Daily Prompt: December 27, 2022

How are you creative?

Daily Prompt

Creativity is a part of health for me, and the definition changes over time.

When I helped with my mother’s care, that was good creative work. When I arrange art and books – and this changes all the time – this is creativity. The kitchen and gardens. A kind note. We are all creative. Gifted and can grow.

I may not work the long hours as before, but blogs work very well for me. And so much room to grow. I write, reprint poems in new ways, try new ideas with post designs. I postponed work on a new book and trust the right time for different projects. So grateful and I look forward to each day and the new year. Thank you and blessings.

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The Psalms

The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary is a new post at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Here is part of what I wrote:

“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.

My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.

The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”

Then the post includes the various ways I tried to summarize the series.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

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Creative Note: Psalms And Nature

Yesterday, we completed the series at my site, Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Here are posts from that site with some of my thoughts about this work.

The Psalms – I wrote this post as I reflected upon the series, to let readers know we were reaching the last Psalm.

There are 150 Psalms, so our current series is almost complete – and only a small beginning.

The Psalms are a part of my life. Perhaps you know them well, and perhaps they are new for some readers.

Psalm 150 – I mentioned that “New readers may be interested to read New Series From The Psalms (March 17, 2020).”

Ellen Grace Olinger

flowers and leaves

flowers and leaves
in light wind
and sun . . .
new beginnings
at any age

My pace is slower now, older now. Some life chapters are well in the past, and yet creativity renews, with care and time. I have known an academic career in education, chronic illness, caregiving, volunteer work, and the history we all share. Grateful.

By God’s grace, and help from many people, my art grows through difficult times. I look for beauty every day. And some days I simply need to rest. My goal with my blogs is to offer hope. Thank you. Ellen Grace Olinger

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Creative At Home

time with old friends
poems in a journal

from years ago

I enjoy blogs and also time with various print journals and books.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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