Been getting back into the practice of making blackout poems again. I find going through the process of finding the words I want to use and then wiping away the rest with a sharpie to be a way to increase creativity and productivity. I’m wired to create and this is a simple way to exercise my creative muscle every day. What do you do to keep your creativity muscle strong?
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1
I love seeing the sun rise and set. The brilliant colors that stretch across the sky fill me with awe and wonder. The sun’s shine gives light and warmth..kind of like God’s glory. His radiance is on display every single day for everyone to experience.
A creative endeavor I started last year was to take Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life and make blackout poems with the pages. I had gotten away from it for awhile and just recently decided to pick it back up. So here are my latest two blackouts for this crisp, snowy Groundhog Day. Enjoy!
On this Blackout Friday, I decided to share a little project I’m working on with you. This craft of making blackout poems took an unexpected turn two weeks ago when I decided to use an old copy of Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life to make my poems in. The result has been a fun project I am calling Purpose Driven Blackouts. (Not sure how Mr. Warren and his lawyers feel about that!) I love the idea of leveraging Warren’s wisdom and words to create a book of poems that encourage others to live a life of purpose. My intent once I’m finished is to unbind the book, sort everything nice and neat, and scan it back in to make my own book. Of course, I will be sharing some of the blackouts along the way. So without further ado, here’s a sample of Purpose Driven Blackouts: