Inspiration Workshop!

WHAT IS THE GUSSY SEWS INSPIRATION WORKSHOP!?
I love seeking inspiration for creative projects, whether it’s for my business, decorating my home or just seeing something new. And I constantly find inspiration through the community I am part of online via twitter, pinterest, facebook, blogging — just to name a few :]

I developed the Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop! link-up party to further connect with the online community and to encourage inspiration among my peers. And ~ to be inspired by all of you :] Beyond this, I hope that when we are having creative lulls the Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop! will help break through those barriers.

♥ The Inspiration Workshop! was created so you feel inspired — not so you feel defeated that you don’t think you’re creative because you aren’t crafty or a skilled photographer or a baker… or so you think ;] I want to emphasize the fact that it’s OK to share photos that inspire you, not only ones you take yourself. {Please make sure you give credit.} The purpose of this linky party is to encourage us to find inspiration and beauty around us. There are no walls or limitations here. Everyone is invited and we are all amazingly talented. So please, join us!

How does the Inspiration Workshop! work?

Once a month {the first Friday of each month} a weekly newsletter will be sent with a set prompt. Each month’s prompt may be a broad concept — or something more specific, but that’s for you to interpret. I want us all to have fun with this and to work the project idea as we envision it to be.

Using the prompt {remember they’ll be sent out on Fridays}, snap a photo or find a photo online {be sure to give proper photo credit} of your interpretation of the prompt. Share the photo(s) you find through a post on your blog on Thursday, and come back to my blog to link-up. {You’ll receive the prompt for your post the Friday before.} Please link posts appropriate with that week’s prompt. You can use text to describe it, or just let the photo tell the story ~ it’s up to you. Please grab the Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop! button to include in your post.

If you have any questions, send us an email: inspiration@gussysews.com

Link up with us on the second Thursday of each month!

Come by my blog on Thursdays after 6 a.m. CST to link your Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop! post with mine. And be sure to visit other’s inspirational posts and leave an encouraging comment :] Remember to link up with the permalink, not your blog home page.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
It’s easy! Click here to enter your email address. I’ll send you the prompt email the Friday before the Thursday linky party. You’ll have three weeks to find your inspiration and share it with us. Sound good? Good ;]

HOW DO I LINK-UP?
First, write your blog post. Then on Thursday’s I will put up my Inspiration Workshop! post. Below my post you will eventually see a bunch of thumbnails, which are link-ups from other bloggers. When you get to the end of that list of thumbnails you will see a “You are next CLICK HERE TO ENTER” button.

Click on that and you will be prompted to enter your permalink, name/post title, email address and then you will be asked to upload or grab a photo from your site. Once you are done you will be redirected to my post and your link can be seen at the end of the thumbnail list.



Need help finding some inspiration? Here’s a small list of my favorite online sites:

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!