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BYOC: June – Show Your Work!

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Hey there. I’m so excited you decided to come join the party – The BYOC: Bring Your Own Creativity Party! No worries if you didn’t complete the prompt for June. In just a few days, I will be sharing the prompt for July. But back to June for right now.

So the prompt was “summer” or whatever season you are currently experiencing – depending on where you are in the world.

Here is the list I created as part of a braindump to figure out how I wanted to respond to the prompt:

  • Parties
  • Sun
  • Grill
  • Adventure
  • Friends
  • Time
  • Fun
  • Family

After making that a couple of things came to mind.

For the past five years I have been saying that I am going to plant a garden. But every year, come May, I just don’t do it. Each year I have a different excuse, but basically it comes down to I don’t know where to start, and instead of making a plan and going for it, I just put it off until summer is over and then say I will do it next year. Well no more! My friend Tracy (who has a beautiful veggie garden that I am always jealous of) offered to come over and help me.

  1. We sat down together and drew up a plan. She told me what to buy.
  2. With my husband and kids we went to a local nursery to buy some veggie plants and seeds.
  3. Tracy and her two kids came over to help us dig up the yard and plant the veggies.
  4. Tracy told me what I needed to do to take care of it.

Yay for actually doing something that I said I was going to! Yay for great friends! Yay for creativity.

I responded to the June BYOC prompt by FINALLY planting a veggie garden!

I actually accomplished this very early on in June and was feeling so good that I decided to tackle another creative project. Back in March (during my Spring Break week), I bought this knitting pattern from Wool and the Gang. I had been eyeing it for a long time – I just love it. So I finally bought and then went to my local yarn shop to pick out the yarn I was going to use. However, by the time I got around to knitting, Spring Break was over and so was my free time.  So even though a big warm scarf is not exactly the obvious answer to the prompt “summer” it still makes sense. If you take a look at my braindump list, I put the word “time” on there. For me, summer is all about time (I am a teacher). So this is my time to get stuff done that I don’t get to the rest of the year. Now truthfully, I have not finished it yet, but I am making great progress and it is looking beautiful!

How I answered the June prompt for BYOC!

Now that you saw how I responded to the prompt, don’t forget about these inspiring ladies who practice creativity in different and awesome ways, Be sure to check them out and see how they responded to the June prompt.

Jenn from The Spare Room Project: website; twitter; facebook.

Emily from Eltscott.com: website; twitter, instagram.

Julie from In Tandem: website; instagram, facebook.

Allie from Allie Explores: website, twitter, instagram.

Gabrielle from A Life of Gab: website; twitter; facebook.

Now it’s your turn. I can’t wait to see how you responded to the prompt and what you created. If you haven’t already posted, be sure to use #byocreativity.

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July’s prompt will be posted on the 1st.

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