosen randomly from a dictionary.  Try choosing a word you don't already know!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 145

marbles in a stack,
drum kits made of egg shells crack;
porous vessels lack.

Prompt:  Make something incongruous.  Use an unexpected material to make something familiar.

Day 144

Walking on your hands
ain't easy to do with feet
subject to tickling.

Prompt:  Use your feet as your hands and/or your hands as your feet as part of whatever you do today.

Day 143

Saturday waffles
ooze blueberries through crisp grain,
Hello Kitty shaped.

Prompt:  Make something in which the sense of taste is the essential component.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 142

Peek-a-boo page holes
have an infinite ending
clear through to the soul

Prompt:  Cut holes in the pages of a magazine or book so that what you reveal beneath creates something new.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 141

Glued paper layers
well designed into 3-D
leave fingers sticky.

Prompt:  Make a paper pop-up.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 140

Have u t or me?
T for 2 + 2 for t,
me 4 u 4 me.

Prompt: Create a rebus. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 139

Shriveling eggplant
dressed up like Grandma's whiskers
on the windowsill

Prompt: Make something that will decay over time and document it until it's gone (or too smelly to keep).

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 138

Behind bedroom doors,
she becomes Unicorn Girl
prancing into flight.

Prompt: Make something inspired by a fictional character.

Day 137

Morning sun thaws frost,
dries Food Stamp Hobo Camp clothes,
heats my soaking skin.

Prompt: Look at the morning sky when you first get up today and make something inspired by what you see.

Day 136

That dummy worked,
the one we threw in the road,
laughing as cars stopped.

Prompt: Create a life-size person using your clothes and/or whatever else you have at hand.

Day 135

From Cape Cod gravestones
we rubbed ancestors with wax
onto paper sheets.

Prompt: Make a rubbing by placing paper over rough objects and using charcoal or chalk to pick up the details.  Gravestones are the classic source for this technique.

Day 134

On campfire nights
childhood stories bring chills
and last a lifetime.

Prompt:  Reinterpret your favorite childhood story.

Day 133

Do surreal paintings
in this museum reveal
incongruous life?

Prompt: Make something surreal.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 132

Cutting your sleeves off
and sewing the bottom closed
upcycles to tote.

Prompt:  Create something on a T-shirt and wear it for the rest of the day.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 131

double-u tree forks
o tree knot and bike spokes
d tree branch 'round rock

Prompt:  Make a word out of objects in your environment or with letters found in natural formations outside.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 130

Good bye, Tom Gabel
coming out with bravery
Welcome, Laura Jane

Prompt:  Pick a piece of music you love (or hate) and use it as the inspiration for today's piece.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 129

Don't leave Earth behind -
extreme weather on Venus,
summer in a day.


No one in the class 
could remember a time when 
it was not raining.

Prompt:  Make a passport, travel poster, monetary unit, or other item for a fictional country or another planet.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 128

Floridian birth
gave life to wanderlust urges
writing and playing.

Prompt:  Write a ten-word autobiography. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 127

I miss the zine days,
pen pals mailing their xeroxed

Prompt:  Mail art!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 126

Kitty Hawk ain't that
far away flying metal
around the world, now.


When little girls' dreams
stop flying around twelve,
dream a better dream.

Prompt:  Make something that can fly and test it out.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 125

The world keeps living
when whole hearts start their grieving
Good Bye, MCA.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 124

Kids passed through the wall
in a well posed tricky-pic
no border guards saw.

Prompt:  Make something seem like it is passing through a wall or other solid material that it normally wouldn't or couldn't.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 123

Egg shell starter cups -
protective cradles sow seeds 
tucked into moist earth.

Prompt:  Work with or be inspired by an eggshell.

Day 122

Three weeks of "off work" +
too much fun spent until one =
no haiku today.

Day 121

I got really drunk:
Derek and Billy Yahtzee,
Noise Bands, Indie Rock.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 120

White Privilege Conference
follow-up shoebox art
tells Racism Kills.

Prompt:  Make something in a box. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 119

Changed unicorn names
like Esticorn Jordicorn
make only us laugh.

Prompt:  Create an animal that has never existed before.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 118

Tool-wielding daughters
build - saw wood, hammer nails and
fit chicken wire.

Prompt:  Make something out of wood. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 117

For cheap convenience,
Mal-Wart got my fifteen bucks
fuel consumption.

