The @cr8ivepractice podcast has now gone live. Everyone should subscribe. Truly. Each episode is a fascinating discussion with a leading practitioner in the creative industries talking about what they do, how they got there and the things that make them effective. I listened to the first batch and found insights that are useful regardless of professional or artistic disciplines (I found myself taking notes from all of them!). The first three interviews are with #DavidMicklem (@batterseaartscentre, @aceagrams & @64millionartists), #VickiIgbokwe (@uchenna_dance) & #BrentHansen (@mtv_europe). There's much more info at creative-practice.net or you can just search for "creative practise" on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. It's a new show, so if you can't yet find it on your platform of choice, do please let Neil know via @cr8ivepractice. #CreativePractice #creativeindustry #CreativeEconomy #CreativeCareer #CreativeNetwork #BatterseaArtsCentre #ArtsCouncilEngland #64MillionArtists #UchennaDance #London2012 #LondonOlympics #MassChoreography #OlympicOpeningCeremony #MTVEurope #MusicTelevision #MTV Our Team Member Anna's response to the #morethanconsumers creative challenge. What will you create? #64millionartists #morethanconsumers Today is #EarthDay and to celebrate that, we've teamed up with @64millionartists and #newcitizenproject to pose this creative challenge. We'd love you to develop a creative response to the statement "I am not just a consumer, I...." and share it this week by tagging it with #morethanconsumers and #64millionartists How could you get creative and show the world that your are #MoreThanConsumers? #64MillionArtists #EarthDay2019 #EarthDay #ecowarriors #yayforearth #forthefuture #lowimpact #zeroplastic #sustainablelife #thereisnoplanetb It's #EarthDay2019! To celebrate we've teamed up with @globalactionplan and #NewCitizenProject who think that the term “consumer” has a lot to answer for. Consumerism implies a one-way relationship with our planet - that we simply take and use up what it provides, and have no care beyond what we buy. We are continually being told that we can be more attractive, happier and more successful through consuming bigger, better, flashier things - yet the research shows materialistic values actually lead to lower wellbeing, not better. Studies show that when we think of ourselves as consumers, we’re less likely to tackle society’s biggest problems, from climate change to international inequality. However, when we think of ourselves as citizens, we’re more likely to participate, volunteer and come together to make our society stronger and more effective. We are happier, healthier and more invested when shaping our options, not just choosing between them. Share your creative response to "I'm not just a consumer, I...". We want to share your responses with business and political leaders to show that we have more to offer than just being shoppers - that given the right opportunities, we are able to achieve a better, more sustainable world together. #64MillionArtists #MoreThanConsumers #EarthDay #CitizensofEarth #ecowarriors #yayforearth #forthefuture #lowimpact #zeroplastic #sustainablelife #thereisnoplanetb #zerowastejourney #zerowaste #ourplanetourhome #lifewithoutplastic #savetheplanet #doingmybit #noexcuseforsingleuse #planetearth #naturelovers The Weekly Challenge, 22nd April - I'm not just a consumer, I... . To recognise and celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd April, this week’s Challenge is posed by environmental charity Global Action Plan and innovation consultants New Citizenship Project: Studies show that when we think of ourselves as consumers, we’re less likely to tackle society’s biggest problems, from climate change to international inequality. However, when we think of ourselves as citizens, we’re more likely to participate, volunteer and come together to make our society stronger and more effective. We are happier, healthier and more invested when shaping our options, not just choosing between them. . Our challenge to you is to develop a creative response to “I am not just a consumer, I……” What does being a conscious citizen mean to you? Get creative! You could write a poem or short story, create art, make a zine, create a photograph series, or make a placard. Think about your power as a citizen and how could you could celebrate your care for the Earth. We want to share your responses with business and political leaders to show that we have more to offer than just being shoppers - that given the right opportunities, we are able to achieve a better, more sustainable world together. . Full Challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/…/the-weekly-challenge-22nd-april-…/ . Share your work using #MoreThanConsumers #64MillionArtists . Have fun! Create your own ‘How To’ set of instructions. I chose how to show how I make my collages. #64millionartists #howto #magazineshavethebestcolor #collages #recycle #magazines #crackerbox #cutting #holepunch #gluestick #dogart How to...! Make an Easter Chick Thanks to Jane for sending in this lovely repose to this week’s Challenge! How to...do anything! Wishing you a very Happy Easter break, and lots of fun in the sun #64millionartists #creative #craft #crafternoon #easter #happyeaster #funinthesun #bankholiday #yellow #sun #spring #64 #640d #8864 #porsche964 #ah64 #dek64 #commodore64 #964 #64impala #640i #645ci #64gb #642thingstodraw #supermario64 #nintendo64 #64millionartists #640g #n64 #640 #6400 #саратов64 #prop64 #mariokart64 #647 #6480 #saratov64 #64yearsyoung #dersportunddergesundelebensstilhaltenjannesjung #Repost @64millionartists ・・・ Repost - Left handed challenge for #challengehull #hornseapottery #hullcityofculture2017 : @clairewestart #64millionartists #HowTo read a found photograph moving the past into the present.They danced their way to Casablanca and tipped up at the Photo Fiece Studio to find the perfect selfie stage with creative threads as part of their new found image #64millionartists #Archive30 #YourWorkspace At 64 Million Artists we believe everyone is creative, and when we use our creativity we can make positive change in our lives and the world around us. We believe that creativity is everywhere and can be found in all places and spaces! It’s in the clothes we wear, the way we solve problems, the way we interact and the way we work. We want to hear where you find your creativity – and how you celebrate it! What do you do, where do you go, why do you do it? How do you get creative? Create your own ‘How to’ set of instructions for…anything! Choose something that you love to do, a special skill, or something that you find creative and interesting. It could be something practical like ‘How to’ cook your favourite meal, do your favourite dance move, make a birthday card, play the piano – or, something more conceptual like ‘How to’ find your creativity. You could film a short ‘How to’ video, write, or make a set of instructions. Get creative – interpret the Challenge however you want! How could you make your instructions engaging, accessible and easy to follow? Find lots of example ‘How to’ videos on our dothinkshare.com website. #64MillionArtists #HowTo #Video #creativity #community #wellbeing #takepart #havefun #MondayMotivation #inspiration #artistsofinstagram #challenge The Weekly Challenge, 15th April - How to...? . At 64 Million Artists we believe everyone is creative, and when we use our creativity we can make positive change in our lives and the world around us. We believe that creativity is everywhere and can be found in all places and spaces! It’s in the clothes we wear, the way we solve problems, the way we interact and the way we work. We want to hear where you find your creativity – and how you celebrate it! What do you do, where do you go, why do you do it? How do you get creative? Create your own ‘How to’ set of instructions for…anything! Choose something that you love to do, a special skill, or something that you find creative and interesting. It could be something practical like ‘How to’ cook your favourite meal, do your favourite dance move, make a birthday card, play the piano - or, something more conceptual like ‘How to’ find your creativity. You could film a short ‘How to’ video, write, or make a set of instructions. Get creative - interpret the Challenge however you want! How could you make your instructions engaging, accessible and easy to follow? Find lots of example ‘How to’ videos here: http://dothinkshare.com/creative-activities/how-to-videos/ . Find the full Challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-15th-april-2019-how-to/ . Share on Social Media #64MillionArtists #HowTo... Have fun! 64 million artists weekly challenge. Seen my zine? #64millionartists #weeklychallenge #seenmyzine #zine #thingsthatmakemehappy #family #friends #art #chocolate #stickers #mothernature #books Have you #SeenMyZine? I’ve been recycling more collage scraps for this week’s @64M_Artists challenge @stevexoh #64millionartists Create an 8 page Zine to convey a story, concept, etc...in honor of Record Store Day on Saturday, my Zine is Musical Colors. Songs from my music collection with a color theme. #seenmyzine #64millionartists #zine #collage #musicalcolors #music #angelswannawearmyreadshoes #elviscostello #orangecoloredsky #natkingcole #goodbyeyellowbrickroad #eltonjohn #differentkindofgreen johnmayertrio #searchingtheblue #thearcs #purplehaze #jimihendrix #colors #beck #recordstoreday Finally felt brave enough to join the #64millionartists challenge. So, I stole some crayons and made a #zine! Apologies for the lack of artistic talent, but it was good fun! #seenmyzine #devon #cornwall #edenproject #shoretomoor @64millionartists #JamCreamDebate It was all about the cake today at our Art Diamonds workshop with @ellenphethean #hedgehogcake #cakeday #drawing #creative #64millionartists Playing with words with @ellenphethean we even had an Olympic medal winner join us today #everydaycreativity #creativeday #words #writing #64millionartists Creating animations today with Sheryl Jenkins at Leam Lane library. This ship was dancing amongst the waves #animation #creative #happyfriday #waves #boats #64millionartists #SeenMyZine #64millionartists #zines #drawingmatters #nature 'Ode to Gull Rock ' Seen My Zine ? 