Melyssa from the Nectar Collective has started The Creative Collective. She brainstormed 23 creative activities for bloggers to participate in throughout the year of 2014. I'm really excited to participate in this collective and actually made my collage almost a week early because I was so eager to start! The first prompt, for January 15th, is to create a collage of materials in your home which embodies the word you want to focus on in 2014.
For 2014, I have decided upon the word 'growth'. This word will remind me to grow with change and work on my intellectual growth. With my freshman year in college fall 2014, change is going to happen and I want to be okay with that. I think the word growth will remind me that with every change comes an opportunity to better myself too. Another aspect of growth is intellectual growth. It takes a lot of effort to sit down and read nonfiction instead of just going to sleep or turning on the computer. However, I feel more accomplished by finishing a book than a TV series. I hope the word growth will help me remember to further my education outside of school.
My collage is made entirely of college pamphlets. I have been sent at least a pamphlet a day for the past year and a half which has added up to a large pile of paper. For some reason I have kept all of these letters but there are no magazines my house! I actually find the use of college pamphlets very fitting as college is what a lot of my growth will be centered around in 2014. It is also incredibly easy to find inspirational images in a college look-book! I really like the combination of reading and adventuring in my collage. I think they're both valid ways of expanding your worldly knowledge which is my main goal this year.
While searching through the mass of leaflets, I found these great quotes in a letter from MIT. Unfortunately, the did not fit on my collage but I just pinned them up underneath it. These quotes are great inspiration to begin your dreams. My favorite has to be "The most effective way to do it, is to do it." which Amelia Earhart said.
I'm really excited about this series of posts for 2014. Creativity is a great thing to foster and can easily be lost in the day to day. If you decide to participate in the Creative Collective make sure to visit the master list of days and prompts on Melyssa's blog (link) and comment below with a link to your post!