2022 Creativity Project – Day 19

I never know how these entries will fall, whether readers will like them or not. I do know I always hope they bring glory to God.

My life has been a jumble of experiences. Without the miraculous love of Jesus, I would not have come so far.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.— Proverbs 19:21

Letting Him Lead

This moment, this day
Is an astounding blessing;
Life, a passing breath,
Celebrated beauty, pleasure,
Gifts beyond every measure.
Toddlers, teenagers,
Remind us of the passions
That ran volcanic
Through our veins in younger years,
Still, sometimes it wild appears.
We have learned certain
Graces to evidence with help
From God who teaches
All who willingly allow
His guidance to work somehow.
Prayer, experience,
Discipline through joy and pain,
Let us grow and claim
Nurture and understanding –
Bringing a faithful landing.

My perfectionist and critic always say I do everything wrong. Do you get the treatment, too? I have learned I can fake the tyrants out by claiming I am fooling around. When I push send, they go off the deep end. I guess it goes on and on, never ends.

Being a Copy Editor helps with some of the complaints. I get to catch other people’s mistakes, and it feeds the hungry ghosts.

Prompt
Every day brings its gifts and challenges. Create something that acknowledges what you face today or at another time.

Tonka Trucks – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Appreciation
I am thankful:
1. Chocolate muffins
2. Reading glasses
3. Wookie, the vigorous pup
4. Tribble, too cute little pup
5. Getting a poem published

Thank you for taking the time to read this post on Haphazard Creative. Please click the like button, follow, and return to the site. Your comments and suggestions are forever welcome. If you know others who would like to come here, please recommend they visit.

May your life overflow with opportunity, prosperity, joy, and love. I wish you all good things. Be blessed.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 18

I am a pen collector. I will collect cheap pens; I will gather more expensive ones. I particularly like hand-made ones.

I, when young, initially liked Parker more than Cross. I probably still do.

Writing since I can remember, I always preferred pens to typing.

“A pen doesn’t belong to anybody. It’s a free spirit that stays with one while that person needs it.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

My Mont Blanc – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Once, I began to believe I would have arrived as a writer when I acquired a Mont Blanc. I think it was around 2000 when Sam’s Club was carrying the elusive pens. I got one. I learned it only meant I had it. My writing was mine, and I was a writer with or without a pen.

Accept Yourself

If you believe you are
Gifted in a particular skill or way
And spend time in doing everyday
Or even now and then, trying
To get better, become your best,
You may do justice to confess
It is your art, your unique gift
Claim it and let it be your talent
And even if you do not by it earn
You can still, with future hope, affirm
It is part of who you claim to be. -JAJAJ

Prompt
Do not doubt your creativity; claim what you are. Express your talent as part of who you are in a definitive work. Please share it with those who may doubt your calling.

I am not a fan of series, but I have been reading authors in translation recently, without meaning to do so, and I found these books.

The Cemetery Of Forgotten Books Series

I highly recommend the whole series. Mr. Zafon uses some of the most beautiful descriptions I have ever encountered in literature. I read quite a lot.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. I got a nap.
2. I dreamed good dreams.
3. This entry came together effortlessly.
4. I am becoming an ace at making things on the phone.
5. The Samsung Note app is more robust than I guessed.

I am glad you chose to visit Haphazard Creative. I hope you will click the like button. If you enjoy what you find here, please come back often and follow the site. If you know others, who would gain in visiting, please recommend they come. God Bless You Always!

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 17

Barricade

I walked straight into
The wall we made, too high, staid,
I could not scale it;
There was no going through it
Passage impossible met.
Times before I knew
Return tickets would bring you
But this time, worry,
My heart bound with ribbons, twine,
Left alone to never shine.
I was always yours,
You were never become mine;
Broken against walls
I could not soon pass through to
Inhabit your life, present.
A dream, so unreal,
Myself tarnished, so you feel,
I say, “It’s alright,”
When I wake trembling at night;
Once, we were the best, so right.

Prompt
Consider something that arouses strong emotion, embody it in your creation.

Handmade Pen from Zip’s Pens on Amazon – Image © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Gratitude
I am thankful:
1. Alex encouraged me to turn on the logs.
2. The house is warmer.
3. I worked a few hours.
4. Calendars.
5. Hot water.

Thanks so much for visiting Haphazard Creative; I hope you found things you like. I would be so happy if you hit the like button. Please share your comments and suggestions. Come back and also follow the site. If you know someone who would like what is here, please share your recommendation. May God be with you, blessing all you do. May you enjoy health, wealth, and good company.

Always,
Jo Ann

All material on Haphazard Creative and Chronicles is © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 16

Delayed

I thought of going
To church today, but somehow
Time did run away
I was by myself, weathered
In, and ice ridden, forbade.
My dark chariot
Sat like some sullen creature
Dreaming of the charge
But not to travel at large
Lamented duty undone.
The sun his rising
Weak like a candle exposed
To withering draft
Only graying white woolen
Peaked skies became on high.
The crystals shining
Where they lay combining ice
With the passing snow
Winter showering itself
On those who thought not to know.

Chariot Before The Fall © Jo Ann J.A. Jordan

Prompt: Spin a work from pure imagination, create a mood and draw others deep into it. Personify an object should you wish, to add emotion.

Gratitude
I am thankful:
1. The power is on.
2. Work was postponed.
3. I slept like a bunny nestled in.
4. The heat, it works.
5. I have food for the moment.

I appreciate your visiting Haphazard Creative. It would delight me should you tap the like button. Come back often, and follow the site. I am engaged in a 365 Creativity Project, which entails a post every day of 2022. I have done this before, but it is always unique. Please share the link with anyone you believe might find the site to their taste. God bless you always and abundantly. Create, the world needs your contribution.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 15

Random Crows

It is Winter, I suppose,
But as the weather is, who knows?
A scattering murder of crows
Wings away as daylight goes.
Caught in these woods at sundown
Cawing echoes, surrounding sound,
Marking a spot in memory
As the crows escape over the chimney.
Ebony wings go forth, calling,
It is backward, into the past falling
My mind flys to times appalling
But I try to busy be, Love installing.

Prompt: Think of something relating to Winter and create work informing your audience.

Shredders Live Here – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Gratitude
I am thankful:
1. Work for the day is over.
2. I have drinks.
3. My phone.
4. The dogs.
5. Kindle.

I appreciate your visit to Haphazard Creative. If you enjoyed what you saw, please hit the like button. I would be honored if you follow the site, or come back again. Please share this link with friends and family who might enjoy it.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan