** Find this week's full challenge at www.dothinkshare.com** ❤️ The 10th October is #WorldMentalHealthDay. In celebration, this week’s challenge is set by artist Rhiannon Armstrong, whose ‘Slow GIF movement’ seeks to make flashing, jolting and repetitive online spaces more accessible to neurodiverse audiences with calming, gently looping GIFs (short loops of moving images). What if our GIF culture had an access and wellbeing agenda? What if we created a Slow GIF Movement, what would that be like? The Poetry Metronome series (find them online by searching Rhiannon Armstrong!) are made from discarded documents and animated into metronomes at 60bpm or less (the average heart rate). And now - it’s over to you, to slow down, and join in. Create your own 'Poem Made from Words Found In The Bin'. Find a shred of paper with text on it - either from a shredder, or by cutting a newspaper, magazine or book - and use the letters you can see to create words around your shred. Let your letters lead to words and your words lead to phrases - can you create poetry from shreds of discarded paper? Your poem might celebrate World Mental Health Day, might be a love poem, funny poem, short poem, long poem - it's up to you. Can you use GIPHY to turn your poem into a metronome Gif? Sharing using #slowgifs and #64MillionArtists - have fun! #WorldMentalHealthDay #DoThinkShare #slowgifs #MentalHealth #Wellbeing #Poetry #RhiannonArmstrong #Artist 10th Oct is #WorldMentalHealthDay. To celebrate, this week’s challenge is set by artist @armstrongtactic, who creates gently looping GIFs with an access and wellbeing agenda. Full challenge: ow.ly/iN5s50wAGHQ #slowgifs #64MillionArtists The Weekly Challenge, 7th October 2019 - The Slow GIF Movement ** Find the full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-7th-october-2019 ** In celebration of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, this week’s challenge is set by artist Rhiannon Armstrong, whose ‘Slow GIF movement’ seeks to make flashing, jolting and repetitive online spaces more accessible to neurodiverse audiences with calming, gently looping GIFs (short loops of moving images). Find these slow GIFs here: http://www.rhiannonarmstrong.net/projects/slowgif/ Create your own 'Poem Made from Words Found In The Bin'. Find a shred of paper with text on it - either from a shredder, or by cutting a newspaper, magazine or book - and use the letters you can see to create words around your shred. Let your letters lead to words and your words lead to phrases - can you create poetry from shreds of discarded paper? Your poem might celebrate World Mental Health Day, might be a love poem, funny poem, short poem, long poem - it's up to you. If you have more time: Turn your poem into a Slow GIF using GIPHY as a website or a free app. Record a short video of your shred ticking like a metronome (like Rhiannon’s examples) – and turn that video into a GIF by following the simple instructions on GIPHY. Find Rhiannon's top tips at the web address above. Find Rhiannon on Twitter and on the Slow Gif Facebook page: @armstrongtactic https://www.facebook.com/SlowGIFs/ Enjoy! Share using #slowgifs #64MillionArtists. Today, 64 Million Artists and @impacthubislington had our very own Fun Palace! We learnt how to make zines, how to play Minecraft, how to write ‘Poems made from words found in the bin’, how to improvise... and how to Morris dance! A massive THANK YOU to everybody who taught, learnt, played, chatted, danced and gave-it-a-go; we’ll see you again next year here’s to having fun.... Can’t wait to see all about the other brilliant @funpalaces around the country #funpalaces #participation #community #culture #islington #play #creativity #sundayfunday #64millionartists Autumn and poetry inspiration today for our Arts Diamond challenge session this week #poetry #dothinkshare #64millionartists #autumnleaves #creativechallenge Seagull hanging mobile, three 2d copper wire frames and lots of love! . . #2dsculpture #hangingmobile #wiresculpture #metalhome #metalworking #isleofwightartist #seagulls #isleofwight #iow #flyingbird #wireart #contemporaryarts #sculpturalart #coppercolored #architecturalart #structuraldesign #inflight #flylikeabird #seasideart #beachart #oceanart #coastaldecor #hangingdecoration #earthbalancecraft #handcrafteduniquelycommunity #64millionartists I just can’t wait! #excitingnews #64millionartists I know I will I wish #64millionartists #KnowWishWill #poetry #MyJourneytoWestEnd #language Five Years On I know things are worse now I wish I’d done more then And knowing my capacity I will try again. I know folks want better Than what this decade gave. I wish Clegg had said no And learned how to behave (around power & Tories). #KnowWishWill #64MillionArtists @EastsideLondon are an arts education charity working to develop creative thinking with young people. ‘I know I wish I will’ is a national spoken word poetry competition for 5-25 year olds, ending in a 25-hour spoken word marathon in London’s West End (phew!). To celebrate #NationalPoetryDay on the 4th October, Eastside invite you to make your voice heard, and give poetry a go. Write your own poem in response to the theme I know I wish I will. What do you KNOW about yourself and the world around