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One of our new Art Diamonds David's response to this week's challenge about memory. #foodasmedicine #collage #healthyeating #creativityeveryday #64millionartists #artsinlibraries Put down your passion! Love this #poem response from @memoryartpalace. What’s your passion? Put it down! #PutDownYourPassion Posted @withrepost • @memoryartpalace Put Down Your Passion #poetry #drawingmatters #nature #birds #walking #enpleinair #cuckoo #2bpencil #64millionartists HUGE THANKS to all our brilliant letter writers and mail artists for sharing an experience in a letter to help someone else. It’s our last call if you’d like to take part in our ‘’Dear Friend’ Campaign with @64millionartists Post your letters by 31/5 to INYBB, The Old Bank House, 26 Station Approach, Hinchley Wood, Surrey KT10 0SR UK and we’ll make sure it gets to someone who would love to hear from you and benefit from your experience #lettersarebetter #sendmoremail #mailart #letters #inybb #64millionartists Hey guys my name is Rosie I am 18 years old, I am a songwriter and rapper from north London. I recently joined 64 Million Artists and I'm loving all the responses to this week's challenge and the imagery people have used. Here is the weekly challenge I have set, let's hear and see what you got! #callingoutforcreativity #putdownyourpassion#64MillionArtists. My passion is art! Mostly abstract collage, paint mixed media. I’m a bit obsessed with washi tape/dots! #64millionartists #mixedmediaart #mixedmedia #abstractart #abstractartbyangie #washitape #dots #circles #dotsandcircles #acyrilicpainting #color #arttherapy #makeamess We co-create weekly creative challenges with everyday artists across the UK. The challenges are fun, free and accessible and inspired by the creative endeavours of the partner! Would you like to set a challenge, or know anyone that should? Get in touch! #64MillionArtists Put Down Your Passion #poetry #drawingmatters #nature #birds #walking #enpleinair #cuckoo #2bpencil #64millionartists Put Down Your Passion #poetry #walking #drawingmatters #wordimage #64millionartists #2bpencil #samuelcoleridige #coleridgeway #birds #nature #64MillionArtists is lucky enough to welcome new team member Rosie on a paid work experience scheme through community arts organisation @allchangearts. Rosie is 18 years old and graduated from a performing arts college in 2017. Her passion is music! She writes songs, raps and records her own music, and loves the performing arts as it lets her express herself. Rosie will be using her creativity to develop content for our dothinkshare.com site over the next 10 weeks so keep your eyes peeled for exciting things to come. Rosie is setting this week’s Challenge and hopes that you’ll feel inspired to put down your passion too. Put down your passion and write! Think about the world you live in - what do you love, appreciate, feel inspired by? What would you change if you could, and how would you do it? What do you think would make the world a better place? Express your thoughts through words and music - share how you feel about the world. Your views are important and should be heard! You could write a poem, spoken word piece, a rap or a song. Try not to spend too long writing - see what you come up with in 15 to 20 minutes, and write what comes to mind. You could write about anything from holidays, to culture, to family to...you! Share by recording your work on film, or by writing it down. #PutDownYourPassion #AllChange #PaidWorkExperience #PerformanceArts #Music #rap #songwriting #spokenword #passion #musician #64MillionArtists is lucky enough to welcome new team member Rosie through @allchangearts.Rosie writes songs, raps and records her music, and loves the arts as it lets her express herself. Through this Challenge she hopes that you’ll be inspired to put down your passion too. The Weekly Challenge, 20th May 2019 - Put Down Your Passion . 