Prompt:  Go out of your way.  Travel somewhere you wouldn't normally go...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 116

Old Brighton bus maps
promise a return beach trip
where dreams woke to life.

Prompt:  Create something using an old map.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 115

The next one broke him -
croupier took chips away,
dealer scooped cards.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 114

Toast:  "To all my friends!"
that night at Hardback Cafe
when Bukowski'd died.

Prompt:  Make something out of toast or bread.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day 113

Sunburned-red shoulders
returned home for sweet relief
and fresh aloe gel.

Prompt:  Paint the town red.  Work only with red materials today.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Day 112

Swatch-picked colors turn
our white boxy back room 
into Sunburst Glows.

Prompt:  Work with a few free paint swatch samples found at most hardware stores and use them to create something new. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Day 111

Will some artist use
genetic engineering
to have the last word?

Prompt:  Make a facial expression on your plate from the leftovers of a meal today.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 110

Friday the thirteenth's
superstitious conception -
a lucky mistake

Prompt:  Work with mistakes. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 109

Planting pink pansies
in her seasonal garden
makes sister-love bloom.

Prompt:  Play in the dirt.  Go outside and create something in or with the first patch of dirt you can find.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 108

 Good morning message
drawn with a fingertip scribe
 speaks fun-loving volumes.

Prompt:  Create something in the steam on a bathroom mirror or other steamed-up surface.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 107

Yellow bouncer ball
with a hold-onto handle
hops kids up on high.

Prompt:  Have a ball.  Make something out of a ball or make a new ball out of something else and then play with it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Day 106

Used soccer jerseys
freshly laundered for the pitch
sport regional clubs.

Prompt:  Go to a thrift store and buy something to work with today. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 105

She was like seeing
late poet Adrienne Rich
rock Outspoken's mic.

Prompt:  Make something impossible.  Can you trick the eyes into believing they're seeing something that they're not?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Day 104

 Every home needs one -
an art center with free reign

Prompt: Regress.  Work as if you were a young child or baby.  Use the materials they might have access to and/or with only the skills and abilities they have at that age.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 103

 Well-used cloth napkins
wipe wet dish-washing hands dry
and dab mouth corners

Prompt:  Create something with the napkin that you use at a meal today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 102

Some people have names,
Revilo P. Oliver,
that are palindromes.

Prompt:  Write a palindrome.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 101

Instead of striving
for liberation, oppressed
become oppressors.

Prompt:  Flip to a random page in a book at hand and make something inspired by the first sentence you read.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 100

Dental floss stitches
tighten Sickoids shirts after
an ear ringing show.

Prompt: Make something new out of an old T-shirt. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Day 99

Painted Easter eggs
among new grass tufts teaming
with at-home ants hide.

Prompt:  Use the world of insects as your inspiration today.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day 98

Time keeps on ticking
with quickened pace as age grows
towards shortened future.

Prompt:  Work with time.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Day 97

"Share your table" means
an open invitation
into my kitchen.

Prompt:  Make an invitation to an everyday event you wouldn't normally invite people to.  Bonus:  Actually send them out.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Day 96

Head titled, ear up
for eight drops of dewaxer
and bulb syringe flush.
Prompt:  Work backward.  Work in front of a mirror, looking at what you're creating only in the mirror until you're finished.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day 95

Sharing with strangers
my daily haiku habit
invites suggestion.

Prompt:  Ask a stranger for a suggestion of what to do today. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 94

Shriveled orange rinds -
leathery among egg shells
in the compost bowl

Prompt:  Nothing rhymes with orange.  Work only with orange materials today.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Day 93

Wing nuts twirl around
loosely hammered wire nails
nuts-and-bolts building(s)

Prompt:  Nuts and bolts.  Make something with any nuts, bolts, screws, or nails you have lying around. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 92

High school days are not
the best of your life, you need
frontal cortex first.

Prompt:  Write a letter to yourself at another time in your life (past or future).

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 91

Coffee cup puddles
in two twelve year-old's hands made
bedtime much too late.

Prompt:  Use dry coffee beans, dry or wet coffee grounds, or even liquid coffee (in a cup or not) to create something today.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 90

Green-painted cardboard
star-shape cut, taped and streamer'd
for six year-old's bash!

Prompt:  Make a pinata and destroy it!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 89

Inch diameter
bubble wrap stuck to windows =
cheap insulation.