you? What do you WISH was different? What you WILL do to make a change? Check out the Eastside website for all sorts of tips on how to get started writing, and performing your spoken word. If you are 25 years or under, enter your spoken word poetry into the free competition to be in with the chance to perform in London’s West End (deadline for submissions is 20th December 2019, 12pm). #KnowWishWill #Poetry #MyJourneyToWestEnd #64MillionArtists #poetrycommunity #poems #poemsofinstagram #creative #creativewriting #spokenword #competition #WestEnd #marathon This week's challenge from @EastsideLondon invites you to make your voice heard, and give poetry a go in time for #NationalPoetryDay on the 4th October. Find the full challenge here: ow.ly/CVW050wqoph #KnowWishWill #Poetry #MyJourneyToWestEnd #64MillionArtists The Weekly Challenge, 30th September 2019 - I know I wish I will Eastside Educational Trust are an arts education charity working to develop creative thinking with young people. ‘I know I wish I will’ is a national spoken word poetry competition for 5-25 year olds, ending in a 25-hour spoken word marathon in London’s West End (phew!). To celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th October, Eastside invite you to make your voice heard, and give poetry a go. Write your own poem in response to the theme I know I wish I will. What do you KNOW about yourself and the world around you? What do you WISH was different? What you WILL do to make a change? Check out the Eastside website for all sorts of tips on how to get started writing, and performing your spoken word. If you are 25 years or under, enter your spoken word poetry into the free competition to be in with the chance to perform in London’s West End (deadline for submissions is 20th December 2019, 12pm). If you have more time … Perform your poem and film yourself. You may want to consider physicality, voice and rhythm, by watching the videos featuring professional spoken word poets on the Eastside website: https://www.eastside.org.uk/i-know-i-wish-i-will/ Share using #KnowWishWill #Poetry and #MyJourneyToWestEnd Have fun! Full challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-30th-september-2019/ What makes #AHappyHome? Love these super creative responses from the Young People at @bouncetheatre who believe that KINDNESS is key Thanks guys! #artincarehomes #64millionartists #creativity #home #imadethis #artchallenge It's another creative afternoon in Gateshead Central Library today. Making flowers and writing poems inspired by this week's gardening theme #artsinlibraries #everydaycreativity #64millionartists #papercraft #flowers #sonnet #artsincarehomes #64millionartists #ahappyhome Weekly challenge - what makes a happy home? For me it's cats. It’s the first ever National Day for Arts in Care Homes! @artsincarehomes To celebrate, this week’s challenge is to get creative the the @artsincarehomes logo. Love this entry from @jilldewingjones, who got her whole family thinking about what makes #AHappyHome What could you create? #64millionartists #ArtsInCareHomes #Creative #Community #Wellbeing #home Today is the first ever National Day for Arts in Care Homes! @Artsincarehomes believe that creativity enhances wellbeing for residents and staff, so this week's challenge is to create your own happy home. Full challenge: ow.ly/UmYf50wgb1N #64MillionArtists #AHappyHome Use the house outline of the Arts in Care Homes logo to inspire some visual art. What turns a house into a happy home? 1. Jill’s 2. Q’s 3. V’s #ahappyhome #64millionartists Details of artwork from today’s Breath & Hand Jive session for people recovering from a stroke. #64millionartists#artincornwall#danceandart#strokerecovery#blueandwhite#sociallyengagedpractice@innergrounddancecompany@jaynedevlin@carolineschanche #ArtforCareHomes #64millionartists sharing memories reflections time peace and kinship #family #photography #memory #peace Happy home making with @64M_Artists inspired by the @Artsincarehomes logo #64MillionArtists #AHappyHome #ArtsinCareHomes What makes a house #AHappyHome? Love this super creative response to this week’s challenge from @nettynoodle81 I spy nature, colour and people! To celebrate the first ever national day of #ArtsInCareHomes tomorrow, we challenge you to take the @artsincarehomes logo and get creative (see previous post). Posted @withrepost • @nettynoodle81 Happy home for this week’s @64millionartists challenge #64millionartists #paperhouse #vintage #happyhome #house #home #papercraft #artsincarehomes Happy home for this week’s @64millionartists challenge #64millionartists #paperhouse #vintage #happyhome #house #home #papercraft #artsincarehomes 24th September is the first National Day for Arts in Care Homes. @Artsincarehomes believe that creativity enhances wellbeing for residents and staff, so this week's challenge is to create your own happy home. Full challenge: ow.ly/pOu350wg9Oj #64MillionArtists #AHappyHome What makes a house into a happy home? Tuesday 24th September is the first ever National Day for Arts in Care Homes. To celebrate, @artsincarehomes challenge you to take their logo (scroll right ) and get creative. Fill the house with words, doodles, colour - multiply it, play with scale, perspective, create a