64 Million Artists is lucky enough to welcome new team member Rosie on a paid work experience scheme through community arts organisation All Change. Rosie is 18 years old and graduated from a performing arts college in 2017. Her passion is music! She writes songs, raps and records her own music, and loves the performing arts as it lets her express herself. Rosie will be using her creativity to develop content for our dothinkshare.com site over the next 10 weeks so keep your eyes peeled for exciting things to come. Rosie is setting this week’s Challenge and hopes that you’ll feel inspired to put down your passion too. Put down your passion and write! Think about the world you live in - what do you love, appreciate, feel inspired by? What would you change if you could, and how would you do it? What do you think would make the world a better place? Express your thoughts through words and music - share how you feel about the world. Your views are important and should be heard! You could write a poem, spoken word piece, a rap or a song. Try not to spend too long writing - see what you come up with in 15 to 20 minutes, and write what comes to mind. You could write about anything from holidays, to culture, to family to...you! Share by recording your work on film, or by writing it down. . Find the full challenge here! http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-20th-may-2019-put-down-your-passion/ Share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #64MillionArtists #PutDownYourPassion Have fun - show us what you've got! As we head into the end of the week long Get Creative festival 2019, I'm going to share the three main ways we use Creativity to manage our emotions according to the research by Dr Daisy Fancourt. First up is DISTRACTION.... Do you use creative activities in this way? Maybe you know someone who is coping with illness, anxiety or chronic pain who has experience of this? Can the soothing repetitive actions of painting, crocheting and printing help? Claire x Day 17 #AoCFestival Take a walk and look closely. #64MillionArtists #Birmingham Last week, #FlyTheFlag70 advocates @64millionartists held a flag making workshop to help Fly The Flag for #humanrights. Here's a look at some of the fantastic results! #GetCreativeFestival #GetCreative . . . #64millionartists #humanrights #humanrightswatch #amnestyinternational #community #creativity #activist #family #AoCfestival #64millionartists #Wednesburyonline. #poetry #acrostic #poem How do you #GetCreative? #tbt to the ‘I’m not just a consumer, I’ Challenge - what does being a conscious citizen mean to you? #socialimpact #craftivism #craftivist #sustainablefashion #sustainability #64millionartists #consumerism #citizenship According to the research by Dr Daisy Fancourt Get Creative, one of the three main ways we use Creativity to manage our emotions is as a way to distract ourselves from stressful situations. I remember sitting down to crochet these soothing repetitive patterns when needing an escape. Do you use creative activity as an escape? Maybe a creative pursuit has helped you to cope at a difficult time? Claire x https://www.mind.org.uk/…/mental-health-awareness-week-2019/ HEY, YOU! I know it’s not your birthday, but... There’s still time to send a letter to a new friend, offering support or advice on something that you have experienced, that they might be experiencing too. The @itsnotyourbirthdaybut team will make sure your letter gets into the right hands ❤️ Find the full challenge on our dothinkshare.com site. #64millionartists #INYBB #lettersarebetter My fabulous prize sticker from the #seenmyzine challenge - thank you #64millionartists #stevexoh #stickers Creating portraits from collage today at Pelaw library for this week's Art Diamonds challenge. Lots of laughs too #collage #portraits #becreative #64millionartists #weeklychallenge #haveagoatsomethingnew Enjoyed joining in with this week's creative challenge to make a collage portrait with some of our Art Diamonds at Pelaw library today. I'm calling her Serephina Smudge #artdiamonds #collage #everydaybeauty2019 #artsinlibraries #64millionartists #benedictcumberbatch #cats #squirrels Evening Get Creative Stourbridge! It's the taking part that counts, regardless of ability... we've all got to start somewhere, right? Learning new stuff as an adult can take us out of our comfort zone and that's the whole point! Is there something you'd love to try but reckon you'd suck at it?? Yep, you might, but that would be better than not trying wouldn't it?? Tonight I'm off to try my hand at painting mandalas with a group of lovely people. I haven't done it before, so I'm happy just to see what happens! I'll pop back later with the results if I get a chance. Would you love to find more time to get creative with others? There are an increasing number of groups and classes available locally. Please share links if you have a recommendation near Stourbridge. Claire x #crochet #fishes #crochetfish #64millionartists #GetCreative enjoy the flowering of the counterculture in Bath at this archive exhibition sitting at the heart of Bath Fringe 2019 at The Museum of Work -get creative join our Brilliant or Bonkers ? Saturday Workshops ! #art #artists @MOBAW #64millionartists #BAWHistoryGroup It’s time to Get