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Creative Summer Challenge | Same time, same place


Summer is flying by and with luck your visual journal will be filled with wonderful things whether you’ve chosen to keep your journal as a record of the summer or as a springboard for producing pieces of art or craft throughout the year.


Creative Summer Challenge Same Place Same Time

This is the final week of the Creative Summer Challenge and the theme is Same Time, Same Place.

You may want to use this week’s theme as way of reinforcing the habit of keeping a Visual Journal so that you carry on after the summer. Setting aside time each day for your visual journal can help to make it a part of your daily routine, whether it’s a snatched five minutes or a relaxing wind down.

Alternatively, you might use the theme of Same Time, Same Place to revisit a place, an object or activity and take in the changes since you were last there. This could turn out to be a weekly, monthly, seasonal or annual activity that will build a wonderful collection of images for you to reflect on.


Here are a few more ideas for exploring the theme of Same Place, Same Time:

Take a walk at the same time each day and record what you see along the way

Make something inspired by the changing colours of your garden through the year

Visit a spot at different times of the day and record the changes of light, shadow and colours or the different people around it.

View a scene made famous by an artist and interpret it in your own way

Visit a historic house and compare the life upstairs with that of the staff downstairs

Do something creative with a group of friends or family and see how each person approaches it differently


Would you prefer to work from a list of prompts? Here they are then.









We hope you’ve enjoyed joining in with the challenge this summer and although there’s no pressure to share your work online, we’d love to see your work. Tag @Slamseys in Instagram, leave a link to your blog in the comments below or if you’re shy and don’t want to put your work online, use our contact form to tell us what you’ve been doing as part of the Creative Challenge this summer.


6 thoughts on “Creative Summer Challenge | Same time, same place

  1. I love your pics of artichoke heads, all in different stages of growth. That’s so clever in focusing on a single plant at different times and season – and round in square always works so well. Inspirational – thank you.

  2. Thank you so much for these four weeks of the Slamseys Creative Summer Challenge. They have made my summer and, as I say in my post today, I shall really miss my Monday morning trips here to discover the week’s new theme to ponder and develop. No pressure(!) but I do hope you will consider repeating the exercise, may be next summer? I hope too that you have enjoyed it yourself although I am conscious that if one has had to come up with the themes and prompts oneself, it may make it more difficult to respond as a participant to whom the ideas come out of the blue as it were. Thank you doubly if that’s the case. E x

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. It’s been fun planning and doing the challenge, especially seeing how other people interpret the themes.
      We’re planning to do it again next summer so do let us know if you have any suggestions.

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