7.08.2013

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.

3 comments:

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.

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