Images, Imagined

Entry Five – 2023 Creativity Project

Like photographs falling out of a pocket, scattered hither and yonder, we live these days, morphing from now to ever.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Journal Entry

I collect things, pens, journals, books, images, and feelings. Never know when I might find myself in need, so I squeeze things in, some with ease. Others come harder, jagged, and broken, but those find meaning, too.

Rosy Shades and Bared – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

PROMPT: Go somewhere, familiar or strange, take photographs that soothe or move you. See if you have words to fit the images. Try them out to fit. Post if you can and will.

There is something I want to catch. I have not gotten it yet. Maybe I will share it when I do. Today came close, but we all know there are times when images play us for fools, spooling out with bartered charm.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Maui Profiled

He is my son, Alex’s dog, and I am captivated by his strength and how he simetimes seems pensive and aloof.

Trees, Shadows, Moon – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

I caught other photographs, but maybe these are enough for today. I do not know, indeed cannot say for sure, but I might bog someone down. Time will keep, until it does not, then it will slide out and away.

Thankful for these, Today:

1.  Oreo cookies.
2.  The pen I photographed above is a spirit of music, and music is a muse.
3.  January, days when the depth and darkness seem to fall away.
4.  Finishing reading the first book in the new year.
5.  Sleep.

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Always & Ever,
Jo Ann

The World, The Ways

Entry Four – 2023 Creativity Project

Too Sweet! – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Where I find myself quite infatuated with playing the words.

Journal Page – © Jo Ann J. A.Jordan

I commented in an earlier entry on how one might find themselves caught up amid my procedure.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Journal Page
Journal Page – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Thankful List

I am Grateful:

1.  The lights have stayed on with very little flicker.
2.  The rain let up enough, the dogs and I did not get too severely soaked on their walks.
3.  Pens – indeed, I advised you, I am a fan of all things PEN!
4. My brand of Chicken Cooked Pasta.
5. I am doing well with curbing my diet soda habit.

Good times, good fun! I hope today finds you well blessed. Thank you so much for visiting my site. I hope you found some surpassing pleasantries. If you would care to, you may click the button to subscribe for future updates. If you were given encouagement or inspiration, please leave a like or comment to let me know how well things were conveyed.

May God Bless You and Yours Always!

Always & Ever,
Jo Ann

Decisions and Dreams

Entry Three – 2023 Creativity Project

Desk Decor – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Journal Entry – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Journal Entry
Journal Entry – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Journal Entry

Most of my work today poured into my journal. Writing by hand sometimes seems more directly connected to creation within the brain. The beginning was rough, but a topic finally appeared.

Gratitude List

I Am Thankful:

1.  Although the start was challenging, I found things to fill my pages.
2.  I slept more than at times.
3.  My Son, Alex, called.
4. I got some troubled devices sorted out.
5.  Life is filled with pleasant surprises.

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Always & Ever,
Jo Ann

2022.05.08.Sunday – Mother’s Day – Project Creativity

Do You?

Know the rain coming down, ravens,
Have the heart to mend the brokenness,
Sing the songs whispering within,
Hear what is never spoken again,
Fear the shadows between letters,
Doubt whatever meant to be,
Believe sharing love best when tested.

Know the child hidden inside,
Have enough to give without blinking,
Sing loud and not falter when heard,
Hear and speak the silence of trees,
Fear worth is too little to measure,
Doubt the well will produce pleasure,
Believe all is precious, priceless treasure.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

To all the Moms and their Children

PROMPT: Create something or find something created only for yourself; share it! I did.

The app DIARO is pretty neat for a journal on devices. The share or export command may leave some formatting issues when coming to WordPress, but there are workarounds, as usually there are.

If you have not watched the show, Umbrella Academy, maybe you would find it excellent. I binged the second season (ten episodes) at once. You may recall I rarely imbibe video in more extended versions.

I am thankful for my son, Alex; he has been a boon to my living all his days. My gratitude to God for providing such blessing is unending.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 4

My son, Alex, gave me this book for Christmas. I was surprised because he complains about the number of volumes I have. Looking at this gorgeous knowledge base, I understand.

Photo © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Coming into a new year, one is often hopeful for change and positive outcomes. I am mapping out what I hope to accomplish.

Settling into today with a steadfast commitment to dreams with a probability of success.

Be the rebel, maverick, that shakes the floor and elevates everyone toward the ceiling.

Happen: because you are to be.

1
The music trembles
The body mumbles, rumbles, soft
The beginning comes;
Wonder captures wanderers
Somewhere delight shakes, titters.

2
Wherever fear lives
We must courageously find –
Evict the squatter,
No derelict habitude
Has consequence in our lives.

3
Waifs, wayfarers, flit
Like honeybees everywhere
Spites, spirits, going
Somewhere, elsewhere, forever
Temporary wind home.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. I finally tried the wireless earbuds I got for Christmas and like them a lot.
2. Still getting used to the old-style keyboard, but it is getting easier.
3. Glad I decided to do a Creativity Project again.
4. Beginning to accept losing my Facebook account. Trying to like the new one.
5. Wookie and I are getting along somewhat better.

PROMPT
What is one creative thing you can do now that will get you closer to where you want to be before the end of the year? Implement this immediately. {My plan is to create something and share it here every day. I hope to come back and collect some of it.}

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© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan