Wednesday, May 11, 2011

creativity ~ and a giveaway!

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creativity means so much to so many. we all have our unique ideas of what creativity does for ourselves, our children, our families, our communities, our lives. I like this quote by mary lou cook, " Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
i feel i have always been a creative person. crafting & art was a big part of my childhood. music as well, playing piano. then in my early 20's i lost touch with my creative side, replaced by the busyness and responsibility of single parenthood. then just a few years ago i picked up a camera and that was that, i was hooked. creativity sprang forth from inside me. i can no longer imagine my days without thinking creatively. whether it be photographically, making art with my kids, sewing a quilt, blogging, or cooking & baking with my husband, it is just an integral part of our lives now. i continually strive to nurture creativity in myself and my children as they grow.

I am honored to be a guest contributor this year at Creativity Boot Camp. The creator and coach of boot camp, Maegan Blimshine of Madeline Bea Photography, describes camp this way:
"Creativity Boot Camp is a 2 week intensive e~course designed to take your creativity to the next level. The course consists of daily creative conditioning exercises to shift your life patterns allowing for a full embracing of your creative selves leading to higher levels of creativity."

i am thrilled to be able to giveaway one camp registration today.
just leave a comment here between now and thursday evening, and i will randomly choose one reader for a spot in Maegan's e~course.
Are you ready for boot camp?!
see you there.

(***i will announce the winner Friday morning. good luck to all. xo!)

46 comments:

Harmony McIntyre (: said...

Ohh that sounds SO fun! Count me in (:

Misty said...

I so hope I can join you.

Marvett Smith said...

I want to participate!

eva said...

I would be soo happy to have a chance to take part in this event, so I'm in for the poll :)
have a nice day!

Misty Wallace said...

So sweet of you!! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

Trish said...

Oh WOW would love to have the opportunity to be part of this creavtive group!

married2mydreamman said...

I would love to be able to join in this time for the boot camp -

Rosie said...

That's really sweet of you! Thanks so much for the opportunity! I definitely could do with some creativity right now! Have a wonderful day!

Mami Dearest said...

Would love to be a part of this adventure!

Sarah Jane said...

Sounds like such a neat course, I'd love to be a part of it.

simple girl said...

Sounds wonderful! xo

*Michelle* said...

Sounds like a fantastic opportunity. Thanks!

Terrie said...

this sounds great! my creativity could use a boost.

sarah jean, said...

that's so exciting for you! ( and for all of us) thanks for the chance to participate with you.

i think creativity is always there, in everyone, perhaps buried or shadowed, but whirring and stirring weather realized or not, then suddenly POP! out it comes in one form or another.

we simply need to be open to creativity and it's time table then recognize it in it's many many different forms.

merlin said...

I am afraid, but I'll still throw "my hat" in to see if I'm meant to be in boot camp.

Lisa Gutierrez said...

It sounds just lovely!

Amanda said...

Oh! Count me in! :)

Crystal said...

I would love this!

Vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

really! wow. I have been eyeing this workshop, but haven't jumped in. I would love to win.

erin said...

I am so with you in the desire to nurture creativity in myself and my boys. I see their souls so purely and openly through their (very different) forms of artistic expression. And I alongside them, embrace the opportunity to shed layers to go back to get to know my naked-exposed-soul-self, to being and cherishing of my creative self.

Add me, too please!!

Luthien said...

That sounds great! Would love to be in it.

xx

K said...

The course sounds FAB, just what I could do with, a push in the right direction to let my creativity from within flow.

allenaim photography and design said...

I would love to join the fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Oliag said...

I participated in Creativity Boot Camp last year and loved it! Would love to do it again!

DebZorn said...

Madeline Bea is my favorite. I would love to participate.

Debbie E said...

YEAH!! I keep trying I just cant pay to do it with being a single mom and everyone living with me *fingers crossed* heheh loved it last year!! LOVED!!Love you are being a part of it,couldnt ask for a better person to help her on this journey
xo

Juanita said...

Yes please!

Gail B. said...

I would love to win a spot. It would be so much fun.

Kelly said...

What a GREAT opportunity! I would love to be part of this.

{Amy} said...

maegan is awesome and i know this year's boot camp will be as well!

Bernice said...

I would love to have the opportunity to take part.

urban muser said...

very cool! thanks for doing the giveaway!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that you found your creative mojo again! I absolutely and positively LOVE the create crayon sign. So sweet. What a pretty picture.

aclamp said...

Oh oh pick me pick me!
*Joke*
Of course I would love to get a chance to win ;)

I am so glad you found your creativity once again. You are truly an artist :)

Creative Mom said...

It sounds like just the thing to help me figure out where I am going with all my work right now. I am feeling a little stuck. Thanks for hosting a give away!

effie said...

right on! i'd love to participate!

Kate said...

I'm having a creativity drought at the moment so maybe this is just whats needed..;)

sarai said...

what an amazing opportunity!

The Keeper of the Keys said...

Ah!! This sounds like fun! :)

Bhupali Gupte said...

Sounds lovely!!! I am going to be there :-)

Andrea said...

What a nice idea! Creative ;-)!! Would be great to win the spot!

Rebecca said...

I would love to have the chance to be a part of this!

Magda Montgomery said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Bhupali Gupte said...

My comment disappeared :-( Let's hope I am in the draw. Would love to win a place!!!

pakosta said...

Hope I am not too late to be entered! I can't remember when it starts!
tara
tdpakosta@sbcglobal.net

Stephanie Meckfessel (Keenemomma) said...

Always ready for more, Kristin!