Prompt:  Work only with bubble wrap or any other packing materials you have on hand.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 88

Articles (xeroxed)
and writing samples (written)
create lesson plans.

 Prompt:  Make something only using stuff from your workplace or office.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 87

wax resist batik -
inky dyed butterflies fill
ironed-out boundaries

Prompt:  What can you do with a candle? 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 86

Surprise Birthday cake
cookies frosted all in white
light and make a wish

Prompt:  Decorate a cake, pie, or cookie. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 85

Beautiful women
insist to be something more
than decorative.

Prompt:  Work with words.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 84

Bubbles float
delight across kid faces
into clapping hands. 

Prompt:  Keep it clean.  Use a bar of soap to make something new.  You can carve it with a knife, use it to draw, break it into pieces, or even make bubbles - just have fun.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 83

Picks up a spark, he
(hi-bana, fire-flower)
becomes fiery.

Prompt: Make a visual pun.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 82

Serrated fork tines -
a singular spork upgrade
yields a three-in-one.

Prompt: Create a new kind of utensil.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 81

Pin-stuck eraser -
a porcupine-ish nightmare
pink-pricks my fingers
Prompt:  Make something out of erasers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 80

Green-dyed white frosting -
artificial food rule gone
for froggy cupcakes

Prompt:  Try dyeing!  Work with food or fabric dye.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 79

The mystery box
holds obscure, used media
and for the kids, fun.

The barking dogs guard
hubcap art beyond their gate
of yarn-stormed branches

Prompt:  Walk through an alley or along a small road and pick up discarded materials to work with.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 78

The Gale Family
braved the wind on bicycles
for grandma's last breath.

Prompt:  Make up a name and write a back story for a stranger you see today.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 77

Anxiety shreds -
aided by a machine and
the culture of fear

Prompt: Work with shredded paper. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 76

Five feathered chain lengths
dangle from snug-fitting cuff
to tickle her chin.

Prompt: Make something inspired by and/or that fits on or around your ear.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 75

Chalky welcome mat
in rainbow colors on knees
washed away with rain.

Prompt:  Get some chalk and work on the sidewalk near your home.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 74

Ikea for lunch -
didn't make anything but
a full shopping cart.

Prompt: Be bold.  Go to a store that you frequently shop at or a restaurant where you frequently eat and ask what they'll let you make there.

Day 73

Epcot sand sculpture
captured a chimp family
and us in the zoo.

Prompt:  Work with the gravel, sand, or rocks available near your home.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 72

Four towers of shoes
waiting for Cinderella
didn't fit us three.

Prompt:  Use all of the shoes in your household to make something, or work on a single pair of shoes that were destined for the thrift store.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 71

Steampunk inspired
yesterday and tomorrow
ogled spectacles

Prompt: Time travel!  Make something that seems like it came from another era in history.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 70

Girls guessed a number -
no other fair way decides
who gets to sleep where

Prompt:  Work only with numbers today.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 69

Forty-eight pieces
interlocking on the floor
make twelve butterflies

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 68

Paper mache bowl -
colored tissue paper strips
hold treasured bracelets

Prompt:  Create something with paper mache. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 67

Implant micro-chips
change human interaction
with single eye-blink

Prompt:  Write a ten-word science fiction story.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 66

Breakfast burrito
severely disappointed
my on-the-run hopes

Prompt: Go grocery shopping and pick up something new.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 65

Tangram octopus -
seven geometric shapes,
angled silhouette

Prompt:  Work with only the classic tangram shapes.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 64

The women's movement
paved the way for me to feel
normal not fractioned.

Prompt:  It's all about you.  Incorporate yourself into whatever you make. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 63

Stenciled paper mask,
seashell, feathers embellished
art of family

Prompt:  Behind the mask.  Create a unique mask with whatever materials you like. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 62

Broccoli forests
line the cous cous gravel path,
cauliflower ground.

Prompt:  Make something with your dinner before you eat it. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 61

A load of laundry -
staaaaaaanky soggy towels wait
topped with dirty duds

Prompt:  Use only things you find around the bathroom to create something.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 60

Sun dial shadow
across our toes reminds
time keeps on slipping

Prompt:  Make something that casts a shadow and document only the shadow.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 59

Pickles and ice cream
mix for temporary art,
not pregnancy scare.

