Last month I took part in an Instagram hashtag challenge run by Joanne Hawker called “March Meet The Maker”. Designed to take a peek into the lives of creatives, which, apart from being a little nosy (and aren’t we all from time to time), helps to get to know the person behind the wonderful creativity you see popping up in your timeline. It’s also the perfect way to find new people to follow and interact with.
The idea is to post a daily photo that is relevant to the daily challenge title. Finding a window in the day to prepare, photograph and post each day was fun (I did get a little behind at times and even had to miss a couple of days) but I actually miss the relaxed discipline of taking a daily picture and adding it to my Instagram feed.
Each daily pointer gave the viewer an insight into how the maker started their craft, their routine, their down time and all the little ins and outs of creating and running a small business.
Of all the daily titles, the following three were my favourites:
Day 14 Dreams & Plans – where I shared my dream of owning a bricks and mortar shop.
Day 22 Sketchbook & Lists – photographing my 90s Filofax which holds all my notes, supply information and new idea lists and sketches.
Day 29 Community – a chance to thank my online community for their support which is a vital and necessary part of running a small business.
You can see the photos of all participants by clicking this link: #marchmeetthemaker – I hope you get inspired as much as I did when viewing the amazing array of photographs.