Creative! Get Creative Festival (Saturday 11th - Sunday 19th May 2019) is well under way, shining a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place in local communities and encouraging people to try their hand at something new. This huge annual #celebration of creativity aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in a creative event in their local area. Create your own map that showcases the creativity of your local area. Think about the things - the groups, events, landmarks, buildings, people, street art, parks – near you, and find a way of capturing that in a creative way. You could draw and decorate your map, create a photo series, mini documentary, a mind map…it’s up to you. Dig deep to find the creative activity happening that you might have missed – pop into your local library or town hall, look out for posters, and ask others what they enjoy doing in the area. Add the little details about your area that you want others to know and be inspired by. Is there something missing? You could add your hopes and wishes for something new like a choir or a photography group…and perhaps help bring those hopes to life! #GetCreative #GetCreativeFestival #64MillionArtists #Local #Community #Wellbeing #HaveFun #TakePart #ArtistsOnInstragram The Weekly Challenge, 13th May 2019 - #GetCreativeFestival . It’s time to Get Creative! Get Creative Festival (Saturday 11th - Sunday 19th May 2019) is well under way, shining a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place in local communities and encouraging people to try their hand at something new. This huge annual celebration of creativity aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in a creative event in their local area. There are hundreds of organisations and community groups putting on events to help you get creative – and they’re free or have just a small fee to cover costs. Check out the interactive map of fun over 1,500 creative events happening around the country here…get involved, and get creative! . Create your own map that showcases the creativity of your local area. Think about the things - the groups, events, landmarks, buildings, people, street art, parks – near you, and find a way of capturing that in a creative way. You could draw and decorate your map, create a photo series, mini documentary, a mind map…it’s up to you. Dig deep to find the creative activity happening that you might have missed – pop into your local library or town hall, look out for posters, and ask others what they enjoy doing in the area. Add the little details about your area that you want others to know and be inspired by. Is there something missing? You could add your hopes and wishes for something new like a choir or a photography group…and perhaps help bring those hopes to life! . If you have more time ... Groundbreaking new research has shown that taking part in even a small amount of creative activity can improve your wellbeing. And now researchers know what’s happening in the brain when you get creative. Take the 10 minute Get Creative Feel Good Test to discover how to reboot your creative hobbies. https://nquire.org.uk/mission/the-feel-good-test/contribute . Share using #64MillionArtists #GetCreativeFestival, and have fun! Full Challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-13th-may-2019-getcreativefestival/ Day 12 Divide a page into 4. Close your eyes and imagine the sights, sounds, tastes and textures of each season. 1st image is Jill’s. 2nd image is Quinn’s 3rd image is my mom Sharons. #64millionartists #aocfestival #seasons Day 11 "Very carefully and with much excitement I slowly opened the box..." Can you finish the story? Turn the beginning of this sentence into a paragraph, page, short story, etc. We decided to draw what was in our boxes. 1st Image is Jill’s - a bottle of #limoncello 2nd is Quinn’s - #ghostbusters #slimer melted #64millionartists #aocfestival Day 10 Trees can be magical - from big ancient oaks to miniature acers. Do you have a favourite? Can you draw or describe your favourite tree? 1st image is my fav tree. It’s in Mississippi- the Friendship Oak Tree. 2nd image is Quinn’s palm tree 3rd image is my mom Sharon’s magnolia tree #aocfestival #64millionartists #tree #friendshipoak #palm #magnolia Day 10 My favourite tree - the rowan. Seasonal interest - summer blossom & berries; rusty autumn symetrical leaves Food for birds & full of Vitamin C Mythology says it has protective powers & created the 1st woman Reminder of my childhood garden #AoCFestival #64MillionArtists Day 12 #AoCFestival #64MillionArtists Seasons I took an exercise from a book by Emily Neuburger, Journal Sparks called Tiny Poems. You chose a subject and then a number and write a poem with that many number of words. I used a die to get my number and I rolled for every season. This one was really fun!