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BYOC: Bring Your Own Creativity

Looking for a fun, easy way to practice your creativity this summer? Join BYOC: Bring Your Own Creativity. Click to find out more.

Summertime is the time for parties. What better way to party than to have a BYO…However this party is a Bring Your Own Creativity.

Here’s how to join the party:

On the first of each month (June, July, and August), I’ll share a prompt with you. Interpret the prompt and complete it in whatever way your creativity speaks to you and makes sense.  These prompts are completely open-ended and can be interpreted by writing, drawing, sewing, knitting, hand-lettering, painting, taking photos, songwriting, building something, etc. The possibilities are endless!

On the 25th of each month I, and the other ladies joining me for BYOC, will share how we completed the prompts…and we truly hope you will do the same! The prompts we are using were specifically chosen to allow room for true creative expression. Share how you responded to the prompt using #byocreativity.

Looking for a fun, easy way to practice your creativity this summer? Join BYOC: Bring Your Own Creativity. Click to find out more.


I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about creativity, but like everyone else, it is important for me to set aside time to practice my creativity. What better way than with a community of creative ladies whose work I admire.

Joining the BYOC Party are (and where you can follow along with them):

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: websitetwitter, instagram.

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

Each of these inspiring ladies practices creativity in different and awesome ways. Take some time to check them out and follow them to see updates about BYOC.

Now to the good stuff – time to get creating!

Your prompt for June is…Create something that represents summer (if you are not currently in the middle of summer, be inspired by whatever season you are currently experiencing).

If you have an idea of what you might create, then awesome, go create! If you need some help getting started, keep reading.

  1. Make a list – a braindump of whatever comes to your mind when you hear the word summer. Set a timer for a minute or two and write down anything and everything that comes to mind.
  2. Be inspired by your own list – Examine the words you wrote down. You can interpret them literally or figuratively. For example, let’s pretend my list looked like this:
  • Parties
  • Sun
  • Grill
  • Adventure
  • Friends
  • Time
  • Fun
  • Family

Using this list as my inspiration, I could create a new recipe for something on the grill. I could knit something for a friend. I could hand-letter a quote about summer for my house. I could plan a trip and go on it.  I could photograph my family. Really, the possibilities are endless.

Then, you just need to decide what you want to do and go create it!  And don’t forget to share using #byocreativity. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter so you don’t miss anyone BYOC updates.


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