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.