Find Your Voice Update #2

First, I still don't have an album to show you. At this point, it's just a plain black, 8.5x11, 3-ring binder - pretty boring! I do plan to add something fun to the front/spine of the album, but I didn't get around to it before I left my Denton-home for a visit to my Houston-home. I'm hoping to be able to share the decorated album in my next update.

Second, if you want to take a closer look at the journaling I gave you a peek at last week, click here to download the PDF.

Third, I'd like to share the what I did for Lesson Two's photo prompt, which was also featured in the Contributor Inspiration post for that lesson.

The prompt involved taking a series of photos that tells a story about who you are. I don't usually take photos with something like that in mind, and as a writer, telling stories without words is something I'm not used to. But that's precisely why I decided to try this prompt - I went into this workshop intending to allow it to stretch my abilities and make me grow as a storyteller, and doing a project that was out of my comfort zone fit right into that intension.

I will add a few words about the photos, though. I took these over two very busy days during which I had a lot to do to fulfill the many obligations I've taken on for this summer (for reference, I have a day job as a guest services associate at a residence hall on my college campus, a part-time job as a virtual assistant, I run this blog and co-run Paper Lovers Studio, and contribute to Find Your Voice and the Gadchick online magazine). These are really just every-day sort of shots from my iPhone, but I really think they tell a story of who I am and how I'm living this summer, which is a very unusual and fun one for me.

Are you participating in Find Your Voice? I highly recommend it, whether you're a paper-crafter, a writer, a photographer, or just a storyteller in any way. I've already learned so much about myself and storytelling, and we still have 6 weeks to go!

And don't forget that Katie and I have an awesome giveaway, courtesy of Kristin, of some really fun Find Your Voice merch going on over at Paper Lovers Studio. Check out the challenge here - you don't have to submit a project for the challenge to enter the giveaway, but doing so will give you the highest chance of winning!

This summer, I'm participating in and contributing to a free, 8-week storytelling workshop called Find Your Voice being run by Kristin Tweedale of rukristin papercrafts. On Mondays and/or Wednesdays, I'll be sharing some of my FYV project here, as well as sneak peeks at and links to my contributions to the workshop. You can see all of my FYV posts here.


Megan Anderson said...

I love your photos! It's an interesting peek into your work / dorm life, which you don't share too often! Everything you do is inspiring.

Emily Dismukes said...

Thank you! That means a lot, coming from you. I do want to try to blog more about my "real life" soon - good to know someone finds that interesting!

Megan Anderson said...

Real life stuff is my favorite, but my degree is in sociology, so I think that I have noisiness built in.

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for commenting! XOXO

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...