Monday, April 25, 2011

365 Photo Project: Weeks 30, 31 and 32 {and a giveaway!}

The WINNER of the Creativity Boot Camp spot is Suzannah from Shout Laugh Love!

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Thirty two weeks ago, I didn't even know how to use my camera.
Day 203

And while I still don't know everything about everything, I'm now at a place where even I am greatly pleased {and a little shocked} at how far I've come in such a relatively short amount of time.

day 204

But that's what {almost-daily} practice will do for me: diligence takes a spark of passion and slowly transforms it into flame.

day 205

And while I don't really have any desire to become a professional photographer because that's not my main gifting, I do enjoy capturing soul-deep shots of my boys, so I'm glad to have taken this journey.

day 206

I never would have begun the project, though, if it weren't for having just come off of Creativity Boot Camp, designed and hosted by the extremely creative and inspiration Maegan from Life Set to Words.

day 207

CBC inspired me to finally, finally call myself an artist.

And own it.

day 208

I chose to work in the medium of writing during last year's CBC, and I experienced tremendous growth as a creative writer, allowing escape from the ropes in which I'd bound myself.

day 209

The support of others on their creative journeys inspired, encouraged and pushed me to excel and go beyond my comfort zone in my writing last year.

day 210

I felt like I'd flourished, and I held onto the beauty of what I'd learned through this self expression, carrying it with me as I continued to grow as a writer during this past year.

day 211

When Maegan announced that she would again host another boot camp this May, I knew I wanted to dive back in again and swim deeper into my creative waters.

day 212

As a contributor to CBC, I've already invested a lot of heart into the course.

day 213

And I'll be adding more deposits come our start date.

day 214

I'm expecting to be stretched and challenged yet again this year. Because that's how Maegan rolls: she's again written and developed CBC to inspire artists and craftors and dreamers and creators to stretch, to recognize their strengths.

day 215

And own them.

day 216

day 217

Do you want to own your creativity? Your identity as an artist or creator or writer or photographer or painter?

day 218

Then you'll definitely want to leave me a comment here expressing what craft you'd like to develop.

day 219

Because Maegan has so graciously allowed each of the contributors to give away one COMPLIMENTARY spot in the 2011 Creativity Boot Camp.

And it's an online course -- so no travel required!

So? Which creative muscles do you want to flex? A winner will be randomly selected and announced Wednesday at 4 p.m. So you have until 3:59 CST Wednesday to enter.

Happy creating!

*Days 213, 214 and 215 were all taken the same day. I was fighting the hostile take over of my sinus cavity likely by the very subject captured in Day 215 two of the other days and didn't even think about picking up my camera. Just keeping it real. :)