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August 21, 2011

Welcome to the blog celebration of the Big Idea Festival Each day, from August 15th – 26th, we will highlight a participating teacher and giveaway BPC goodies here on the blog. And you won’t want to miss what the teacher has provided in the FREE classroom, you can still register here.

Today's participating teacher is Amy Sorenson, get to know her a bit better

i was … a high school English teacher, until I became a librarian.

i am … in love with words, writing, novels, essays, and poetry.

i think … creativity is an essential part of happiness.

i wonder … at the beauty of nature-I love to be outside.

Head into the classroom to enter the Lily Bee  product giveaway(you can still register here)

BPC $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

How to Enter: Leave a comment on the blog and tell uswhat type of journaling/writing classes you want to see offered here at Big Picture. Giveaway closes 8/22 at 9:00 am PST.

Day 7 Giveaway Winner is Cowwhisperer

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Posted By Your Name  |  August 29, 2011 at 03:25 AM

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Posted By Your Name  |  August 26, 2011 at 04:36 PM

I love to write, and jot things down but it is often not pulled together or taken to the next step. I like to doodle!
Posted By sissy923  |  August 23, 2011 at 06:16 AM

I'd like a class that focus on recording my feelings more, rather than just the facts behind the pictures.
Posted By SuzanneQ  |  August 22, 2011 at 08:31 PM

I'd like to learn how to be succinct since I tend to be verbose. How can I evoke in a few words or a word rahter than paragraphs?
Posted By HawaiianLibrarian  |  August 22, 2011 at 07:48 PM

I'd like to see a class on all the different styles / ways journaling can be added to our pages ie hand writing, computer written, cut strips, hidden, mixed letters, sizes & I'm sure theresso many more ways to journal I don't know about but Id love to learn heaps of ways so I'm not always doing the same thing & ways to not be stuck on what to say. Many thanks for the chance to win
Posted By Sharon Andrews  |  August 22, 2011 at 06:56 PM

I struggle with what I will write because it always sounds so boring. I need a class that will give my writing some pep!
Posted By Melinda Wilson  |  August 22, 2011 at 06:37 PM

Posted By Sharolyn  |  August 22, 2011 at 03:28 PM

My journalling seems to be very stilted. i would love to be able to be more expressive
Posted By Scottishjudi  |  August 22, 2011 at 02:21 PM

I would like a class that uses simple prompts to inspire what to write or journal. I have enjoyed using one word prompts used in the Big Idea Festival.
Posted By mom31010  |  August 22, 2011 at 10:49 AM

I´m always struggle with titles and short consicely sentences.
Posted By scissor  |  August 22, 2011 at 09:45 AM

A class that gives us creative writing assignments would be inspiring.
Posted By Michele Kendzie  |  August 22, 2011 at 09:34 AM

I'd like to know how to include the 'not so good stuff' into albums. It's a part of who we are and I think it needs to be included--just not sure how to do (I don't usually have photos to jump start a page)
Posted By {vicki}  |  August 22, 2011 at 06:31 AM

I've already taken "My Book of Stories" and "Gift of Words". And I'm excited about "Textuality". Maybe something about creative ways to incorporate stories (especially longer ones) into LOs, whether hidden or visible.
Posted By PurvianceMama  |  August 22, 2011 at 06:09 AM

i love to journal so i would love to see any type of class offered! i'd just love to learn how to journal on a daily basis with prompts and ideas for journaling. a class about writing about childhood memories would be nice, too. :)
Posted By kinueko  |  August 22, 2011 at 03:29 AM

I have loved the classes you've offered. I love process classes but I find them difficult to keep up with. I would love to see repeat classes such as Book of Stories. I am working my way through it now but I would love to have 'real' people to chat with rather than just reading old message board entries. I missed taking Amy's latest class and would love to see it again. Thank you for the chance to win.
Posted By Allie.Duckienz  |  August 22, 2011 at 01:55 AM

I enjoy taking journaling/writing classes outside of BPC that help you reflect; self discovery; prompt style that help you dig deeper into stories and holiday theme classes. It would be great to see ore classes like this on the site.
Posted By Jesa  |  August 22, 2011 at 12:14 AM

I would like a class on journaling styles, first person, lists, etc. and how to best incorporate them into my scrapbooking pages.
Posted By Diane A.  |  August 22, 2011 at 12:08 AM

I'd be interested in journalling perspectives. Things like in the first person or writing to your adult child. Different perspectives of journalling and ways to springboard this type of jpurnaling. Thanks.
Posted By Mudgie  |  August 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I would love a class on poems.
Posted By Calla  |  August 21, 2011 at 08:50 PM

One of my favorite magazine was all about quizzes. I'd love to see a class spin off from that one!
Posted By giraffemom  |  August 21, 2011 at 08:41 PM

I so often have the thought, "I need to make this story [kid quote, memory, etc] into a LO!" And then I forget to write it down, or it gets written somewhere but is still forgotten or misplaced or hidden on the computer. When I get time and inspiration to scrapbook, I start with photos. I will probably regret this when my kids are grown. I need a very easily maintainable system or simple strategy for getting this stuff into my albums. Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted By JenRay  |  August 21, 2011 at 08:39 PM

So many great ideas already stated, maybe the idea of a kid oriented one would be great for me right now. Hints on how to involve our children and tips on some of the things to look for of the great things they say, like Linz just mentioned.
Posted By Smiles&Laughter  |  August 21, 2011 at 08:05 PM

I'd love to find a way to incorporate the everyday things into my journalling. Part of my problem may be that I haven't yet found a good way to incorporate the everyday stuff into my scrapbooking! Thanks for the chance.
Posted By Lauren Elliott  |  August 21, 2011 at 07:00 PM

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