Archive for February, 2012

365 Creativity Project-Day 51

Some haiku and a six word memoir that sums up my day:

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Some photographs:

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Daffodils…

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Daffodils…

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Holly and Yellow Bell…

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Camellias…

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Fig Tree with Pampas Grass in background…

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Driveway fading into distance…

I am grateful:

1.   I am much more comfortable than a week ago.
2.   Two of my packages came today.
3.   We ate lunch at Subway and it was delicious.
4.   I managed not to curse out the people at AT&T, though they made me extremely angry by hanging up on me twice.
5.   Leigh called and talking to her helped me decompress.

I hope your day was rewarding and that you created something beautiful.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 50

My journal entry on a common problem:

Journal 2-28-20120001

Rain has been with us today, so my few photographs come from inside the house:

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Praying frog figurine I painted several years ago for my Mom.

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Another view of frog.

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Glass rooster.

I am grateful:

1.   I did not have to go out today.
2.   Hope is a very loving dog who likes to stay close to me.
3.   Amazon.com has such a wide selection of items.
4.   Mom and I enjoy talking to each other.
5.   I am not as sore as I was and am almost back to normal.

I hope your Tuesday was inspiring and that you produced something you like.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 49

Journal entry:

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Some photographs:

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My great-niece, Sydney.

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My niece, Carrie Leigh.

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Bradford Pear tree in bloom.

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Close up of blossoms.

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Another close up of blossoms.

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Blossoms.

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Shot of trees illuminated by sun.

I am grateful:

1.   I cancelled my chiropractor appointment today and rescheduled for Wednesday.
2.   Leigh came for the trash last night.
3.   We had pizza for supper.
4.   There is much beauty in the world.
5.   I have a little money and it is almost the end of the month.

I hope your Monday has been productive and that you developed some of your creative ideas.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 48

A few haiku:

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Some photographs:

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Hope, hanging out on the table.

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Macaroni salad.

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Mom outside on porch.

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My nephew, Jeremy, putting up lights.

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Books we gave to Jayden.

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Jayden, my great niece, with book.

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Jayden on trampoline.

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Jayden on trampoline.

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Yellow Bells.

I am grateful:

1.   I slept well and woke up without much pain.
2.   Jeremy came and put up the lights on the ramp.
3.   Jayden liked her books and enjoyed jumping on my trampoline.
4.   I was able to pay my Boost Mobile bill.
5.   After printing three photos that were not as I liked I found the settings to make the fourth right.

I hope you had a good Sunday and that you created something to cherish.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 47

Journal entry and haiku:

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Some photographs:

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Yellow Bells…

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Other Yellow Bells…

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Cedars…

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The individual…

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Close up of Daffodils…

Pampas Grass 2-25-2012

Pampas Grass…

Tree at End of Driveway 2-25-2012

Tree at End of Driveway…

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Close up of Daffodils (original color)…

I am grateful:

1.   I slept in and awoke well rested.
2.   I found a wonderful deal on a Tenba camera bag and ordered it.
3.   The writing on creativity came to me easily.
4.   Haiku are fun.
5.   I rediscovered how to convert photographs to grayscale.

I hope your Saturday was enjoyable and that you found something you could do creatively.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 46

Journal entry and haiku:

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Some photographs:

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Dog River…

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Another shot of Dog River…

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Robins…

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Robin…

I am grateful:

1.   I was able to have an adjustment even though my chiropractor was out of the office.
2.   We ate breakfast for lunch at IHOP.
3.   We finished reading Leviticus and started Numbers.
4.   We were not in the path of the major storms.
5.   Mom took a long nap this afternoon.

I hope you had a fabulous Friday. Try to do something creative over your weekend.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 45

Haiku:

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Photographs:

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Dandelion…

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Yucca and Camellia bush…

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Camellia blooms and buds…

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Camellia blooms…

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Hope on our walk…

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Flowering Quince…

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Hope and Penny waiting for carrots…

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Ko-Ko and Hope waiting for carrots…

I am grateful:

1.   Penny’s annual exam went well.
2.   I found the lens cap I had lost a few days ago.
3.   I put out Easter decorations and those added color to the house.
4.   Hope and I walked a mile.
5.   My blog has existed for several years, and records my history.

I hope your Thursday was an enjoyable one. Try to create something of the day’s experience.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 44

Journal entry and some haiku:

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Some pictures:

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Sky colored at evening…

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Colored sky behind trees…

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Sundown illuminating trees…

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Radio Flyer as darkness creeps down…

I am grateful:

1.   My chiropractor thinks I can start coming less often next week.
2.   Two children who were stolen today were found safe.
3.   Mom enjoyed the supper I cooked.
4.   We do not have to abide by all the regulations enumerated in the Old Testament because of Christ’s atonement for us.
5.   I am not a push over anymore.

I hope you had a rewarding day and that you produced something creative to enrich the world.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 43

Journal entry:

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Photographs:

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My poem composed on my magnetic poetry board with words included with the board and from the America kit.

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The flog presented to my Mom when my Dad died.

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Evening falling…

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Bare berry bushes…

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Pampas Grass fronds…

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Bird cage…

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Daffodils…

I am grateful:

1.   I have some wonderful tools with which to work creatively.
2.   I am blessed with a imaginative mind.
3.   My dog, Hope, is a sweet pet.
4.   My computer has not crashed in several days.
5.   Wrestling is on tonight so Mom has something to enjoy on television.

I hope your day was filled with happiness and creative moments.

Always,
Jo Ann

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365 Creativity Project-Day 42

This is something a little different. It is a bit of creative writing, maybe the beginning of a story. At least it is a scene:

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Some pictures:

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Squirrel in tree…

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Daffodils…

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Close up of Daffodils…

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Squirrel…

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Squirrel with nut…

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Squirrel with nut…

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Squirrel…

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Daffodils…

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Camellia and bud…

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Hawk in flight…

I do not usually write stories, but I am quite good at beginnings. It is sustaining the tales in the middle that causes me vexation. I suppose practice would make it easier for me, but I tend to consider myself more a poet than prose writer.

I am grateful:

1.   The chiropractor was able to give me a more intense adjustment because my muscles were not as tight as they have been.
2.   I replaced the milk that was spilled.
3.   We picked up Krystals for lunch.
4.   Hope and I walked a mile.
5.   We are moving through Leviticus in our Bible reading.

I hope you had a great Monday and nurtured your creative spark.

Always,
Jo Ann

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