The Weekly Challenge, 11th February 2019 - Mirror Mirror . This week's challenge is set by Charlotte Penn - a mover and shaker from Croydon. Charlotte is a dance and drama teacher, working in several settings across South West London. She is mostly found at Ravenstone Primary School, teaching dance and learning all her cool new moves from the wonderful children there. This week, we are exploring story and connection through playful movement. Let's see what story unfolds in the reflection. . Create mirror movement! Find a partner, and decide who is going to be the leader and who is going to follow. Using your hands, arms and whatever follows, begin your movement and allow the other person to mirror you. You could choose music or try in silence - slower is usually better! Take it in turns to swap leading and following, and see if you can swap spontaneously. If you prefer, use a mirror as your partner! Stand in front and notice how your movements reflect the music and create a story. Is there a certain mindfulness to your movements? What stories, metaphors and moments do you notice in the invisible connection? Is the connection fragile like uncooked spaghetti or strong and elastic like a rubber band? Share with video, pictures, sketches or write a short story or poem inspired by the experience. . Share with Charlotte and the 64 Million Artists team using #MirrorMirror and #64MillionArtists Charlottes twitter: @RavenstoneDance 64 MA twitter: @64M_Artists Instagram: @64millionartists Or upload to The Weekly Challengers Facebook page. . Have fun! Week 4 Art Diamonds Challenge - a Magical Hug Giving Creature. Everyone needs a hug sometimes. #everydaycreativity #hugs #creativechallenge #gatesheadlibraries #64millionartists #artsforolderpeople Week 4 of our Art Diamonds creative challenges. Flying mythical creatures from Birtley Library #everydaycreativity #loveyourlibrary #mythicalcreatures #64millionartists This week’s challenge was to make a wig out of whatever you can find. I don’t think this is our best work but we had fun. #weeklywigs #64millionartists #worldcancerday #wig #64millionartists #weeklywigs #papercreations #facetoface Bit late for the first #64MillionArtists weekly challenge and haven’t had time to make a wig, so my #weeklywig is a throwback to this excellent Wonderwoman wig! Obviously dancing is involved! #wiggingout over this amazing glove #wig for this week’s #weeklywigs challenge! Posted @withrepost • @museumartcraft Our director @stephaniejanefuller couldn’t resist the @64millionartists #WeeklyWigs challenge, she’s pictured here in our Collections Store with a self-styled wig made from curators gloves! How inspired #64millionartists #whitegloves #behindthescenes #museum #meettheteam #ditchling #creativity #community #craft #haveagoodday #thejanuarychallenge: Play with words to create new meanings: UPDOS: An action undertaken by a number of people at the same time to move into a higher position and/or increase the level of intensity.☝️To put an image to this new meaning for the word, I ended up searching the internet for 'wingsuit' - if you don't know what these are you should totally look because they are amazing. This drawing is loosely based on a formation made by a group of parachuters wearing wingsuits!☝️#64millionartists #make365 day 25 #365insideoutside #updo #wingsuits #riseup #michellekayartist #thejanuarychallenge: Play with words to create new meanings: UPDO: An action undertaken to move into a higher position and/or increase the level of intensity. ☝️ To put an image to this new meaning for the word, I ended up searching the internet for 'wingsuit' - if you don't know what these are you should totally look because they are amazing. Recently I went to a wedding and it was a steam punk theme and I found this black dress at an op shop for $20 and it had WINGS sewed from the bottom of the skirt to the bottom of the sleeves and the wings were covered in diamanties. I want to wear sparkling wings every day. This drawing is loosely based on an animated character from Airbender. ☝️ #64millionartists #make365 day 23 #365insideoutside #updo #wingsuit #rising #michellekayartist #thejanuarychallenge: Make something taller than you. Back on the day of this prompt this idea was cooked up with @papertigerstudio. I went on a break the day after, but always wanted to get around to implementing it. This image was taken in October 2018 when we were hiking on the appellation trail in Upstate New York and saw an absolute abundance of various mushrooms! #64millionartists #make365 day 22 #365insideoutside #fungai #fungus #shrooms #michellekayartist Art Diamonds challenge week 4 - create a Magical Creature. I love the scales and thick legs of the Trundlebeast from Lean Lane Library today. #everydaycreativity #artdiamonds #64millionartists #gatesheadlibraries Our director @stephaniejanefuller couldn’t resist the @64millionartists #WeeklyWigs challenge, she’s