I returned an item to my Sister-in-Law, Linda, this afternoon. We had some pleasant conversation. I was happy to visit.
Then she said this is a birthday/Christmas present, and gave me these lovely things. I was surprised and joyful. I mean, WOW! I cannot wait to finish my current journal, though sadly, it will be a while.
We talked about church, and I said I was not going. She invited me to come to her church, which was my church before, and that may happen.
I need more personal interaction. I have very nearly become a hermit.
Anyway, beautiful things given to me by a very dear person.
There are times when showing how things germinate and become seem essential to share. The above is a journal page. I think we all need to know that however our process works, it is okay.
Creativity can be messy. It can also travel in lots of directions to get to an end, and even then, we may wonder what we have. Learning to trust ourselves in our media is why I feel working every day is most important. Even when insecurity and doubt assail us, doing what we love is a refuge and something we cannot give up.
Prompt: Share something you are working on creatively, even if you feel it is still rough around the edges.
Gratitude: I got up today to sunshine and opportunity. I found some cool guitar jams. My workstation. I have great tools. Sodas.
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I felt this topic applicable and have not posted from my journal recently, so I shared this. While doing my Creativity Project on Chronicles, I entered a handwritten piece almost daily.
I have been having difficulty with handwriting for a while. I recently discovered my vision impacted that because, on a whim, I picked up a set of reading glasses. I wear contacts that are an adequate adjustment, but close work like writing demands a bit more.
Being a bit perfectionistic, I hate to bring anything not up to my standard here.
Prompt: Do something unusual in your creative practice; share it if you dare.
One of my most challenging times of year ends within the next few days, Easter being the culmination of it, and I made it through without a major meltdown. Back on track with handwriting. I cooked from scratch the other night, and it was not all bad. Having a dishwasher. Running water.
Sometimes I wonder why I continue with this, but it is my practice. If I were not doing the Creativity Project, I would not work as hard to produce something viable every day. If you would like to follow the site, see the sidebar for three methods. Communication from you as a reader gives me some clue whether or not I am engaging you in a manner that pleases you.
I hope all of you who celebrate Easter have a blessed one. To those following other paths, may you find hope, joy, and peace in your daily realm.