365 Creativity Project-Day 161

Journal entry:

Journal 6-18-20120001

Capturing Imagination

Creation does wait
For the opportune moment
To fully burst forth
From busy occupied brains
That hasten into more work.

Creation chooses
Those who aspire to the craft
Making sure plenty
Of grandest inspiration
To produce glorious art.

Creation lapses
From blind leading ambition
Wanting rather those
Who over intervening
Years cast a net of desire.

Creation muses
On those who dedicate time
To following steps
That rise into the heavens
Reaching to touch twinkling stars.

Creation blesses
Those who spend the waking hours
Chasing the shadows
Cast long inside ready hearts
Hinting at awesome rewards.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, June 18, 2012





Close up of lamb…


Angel figurine holding bird with broken wing, which I painted…

I am grateful:

1.   John Cena won against Big Show last night.
2.   I woke up fairly early.
3.   I had encouraging comments on the blog today.
4.   Mom taught me to read and write.
5.   Writing is a great joy.

I hope your Monday has been productive. Take time to create. You have all the talent you need, and you have the time. Make something that moves your heart and mind.

If you need a prompt for inspiration, try writing about creation. Approach it from any direction that appeals to you. You are the best judge of what you should do. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below, so that I and others can see what you made.

If you liked what you read, or if you have suggestions, please leave me a comment.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by startingthedialogue on June 18, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    Hi Jo Ann.
    I want you to know that your journal entries, photos, and poems inspire me daily. Thank you for sharing your world with the rest of the world. It is uplifting and inspiring.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 18, 2012 - 5:02 pm

      Laura, you are so kind and encouraging. I appreciate your continuing to read my musings. I hope maybe my writing brings out the best in others. I have a limited audience, but inspiring just one makes it all worth doing.

      Thank you for your comments.

  2. #3 by kevincameronartist on June 18, 2012 - 7:45 pm

    The angel holding the bird with the broken wing is a perfect illustration of what you said. It must have been chosen on purpose,right? Also I like your focus on life. You judge fairly. Thank you. Keep writing!

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 18, 2012 - 8:08 pm


      I was looking around for something to photograph today and just chanced to see the angel. Then I thought she would be perfect because of the bird with the broken wing. So it was on purpose to a large degree. I try to be fair and have a positive outlook on life. Thank you for the encouragement.

      I appreciate you visiting my blog and commenting. It means a lot to me.

      Jo Ann

  3. #5 by ckswarriorqueen on June 18, 2012 - 8:30 pm

    Jo Ann, I find your work so gentle, lovely, and inspiring. Today’s journal echoed the wonderful words of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who this weekend, finally received the Nobel Prize she had been awarded twenty-odd years ago.”Of the sweets of adversity, and let me say that those are not numerous, I have found the sweetest, the most precious of all, is the lesson I learned on the value of kindness.Every kindness I received, small or big, convinced me that there could never be enough of it in the world. Kindness can change the lives of people.”
    Your poem today was beautiful. I look forward every evening to reading whatever you write on any given day. Thank you for your work.

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 18, 2012 - 8:58 pm


      Thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoy my work. I was not aware of the event you mention. I am honored to echo the words of such a person. I was very afraid the poem was rough. The flow of it was not smooth, there was a lot of grasping for words involved in creating it. I am happy to add something to your day.

      Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. Your encouragement is much appreciated.

      Jo Ann

  4. #7 by danadampier on June 19, 2012 - 12:23 am

    I love how everything comes together with the same theme! I collect angels so the photo really speaks to me. Your hard work and beautiful words should be shared with the world!

    • #8 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 19, 2012 - 2:16 am

      Dana, the theme just seemed to materialize. It was not really intentional. I painted that angel for my mother. She loves it. The broken wing on the bird is a flaw, not supposed to be like that, but it touches my heart whenever I look at it. The tenderness of the angel holding up the injured bird is heart-rending. Thank you for the encouraging words. If I reach even a few people and inspire them my work is well worthwhile.

      • #9 by danadampier on June 19, 2012 - 2:20 am

        That means that the post was meant to be. The message was meant to be passed from you to someone who really needed it. I love it when things come together like that! It makes it all the more special.

      • #10 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 19, 2012 - 1:39 pm

        Thank you Dana. I always hope that something I say will reach someone. It is good when it all comes together.

        I appreciate you coming back.

      • #11 by danadampier on June 20, 2012 - 1:18 am

        Your welcome!

  5. #12 by Veronica Roth on June 19, 2012 - 10:19 am

    Jo Ann, I love the last stanza of your poem. I’m always chasing the shadows! Lovely. Also, that really has to be the cutest stuffy in the world. Look at those sweet eyes and that shiny pink nose. Bet he’s lovely to cuddle.

    • #13 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 19, 2012 - 1:45 pm

      Thank you Veronica. Some of the best things are hidden in the shadows where light comes and goes.

      The lamb is adorable. I don’t get to cuddle her because the dogs think she is scrumptious. That was an after Easter bargain from Hobby Lobby a few years ago, before Hobby Lobby made me so mad I don’t shop there anymore. I miss going there because sometimes I could find the cutest things, but there is a principle involved…

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