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

Day 2

We marched through the snow
like a family of ducks
shaking tail feathers.

Prompt: What's your favorite animal? Use it as your inspiration today.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1

Limestone rich droplets
drip from the cave ceiling to
grow speleothems

Prompt: The first step is the hardest, so start small today and make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only the materials in your immediate environment.