This year I have the great opportunity to co-host a year-long Instagram Challenge, “Capturing Life, Laughter & Love” with 19 other bloggers. I had looked for something like this to help spark some creativity and to help get the creative juices flowing and 8 days in, I can already see a difference.
You may remember from an earlier post that I did a week-long challenge from the “Be Your Finest Art Book” and I wondered if I would do it again… and now I’m tackling a year-long event! I know! How strange.
Couple of things on this, because I wondered too.
1) Community: There is a huge difference between tackling a project like this on your own then doing it with another person or persons. This group is making a concerted effort to cultivate and develop a community around this challenge. It is more fun and inspiring in a group.
2) Creative Prompts: This challenge also comes with a monthly list of prompts for each day. I thought I might feel trapped by that, instead, so far it has actually helped! I have yet to feel like I “phoned one in”, I have seen my day and the details around me differently as I look for an interpretation of that day’s prompt. [Read more…]