365 Creativity Project–Day 21

My constant lament:

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Pictures from my mile walk with Hope:


Buds in Winter…


Brightness in bare…


Could not resist the Radio Flyer…


More modern haulers…


Daffodils sprouting…

This is not exactly easy, coming up with something creative every day. I am sometimes totally at a loss. Today, I had no words, so I had no choice, but to write about my lack of inspiration. I could not think of anything outside of which to take pictures that I had not already used, so I had to pay particularly close attention on my walk. I guess that is the beauty of the project though. It forces me to use my brain when it would be easier to do nothing.

If you are thinking about starting a project, do not wait, because the time will never be perfect. Do it for yourself so you can grow. You will see that there is more available than you ever imagined. Your creativity will rise to the occasion. We, humans, tend to procrastinate and sometimes we leave our best undone forever. Do not leave your gift unused. Do and be, fulfill your most cherished dreams.

The poem I wrote today is another group of haiku on one subject strung together to form a complete poem. Know that you can do something similar. There is nothing special about me that I can write like that. I just chose to make an effort, and you are capable of doing it as well.

Some of what I do here is not very good, and I probably should not put it on display for all the world to see. The project requires that I use what I produce, no matter what my feelings about it may be. This is to force me to place my work for review, mainly so one day I might not be so afraid to send my productions out to publishers. I hope nothing is so horrible that it is hated, but that is not my problem.

I hope your Monday was a good one. Make something from your imagination and let someone see it.

Jo Ann



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  1. #1 by Anita Archer on January 31, 2012 - 1:06 am

    I think I should take more pictures. I tend to go long periods of time without getting out my camera. I need to just get it out and take something. Anything. You have inspired me! You’re right, it doesn’t even have to be good, the main thing is to just do something and not worry about the result.

  2. #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on January 31, 2012 - 1:51 am

    Anita, some people do a 365 photography project where they take a picture everyday. The picture can be of anything at all. I have seen some photographers grow very skilled by doing this. You could start a blog to post them to, or you could share them on Facebook, or you could simply do it for yourself…

    I am glad I inspired you, that makes my effort worthwhile. If I only accomplish that much with this project it will have been a worthy undertaking. I have not set any real goal for the project other than to spur me to do something creative every day, but if I inspire others that is great.

    Thank you for reading and commenting, it really means a lot to me.

    Jo Ann

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