i’m delighted to announce that tomorrow will see the start of a new guest post series here on city of blackbirds! some wonderful bloggers have agreed to take part in an ‘inspiration secrets’ series and write posts on the topics of inspiration, creativity and motivation. i’m so excited for it to begin and i very much hope that you will all enjoy it.
the aim of the series is to give insight into what inspires and motivates creativity in the artistic and prolific folks scattered across the blogosphere. i hope that what they have to share will in turn infuse the spirit of creativity in those of us reading their words, particularly if we are having a hard time with an artistic block or lack of passion.
the idea for these guest posts came from mulling over problems i’ve had in the past. although right now i feel like creativity bubbles out of me in myriad ways it wasn’t always like that, i had to work hard to reach this place. not long ago i was battling with a numbing depression and an anxiety & panic disorder that left me struggling just to get through the day, never mind spending time on creative pursuits.
on my journey through that difficult time i learned quite a lot about the importance of creativity in our daily lives and making real efforts to make ourselves happy. at this stage i feel that i would like to share some of what i have learned and use this blog to help encourage inspiration, hope and celebration in others who may find themselves in a similar situation and in those who are struggling with their own creative blocks.
so for the next while i hope you will enjoy the things i want to share. i intend to build up a library of tutorials, downloads and templates over time, providing i can learn the skills to set this in action (i’m working on it!). i think that starting with some guest posts written by bloggers that i admire is a wonderful way to begin – reading what motivates people we are inspired by can be insightful and helpful towards figuring out how to get our own creative juices flowing.
so keep your eyes peeled for the first post in the ‘inspiration secrets’ guests series tomorrow evening!!
meg sent me some spooky looking photos of these zombie cupcakes she made, quite fitting for halloween i think. these are double chocolate cupcakes with almond butter icing and jelly eyeballs, so although they may look disgusting i bet they are actually quite tasty!
thanks so much to meg for sending your photos :)
don’t be shy, if you
have any cupcake photos that you would like to share here on city of blackbirds feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, i’d love to hear from you! don’t forget to read the cupcake challenge post
if you need some help taking photographs!
sent me this photo after the cupcake challenge post
, and i’m so glad she did! these look gorgeous, i adore the soft tones and slightly vintage colours.
kristi is a talented photographer, you can check out more of her work on her blog life through the lens
. hopefully in the future we will hear more from kristi here on city of blackbirds during a guest post series planned for november and december. check back for more news on that soon!
if you have cupcakes you’d like to share be sure to send an email to email@example.com, i would be delighted to see what you’ve created!
aren’t these delicious looking?!
after the cupcake challenge post
i got an email from jenny
telling me that she and her sister had been whipping up some tasty treats over the weekend. i’m delighted to share some of her photos with you in the first of my reader cupcake series.
jenny is a fabric designer who makes the sweetest cupcake buttons
i have ever seen, i’m pretty sure they’ll be going on my christmas list this year.
have any cupcake shots and would like to share them on city of blackbirds just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. if you’re stuck for ideas then have a read of the cupcake challenge post
before you start.
i’m beginning to think that maybe i should have named this blog city of cupcakes, it seems far more fitting at the moment!