Welcome to our "show and tell" day where you are invited to share your responses to the prompts in Chapter 6 of Inner Excavation.
I've loved reading your comments in Monday's post about how you create space for creative connections. Now, I'd love to know: What small move toward connection did you make this week? Did you invite someone else into your creative world and write a poem or collaborate on a painting? Did you decide to work with a prompt from Chapter 6 or are you continuing with another chapter at this point? Please share your experiences and links in the comments.
Today, I am delighted to share a "Senses Collaboration" with you. My friend Meghan joined me and we set some simple guidelines for ourselves: iPhone photos, letting go of perfect, and that it would be totally okay to use photos from our recent archives (instead of taking all new photos).
I love how these photos feel like letters or postcards we are sending to one another. Almost like visual poems. Thanks for joining me Meghan!
Who: Liz :: Meghan
Where/When: Summer 2012
A bit about Meghan: Meghan Davidson is a psychologist, photographer, and writer. A personal health crisis a few years ago woke her up, encouraging her to engage more fully and creatively in life. In addition to digital photography, Meghan particularly enjoys film as a medium, particularly working with Polaroids. Currently, Meghan is in the middle of a 365 Photography Project in which she is shooting photos each and every day for one year. You can follow along in her 365 journey, as well as read her blog, Life Refocused, at www.meghandavidson.com. Meghan can also be found on Instagram and Twitter at @meghandavidson.
Giveaway winners: Jenn and Leanne, you are the winners of a copy of Inner Excavation. Please send me an email so I can pass on your address to my publisher. :)
And a note about next week: Next week we explore the last chapter of Inner Excavation. In the book, Chapter 7 is about ways to put your photography, poetry, and other creations together in a journal, book, blog, or other personal "porfolio" of sorts. Many of you are already doing this through your Inner Excavate-along journals. Next week will explore Chapter 7 but the read-along posts will also be about continuing to work through the prompts in the book at your pace. This might mean going back to a previous chapter and playing with a prompt you didn't have time for or continuing to work with a prompt you really enjoyed. It could mean creating a smaller journal to house the photography you've taken or a place to put the poems you hope to write in the future. I will share mroe ideas on Monday
On Monday, I will also share about ways to continue this work and my thoughts around how these exercises can become part of a personal creative/meditative practice that you can draw from throughout your life.
Again, thank you for coming along...
Sending many blessings to you today,
Update: The Inner Excavate-along was a free read-along on my blog in the summer of 2012. All the posts are here on the blog, but I'm not directing a group through it with newsletters etc. at this time. I hope you enjoy following along! Find out more about my book, Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry and Mixed Media, here.