Prompt:  Mix and match.  Work with two materials that generally don't go together, like markers and bananas, or leaves and binder clips.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 58

I've done this twice now,
made two seven pound babies,
love larger than life.

Prompt: Life size.  Make something as big as you possibly can! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Day 57

Layers of plastic
bags reformed with an iron
melted into new.

Prompt: Use a disposable plastic bag to create something new today.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day 56

look-like-rock earrings
dangle, defy gravity -
spongy illusion

Prompt: Make something heavy seem light.

Day 55

The only jingles
in nature are my bear bells
advertising me.

Prompt:  Write an advertising jingle for something in nature ( a tree, a bird, a cloud).

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 54

Cell's protoplasm
free basophil granules dot,
stipple blood when stained.

Prompt:  Connect the dots.  Make something only using dots.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 53

Smelling salts don't work
on the unconscious level
when you need them to.

Prompt: Make something in which the sense of smell is the essential component.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day 52

Prompt: Work upside down.  Create something in such a way that you have to rotate it 180 degrees to display/see it when it is finished.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 51

A plush ear of corn
stuffed with personality -
its name is Corny.

Prompt:  Make something that would not normally be considered cute and cuddly into something that is.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 50

White blouse hangs on skin
off-white, freckled, wrinkled tan
photographic gem

Prompt:  Be a minimalist.  Work with only white materials today.  Try working white on white for a real change.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 49

T-shirt collection
skateboarding and bands hand-sewn
quilted memories

Prompt:  Quantity over quality.  Work with a lot of something.  It could be dried grains from the kitchen, a jar of buttons you have in the closet, or all of your T-shirts.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 48

art out of stacks of staples;
it stood for three weeks.

Prompt: How tall can you make something that stands up on its own? 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Day 47

Bouquets for mommy
bunched tightly in full wee hands -
no matter they're weeds

Prompt:  Work with flowers - artificial or real, live or dried, picked or bought.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 46

Photo Booth faces
warped beyond recognition
into hysterics

Prompt:  Face it.  What can you do with a face - yours or someone else's? 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 45

Taped-up civil rights -
confetti'd marriage license
shredded in protest

Prompt:  Create an image with masking tape or any other kind of tape, for that matter.  Try making it on a nontraditional surface.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 44

During a blizzard,
battery pack parade lights
strung around my head

Prompt:  Make something that lights up.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 43

memory faded away
with interference

Prompt:  Learn something new.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 42

Paper mache strips
soaked in watered down white glue
drip before they dry.

Prompt: Turn today's junk mail into something much more appealing.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 41

harvest table overflows
into thankful meals

Prompt: Think big.  Create a large version of something that would normally be much smaller.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 40

Fingers make tangles
when I try to knit or sew
unlike Mom's magic.

Prompt:  What can you do with yarn? 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 39

Missed parent Spanish
for big girl's mental health day;
we play tether ball.

Prompt:  Write a haiku about something that happens to you today or is in the news today.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 38

Polymer pebbles -
tiny, solid, in water -
bouncing jelly balls

Prompt: Work underwater.  Fill up a large bowl, vase, or old fish tank with water and create something inside of it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 37

Who needs a tailor
when duct tape or staples hold
hems just the right length?

Prompt: Make something with a stapler.  You can staple things together or, heck, just work with the loose staples.  Even the stapler itself can be transformed.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 36

There's just no passing
consigning fashionistas
my used clothes as trend.

Prompt:  Take something old and make it look new.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Day 35

Follow me to make
homemade paper valentines,
cut white painted hearts

Prompt:  Create instructions that others can use to make something and then have someone try it out.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 34

Decorated hands
beaded wire into bands
wedded, said, "I do."

Prompt:  Work with wire.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 33

Swift dexterity
slings ink spanning life's volumes
through the tips of pens.

Prompt:  Use pens as your material/inspiration today.  Draw with them, use them as construction material, or...?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 32

Ephemeral smoke
stings eyes closed on the inhale,
dissipates good health.

Prompt: Make something ephemeral. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 31

Advent spiral path
plods towards solstice darkness with
labyrinth lanterns

Prompt: Make a path for people to follow and invite people to try it out.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 30

Marketing to kids =
corporate characters sell

Prompt:  Play time.  Work with toys: If you don't have any, borrow some from a friend with kids, and maybe even work with the kids!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 29

My teacher costume
doesn't fool my young students
but dupes my own peeps

Prompt:  Make a disguise for yourself, a friend, a pet, or an object.  See if you can fool anyone with it.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28

Semester planning
between spiral-bound covers
with sharpened graphite

Prompt: Back to school.  Use traditional school materials like number 2 pencils or lined paper notebooks to make something nontraditional.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27

Waking from nightmares
into new reality
brings grateful relief.