row of houses... is up to you! Check out @artsincarehomes for loads more info on how to support the campaign! Have fun #64millionartists #TheWeeklyChallenge #ArtsInCareHomes #AHappyHome #care #creative #artchallenge #community THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE, 23RD SEPTEMBER 2019 - A HAPPY HOME Tuesday 24th September is the first ever National Day of Arts in Care Homes. Follow the creative activity of care homes, artists, arts organisations, museums, galleries, relatives and volunteers across England, and find all sorts of toolkits and fun resources at the Arts in Care Homes website (find via the link below). Arts in Care Homes believe that promoting creative activity enhances the health, wellbeing and happiness for residents and staff, and challenge you this week to think about what you think makes a house into a happy home. Use the house outline of the Arts in Care Homes logo below to inspire some visual art. Sketch it, copy it or print it – then get creative! You could fill it with doodles, characters, writing and colour, or make patterns by repeating the shape and playing about with scale. You could do a row of houses, or turn the shape into something else – rotate it, invert it, multiply it…the choice is yours. Find the full challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-23rd-september-2019-a-happy-home/ Share using #ArtsInCareHomes #AHappyHome #64MillionArtists Have fun! Let's get creative. ⭐️ Stronger together! ⭐️ Last weekend, we were enjoying oodles of sun and oodles of creativity at the #rotherhamshow. Artists Gemma Nemer @thebuttontin created a colourful workshop space for Children and young people to talk about their home. These siblings turned their thoughts into a banner, to hang proudly on their wall. We think it’s pretty great! #strongertogether #letsdoit #rotherham #thebuttontin #creativity #colour #love #community #64millionartists This week’s challenge inspired by @stevexoh experimental podcast ‘Sound of Silence’, is to capture what you hear in silence. Loving the videos, poems, photographs and sketches rolling in on our Facebook page - and love this moody seaside scene from @gordybuk, thanks for sharing Posted @withrepost • @gordybuk This week’s @64millionartists challenge is to capture “silence” in a photo or sketch. This is from Roome Bay beach looking over the Firth of Forth towards the Isle of May and beyond on a pretty flat calm day. #TheSoundOfSilence #Crail #RoomeBay #Fife #FirthOfForth #EastNeuk #Sea #Silence #64millionartists ‘Silence is not empty, if it were, we would not be able to hear it’ Find somewhere to be silent for two minutes. Each night when we put our boys to bed we lay with them for two minutes. We try to make it quiet; sometimes that happens. #thesoundofsilence #64millionartists This week’s @64millionartists challenge is to capture “silence” in a photo or sketch. This is from Roome Bay beach looking over the Firth of Forth towards the Isle of May and beyond on a pretty flat calm day. #TheSoundOfSilence #Crail #RoomeBay #Fife #FirthOfForth #EastNeuk #Sea #Silence #64millionartists Sound of Silence podcast episode 60 is out now featuring special guest Jo Hunter. Jo is a change maker who is passionate about supporting people to make change in their lives through connecting with their creativity. She is co-founder and CEO of @64millionartists a social enterprise that is a catalyst for the creativity of everyone in the UK. She has worked in the circus, co-lead a programme to get every child in school singing every day and started life as a presenter of the legendary BBC TV series Why Don't You? and still aims to get people to turn off their TV set and do something less boring instead. Recorded in Old Street, London. . Listen at www.soundofsilence.org.uk (in biog) or via #itunes #spotify or other #podcast players. . #podcasts #podcastersofinstagram #soundofsilence #thesoundofsilence #64millionartists #64millionartists #thesoundofsilence #thesoundofsilence Ruskin's stone fragment held up to the light #nature #lakes #reflection #luminosity #quietbeauty #moonlight #64millionartists Monday Challenge #thesoundofsilence #64millionartists layers of reflections in the green valley in the lakes #grasmere #poetry #Wordsworth #nature #photography .@64M_Artists weekly creative challenge. What do you hear in #TheSoundOfSilence? #SevernTunnel #tinnitus #HeardAndNotSeen #64MillionArtists ‘Silence is not empty. If it were, we would not be able to hear it.’ This week, our very own Jo Hunter – CEO and co-founder of 64 Million Artists – is the special guest on Steve Chapman’s @stevexoh The Sound of Silence podcast. This is an experimental, downloadable podcast that records the silence that arises between 2 people. It is a conceptual art project by Steve Chapman that aims to disrupt what has become known as the attention extraction economy and societies addiction to constant distraction. Only 100 episodes will be recorded and the collected silence will then be turned into an interactive public exhibition. Find the podcast series at www.canscorpionssmoke.com - as well all sorts of news and updates on Steve’s other projects. This week’s creative challenge is inspired by the sound of silence. Find somewhere to be silent for two minutes – you might be at home, in a quiet corner of the office, a library, a café. What do you notice in the silence? Can you take a photo, or create a sketch that captures silence? #Silence #ArtPrompt #Photography #ArtChallenge #Podcast #SteveChapman #64MillionArtists #TheSoundOfSilence #Creative #artistsoninstagram The Weekly Challenge, 16th September 2019 - The Sound of Silence 'Silence is not empty. If it were, we would not be able to hear it.' This week, our very own Jo Hunter – CEO and co-founder of 64 Million Artists – is the special guest on Steve Chapman’s The Sound of Silence podcast. This is an experimental, downloadable podcast that records the silence that arises between 2 people. It is a conceptual art project by Steve Chapman that aims to disrupt what has become known as the attention extraction economy and societies addiction to constant distraction. Only 100 episodes will be recorded and the collected silence will then be turned into an interactive public exhibition. Find the podcast series here, as well all sorts of news and updates on Steve's other projects: https://canscorpionssmoke.com/sound-of-silence/ This week’s creative challenge is inspired by the sound of silence. Find somewhere to be silent for two minutes – you might be at home, in a quiet corner of the office, a library, a café. What do you notice in the silence? Can you take a photo, or create a sketch that captures silence? Find the full challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-16th-september-2019-the-sound-of-silence/ Have fun, and enjoy! #TheSoundOfSilence #64MillionArtists Affirmation card for @64millionartists weekly challenge #InMiOwnSkin #64millionartists #art #collage #collageart #cutandpaste #analogcollage #analoguecollage #vintagecollage Affirmation card for this week’s @64M_Artists challenge #InMiOwnSkin #64MillionArtists We love this colourful weekly challenge response from @carolineridleyduff. We’ve also seen people celebrating their personal style, ability to keep up with friends and support their community. What makes you, you? What do you love about yourself? Let’s not be modest this week! #InMiOwnSkin #64MillionArtists #celebrateyou This week's creative challenge is to design a medal for the #greatnorthrun. Very impressed with these from Art Diamonds at Pelaw Library #gatesheadlibraries #artsinlibraries #medal #running #64millionartists #creativechallenge Self portrait captured #64millionartists #TheSkinImin #timecapsule #memory #photography #wordimage The Skin I'm in #64millionartists #TheSkinImin #photography #fugitivetestimonies #materialthinking #walking #archive #fieldwork #selfportrait #wordimage Monday Challenge #64millionartists #theSkinimin self portrait #dreaming #walking #photography #fugitivetestimonies #archive #memory #inmiownskin #64millionartists Werkly Challenge to focus on the things we like about ourselves. I'm so pleased to announce that I've been asked by 64 million artists to create a challenge for their audience and I have decided I'm all about out of self-esteem and confidence so I have created this challenge which is: This week’s challenge is set by Miacah, the founder of ‘In Mi Own Skin’ - helping people to look and feel great by bringing substance to style. Miacah helps people feel comfortable, confident and empowered regardless of shape, size or budget, and works to transform negative perceptions we might have of ourselves into positive mindsets and outlooks. Positive foot forward! This week’s challenge is all about being intentionally positive with our thoughts, and embracing what makes us all individual.  This is a three step challenge: 1: Write down all the good stuff that makes you, you. It can be anything from the way you love your hair, to the way you love your friends. Do you have a particular talent? Can you cook a great spag bol? Explore everything from your body shape to your personality. Get it all down - there are a million tiny things that make you a (fabulous) individual. 2: Collect these positive things and put them in a jar or box. Start every day this week by taking one of your positive thoughts out of the jar, and hold onto it. How does that thought affect your day? How could you express it in your actions? 3: Get creative! Use all of that positivity to create a mini masterpiece of individuality. You could create your own personal set of affirmations, a self portrait, a vision board. The choice is yours! Link in Bio #inmiownskin #64millionartists #selfcare #selfesteem #instablogger #mondaymotivation #Newmindsets #personalstylist Arriving very late to the @sketchappeal #internationalliteracyday party with this quote from Dr Seuss I've been trying my hand at lettering art for work recently, to try motivate our new batch of disillusioned teenagers & I'm hoping these upbeat quotes will help . . . . . #64millionartists #drseuss #drseussquotes #motivationalquotes #motivationmonday #lettering #colourcolorlovers #indieillogang #incolourfulcompany #staypositive #yougotthis Positive foot forward! This week's challenge is set by Miacah from In Mi Own Skin - working to bring substance to style and help people feel comfortable, confident and empowered. Positive thoughts at the ready... ow.ly/1wk150vXRvj #InMiOwnSkin #64MillionArtists