To undertake what you Were meant for every day Takes belief, courage, strength – Somehow you conquer shadows, Trust yourself to make meaning. Nothing about success comes easy It is a fight that often gains no Gratitude and has no surety. Each day matters because Changing the world is individual, Also joint, an endeavor like Forests growing trees which Requires energy, patience, time, Though progress may be slow And usually go unnoted, benefits Become evident for all living things. What you do assists many people You may never know or see directly; Keep being, doing, going for the best Because love has significance, Living is a grace beautifully shared Encouraging many of whom Need constant examples to aid In avoiding personal defeat.
Fertile light Which nourishes Every living thing, Letting healthy energy Pour over all life Existing and growing Full within common Circles of influence.
Water, bearer, builder, Giver, in everything, The element of cells Binder of creation Healer of random hurts Companion on the journey; Life contains a thirst Deeper than any ocean.
Air, holding breath Loss, immediate death; Containing space, Spirit, dreams Where time meets Being – quiet, soothing, Invisible nurture, Life bringing fullness.
Earth, the surface, Ground, beneath all feet Remaining, sustaining Though civilization May timely turn Into its overwhelming Dust – there lives trust The base providing What fuels living Enough to retain foundations Raising survival, life.
When writing or art comes straight through the Muse (Creativity), it is easy to create, but it becomes a more complicated process when the inspiration dries up. One has to reach deeper, think harder, be more persistent, and attempt coaxing imagination out to play.
This state is not ideal. There is not a full-blown block, but work becomes a challenge.
Writers may find helpful short forms like haiku or tanka. Different locations may inspire many. Meeting and socializing with a variety of people can inspire unique perspectives. All creatives could benefit from novel experiences that inform creation. Craft books are often useful. Reading, video, and music can enchant and educate us, bringing fresh material to mind.
For those who engage in daily practice, continuing is essential. As in all things, one’s mastery benefits from not giving up.
Habits of calm and quiet can also induce states conducive to the breaking of creativity into consciousness. To slow down, invoke peace, still the racing of body and mind facilitates copious production.
Taking leave from the busyness of screens makes room for thoughts unbiased by advertisement, frantic activity, and media to surface. Constant immersion in the digital world can sometimes drain away originality.
Conversation with family, friends, and others may also add filler to the well. Long walks with rapt attention to surroundings can awaken capacities often drown in routine.
Always remember, love and creativity, though perhaps muted, are present. Do not quit. Capture hope, ideas, joy, for those are available and plentiful when actively pursued.
Prompt: Pick something from the article above and immediately add it to your practice.
Gratitude: Visiting Richard, conversation, food, moments. Coming home allows less tension and stressful feelings. Not physically disciplining the Wookie for destroying my cushion. My command center. Talking to Alex and Reba.
I appreciate your spending time here at Haphazard Creative. I hope you found things enjoyable and informative. Your comments, likes, shares, and suggestions are of immense help with this year-long endeavor. If you wish, you will find three methods in the sidebar to choose from for following the site. Alternatively, you may come back at your leisure.
Whatever could it Be, coming such great surprise, From lands far away To please fancy fantasy, Developed in happy times? The container gives No clue but from whence it came, And useless guessing For almost anything might Signify the producer. Jewelry, toys, clothes, At affordable prices, Tools, appliances, Fill needs temporarily Providing a range of choice. Without such shipping Many would go without items, Enriching bare days Of impoverishment, lack, Better being than nothing.
As a prompt, take a photograph or create a visual work of art and write something relating to your image or artwork.
A 365 Creativity Project seems daunting initially, and even later, there are times quitting might be more manageable. I did this before with a sizable increase in my creative output than if I did not commit to it. 2020 was a good year in this regard. If you want to produce more work, I recommend building an achievable goal and holding yourself to it.
I am grateful:
I have electronic devices. It was a dry day. Sam’s Club cooks chicken. Music lifts spirits and inspires. Clothes protect and conceal us.
I am still working on the site, watch out for the yellow tape.
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You probably noticed I have been tinkering with the site recently. If you have an opinion, I welcome the input. The theme I had been using so long was retired, and there were things I wanted that it would not do.
Going into the new year, I thought changing things up might serve us well. I am still debating whether to rededicate myself to another 365 days of posting daily. I would love to garner thoughts on this. Ideas and suggestions about what I might do differently or more of; would also be appreciated.
I hope I have made things more user friendly. I came to WordPress when MSN Spaces closed. My blog, Chronicles, goes back to that transfer. Haphazard Creative was a different start when I suffered some tragic losses. Sometimes I regret that I did not just rename and continue with it, but it is too late now. Chronicles was more personal; Haphazard Creative heavily focuses on creativity.
I am not thrilled with some features of the new theme, but it is likable.