Creativity Project Year Two-Day 25

Journal entry:

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Clinton Preserve

The ghosts
Of days gone by
Hang like the overcast
Sky above fields of equipment
Spread out wide for anyone’s perusal
It is a photographer’s dream
If only the light would
Cooperate
With me

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, February 2, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I got a very early start on my day.
2.   I threw away and shredded the excess papers on the table.
3.   I vacuumed the carpets.
4.   I gathered and took out the trash.
5.   I am a member of Sweetwater Camera Club.
6.   I went on a field trip with SCC today.
7.   I managed to take some good photographs.
8.   I was invited to do a guest post on one of my WordSmith Studio friend’s blog.
9.   I completed my journal entry this morning.
10. I did not have to cook supper.

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I have accomplished more on this Saturday than I have in many days. I hope your day was also productive. Now I urge you to pick up your pen, or utilize your keyboard, or use your camera to do something creative. I have faith that you can do this because I have done it every day for over a year. I am not particularly gifted or overly talented, I just make the effort and so can you. You have worlds within you to share with the inhabitants of Earth.

As a prompt, detail your resistance to working creatively. I run into this almost daily, and am quite sure it is a common occurrence. Write a poem, story, journal entry, or simply a note that tells about your experience and perhaps how you overcome. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I want to sincerely thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed what you found here. Please leave a comment with any thoughts, suggestions, or criticism you would like to share. If you would like to receive future updates you might want to subscribe to Chronicles.

Always,
Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by Veronica Roth on February 3, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Those are lovely photos JoAnn. I especially love ythe close-up of the chain on the wood. I love those textures. Good for you to write those morning pages. I do it off and on now but have done it for about 10 years. Julia Cameron’s books are a great creativity resource as as the books by SARK. 🙂

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on February 23, 2013 - 11:19 pm

      Thank you Veronica. I hope my photography gets better. I am trying to learn. I am very sporadic about morning pages. I am doing good to write one page a day. There is so much to do. I like Julia’s books, and I have a few by SARK as well.

  2. #3 by startingthedialogue on February 3, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Hi Jo Ann,
    I agree with Veronica in her comment about Julia and SARK. Both are excellent motivators. Like you, I am not a morning person although my employment depends on me being at the office by 8 AM so I get up early despite my inclination to sleep longer. When I do Julia’s workbook (which I tend to pull out and do about every 3 years) I do my three pages but at whatever time of the day suits me best. Mentors can lead and motivate us, but we must atune ourselves to our own personal rhythms. Creativity through disciplined practices is the goal, but if we resist the discipline because of suggested timing then we reduce the flow of creativity. You have so much to share with your words and your photos. Do your work when it is right timing for you and don’t worry about the rest. I appreciate all of your creative endeavors and that you share so graciously.
    Have a great day!
    Laura

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on February 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

      Thank you Laura. I fear I will never be a morning person. The night more appeals to me. I think three pages may be a bit demanding on me as a regular exercise. I am doing good to get one page in. There is also life to attend to. I am glad you enjoy my efforts, your encouragement is inspirational.

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