365 Creativity Project-Day 197

Journal entry:

Journal 7-24-20120001

Today’s poem was inspired by the prompt at Carry On Tuesday. I suggest you go there and see what it brings to your mind. As usual, the poem was written before the journal entry, but they seem to relate… Funny how that works out, even when I don’t intend it.

Unfaltering Skill

Run when you can, it
Is the best that you can do,
Walk if you have to,
You can still make good progress
And achieve all of your goals.

Crawl if you must, it
Does not matter, long as you
Just never give up,
Because you have the talent
To ultimately succeed.

Is planted within your soul,
It must be allowed
Ample nourishment to grow
Into great works of true art.

Devote resources
To make your aspirations
Solidly appear,
You were endowed with these gifts
For some wonderful purpose.

Run, walk, crawl, keep on
Without abandoning your
Full commitment to
The process you undertake
To accomplish all your dreams.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, July 24, 2012





I am grateful:

1.   I woke up early, and stayed up.
2.   There are people who, without really intending to, help me accomplish my creative goals.
3.   I am able to interact with the world through this wonderful thing called the internet.
4.   My Mom helped me have tools that have reinvigorated my creative life.
5.   God gives talent without requiring payment in return.

Tuesday has been a productive day for me and I hope it has been for you. I am always amazed by the things my imagination helps me create. I think you are just as gifted as I am, or more so, and that should you apply yourself, you can make something wonderful. I know inspiration does not always grace us, I was not inspired when I woke up. I made these things today through a concentrated effort. I would not be satisfied with doing nothing, and nor should you. The seeds of greatness reside within you, tend them, and they will assuredly grow.

I do not believe anyone is using my prompts, but they have become a part of this creative habit, so I submit one to you now. Write about how you overcome creative block, or if you are presently suffering, write about what that is like. Maybe you will help someone else work through a difficult time. Encouragement is beneficial to us all, and we are meant to support each other. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below so that others might be inspired.

I hope you have found something worthwhile in this blog. If you have thoughts or suggestions, please leave a comment. I am grateful for your patronage.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by Belva@MainelyMugUps on July 24, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    I love your poem and the photos, too. I agree! We must keep plugging away and use our God given gifts to the best of our ability.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 26, 2012 - 12:21 am

      Thank you Belva. I am glad you liked the poem and photos. Each day is an opportunity to use our gifts to better the world.

      Thanks for reading and please come back again.

  2. #3 by Veronica Roth on July 25, 2012 - 4:26 am

    That is a brilliant poem Jo Ann and well worth hanging onto to remember. Love the idea of baby steps you suggest. In April I wrote this post: http://veronicaroth.com/?p=728. This helps me get out of the blues and get creative again. 🙂

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 26, 2012 - 12:25 am

      Thank you Veronica. The quote that prompted the poem from Carry On Tuesday was brilliant.

      Some days baby steps are all we can manage… and that is enough, it is progress.

      I will have to go read your post…

  3. #5 by keiths ramblings on July 25, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    You really entered into the spirit of htis weeks prompt. A delightful piece. Thanks again for supporting Carry On Tuesday.

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 26, 2012 - 12:27 am

      Keith, the prompt was awesome. I am glad you enjoyed what I did with it. I am so glad a friend suggested Carry On Tuesday to me. I don’t think I would be able to continue a poem a day without prompts like yours.

  4. #7 by Kiril on July 25, 2012 - 6:52 pm

    I’ve been doing a few of the prompts!!! (Jumps up & down, wavings hands in the air!) 😀

    I wish I had a list of them all, up to this point, so I could see what others might inspire me. 😀

    • #8 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 26, 2012 - 12:32 am

      Wow Kiril! That is fantastic. I am so glad you are using them.

      You can click through the blog posts and get the prompts. I don’t have a list. That part of the blog is done totally spontaneously, no pre-writing. I write it and promptly forget it. It is not something I have a hard copy of either. It only exists on the computer and web.

  5. #9 by Mariya Koleva on July 26, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Hi, JoAnn. This Creative Project is really a clever thing to pump up one’s commitment. And you do so much. When you get tired, you can always continue doing one or two pieces a day 🙂 I really enjoy your sincerety and hard work. Great poem, great pictures.
    Best, M.

    • #10 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on July 28, 2012 - 3:12 pm

      Thanks Mariya. My Creativity Project has propelled me to do so much more than I thought possible. I would like to do only one or two things sometimes, but the habit is to do more.

      I am so glad you liked what you found here. Please visit again.

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