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If you have more time... Take on this challenge throughout the week - where can you spy opportunities to start a story? Where can you see ‘fortunately, unfortunately’ events happening in real life? Can you create some fortunate endings? #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Fortunately, this week’s challenge is here! Unfortunately...you’re going to have to read on to find out what it is….thanks for the fun challenge Maggie! Maggie is a teacher, who loves to get creative. Full challenge: ow.ly/NywK50ASyts #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists The Weekly Challenge, 10th August - Fortunately, Unfortunately Find the full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-10th-august-2020 Maggie Delwiche is a teacher who gets creative! Maggie’s work is all about play...and encouraging play anywhere, and at any age. Fortunately, this week’s challenge is here! Unfortunately...you’re going to have to read the next paragraph to find out what it is…. Do Tell a ‘fortunately, unfortunately’ story. One sentence starts with the word ‘Fortunately,’ and goes on to describe a fortunate event. The next sentence begins with the word ‘Unfortunately’ and goes on to describe an unfortunate event. What happens to your characters? Where does your story take you? Get creative with your storytelling! You might play with a group of friends, with your family, with your neighbours, or online, by passing your ‘chapter‘ on and challenge the next story teller to solve your unfortunate event! You might share videos, or decorate your words, or you could simply scribble down your sentences and keep them to yourself. Anything goes... #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Secret Garden 'Spirals' nature's beauty lichen garden at the sacred Longstones Site -the great stone Adam has this beautiful secret garden surface #64millionartists #WeeklyChallenge Love this mini garden creation from Waheeda, who set this week's challenge! Join our wonderful 64 Million Artists' challenge community on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/1199043… #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge 64 Million Artists@64M_ArtistsThis week's creative challenge comes from 64 Million Artists' Challenger Waheeda Hales. Capture your favourite outdoor space and bring to life the memories and associations you have there...why is that place important to you? Full challenge: https://t.co/3XxwWM9c7O https://t.co/vUmwuFieUh The Weekly Challenge, 3rd August 2020 - My Secret Garden Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-3rd-august-2020 What does the word ‘nature’ make you think about, or remember? Our experience of the great outdoors has had to shift over the last few months. This week’s creative idea from Challenger Waheeda Hales, is to capture your favourite outdoor space and bring to life the memories and associations you have there. Choose an outside space that you enjoy being in or that reminds you of happy memories. It might be your garden, a local park, a street, square or playground. Find a way to celebrate or capture that space - you might describe it in a poem, find old photographs, or take new ones. You might draw or collage your space - or you might even recreate it in a tiny version (search dish gardens and mini gardens for inspiration!) Why is this place important to you? If you can’t think of anywhere in particular - have a go at dreaming up your perfect garden or outdoor space. What does it feel like to be there? What details make it special? (P.S. Anyone and everyone can set a challenge! Waheeda is a 64 Million Artists' Challenger, and you can set one, too - pop your ideas in here.) Have fun and get creative! Try our daily Creative Challenge The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog! Can you write a sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet? #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a coaster from a tile You could use glass pens, porcelain pens, glass paints or even mosaic! Add a square of felt to the bottom to stop it marking your wooden surfaces #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists Finding the Words 'Cobwebs ' word image #Theweeklychallenge #64millionartists Finding the Words 'Cobwebs' #64millionartists #WeeklyChallenge #language #words #nature #poetry Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a zippy butterfly The head and body are felt balls, but could also be large beads or polystyrene balls, or even woolly pompoms The wings are half zips #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine Find a word, any word... This week's challenge from @FrancoiseHelen1 is to have a go at writing a less-than-30 word poem, inspired by a one word title. Find the full challenge here: ow.ly/x7o950AHigh #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists The Weekly Challenge, 27th July 2020 - Finding the Words Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-27th-july-2020 Francoise Helene is a Canadian Poet living in London. She uses poetry to capture her experiences of travel, art, music and nature and often uses just one word as the inspiration to kickstart her poems. This week - it’s your turn! Find Francoise’s poetry in her new, self published book ‘Us & Everything Else’ here. Do Find a word, any word, to use as the title to a short poem that is less that 30 words. You could flick through a book and stop on a random page, ask somebody to give you a word, or look around you and see what word you land on. Now you have your title, it’s time to find your words! There’s no right or wrong. Your poem can be as serious or silly as you like. If it feels tricky to get started, try something new. Could you set yourself a time limit? 30 words in 3 minutes...or 30 seconds? Could your words all start with the lame letter as your title? Could your poem start and end with the same word or sentence...? Have fun! Let's get creative.. #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a giant 'marble run' with tubes and ping pong balls #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Try our daily Creative Challenge Try another acrostic poem! #Hyoc2020 #lovelibraries #64MillionArtists #YourLibraryOnline #PassItOn #MondayChallenge A Postcard from the Edge 2020 #64millionartists "Trust the Universe" - this week's challenge from @crafternoon_tea is to choose what you would want to say to a stranger, and find a creative way to pass it on. Love this from Caroline in our Facebook group. Find the full challenge here: mailchi.mp/64millionartis… #64MillionArtists The Weekly Challenge - Pass it On! Find the full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-20th-july-2020 Got something you want to say? What’s on your mind? Get ready to Pass it On. This week’s challenge is set by Beccy Mccray, who runs the Crafternoon Tea Club. She combines DIY craft and activism to create imaginative acts of resistance and invite more moments of human interaction in the world. She aims to blur the line between artist and audience, bringing people together through the sharing of materials, ideas...and good times. Do If you could pass on an idea, a phrase, a quote or an image, to a total stranger, what would you want it to be? What’s on your mind? This week, choose what you want to say, and find a creative way to pass it on. Use what you have available to you. You might be inspired by nature - leave messages on pebbles, in sticks, stones or sand. Or, you could write in chalk, in the condensation on your window, on post-it notes or even on a napkin…get creative! Here are some examples from Beccy. Find more of her work on Instagram. Have fun! #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists If you have more time ...  How many times, and in how many places can you leave your words…? Thanks to Beccy McCray for this week's fun challenge. Fin the full challenge: mailchi.mp/64millionartis… #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Walking in local #park today? Might like to join #SlowMarathon2020, an attempt to walk around the globe with 100s of people contributing. Event will finish when jointly walked the 40,000km/25,000miles around the world: deveron-projects.com/events/slow-ma… #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a pendant with a washer and nail varnish. You can drag a cocktail stick through dots of wet varnish to make a pattern #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Create a wordsearch with a program like puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetu… #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline #SlowMarathon walking across the causeway St Michael's Mount #archiveprint #visualising #64millionartists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Try Zentangling. Find a colouring picture, and instead of colouring it in, doodle in each shape. #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine The Weekly Challenge, 13th July 2020 Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-13th-july-2020 Slow Marathon is an annual walking event from Deveron Projects, celebrating slowness, friendship, physical activity and an appreciation of our varied landscape. This year, the plan was to walk between rural Scottish towns Cabrach and Huntly. However, because of our current situation, the Slow Marathon is being done remotely, together. The 2020 Slow Marathon is an attempt to walk around the globe - hundreds of different people, logging their adventures and contributing to a huge collective journey. As an act of hope, solidarity and resilience, the event will finish when we have jointly walked the 40,000km/25,000miles around the world. Currently, we have collectively walked to New Caledonia, south of Vanuatu in Melanesia! Artist Iman Tajik is collecting images of the sky people see when they look up while walking. These will be brought together in a massive artwork of all of us under one sky. Do Go on an adventure - in your local area, around your home, garden, supermarket, park...anywhere you fancy. You might walk, jog, drive, wheel or even cycle. What do you see? What do you notice? Capture the sky you see when you look up. Take a photograph, sketch, paint, write, collage, it’s up to you! If you would like to take part in the Slow Marathon 2020, simply register your details and then log how far you go. They will keep a log of your journeys and add them to the global community of Slow Marathon 2020 walkers. To contribute to Iman’s ‘Under One Sky’ artwork, send him your skies via the full challenge above. Enjoy! #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Stamp some wrapping paper #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Take a photo that plays with perspective #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline I wrote a story for @64M_Artists using a map from @Safe_Ground and it was such a great experience I wrote another one. But it’s the mirror half of the first one so is it one story or two... #writing #64MillionArtists #LuigisCafe #Pam #Shannon Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a big mouth bookmark #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Thank you to @Safe_Ground for this week's creative writing challenge! Use the story ma and checkpoint instructions below to help you structure your story. Where will you go...? #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists 64 Million Artists@64M_ArtistsThis week's challenge is from the team at @Safe_Ground. Safe Ground work in community and prison settings, using creativity to develop self-awareness and promote social justice. They've created this story map to help you structure a story...where will you go? #TheWeeklyChallenge https://t.co/fGI3boApEq Hi all - the same instructions for this week's story map, in easier to read colours Hope you have fun with this challenge! Thank you to the team at Safe Ground. Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Let's try another Kenning riddle poem #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline The Weekly Challenge, 6th July 2020 Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-6th-july-2020 This week's challenge is from the team at Safe Ground. Safe Ground is a charity that challenges people to do relationships differently. They work in community and prison settings, using arts-based practice, drama, dialogue, and debate to enhance empathy and encourage expression, developing self-awareness and promoting social justice. This Story Map has been developed using the concept of the ‘Hero’s Journey’. If you want to read more about this, you can do so here. Do Use the Story Map to write your own short story. Start at Checkpoint One and use the prompts at each of the following Checkpoints to develop your story. When you reach the ‘X’ at Checkpoint Twelve, you will have created a structure for your own story. To see the instructions in larger print click on the full challenge above. Find a creative way to present your story. You could write it out, or perhaps you could take a series of photos, create a comic strip, turn it into a song? Perhaps you could film a stop motion animation, write a play or draw your story... Have fun! Let's get creative..... #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Take a 'Where's Wally' type photo. Can you spot the toy bird in the tree? #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a fabric flower brooch #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Try our daily Creative Challenge Paint a pot with 1 colour. When dry, mask and sponge a darker colour on top. Put stickers on the rim and paint over them. Remove stickers when dry to reveal a beautiful pot #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a body scrub with 8 tablespoons brown sugar, 6 tablespoons olive oil and a couple of drops of essential oil #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Join Kay @universoulbrand and #64MillionArtists on Zoom this Thursday at 4pm. Kay will be talking about the S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys project and answering your questions. Zoom details and this week's full challenge: mailchi.mp/64millionartis… #TheWeeklyChallenge #BlackBoyJoy Join us on Zoom this Thursday at 4pm. Kay will be there to talk about the project, answer any questions and hear your responses! We're really looking forward to seeing you there. Details here - ow.ly/JAcV50AhJU3 #64MillionArtists #BlackBoyBoy @universoulbrand Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a book title poem. All of these titles are available in @BorrowBox , our eLibrary and on our book catalouge #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Join Kay and 64 Million Artists on Zoom this Thursday at 4pm. Kay will be talking about the project and the methodology and answering your questions. You can share your challenge responses or simply listen along! Time: Jul 2, 2020 04:00 PM London https://zoom.us/j/93432733745?pwd=Z3N0Y2VwQlB3QVhaKzhyRGJRZHVvdz09 Meeting ID: 934 3273 3745 Password: SMILE Kay Rufai @universoulbrands S.M.I.LE-ing Boys Project addresses mental health needs of black teenage boys that can go unseen & unmet. What makes you about these pics? Read full challenge here, we recommend you do ow.ly/dMaV50AhIBz #64MillionArtists #BlackBoyJoy The Weekly Challenge, 29th June 2020 - S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys We recommend reading the full challenge here! http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-29th-june-2020-s-m-i-le-ing-boys/ Kay Rufai is an artist who developed the Mayor of London supported S.M.I.LE-ing Boys Project. The project aims to address the mental health needs of black teenage boys that can go unacknowledged and unmet. It is a direct response to rising levels of knife crime and the media portrayal of black boys and men as perpetrators and victims. The initial stage of the project was held with 50 young, black boys in Year 9 at a school in Lambeth. The photos show young, black boys smiling. These photos are the visual aspect of a much wider initiative – to provide tangible coping strategies to manage their mental health, and to increase agency over the factors that affect their well-being. Over an 8 month creative programme, exploring the 8 Pillars of Happiness, the boys’ sense of wellbeing and self-worth rose by 22%. You can read more about the project, its context and its findings via the link above. “In terms of challenging stereotypes and representations of black boys this was so powerful for me…because it’s not an image that you’re used to ever seeing, and you question why it has such an impact on you.” Do This week’s challenge invites you to explore the context of this project, and reflect on its impact. Use these questions to help you. You can respond as creatively as you like, through drawing, poetry, photography or writing – all mediums that Kay used throughout the project. What makes you smile about these images? What could you do to make you smile more? What could you do this week to further engage with the context behind the project? How could you use this to educate yourself, someone else, celebrate black people, black artists and black joy? Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a folded paper butterfly youtu.be/0cuCfNPhbZI #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline National Insect Week - Family Bug Crafts Make a Bread Roll worm Have you seen any worms? #HertsBugWatch #HYOC2020 #LoveLibraries #LoveHertsLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #YourLibraryOnline #CreativeQuarantine #NIW2020 Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a leaf print picture #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Token of love weekly challenge @64M_Artists @adamsincerely Claude Cahun, artist and activist #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Decorate a jar with lace and string and double-sided tape #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline