Creativity is intelligence having fun.―
Today is a very special day for us here at Lens-Artists – the one year anniversary of our Challenge. While we were all initially saddened by the discontinuation of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, for us it became an opportunity to expand our blogging horizons and to create some amazing new friendships.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.~Albert Einstein
On our end, we have transitioned from four independent photography bloggers to a tightly-knit team that supports, encourages and helps each other as we develop and create our weekly challenges. We’ve also been fortunate to have expanded our follower base thanks to bloggers like you who support and inspire us.
Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone.~Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a result, our challenge has become near and dear to each of our hearts. We’ve gone well beyond being individual members of a team and have become four good friends. We are tremendously thankful to you for your appreciation of our efforts; and for making us smile or feel touched by your responses. As our thank you for your support and encouragement, we’re suggesting that you respond to today’s challenge with any subject that’s near and dear to YOUR hearts, as we’ve done with our images today. If you’d prefer some guidance, choose any of the four subjects we’ve selected this week–Friendship (Tina), A Country That’s Special to You (Ann-Christine), Imagination (Patti), and Connected (Amy).
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. – John Lennon
Each of us has included several captures that are special to us in some way. Mine are focused on Imagination–the creative impetus that has inspired all the artists whose works are displayed here. Imagination is also the key component that drives all of us in the blogging community to create and share our work. It’s so easy to postpone creativity, to find dozens of more pressing things to do. But all of us have made a commitment to take the time to honor the spark of imagination, and explore where it takes us. This commitment may seem indulgent at times, but our creative community is richer because of your presence here on WordPress. So, we thank you for joining our challenges and taking part in the fun and mystery of creation.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for making this such a terrific experience. If you have a subject that you feel might inspire us, please feel free to suggest it – we’d love to hear from you. Should you be new to our challenge and interested in joining us, please click here and be sure to include the Lens-Artists TAG so we can all find you. Happy Blogging to all of our loyal followers and friends, and Happy Anniversary to us!
Each week on Lens-Artists, we highlight several responses from among our followers. This special week we’d like to thank ALL of our followers for their thoughtful, funny, often-feisty and always wonderful posts. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, and will continue to join us as we move into year two of the Lens-Artists Challenge.
See you next week when we resume our normal schedule right here at Pilotfish.