Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Carte Blanche... To Change!


Hey guys!

After a lot of consideration and discussion, we Creative Carte Blanche instigators have decided to shift the focus of our community from a challenge-based blog to our community Facebook group. We feel this is the best way to accomplish what we initially set out to do. We began Creative Carte Blanche with a very specific goal in mind: To create a community through which we encourage each other to explore our creative whims with a sense of freedom and spontaneity. While sharing monthly challenges has been a joy, we’ve come to realize that in a very real way it contradicts our mission. After all, “carte blanche” literally means “complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best,” not “make a project that fits within the parameters we give you.”

By making Creative Carte Blanche a social experience, we can all participate equally in the inspirational goodness. We can share whatever projects we’re working on, be they greeting cards or stained glass or cupcakes, and we can discuss our experiences, get advice and help each other through those inevitable creative blocks. We can be each other's fan club. How sweet is that?

And, in the interest of full disclosure, we on the CCB team have realized that our own methods of creative expression are evolving. While it’s safe to say that mixed media will always be a fundamental part of our artistic pursuits, we’re each branching out in ways that don’t always translate well to a challenge blog. Exploration is the natural progression of an artistic spirit, and as we investigate our callings, we want to encourage you to do the same.

So, if you haven’t already, please join our Facebook Community. It’s all about positivity, creativity, and yes— Carte Blanche!

We’ll see you there!

15 comments:

  1. I do feel a teensy bit sad but it is totally understandable and makes complete sense. Thank you to each and every one of you for helping me to 'stretch' and move in different directions too, you are all such inspirational artists and I have learned so much through this adventure. Wishing you all the very best! Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne! We look forward to seeing your beautiful projects on our Facebook page too!

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  2. ...and the creative evolution continues! Let the inspiration and freedom of Carte Blanche continue!

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    1. Yes, the creative evolution indeed continues! We hope we will see lots of inspiration and wonderful projects from you on our Facebook page!

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  3. Oh, 😭To see so much change, but it's ok, I love your Facebook group anyway. I will continue to follow your artistic journey.

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! We look forward to following you in our Facebook community!

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  4. I will be sure to visit the Facebook group much more than I currently do! See you all there and thank you so much for the fun I have had at your blog even though I haven't always managed to join in! xxx

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    1. We look forward to you visiting and posting on our Facebook page, Chris!

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  5. One thing FOR SURE that I know... where ever you Creative Carte Blanche Gals are... there we will find GREAT INSPIRATION. Thanks bunches to each of you for always MOTIVATING me in a very POSITIVE way. Looking forward to more FUN with you on the face book page. HUGS to you ALL.j.

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    1. Thank you so much for your uplifting message Joi! You motivate us too! Looking forward to seeing you on our Facebook page!

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  6. Where ever you girls hang out I will be there! Thanks for all the encouragement and inspiration.

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    1. We are so glad you will be hanging out with us on Facebook, Sharon! We are looking forward to it!

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  7. Ahh, I have to say I'll be sad to say goodbye to you all. I've really enjoyed seeing everybody's makes and journeys, joining in when time has permitted but as I'm not a FB person this will be the end of this particular creative road for me. Thank you for sharing your experiences, creative journeys and above all encouragement and friendship. Good luck with your next venture. X

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  8. I second why everyone has said about y'all! You challenged me, encouraged me and gave me incentive to try new things. I did join the FB group back when it started but really have not spent much time there...I will try to do better there, but I will miss the big and the challenges.

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