2022 Creativity Project – Day 104

Tribble and Wookie – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

We went outside for a little bit, beyond usual walks. Before I got the phone out to take the picture, they were looking at me. Normal thing with these two, no photographs, please.

Gratitude: I had a free unexpected free day. It was beautiful outside. I found something I misplaced. I colored a little. Reading good books.

Prompt: Make a work of creativity of your day.

Thank you so much for visiting. Like, follow, comment, and share as you choose. Have a blessed Good Friday or as you celebrate otherwise. Love to you and yours always.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – March 6

Wookie

I was broken
Lost my “Hope”
Needed belief,
Her face –
That beauty –
Unbearable
To go on
Without,
Threw all
Including
Thanksgiving,
Aside to go
Rescue
The Marbles
That almost
Demolished
My physicality.

Today, truce,
I never
Trust her,
She sometimes
Believes in me,
We love each
Other with
A dis-ease
Like magnets
Attracting
Repelling.

She is
A lunatic,
I am mental,
We suit
One another
Because
We learned
To trust
Whatever
We are
It could get
Better,
It could be
Worse,
But who
We are is
Together.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Prompt: Maybe you have an “unsettling” relationship. Create…

2022 Creatvity Project – Feb. 26

Bare Trees

Light falls
Shadows
Raining
Into souls
Captivated
By whispers
Leaves titter
In breezes
Competing
With thoughts
Unsought
Poorly
Reflecting
Colors frame
Memory
Doubting
Is there time,
Time enough
To stretch
Reaching
Toward a sky
Bleached
With doubt
Fear, fading
Fast another
Chance
Opportunity
To find
Whatever
Dreams provide
Decide might
Add livability
Bring joy
Where broken
Is the heart
Spilled out
Like blood
From wounds
Only love
Can stitch
To heal
Make real.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Brevity

The dogs
Tying trying
Round feet
Stumbling
As if
Balance
Left behind
In fairer
Climes
Where time
Was seconds
Of days
Sunned
On skis
Rivers
Lakes
Wherever
Never
Expecting
Future to
Steal away
Dauntless
Strength
Endurance
Growing was
Pleasure
Then became
Older,
Never
Let go.

Prompt
Shadows, whispers, the passage of days, pick one or all, create.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Feb. 22

Always Faithful

Loyalty, at times
Can best be found residing
In the noble heart
Of a friend on furry feet
Who cannot secrets repeat.
The eyes a glory
Focused with love, devotion,
Finding such pleasure
In helping sorrow abate
With gentleness, sweet kisses.
Tender is the heart
Joined in comfort, friendship,
Who will stay until
The last, when tears fill our eyes
And we are broken in loss.

Prompt
Consider the ones who always cheer for you, those you can trust; create something.

I am grateful for a warmer day though there was rain at the edges. I was glad for the Oreos and Almond Milk. I am happy that it seems I may be losing a bit of the weight I have gained. Clean bed linens are a piece of Heavenly delight. I am thankful for my home.

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Have a stellar remainder of the week. May blessings always find you, and inspiration wing you to places of joy.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan.

2022 Creativity Project – Day 28

Never Stop

While the body breathes
Make sure to choose and believe
Those things with meaning
In depths of soul, center heart,
What moves spirit to rejoice.
Do not follow all
Heard, seen, let the living lead,
Reach always for high
Things, the most precious, gracious,
Neither cheap nor most costly.
Rise into the best
Of things to acquire, achieve,
Count life so priceless
No moment is allowed waste;
Happiness, hope, joy, love, peace
Become guiding principles.
Home is never so much a place
As a state of being enjoyed with
Others who also live such truth.

Wookie~Redone – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

First, confessions: I like my photos overexposed because I am a fan of super bright colors; my son says it is not right to overexpose; I was a photo purist for years, liking only photos straight out of the camera; I have over the past two years begun playing with programs and apps to edit photos a lot.

I use Photoshop, Lightroom, and Adobe Express, formerly known as Adobe Spark, on PC and Android. I am new to no Adobe offerings, and I have used them hit or miss since 1991.

I have an app called Photo Studio Pro from the Google Play Store, which is incredible. I have Play Pass, so it comes under that, but it is worth purchasing. The photo above was edited in the Samsung camera app, taken into the Photoshop app on mobile, and then tinted and framed in the Photo Studio Pro app.

Some photographers hide their tools under a hood. I do not mind sharing; if there is ever anything you find curious, ask.

Since 1991, I have been a computer nerd. Right now, I am taking most photographs on my phone. I will probably go back to my DSLRs at some point, but I love this phone. I write posts, edit, and format them on the phone. I watch Peaky Blinders and the Expanse on the cell. It took over Kindling from my tablet too.

Alex told me that I would use it for everything digital when I got the right phone. I guess I finally did. It took long enough. Oh, this phone is large; I have small hands and continually drop it. My $8 case seems to be keeping it safe enough.

Prompt
What do you want this year to be? Can you create something that gives evidence of where you want to be when 2023 gets here? I am not suggesting resolutions, more ideas toward which to reach.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1) Change is an equal opportunity earthquake; it shakes all worlds equally.
2) The meds my psychiatrist gave me for pain, sometimes I sleep now.
3) People who love me, even when I am most unlovely.
4) Indoor plumbing.
5) Walls to keep in the things desired and keep out the things abhorred.

I am so glad you visited Haphazard Creative today. I hope you found things that inspired you; if so, please click the like button, follow the site, and come back often. This Creativity Project is a 365, so it will continue all year. I will try very hard to bring new things each day. I will also try to stretch beyond my preferred forms, especially poetry. We will see how that works out. Change, you know, is not a favorite thing of humans.

God bless you! I hope you make your dreams come true.

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