Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

Happy SECOND Birthday, Bigger Picture Blogs!

Every Thursday for two years now, we’ve come together to share the harvest of intentional living by capturing a glimpse of the bigger picture through simple moments.

In this coming together, the women who make up this beautiful community have not only shared life but have also encourage each other in the journey of intentional living as well as our journeys to become more engaged, intentional artists and writers.

And that kind of makes my heart flutter and dance.

So in celebration of Bigger Picture Blogs second birthday, we knew we had to do what we do best: engage with each other and create.

But we didn’t want to just have cake and part ways. We wanted to take our creativity and community to another level, so paired together community members who wanted a challenge, asking one to take the task of the visual artist and one to use her words and work together to bring a word prompt to life.

Those of us who have come together as creative duos were given musically inspired prompts. It’s my deep hope that those who have been working together have found that our unions are much like the song prompts we’ve been working with: the true beauty of such a collaboration doesn’t just rest solely in lyrics or melody; they must mingle, interweave to be enjoyed thoroughly.

Today, we sing our collaborations.

And today we come together to share and listen to the playlist our community has created inspired by an actual playlist. {If you’d like to participate solo the prompt is For Me This is Heaven by Jimmy Eat World. Ready? Set? Go!}

Link your Bigger Picture Moment at Undercover Mother and be sure to visit at least one creative collaboration {both contributors!} and encourage both people in their endeavor. Please link only your post and include our button or a link back so that others can come and see what our community is all about!

And since no birthday party would be complete without gifts, one creative collaboration duo will just have to make space on their bookshelves for the beautiful Creativity Packages graciously donated by Compendium Live Inspired and a copy of A Writer’s Book of Days. We’ll randomly draw a winning duo Monday, July 2.

Visit Undercover Mother to participate and engage!

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It’s Our Birthday!! Celebrating TWO!

Years, that is. And a fabulous two years it has been. We’ve seen our community grow and shift and morph into a place of creativity and inspiration, but also warmth and encouragement. It’s not just us, either. It’s our readers too, who have brought both their words and hearts to our space. For that, we thank you.

And we celebrate!

Yesterday, the lovely Sarah of This Heavenly Life hosted treats in honor of the festivities. If you missed it and want to join in, feel free to bake a cake and link it up – or just peruse the list of goodies shared!

Today, in honor of the Big Event, we’ve partnered up in pairs, and each pair was assigned a prompt by the fabulous Hyacynth of Undercover Mother. The creative outpouring should involve both words AND photo, posted on each partner’s site. Link both posts up at Hyacynth’s to share what you came up with! Note: We’d recommend everyone include a line or two in their posts that says who was writer and who was photographer so we can all give props to each participant for their unique contributions and encourage visits to everyone who has linked up!

Everyone who participates in this 2×2 collaboration will be automatically entered into our giveaway! Prizes include this sweet creativity gift from Compendium and TWO free copies of Judy Reeves’ A Writer’s Book of Days!

Miss your chance to get partnered up? Never fear! We have a special BONUS prompt for anyone who still wants to join in! Here it is: For Me This is Heaven {Jimmy Eat World} All prompts are songs, so dive on in and let the music be your guide!

Happy Birthday Bigger Picture Blogs!!