The Great Theme Reveal for the April A-Z Challenge

This is the third year I’ve signed up for the A-Z Challenge. It’s always such an exciting time as we all create and share our posts.

The last two years I haven’t had a theme but this year I thought I’d try doing one for a change.

Today is Theme Reveal Day where we all unveil our ideas for the A-Z challenge that begins in less than ten days.


I have decided to do the theme of Quotations and will create an inspirational poster combining my photos with a quotation, based on a word starting with a letter of the alphabet.

If I feel even further inspired about the quotation, I will write a poem or prose piece to accompany it.

Unlike many of you organized types, I have not written any posts ahead of time, but I did make a list of possible ideas so for me that’s planning ahead. I have always been a pantser-type writer which can often be stressful, but also exciting as I’m never quite sure how the writing will come out.

I believe there is an element of luck and magic involved along with the creativity and perseverance that is involved in any creative project.

Here is a poster I’ve created for this post using a photo I took of the backyard this morning with the sun sparkling on the snow creating interesting shadows of the trees. 


I love trying to find something interesting out of the ordinary everyday things we take for granted. There is always something if you look hard enough with an artistic child-like wonder.  As adults, we do tend to overlook so much with our rushing to get it all done and our “Same old, been there, done that” attitude.

All the best to my fellow bloggers! I look forward to reading your posts and sharing comments and experiences.

Comments

  1. Awesome theme!! I love quotations for their wisdom and the inspiration. A few words can change your perspective! I am looking forward to your inspiring posters, Cathy! :)

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    1. Thanks, Shilpa. Appreciate the support. Good luck with the challenge. Look forward to reading some of your posts.

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  2. Sounds like a great theme, Cathy. Looking forward to your posts! I could never be a "Pantser" - too anal - but admire those who are. Enjoy the challenge.

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    1. Hi Debbie. Late as usual in replying to comments. I'm a real last minute type, can you tell? ;) Thanks for the encouragement. Let the fun begin! Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  3. An interesting theme with quotations. Good luck for the April challenge, Cathy. I agree with you - until recently I was more of a random write-as-each-day-arrives kind of person but I intend to change that with this challenge. :) Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. You're better than I am, EM. I'm still a pantser and always will be, I guess. Have fun with the challenge!

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  4. Hey, Cat, that sounds interesting! WIsh you the very best for the challenge!

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    1. All the best with the challenge, too, Dear Friend Shilpa! Hope you have fun and Iook forward to reading your posts.

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  5. Awww, you scared of my boots? ;) You will do wonders with this challenge, my dear. Pictures and quotes are such a lovely theme idea. Glad you thought of it :)

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    1. Thanks, Shailaja. *Eyes pointy boots warily* Enjoy the challenge and thanks for all the great tips you've been giving us and your great leadership as always.

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  6. That is beautiful, the snow and your quote. I love quotes, hope to have a great time reading your words, your are always super fun.

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    1. Thanks so much, Inderpreet. Appreciate your support and thanks for the mention on Twitter, too. Must learn how to do that more. Have fun with the challenge this month.

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  7. That sounds so great Cat. Will make sure to drop by and have my dose of inspirational quotes. Best of luck - you will rock:-)

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    1. Thanks, Eli! Hope to read some of your posts this month. All the best with the challenge.

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  8. Wonderful....I love quotations , and hence I love this theme :)
    The Whole Shebang Called Life..

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    1. Thanks, Naba. Have fun with the challenge and I hope to read some of your posts this month.

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  9. Quotations seem like a good theme. I'll be looking forward to your posts!

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    1. Thanks, MldyCho. I do find quotations inspiring. Enjoy the challenge!

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  10. Quotations give the needed dose of positivity :) Waiting :) Good Luck !

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    1. I love inspiring quotes to get me in the right mindset. Glad you like them, too, Sreeja. All the best!

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  11. Your photo is wonderful and so is the message. We should take note of everything around us and wonder at nature. Good luck with writing your posts.

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    1. Thanks, Francene. All the best with the challenge to you, too. I always enjoy your informative and enlightening posts.

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  12. And all the best to you, too, Cat! I am sure your posts are going to be lovely and being a big fan of quotes, I am looking forward to reading them! Love to you!

    The pic in this post is gorgeous!

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    1. Lots of love to you, too, Vidya. Thanks for the support. All the best with the challenge!

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  13. This is so interesting. I agree that we need to look at the world with some child like wonder. Looking forward to some great posts. This is my third attempt at AtoZ too :)

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    1. Thanks, Archana. All the best with the challenge!

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  14. Knowing how well you create those, Cat, I know this is a fabulous idea! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks so much, Corinne. Appreciate it. All the best with the challenge!

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  15. Very creative theme, Cathy. Looking forward for your posts. All the best. :)

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    1. Thanks, Vinitha. I just love quotes and they always inspire me. All the best to you, too!

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  16. That's an inspiring and creative theme! Looking forward to your wonderful quotes!

    Nibhz @ Expressions

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    1. Thanks, Nibhz. Appreciate it. Enjoy the challenge!

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  17. That's an inspiring and creative theme! Looking forward to your wonderful quotes!

    Nibhz @ Expressions

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  18. Love anything to do with quotations! Looking forward..

    Parul

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    1. Thanks so much, Parul. Enjoy the challenge!

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  19. Love the idea of your theme Cat! Knowing you and your creativity, I am sure it will be awesome! :) <3

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Elly. All the best with the challenge and your move.

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  20. This is an interesting theme, Cat. I originally intended doing something similar. But as I started writing, it ended up being prose pieces that accompanied inspirational quotes. Looking forward to your posts in April. Cheers!
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Thanks, ST! Good luck with the challenge. Look forward to reading some of your posts.

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