Thursday, October 4, 2012
Blogtoberfest Day #4: Paula's painting prompt
Today's gust post comes from Paula, who lives in Buenos Aires, and blogs at Happysnappy: a storyteller with a camera.
This year is Paula's first Blogtoberfest and we are thrilled to have her along. Today, she has a really fun challenge for you all! Paula has a very planned blogging strategy, which she describes as follows:
Above is a picture of the wall for which we could never agree on a painting for. Some were too small for such a long wall, some too big for such a small room, some too bold for hubbie, some too soft for me, resulting in 15 years of empty walls in the dining room and the perfect place for my blog map.
On my blog map, each month has a card with the main blogging project for the month (29 Faces for September, Blogtoberfest for October and Art Every Day Month for November). Once the goals are in place I can schedule the tasks for each project and the posting times into my daily planner.
I even put a weekly card with the "ONE thing to do this week" for each project so as not to overdo things!
Wow, Paula! You are so organised and efficient. No wonder your blog has such a cohesive and confident feel.
For those of you who may prefer a more freeform blogging style, Paula offers the following creative prompt:
Do you have a favourite painting at home?
Did you buy it? Then blog when, where, with whom. What called you to it?
Did you paint it yourself? Tell us about your inspiration and techniques.
Was it a gift? Describe the moment and the relationship with the person who gifted it.
If you enjoyed responding to this prompt, Paula recommends doing it for each of your favourite paintings, prints and photographs at home... or you could write a story about the look and feel of each room. Then you have a series!
Pulling it all together, Paula says: "Make your blogging plan, write the posts, take the pictures to add, schedule and give us a shout. We'll go read to get to know you better."
Wonderful idea, Paula! Friends, how could you turn the artsy inspiration in your own home into a blog post (or even series) this month?