Prompt: Dreamland. Use a recent dream as inspiration for what you do today.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 26

Pirate radio
bicycle-rigged transmitter
broadcasted protest

Prompt: Make something portable (or that seems portable) that normally isn't.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 25

Grave marker feathers
topped the still-warm burial
now scattered and cold.

Prompt: Work with nature. Go to your yard or a nearby park and collect materials to work with.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24

Piercing emeralds
reflect blind oblivion
and simple beauty

Prompt: It's not easy being green. Work with only green-colored materials today. Try working on a green surface for a real challenge.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 23

unglued pinata,
better luck next time; this time,
no birthday party

Prompt: Waste not. Dig in a recycling bin for all of today's materials.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 22

Childhood bridges
between real and imagined

Prompt: Create a bridge. Connect two things in a creative way. It could be small enough for an amoeba or big enough for an elephant to cross it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 21

foolproof flames prompted
hasty forever promise
whose fire still glows

Prompt: Write a ten-word love story.

Day 20

hydrous silicates
metamorphose porous earth

Prompt: Buy or make some clay and then use it like you never have before.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 19

Sink experiments
showed joyful kinders that their
LEGO-built boats float!

Prompt: Create something that floats on water. (It doesn't have to be a boat.)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 18

Cans to recycle -
crushed empty vessels once held
movie sugar treats.

Prompt: Work with the things you find in your car (or a friend's car if you don't have one.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 17

Mom's eyemask darkens
her sleep so the night owl's light
doth not awaken.

Prompt: Write about something inspired by and/or that goes over an eye (yours or someone else's).

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 16

Used dirty dish sponge
retired into art stamp
cellulose image

Prompt: Make a unique print by cutting up a potato or sponge, and use it to stamp on a material of your choice.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 15

A dollar bill changed
into a street parade prop,
"Eat the one percent!"

Prompt: Use a dollar bill as your medium or inspiration today.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 14

Henrietta's cells
rode into Chile's mountains
in mules' saddlebags.

Prompt: Write about something microscopic.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 13

PMS tea sat
all day long like me, alone
brewing better moods.

Prompt: Use tea leaves or tea bags (used or unused) or even just liquid tea (in a cup or not) to create something today.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 12

To hide with cacti -
green paint, glue and quills create
desert camouflage

Prompt: Camouflage. Create or alter something so that it disappears into its background.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 11

Nondominant hand's
writing proves that deception
only takes practice.

Prompt: Work on the other hand. Pick a medium you're comfortable with, then work with your nondominant hand - if you usually favor your right hand then only use your left and vice-versa.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 10

Girls drop out of school
there - to fetch the water; here -
taken for granted

Prompt: Use only water as your medium/inspiration today.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 9

Huevos rancheros,
Amor con chile verde
y aguacate

Prompt: Make something with your breakfast before you eat it.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 8

Old book with new page
loses original text
but gains fresh essence

Prompt: Transform an old book into something new by cutting, folding, gluing, and so on.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 7

We stenciled heart shapes
onto white frosted cupcakes
with rainbow sprinkles.

Prompt: One week down! See how fast it goes? Today, make a stencil and use it in your work.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 6

On this humid morn,
a pear oozes from its brown,
ant-filled rotting hole.

Prompt: Look in the kitchen and work with the first fruit or vegetable you spot. It could be in the form of juice, jam, or even canned.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 5

Bottlecaps hammered
flat then nailed to painted wood
transcend collection

Prompt: What do you collect? Work with a collection of objects you have in your home (or borrow a friend's if you like).

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4

A fairy garden
built 'neath the tree's knotty door
waits to share magic.

Prompt: Take a five-minute walk, then make something using whatever materials are available where you've ended up. Leave it there for someone else to discover, but be sure to document it first!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3

Exactly who makes
money worth more than paper
and those who print it?

Prompt: Make something out of paper, but don't use scissors or glue or draw on it. What now? (And no, you don't have to know origami to do this.)

Monday, January 2, 2012