Monthly Archives: February 2012


Sacrafice from last week’s pool of shots by Alita.

Often just like writing, inspiration for a photo comes immediate and you simply must capture the moment. Other times picture taking is less inspired.

In the spirit of creativity that is being nourished here on this site and in your hearts, we’re bringing back Bigger Picture Captures.

Each Wednesday a thought, a word, or a moment will be shared and you will have the opportunity to capture the creativity with your lens and share it.

No need to worry about blogging it (unless you want to of course) or linking it up. All you have to do is Tweet it, facebook it, or Instagram it.

We know that a lot of you are participating in the P365 or P52 challenges. This is  a little more creative inspiration to get your camera out and take a picture of something different.

Use #BPCaptures anywhere you are collecting your pictures, and get ready to CREATE!

We’ve been blessed with an extra day this year! Today we’re celebrating Leap Day in our house by enjoying extra movement instead of the normal chores and duties.

So give it your best shot and capture a shot that says either extra or movement or combine the two for an extra-stretching challenge.


Writing Me…I Am {Jade}

Welcome to Writing Me: Part III, a community writing project to celebrate creative inspiration collectively, and as individuals. For the next few weeks, we will be writing the I Am Poem. Be sure to link yours up! This week, we’re sharing Jade’s.

I am…a long story.
I wonder how to capture awe
I hear the golden chorus of epiphanies
I see them hiding in the shades of grey.
I want everything, all at once.
I am open hope. I can’t turn away.

I pretend I am not afraid.
I feel my way blind through black, loamy jungle and itchy, scratchy twine. I think in the distance, I smell lavender, the promise where
I touch the Divine.
I worry I won’t get there.
I cry about the mistakes I don’t know I’ve made.
I am reaching. I am aware.

I understand when you turn away from me, though I may not know why.
I say, this is me. I come as you see me. I come as I am.
I dream in colors so vivid I can feel them; I believe in Truth, even when it’s not polite.
I try to speak it, to listen, so I hear it resonate, even if it dares only whisper sometimes, childlike, and in the night.
I hope to be the spyglass, the lens to bring it into sharper focus.
Hands and feet are all alight;
I am the sunflower, turning face upwards high.

Jade is a former academic who left university life to pursue a dream of writing novels and helping fight child exploitation. She lives in Thailand with her husband and dog and can be found ruminating and picture taking at Tasting Grace. 

Creative Inspiration

It’s Monday! Let’s be inspired:

Source: via Alita on Pinterest


Monday’s on the Bigger Picture Blogs Facebook page we’re going to introduce some Creative Inspiration. We will post 1-3 words and encourage you to roll those words around in your head and be inspired. Use them to propel you out of the Monday funk and into a creative mood.

Use them as you will.

Take a Photo
Write a Poem
Write a post
Write two sentences
Paint a picture

The point is to use them to infuse your Monday with 5 minutes of creativity.

There is no link up, no need to post by a certain day. Just inspiration and creativity on what could be an uninspiring day.

We encourage you to write on our Facebook wall or leave a link with what you were inspired to do.

Live. Love. Create.

Have you written about creativity? Do you want to guest post for us on the subject? Just email Melissa at PBinmyHair (at) gmail (dot) com