DAY 16 (January 21th, 2018)
Standing in front of the East Cowes Castle, the Seat of J. Nash, Esq., the Regatta Beating to Windward by Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851) at the IMA
I FACE THE OPEN SKY
I face the open sky and there,
in the fog-drenched distance,
is all the world in miniature.
The ocean swells like an enraged Olympian beast
buffeting the wind-enslaved boatmen—
their courage-filled hearts bursting—
in huffs they breathe the salt and sea spray.
The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.
I started this, my third, 100 Day Project on January 6th. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything really. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project-number-three/