#64millionartists #tinypoems #emilyneuburger #journalsparksbook #seasonspoetry #poetry #writersgonnawrite #wordplay “Humaness not Humanless” ❤️ #flytheflag70 #64millionartists #humanrights FLY THE FLAG FOR HUMAN RIGHTS! To launch Day 1 of this years @bbcgetcreative Festival, and in celebration of @flytheflag70 - we got messy, painty, sticky and CREATIVE to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! What do Human Rights mean to you? How do you celebrate and protect your Human Rights? ❤️ Thank you to @st_lukes_community_centre for having us! #FlyTheFlag70 #flytheflag #64millionartists #humanrights #humanrightswatch #amnestyinternational #community #creativity #activist #family Beautiful blue planes from Birtley Library this week. Where would you fly too? #artsinlibraries #paperaeroplanes #paper #64millionartists #weeklychallenge #dreamdestinations The Pelaw Page Turners book group enjoying this week's paper aeroplane challenge. #64millionartists #artsinlibraries #everydaycreativity #paperaeroplanes Happy Friday All! Here's your thought for today... You can join the conversation for the next few days over here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/getcreativestourbridge/ "Prehistoric rock paintings, handprints and stencils span all continents, and began appearing on rock walls around the world at least 30,000 years ago." I often hear people say, "I haven't got a creative bone in my body" or "I'm no good at Art" Personally, I think that to be human is to be creative. Some people have developed musical or artistic skills, but this is not where creativity begins and ends! Creativity is not something I learnt, it's what I am and as much a human function as breathing. What does the word Creativity bring to your mind? Maybe you might reconsider whether you are creative?! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Claire x Flowering trees in a park next door. The purple really pops! #purple #trees #ohionature #ohiostateparks #ohiometroparks #swancreekpark #exploreohio #ohioexplored #64millionartists Making paper aeroplanes for this week's challenge at Pelaw library #creativityeveryday #paperaeroplanes #64millionartists #playing #weeklychallenge 11th-19th May is @GetCreativeUK Festival 2019! To celebrate, #64MillionArtists are hosting a fun, free arts and crafts event at @StLukesTrust where we will be making and flying the flag for Human Rights. Register here, get involved and get creative! eventbrite.co.uk/e/fly-the-flag… So lovely to be receiving letters from Washington USA today and friends at Borderland Voices in Leek. So kind of our Letter Writers to be sharing their experiences to help others as part of our Challenge with @64millionartists If you’d like to take part send your letters by 31 May to INYBB, Old Bank House, 26 Station Approach, Hinchley Wood, Surrey KT10 0SR UK. Share an experience you’ve had to help someone else facing something similar. #lettersarebetter #letterwriting #mailart #snailmail #collage #letters #envelopes #inybb #64millionartists Day 9 #AoCFestival #64MillionArtists #64millionartists #aneyeforaneye #autismawareness #catseye #closeup #rufus To celebrate the launch of this years #GetCreative Festival, we are so excited to be hosting a fun, free arts and crafts workshop this Saturday. If you are in London - get yourself to St Luke’s Community Centre, get involved and get creative! Join us to Fly the Flag for Human Rights. #64millionartists #create #creative #flytheflag #humanrights #humanrightswatch #aiweiwei So grateful for the letters received as part of our Dear Friend Letter Writing Challenge with @64millionartists Letters are accepted until 31st May so it’s not too late if you’d like to take part. Share an experience you’ve had, big or small, in a letter with someone going through something similar and post here. We’ll make sure it gets to someone who would benefit from it. #lettersarebetter #mailart #snailmail #64millionartists #inybb #envelopes #letters They’re on their way @itsnotyourbirthdaybut #letterwriting #letters #64millionartists #snailmail #creative #wellnesswednesday #dearfriend 11th-19th May is @GetCreativeUK Festival 2019! To celebrate, #64MillionArtists are hosting a fun, free arts and crafts event at @StLukesTrust where we will be making and flying the flag for Human Rights. Register here, get involved and get creative! eventbrite.co.uk/e/fly-the-flag…