pictured here in our Collections Store with a self-styled wig made from curators gloves! How inspired #64millionartists #whitegloves #behindthescenes #museum #meettheteam #ditchling #64millionartists weekly challenge. Make wigs from whatever you can find! Inspired by the work of Hana Wilde who created a wig a week when her mum was diagnosed with cancer. It's World Cancer Day. Today is World Cancer Day, and the perfect day to introduce you to Hana. Hana Wilde is a visual artist based in Scotland. She uses craft techniques and humour to explore our relationships to our environment and each other. When her mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2016, she used her work to support her in a truly creative way.’Weekly Wigs’ began as a personal project, and blossomed into an inspiring social media awareness-raising campaign. Every week, Hana created a new wig inspired by her surroundings, and encouraged others to do the same. The results were fantastic (see some highlights below)! Take a look at Hana’s website here, to see more amazing wig endeavours and more about Hana’s work. Breast Cancer Care also wrote a blog about the campaign, which you can find here. Create a wig out of whatever you can find! Have a look around. That old jigsaw with half the pieces missing? The packing peanuts about to be thrown out at work? The world is your oyster – or rather, your wig. Now that something has caught your eye, how can you (safely!) turn it into a wig? Can you knot it, glue it, wire it, sew it, staple it or tie it together? What hairstyles can you make? One of Hana’s favourite tricks is to take strips of cardboard from an old cereal box, staple them into a rough helmet shape, and attach any materials to the cardboard helmet. You could also use an old hat, shower cap, or hair-net as a base! You’d be surprised what you can get on your head if you try… Full challenge here: http://ow.ly/zOAx30nxPrB #weeklywigs #64millionartists #worldcancerday #cancerawareness #breastcancerawareness My Sunday morning. HBU? #origami #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge #Belated Some people have kindly asked us how to donate to #64MillionArtists following #TheJanuaryChallenge. We are incredibly grateful for any donations we receive, which will be directly invested into the challenge to keep it going and growing Thank you! Link: paypal.com/donate/?token=… #thejanuarychallenge: Make something using fruit - pomegranate juice. ️ This is actually a postcard made out of watercolour paper. If you'd like me to send it to you anywhere in the world then send me a personal message with your address. ️ Picking up again on the prompt of make something using fruit which I didn't really do on that day. Swipe to see the process I used to lay down the juice - I used both hands at once with two different sizes brushes. I thought the juice would end up turning out brighter than it did. Some colour definitely needed to be added just for fun #64millionartists #make365 day 19 #365insideoutside #fruity #drawingisfun #divination #michellekayartist Belated day 28: light up your life #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists @64millionartists had a task as part of #TheJanuaryChallenge to draw with your drawers so I did! The picture is made up of 8 pairs of tights, 3 socks, a Cardigan and a blouse! I felt like Nick Buchanan from Art Attack!! #64millionartists #everyoneanartist #rainbow #artattack #tights #mycolourfullife #theweatherforecast Happy February 1st! The fun doesn’t have to stop here... join us from next Monday when we kick off the Weekly Challenges and celebrate our creativity all year round... ‍♂️ ‍♂️ ‍♂️head to www.dothinkshare.com/sign-up and come and play! #creative #creativity #creativityfound #permissiontoplay #happy #fun #64millionartists #challenge #wellbeing Some people have kindly asked us how to donate to #64MillionArtists following #TheJanuaryChallenge. We are incredibly grateful for any donations we receive, which will be directly invested into the challenge to keep it going and growing Thank you! Link: paypal.com/donate/?token=… Happy February! Please do take part in our short survey and tell us about your January experience... weather you did 1 challenge or 31, we would love to hear from you. Everyone who does the survey will be entered into an exciting prize draw to win a hamper of creative goodies - and a series of bespoke creative challenges inspired by you and your interests and hobbies! survey link is here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19wnO2bLIKHMeEIEcKrDKWbK_J1ZlVoam0QPyZ0h-llw Happy February! Please do take part in our short survey and tell us about your January experience... weather you did 1 challenge or 31, we would love to hear from you. Everyone who does the survey will be entered into an exciting prize draw to win a hamper of creative goodies - and a series of bespoke creative challenges inspired by you and