Fancy a laugh? This week's challenge is from @bridiejackson1 who invites you to get creative, and create your very own Gag Cartoon! Follow Bridie's video (in link) for instructions - and find the full challenge here. #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge Try our weekly Creative Challenge Turn zips into brooches Watch the video to find out how! #LoveLibraries #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline #LoveHertsLibraries #HYOC2020 This week's challenge from 64 Million Artists is to capture somewhere in nature that is special to you. Sheepwash Lane, Great Bridge Tipton many an hour walking clearing the head and breathing nature in very calming #64MillionArtists 'Thinking Nature's Sacred Sites ' atop Windmill Hill in the autumn sunshine where you look out to Avebury Silbury Hill and The Sanctuary and can walk the Serpent's Tail Walk taking in the vistas from each landmark site #sacredsites #64millionartists #beinghumanfest This week's challenge is from @BeingHumanFest, who challenge you to take creative inspiration from the world around you… where in the world inspires you? Read the full challenge here: #64MillionArtists #BeingHuman2020 #CuratingCreatingConnecting Try our weekly Creative Challenge Decorate some candles Watch the video to find out how! #lovelibraries #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline #LoveHertsLibraries #HYOC2020 #64millionartists #challange #thejanuarychallange .@64M_Artists #PlanetPortrait #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Ink-paints made with teabags, turmeric, paprika, leaves and red cabbage - sustainable and a sign of hope for the future Planet Portrait The Bee pollinating its way through nature -protect to ensure they survive #gardens #planting #flowers #64millionartists #WeeklyChallenge Try our weekly Creative Challenge Make an autumn leaf from origami Watch the video to find out how! #lovelibraries #lovehertslibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline #LoveHertsLibraries #HYOC2020 Keeping up my pledge to our ⁦@C_Circles⁩ #CirclesConnected group and taking up the #64MillionArtists ⁦@64M_Artists⁩ weekly challenge I created a movie poster of my fav movie #BohemianRhapsody #FreddieMercury in #cake This week I took up #TheWeeklyChallenge from #64MillionArtists @64M_Artists following an @actionhappiness session with @C_Circles – challenge to make something from 100 leaves and #showyourart2020 – here is my leaf mask 100 Autumn Leaves - glorious autumn colour #64millionartists #botanicalgardens #arboretum #coloursofautumn #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Collecting leaves from the garden, laying them out, making a woman doing a hula dance Autumn has well and truly arrived! This week, artist James Brunt @RFJamesUK challenges you to get creative with what the season has to offer us...full challenge: #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge #HelloYellow #64MillionArtists Feeling grateful for things we do have, rather than dwelling on the situation we’re in. Home, washing facilities, garden, line, October sun (Cc @KimbilioDRCongo) This week’s challenge from @64M_Artists is via @YoungMindsUK who work to make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s challenges. #HelloYellow #64millionartists #weeklychallenge #mentalhealthawareness #helloyellow painting outside 'en plein air' #64millionartists thinking of yellow as a pigment and its vibrancy #WeeklyChallenge #cornwall This week’s challenge is from @YoungMindsUK who work to make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support. Join thousands of schools, offices and community groups on Friday 9 October by taking part in #HelloYellow #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists A Peaceful Hobby -origami paperboats #materialthinking #paperfolding #64millionartists #WeeklyChallenge Try our weekly Creative Challenge Crochet a hair scrunchie Watch the video to find out how! #LoveLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline #LoveHertsLibraries #HYOC2020 #TheWeeklyChallenge from #64MillionArtists is all about #CreativeCommunities. You can be a part of it & learn more: @Artsincarehomes @makeitbettercic #AICH2020 #creativearts #wellbeing #artsforhealth #MondayMotivation The Oakupy Project walking through oak trees quick sketches of their spirit in line #64millionartists #oaktrees #sketching #enpleinair #penandink 'Roots, tree and leaf in different languages' Love this response to @arkbounduk challenge from Ruth in our Facebook group. What language can you spot in there? #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge #64millionartists #theweeklychallenge The Weekly Challenge, 14th September - The Oakupy Project. Full challenge: The Arkbound Foundation is a charity based in Bristol and Glasgow that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing. They run community projects, support books with strong social and environmental themes and mentor aspiring authors to produce books that empower, educate and inspire readers. Recently, Arkbound were made aware of 1000 Oak Trees that, unless claimed and planted, were destined for the mulcher. Since then, they have started 'The Oakupy Project' and have invited community spaces, schools, libraries, youth groups and hospitals to take a tree. They want to create green spaces within an urban environment - and they are still looking for more homes. Read more on the project and how those local to Bristol can get involved here. Do To celebrate The Oakupy Project, we are celebrating trees! Small ones, big ones, and everything in between - take the time to consider what’s around you and get creative. Could you go on an outdoors adventure and photograph what you find? Will you find an oak tree? You could take inspiration from nature and create an Autumnal collage, or draw a repeating pattern of Oak tree leaves. You might even like to create