It’s back! I’m once again running a month-long Instagram #photoaday challenge for makers in August – #CTMonthInTheLife.

I first ran #CTMonthInTheLife back in 2014, and the response was amazing! I ran it again in 2016, and now, it’s time to bring it back for another year.

This challenge is for makers, artists, and creatives of all stripes.

I know how much I love seeing behind the scenes of other creatives’ lives and work, and I know I’m not alone in this bit of loving sticky-beaking, right?

So, I created this challenge as an opportunity for you to share all sorts of behind-the-scenes snapshots of your work life with us.

I want to see a month-in-the-life of your work. I want to see your space, your materials, your life, your passion. I want to see what motivates you, what your materials look like, what you DO every day!

Who wants to play?


Join me for #CTMonthInTheLife!


How to participate:


1. Share the image below on your Instagram feed. (And why not share it on FB to your Page… and on Pinterest or Twitter, too? This isn’t compulsory, but it will help to get your friends playing, too!).

2. Follow @CreateAndThrive on Instagram. I’ll be posting each day’s prompt to the feed to remind you to take your photo!

3. Post your response to each day’s prompt on your own IG feed (and some folks are creating a #CTMonthInTheLife Pin board, too – and you can push the photo through to your FB page).

4. Make SURE to tag every challenge image #CTMonthInTheLife – I’ll be choosing my 4 faves and re-posting them to the C&T IG feed each day, and sharing some on my Stories, too 🙂

Even if you don’t think you can participate every single day – no worries! Just jump in where you can, when you can.

The point of this challenge is to have fun – not add another think to your to-do list that already feels overwhelming. If you’ve been wanting to get into the habit of posting daily on IG, or you’ve struggled with ideas for what to share, then this is designed to help you get in the IG groove!

I’ll be posting each day’s prompt on the Create & Thrive IG account throughout August with a little blurb that explains a little bit about what it is. Most of them are pretty self-explanatory though!

We’ll kick off on August 1st, and play through till the 31st.

Please be aware that I’m running on Australian Eastern Standard Time – so for those of you on the other side of the world, we’ll be a little ahead of you time-wise – but just play when each day rolls around in your timezone!


Make sure you’re following the @CreateAndThrive IG account.


I can’t wait to peek inside your creative lives… will you be joining us?




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