At AJE, we are willing to "evolve". We can tell when a format isn't working. That's cool. We want this to be a fun place for everyone to interact. To that end, we are changing the format of the Inspired By posts. I admit I thought it was a cool idea, but clearly no one else did ;-)
Here's the new format (feel free to leave suggestions in the comment section if you think this format is still not so great)
-Every other Monday one of us will post an inspiration photo.
-Two weeks later we will post a link up for you to join the blog hop with the handmade component or art jewelry that you created based on the inspiration photo.
-On your blog, you can post the inspiration photo (or not, it's up to you) and a photo or photos of what you created based on the photo. Write how you were inspired by the photo.
-Add you blog post URL to the linky tools at the bottom of the AJE reveal post (instructions on how to do it are super easy and self explanatory once you click on the link for linky tools).
-we are working on a button for you to grab for your blog. Please be patient. I can only tolerate sitting at a computer for a few minutes at a time.
-Have people visit your blog
-This is meant to be a way to help everyone's creativity to expand and for self improvement and to get new visitors to your blog
-This is not a high stress situation.
Our first inspiration photo was one I took of an orchid that my husband managed to coax into blooming again.
I have a secret. I hate houseplants. So when the orchid blooms wilt and fall off, I throw the plants out. Hubs rescued this from the garbage and kept this stick-in-a-pot looking thing all winter. It re-bloomed in March (when I took the photo) and is STILL in bloom now in mid May. It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm glad he rescued it. In fact, we love it so much, we were inspired to paint the walls of the living room of our lake house one of the deep raspberry pink colors you see in the flower. The ceiling will be gray similar to the background in this photo.
Because 2 weeks from today is a US holiday (Memorial Day), the blog hop will be Tuesday May 29th. Get creating!
Questions? Leave them in the comments below.