365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography, Uncategorized, Writing

Day 45 – Creating in Chaos

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. – Friedrich Nietzsche

I can create a pretty picture but I cannot clean my own house. I seem to live in constant chaos, within piles of papers and boxes and too much furniture and too much stuff. And within all of that stuff is the never-ending supply of objects (and tons of art supplies) to spur my muse. Yes, I’m going to blame my lack of cleaning skills on my muse. (Okay, I simply don’t like to clean!) The constant need to create overwhelms any desire to bring order into our home.

There are rare times that our house is orderly, presentable, and visitor-worthy. That’s usually when we’re expecting the in-laws, or for birthday parties for our child (since then we’ve gotten smarter and have the parties away from the house). It is clean out of necessity. And oh boy, is it nice! It’s clean! Decluttered! No mess! Ah, let me sit back and enjoy this view.

But in this lack of chaos, my muse deserts me. The muse gets swept out along with all the other clutter. Suddenly I don’t know how to function. My mind goes blank. I am enthralled by the sudden order in my life and I just don’t know what to do.

I’ve been on a major creative streak lately, to be precise, 45 days now since I started this project/blog. But oh my, the messy house!

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was captured while more dust continued to settle. Can you guess?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 44)

Yesterday’s picture was a rarity – I was almost giddy with excitement when I viewed the pictures on the camera screen – because I thought, “there’s no way anyone can guess what this is.” The picture was quite abstract, which I love. One friend was bound and determined to guess, and she came so close a couple of times. “Doing the Snoopy dance” was one of her clues, along with the object could be used anywhere, but had to be used with something else.

The photograph was a side view of my JamBox, a portable bluetooth wireless speaker. And indeed it jams! So to Shahn I say, “Get your groove on!” Here are a couple of other perspectives of my lil’ boom box speaker. See what a change in perspective makes?


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