'Ode to Gull Rock' #64millionartists #SeenMyZine #zines #nature #stitch #artistbooks #materialthinking #drawingmatters Gateshead library making sound roses #64millionartists È venuto fuori un mini-libricino interamente fatto a mano, tutto incentrato su un unico concetto... #seenmyzine #64millionartists #seenmyzine #100dayproject #11/100 #menopause #tooeasy #list #watercolour #artistchallenge #makearteveryday #artistsoninstagram #art #womanartist #64millionartists #zine my first zine! i made this using one of the one-word prompts i got as a response on my story sticker (spring)!! it was a ton of fun and i'll definitely be making more zines! if you'd be interested in buying my zine Spring comment below, i was thinking around $3 and free shipping for the US! #zine #springbunny #pinkpaper #newproject #prompt #64millionartists #seenmyzine #imadethis #weeklychallenge This is nothing like what I had in my head....but I guess it’s okay. #64millionartists #zine @stevexoh @64millionartists #love #hearts #art A dance drawing inspired by this week's creative challenge from Birtley Library #dancelikenooneiswatching #drawing #64millionartists #creativechallenge #artistsoninstagram #zine #watercolour #dry #100dayproject #10/100 #art #seenmyzine #64millionartists #menopause Warm up your cutting, sticking, making, writing and thinking muscles! This Week's Challenge is set by artist Steve Chapman @stevexoh who is giving away his new 'Stiff Upper Lip' stickers to 5 lucky winners who share their zine! Use #64MillionArtists #SeenMyZine to share. Still 2 pages left to populate with croc wearing rockers of you choice... I may have developed an issue with zines #seemyzine #64millionartists @stevexoh Today’s zine making may have got a bit surreal #seenmyzine #64millionartists “What shall I be?” “YOU”.... love this #collage #zine from @nettynoodle81 ! #1957 Posted @withrepost • @nettynoodle81 Have you #seenmyzine ? This week’s challenge from @64millionartists @stevexoh inspired some creative recycling of a 1957 women’s magazine. The ads are always the best bit! #zine #vintage #papercrafts #collage #collageart #diyzine #vintageads #womanandhome #analogcollage #analoguecollage #papercollage #64millionartists #animals at night, shh! #seenmyzine Posted @withrepost • @lidnastitt Holiday family zineathon continues for Steven Chapmans #64millionartists zine making challenge this week #seemyzine #animalkingdom #night #sleep #Repost @farnhamfunpalace ・・・ A #seemyzine challenge from @64millionartists - ours celebrate @funpalaces sign-up night and our very first mini funpalace. #funpalaces #64millionartists He’s hoping for a walk-on role in the world of #juliusknipl. Do you know those comics / books? They are favorites of mine and I always think of them when @end.notes says #howaboutcomics on Mondays. This will be our final face for today. Thanks for humoring me as I shared some of my special favorites today, and let’s face it, thanks for your patience / encouragement / tolerance throughout this entire process ❤️- 10 / #10onthe10th #100crapfaces #benkatchor #comics #cheapnovelties #pendrawing #makesomething365 #faces #64millionartists #drawing #rhodereads A #seemyzine challenge from @64millionartists - ours celebrate @funpalaces sign-up night and our very first mini funpalace. #funpalaces #64millionartists Holiday family zineathon continues for Steven Chapmans #64millionartists zine making challenge this week #seemyzine The holiday zine making continues. My 8 yo’s concept today. Don’t know if it’s an original idea or not, but we had a proper giggle creating it either way. #seemyzine #64millionartists @stevexoh #seenmyzine Here’s Mavis’ zine - I helped her with the drawings and paper folding. #64millionartists @64millionartists #dogsofinstagram #dogprincess #dogartist #devon Have you #seenmyzine ? This week’s challenge from @64millionartists @stevexoh inspired some creative recycling of a 1957 women’s magazine. The ads are always the best bit! #zine #vintage #papercrafts #collage #collageart #diyzine #vintageads #womanandhome #analogcollage #analoguecollage #papercollage #64millionartists Here they come! Well, a few, not all, don’t worry She’s just cool. 2 / #10onthe10th #100crapfaces #makesomething365 #faces #64millionartists #drawing #acreativechallengeforhumanbeings Regardless of how you feel about my ongoing #100crapfaces challenge - it is done! I first heard about the challenge via the awesome people at @64millionartists in collaboration with @stevexoh. After my initial foray into crap-face drawing, I won Steve’s book 100 Crap Faces. The challenge is to intentionally draw “crap faces” - faces which are not good, an experiment to get people to stretch their artistic abilities and have some fun. That I did! After starting the year with a #creativesprint, I realized I could keep going toward a year of #makesomething365 and picked up the book. This week, it was “wonky for the win” in which a set of faces drawn on request pushed me over the finish line. Total faces drawn to date: 295. 194 - Not Crap. 101 - certifiably Crap! Although I will now stop saying the word “crap” all the time, I would encourage anyone else to try this - just a few, if not 100. I had a great time with this undertaking and also enjoyed that so many people would talk to me about it It definitely pushed me to draw a lot and I found that even the bad ones made me or someone else laugh. I also found there is a whole world of crappy undertakings out there. Seriously, try the 100crap... hashtag and you’ll see what I mean. If you set out to make 100 crappy somethings, you will probably make something decent along the way. Try it! If you’d like to try this experiment, please let me know. I’m happy to comment and promise to be nice A shout-out to my core crap crew for consistently giving me feedback along the way! #faces #64millionartists #doodles #drawing #creative #acreativechallengeforhumanbeings #stevexoh #rhodereads #10onthe10th Woman and Home November 1957 reimagined for this week’s zine challenge @64M_Artists #64MillionArtists @stevexoh #SeenMyZine Wee E’s zines. 1 of 3 #64millionartists @stevexoh #seemyzine Are you seeing, reading and hearing the media you want around you? This week's Challenge from artist Steve Chapman @stevexoh (lucky us) invites you to make it yourself! Create an 8 page Zine to tell the world...anything! Find his here: somethingsidid.com/zines #64MillionArtists