Spring has sprung and Summer is singing! Nature is blooming, buzzing, humming and growing all around us and this week’s Challenge invites you to celebrate and capture the little things that create the bigger picture. At a turning point in history – with climate change and sustainability at the forefront of global conversations – what would we miss if it wasn’t around? What little things do we take for granted in nature at this moment in time? Artist and Photographer Su Fahy challenges you to get creative, and acknowledge ‘It’s up to us’ to protect, preserve and nurture nature. Eye-Spy…nature! Take a good look around you. Look at all of the small things - the insects, birds, leaves, plants, spiders’ webs, raindrops – and document them to capture this moment of time. What is around you? What are the micro aspects of nature that work together to form thriving eco-systems? Get creative! Use drawing, collage, stories, poetry, photographs and video to create an eye-spy catalogue of the world around you. #Nature #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Sustainability #Creativity #EyeSpyNature #64MillionArtists #ItsTheLittleThings #Spring #Summer The Weekly Challenge, 3rd June 2019 - Eye-Spy Nature! . Spring has sprung and Summer is singing! Nature is blooming, buzzing, humming and growing all around us and this week’s Challenge invites you to celebrate and capture the little things that create the bigger picture. At a turning point in history – with climate change and sustainability at the forefront of global conversations – what would we miss if it wasn’t around? What little things do we take for granted in nature at this moment in time? Artist and Photographer Su Fahy challenges you to get creative, and acknowledge ‘It’s up to us’ to protect, preserve and nurture nature. . Eye-Spy…nature! Take a good look around you. Look at all of the small things - the insects, birds, leaves, plants, spiders’ webs, raindrops – and document them to capture this moment of time. What is around you? What are the micro aspects of nature that work together to form thriving eco-systems? Get creative! Use drawing, collage, stories, poetry, photographs and video to create an eye-spy catalogue of the world around you. . Share with Su, the 64 Million Artists team and thousands of Challengers across the country using #EyeSpyNature #64MillionArtists Find us on Instagram and twitter: I: 64millionartists. T: 64M_Artists. Full challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-3rd-june-2019-eye-spy-nature/ Have fun! Sharing school memories for this week's challenge. It's all about the football at Birtley Library #creativityeveryday #creativechallenge #schooldays # memories #64millionartists More #mailart arriving today as part of our Dear Friend campaign with @64millionartists It’s always a good day when you send or receive a letter. #snailmail #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #inybb #64millionartists #lettersarebetter More #mailart arriving today as part of our Dear Friend campaign with @64M_Artists Send a letter to make someone’s day better #snailmail #mentalhealth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #inybb #64millionartists Love this challenge response form @carolineridleyduff - be a hero in your own life! Who are your #everydayheroes? Share with us using #64millionartists #everydayheroes #work #rest #play #family #friends Hurray! Finally made 1st place in Camera Club print competition! I was not there to hear the judges remarks and bask in the glory #photocomp #summerinthecity #liverpoolsunset #liverpooldocks #nevergiveup #64millionartists 64 Million Artists worked with @youngminds on the #WiseUp campaign to make mental health a priority in schools. Led by 20 young people with lived experience of mental health issues, the campaign has focussed on making wellbeing a key part of Ofsted school inspections. We are thrilled that it has been shortlisted for Best advocacy campaign for charities! #WiseUpToWellbeingInSchools campaignsforgoodawards.com #YoungMinds #64MillionArtists #MentalHealthAwareness #Wellbeing #Community #MentalHealthMatters #YoungPeople #YouthCanDoIt #Activism #ItsCoolToCare #Students #Schools #WellbeingInSchools #Campaign Think about the people in your life – family members, friends, colleagues, neighbours, strangers, celebrities, a character in a book you’re reading – and take the time to celebrate the actions and behaviours that you think makes them a hero. #64MillionArtists #EverydayHeroes #ART #brinart #human #64millionartists #ART #brinart #human #64millionartists #ART #brinart #human #64millionartists #ART #brinart #human #64millionartists #ART #brinart #human #64millionartists #ART #brinart #human #64millionartists #ART #brinart #human #64millionartists Everyday Heroes Tweedy the clown #humour #underdog #poetry #circus #stamina #resilience #makeyourownentertainmenr #circus #giffords #64millionartists There are more than64 Million everyday artists in the UK (and 7.7 billion in the whole world!) – and all of them have unique experiences, skills, talents and stories to tell. This week’s Challenge invites you to take a closer look at the everyday and the people that make the ordinary, extraordinary. Celebrate your everyday heroes! Think about the people and characters in your life and in the world around you – family members, friends, colleagues, neighbours, strangers, celebrities, a character in a book you’re reading – and take the time to celebrate the actions and behaviours that you think makes them a hero. You could choose a hero of the week or choose a hero for each day of your week! It could be the person who smiled at you on the bus, somebody you had an inspiring conversation with, somebody you read about in the news…who knows what could happen? There’s a lot of room for heroism in a whole week! #64MillionArtists #EverydayHeroes #EverdayCreativity #Hero #Heroes #Creativity #Community #Extraordinary #Smile This Challenge invites you to take a closer look at the people that make the ordinary, extraordinary. It could be the person who smiled at you on the bus, somebody you read about in the news…There’s a lot of room for heroism in a whole week! #64MillionArtists #EverydayHeroes The Weekly Challenge, 27th May 2019 - Everyday Heroes! . There are 64 Million everyday artists in the UK (and 7.7 billion in the whole world!) – and all of them have unique experiences, skills, talents and stories to tell. This week’s Challenge invites you to take a closer look at the everyday and the people that make the ordinary, extraordinary. . Celebrate your everyday heroes! Think about the people and characters in your life and in the world around you – family members, friends, colleagues, neighbours, strangers, celebrities, a character in a book you’re reading – and take the time to celebrate the actions and behaviours that you think makes them a hero. You could choose a hero of the week or choose a hero for each day of your week! It could be the person who smiled at you on the bus, somebody you had an inspiring conversation with, somebody you read about in the news…who knows what could happen? There’s a lot of room for heroism in a whole week! Find a creative way to share your heroes – a quick sketch, a small tribute, a random act of kindness inspired by your hero? It’s over to you, Challengers. . Celebrate your heroes loudly and proudly! To share with thousands of Challengers across the country using #EverydayHeroes #64MillionArtists Have fun! http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-27th-may-2019/ I have been obsessed with language for years, resulting in 8 volumes of material so far and three versions of the first book and two of all the others. I create montage artwork, consisting of magazine and newspaper cuttings, plus sweet and food wrappings that I call Ransom Note Art as it is a combination of pictures and images One of my other passions was developing designs for posters and t-shirts. This one was meant to be split into two, with one piece on the front and the punchline on the back This is another hobby of mine - taking photographs of anything I see on my travels that may be particularly quirky or interesting This is a minor interest of mine, inspired by Patrick McGoohan's TV series The Prisoner. It was the idea of getting two identical sets of clothing and mixing and matching them after but I am not seamstress Of late my interest in UFOs has turned to adapting road signs into quirky artwork based on this idea I like creating science fiction type artwork, using coloured pencils I buy Alien Eggs as they are called, empty out the contents, then film them with plastic BB shot, models, toys, jewellery etc. that I find on the street (a habit I started when delivering leaflets in Glasgow) A moment in time. I’d like to preserve the Miss America Protest that freed women from beauty standards and started women’s lib. #missamericaprotest #womensliberation #braburning #64millionartists #amomentintime This was inspired by Vicky McClure's dementia choir and two cases of Alzheimer's in my wife's family, both of whom I knew well 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/