At the beginning of this year, I launched a project called The Creative Collective — a yearlong adventure that involves 23 out-of-the-box prompts, aimed at helping you (and me!) get creative in unique, fun ways. I loved it at first, and the initial response from you all was incredible. But over time, participation started to decline and the whole thing felt like more of an obligation for me than something I looked forward to or had time to do well. It took me WAY too long to admit this (#toomuchpride), so I just kind of brushed it aside and hoped no one would notice (#yeahright). But you did notice! And you continued to participate even when I didn’t. For anyone who’s still interested in the Creative Collective, I want to dust off the cobwebs and reintroduce it in a way that feels fulfilling and awesome for the both of us.
Previously, I’d do each CC prompt and host a linkup here on my blog, where you could share your own projects with other participants. Now, instead of doing a linkup, I’d love to utilize social media and have us share our projects using the hashtag #TNCCreativeCollective. Using a hashtag will work similarly to having a linkup, since you can easily search it on Twitter and Instagram and find others who shared their own take on the same project! If enough people participate, I’ll also be sharing my favorite participant projects (with a link to your blog) in roundups here on my site. I’ll also retweet or re-Instagram any tagged (#TNCCreativeCollective) projects that catch my eye. I was SO amazed when I went back through the past linkups (check ’em out here!) because you all are so.damn.creative. You’ve already made such unique works of art and I can’t wait to see what else you dream up!
You can view all of the upcoming prompts here, but you’re more than welcome to do any of the previous prompts, too! I hope this change feels good and that you’ll rekindle your #TNCCreativeCollective relationship. Below, I’ve included some of my favorite projects that you all shared in the past, so that you can get an idea of how future roundups will work! How neat are these?!
The next prompt is on September 17th (check it out here!), but you’re welcome to share it sooner or do an old prompt, if you’d like! Just share your project on Instagram or Twitter (you’re welcome to share it on your blog, too!) and use the hashtag #TNCCreativeCollective. You can also go back and tag your old photos with the hashtag, so that people can start checking out your previous work. I still plan to participate when I can and hope you will, too! Thanks for being so understanding about my, ahem, hiatus. 😉