For those of you who became enchanted with my recent travels through "creativity boot camp", you'll be interested to know that I'm doing a once weekly follow up called The Sunday Creative. In this scenario a word or phrase prompt is given each Sunday for participants to ponder and post at will....and hopefully prior to the next Sunday....but as always, there's no pressure, no extra credit, no stickers, no "atta boys", no demerits....you just do what you will and gather the intrinsic rewards for yourself and often sweet and kind remarks and validation from others. I like it; a lot.
This week's prompt is "open" and thus the title for today's post. A few days ago I did a personal journal piece on open and was pleased and surprised with what came from inside. Ain't that what it's all about? When I did CBC I hunted for or sought the word prompt of the day and loved doing that. I hunted until I was exhausted yet reaped great results.
I've decided not to do that with these week long prompts. I am still taking lots (and lots) of photos. One of the promises made at the conclusion of boot camp was to be creative every day-even if only for 5 minutes-and I am honoring that promise/gift I made to myself. What I am doing is taking pics and then finding within them the prompt.
This week I've taken photos with open in the back of my mind, not the front. In my journal writing I noted that I have been trying to open myself, to be more open, to open my eyes and my soul, to be open to new possibilities. I also noted that by being open you invite hurt and pain but also healing and redemption. There is rarely one side of the story without the other, and therefore it can be scary to open, but I am trying. Success comes and goes-which is not unexpected.
Below my captures that could be saying open to you as they are to me. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my ramblings and photos. Please come by again.