Sunday’s Thoughts

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

I wrote these with a fountain pen, which is not my best instrument. These are my journal pages. If you read them, you will get insight into where and what my state of mind is.

I would have scanned them into the computer, but my equipment and the program did not cooperate with me. Therefore, I did the phone as I have for the past months.

Showing journal pages is a level of openness I can do, but it is a bit uncomfortable. I have no idea how this audience will react, so it is a gamble.

How revealing can you be? Consider that a prompt.

Blessings, I hope, always find you. Jesus, lend you peace. Live, alive, and Love cause that is why we are here on Earth.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

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 – 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.

Thank you for visiting; please click the like button, follow, and share the site. I hope you will find your way back often. If you have thoughts, comments, suggestions, I would appreciate your sharing them with me.

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.

All material on Haphazard Creative is © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan unless otherwise stipulated.

2022 Creativity Project – Day 24

I went to town today to get my medicine. A small God Thing happened.

The pharmacy called me and told me I had to go today or they would put the prescriptions back. They misunderstood me when I said I would come and put the drugs away. When they reran them, it halved my bill.

Because I am in a delicate position financially, I felt blessed.

Wookie: The Terror © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

1
Tempers like wildfire
Range through angry hearts of men
No fence keeps them in.
2
Love is not easy
Dedication is required
We must share our fears.
3
Laugh as pain delights
Hide the tears, swallow the screams,
Make light of hurt, too.

Prompt
Share something from your life that you feared, but then it turned to your advantage.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. I made it to and from town safely.
2. I ate at Del Taco.
3. I got my meds, drinks, and sweaters and had credit left over.
4. The Rolling Stones
5. I got up early.

I hope you gained something in visiting here. Please hit like and follow the site; if you wish, just come back often. I will be doing this all through 2022.

May Jesus bless you always. Keep being your vision of yourself.

© Jo  Ann J.A Jordan