100 Day Project Three – Days 12, 13 and 14

DAYS 12, 13, and 14 (January 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2018)

These stanzas were inspired by landscape paintings at the IMA.


The sky is sometimes a confection
of two kinds of clouds—
the artist’s purpose is often unclear.


Can such unadulterated beauty
only exist in paintings?
Sadly, it is true—
there’s nothing left undefiled.


Each has eyes.
Each has eyes to see.
What of all God’s whims
catches your fancy?

The Park at Mortefontaine by Jean Joseph Xavier Bidauld
The Park at Mortefontaine by Jean Joseph Xavier Bidauld

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

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/


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