your interests and hobbies! survey link is here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19wnO2bLIKHMeEIEcKrDKWbK_J1ZlVoam0QPyZ0h-llw https://mailchi.mp/3…/hello-february-heres-what-happens-now Celebrate! We completed the January challenge! We went out for pizza and ice cream and sang on the car ride. I couldn’t t have asked for a better art buddy. Q is excited to start the weekly challenges. #thejanuarychallenge #celebrate #64millionartists #Quinn6 #jill41 4031 - Celebrate. Want to know the story behind the project? Check out my blog. rosannesart365.blogspot.com  #makesomething365 #RosannesArt #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists #celebrate #steam #polarvortex #cold #coloredwater #frozen #babyr #millertime #noschool #readytogoback #experiment #sculpture #installation Day 31: Celebrate! #thejanuarychallenge2019 #64millionartists #ontime #celebrate Day 25: A beach at sunset, framed on either side by trees...at least that's what I was going for... . Created by my coaster collection...swipe to see a sharper image of the "drawing". . I've been collecting beer coasters, from bars, since my college days. It was my intention to use them for various dinner parties, when I finally had a home to invite friends to. . Sadly, people don't come to my parties...so I never had my dreamed of occasions to use my collection...and they ended up getting forgotten in a drawer...until now! . #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #drawwithyourdrawers #beachsunset #coastercollection #blurthelines #playingcatchup #betterlatethannever #spoonie Day 22: Not being able to finish these challenges, as they happened, was contributing to the general dumpster fire feeling of January...until today. After a particularly draining few days, it was really nice to have these creative prompts to keep me out of my head and mentally rest for a while. . #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #pencilpeople #portraitofaman #linedrawing #playingcatchup #betterlatethannever #spoonie #thejanuarychallenge set by #64millionartists now complete. The doodledogs have packed up and are heading off for new challenges. It’s been a blast. ... and then we celebrated! What a lovely evening at The Southbank Centre, for those that could join us in London! ❤️ We shared our favourite anecdotes from the month over plenty of laughs - and plenty of realisations that we live in a small world and we were all connected in some way!What an amazing community of challengers we have going here... #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #celebrate #southbank ceeeelebrate good times ( with stickers!) Posted @withrepost • @tezni Celebrating the end of a creative January with #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge What am I going to do tomorrow? ❤️ there’s plenty more coming from us, join our weekly challenge and keep the fun going Posted @withrepost • @365zanne Celebrate Day 31 "Today's challenge is to celebrate! Do whatever you love to do when you celebrate. Maybe it's dancing, or going out (and making a party hat to wear), or eating your favourite dessert. What a journey it has been - you deserve to let loose! And, if you are able to - we would love to see you at our Challenge meet up tonight, from 6pm at The Central Bar at the Southbank Centre, London. It will be a casual, friendly toast to the end o January and the beginning of a year of creativity! (Details below...) " Ça va me manquer!!!! Thank you @64millionartists #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge What a Posted @withrepost • @sillybiscuit86 #celebrate I made it, 31 days of creative fun, thanks #TheJanuaryChallenge friends, it's been fun! #64millionartists #artynewyear Day 30 (yup a day behind) - Your Turn... Set a challenge... Just seen this on ig and thought it was quite a good challenge! My letter would go something like: "Being a momma does get easier, the tiredness gets less, you will cry less! Please try and enjoy every moment of maternity leave with her, you will be back at work before you know it. Enjoy the lazy days, don't be too harsh on yourself if you can't get out and about with Elsie, just enjoy being together at home! Make time for you and John, it's very important ❤️ Sod the cleaning, your house will still be a mess in a year's time oh and don't bother buying Elsie shoes until she can walk... She really doesn't need them and will spend most of the time trying to pull them off her feet look after yourself, try to eat better or you'll be the heaviest you've ever been a year down the line And finally, if you think you love her now, and you couldnt love her any more, you're wrong! your love for her will grow every day; every funny, quirky moment, every new thing she learns, you will smile more than you have ever done before. Enjoy motherhood, the ups and the downs, the whole adventure ❤️" #64MillionArtists #thejanuarychallenge #ourworld #lovehersomuch