a ‘family tree’ - where are your roots, and where are you growing? Could you take inspiration from the project, and create something that advocates to protect or develop green spaces near you? Anything goes...get creative! Thank you to The Arkbound Foundation for this week's challenge! #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge Rescue saplings from the mulcher with Arkbound’s ‘Oakupy’ project - Bristol Green Capital BRISTOLGREENCAPITAL.ORG Rescue saplings from the mulcher with Arkbound’s ‘Oakupy’ project - Bristol Green Capital Try our weekly Creative Challenge Make a Macramé Feather Watch the video to find out how! #lovelibraries #lovehertslibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline Read all about the Ration Challenge from @Concern in this week's creative challenge here:… 'Hope' from Ruth Hall in our Challenge Facebook group #64MillionArtists 64 Million Artists@64M_ArtistsChallenge time! Over to Ruth Hall, a teacher from the Northeast of England. From the 13th-19th September, she is taking part in the ‘Ration Challenge’, and invites you to get creative with rice & learn more about this fundraising initiative. Full challenge The Weekly Challenge, Rice is Nice! This week’s challenge is from Ruth Hall, a regular 64 Million Artists’ Challenger, and a teacher from the northeast of England. Ruth is a mother, she’s passionate about human rights, mental health and creativity! From the 13th-19th September, Ruth is taking part in the ‘Ration Challenge’ fundraiser from Concern Worldwide. For one week, she'll eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan, and raise money to make a practical difference to the lives of those living in the camps. The Challenge also offers a small chance to see things from someone else’s perspective and help deepen people’s understanding of this global issue. If you would like to support Ruth you can donate to her fundraiser here. Do Rice is nice! The bulk of the ration pack will be rice - and Ruth invites you to get creative with rice, and whilst you do - to learn more about and reflect on this fundraising initiative. Could you make a new dish with rice? A musical instrument? A picture? A sensory toy? You could write an acrostic poem using the letters RICE, LONG GRAIN or BASMATI...? Paint with rice water? Anything goes! Try our weekly Creative Challenge Make a fabric notebook cover Watch the video to find out how! #LoveLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline 'A Gathering Place' #connected #grounded #gathered #64millionartists The Weekly Challenge - A Gathering Place Full challenge: t's Monday morning, Weekly Challenge time AND a Bank Holiday - lucky you! This week, it's over to Raquel Meseguer, who invites you to gather, and rest. Raquel is the founder of Uncharted Collective and creates shows that explore experiences of chronic pain and illness, and difference as a creative tool. The 'back to school' feeling that September usually brings us looks and feels different this year. This is an invitation to find your Gathering Place as the Autumn begins. Do You’ll need: - A small piece of material (or jar, tin - or even some tin foil) - A rubber band, piece of string or hair band - A piece of paper Take a few minutes to think about the things that have made you feel connected, grounded and gathered over the last 5 months. As you reflect tear your piece of paper into strips. Write down the things that have made you feel connected on the strips of paper and place them in the middle of the cloth. Gather the corners and tie into a small bundle. Can you find a time and place where you can lie down undisturbed for 10 minutes? You could play some relaxing music, light a candle, be out in nature - it's up to you. Set a 10 minute timer, and lie down in your space, with your bundle. Take the time to reflect on the things you wrote and put in your bundle, and gather your energy and your sense of the things that support you. After 10 minutes write a 3 line poem with the title ‘Gathering’. You can keep and come back to your Gathering Place whenever you'd like to. Enjoy this week's challenge - let us know how you get on! #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a bag from an old pair of jeans by cutting off the legs and sewing across the bottom The strap is made from plaited strips cut from the same jeans #LoveLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a "12 days of Christmas" style song about lockdown #LoveLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline 'A stitch in time ' natural forms as poetic solace in the lockdown #64millionartists #WeeklyChallenge The Weekly Challenge, 24th August 2020 - A Stitch in Time Full challenge: The saying “A stitch in time saves nine” is the inspiration behind this week’s challenge from Envisage Arts CIC, an art therapy service based in West Yorkshire. The saying suggests that working to solve a problem early on prevents bigger problems later on. What does that saying make you think about? Do you think problem solving is an act of creativity? Envisage Arts are collecting responses to this challenge to form a community quilt that captures the stories of lockdown - and the creative ways in which we’ve worked our way through problems along the way... Do What is a problem, issue or worry you have overcome throughout lockdown? Use this challenge to capture the ways you dealt with your problem, and reflect on how you used your creativity to help you. It could be something small, something big (or anything in between) - there is no right or wrong answer! You could use this challenge to give time to a problem you are still working through, reflect on the situation and see where some creative time takes you. Capture your story in a square. You could use any medium or material - you could sketch, write, annotate, sew, make...whatever helps you to express yourself. Your image doesn't have to make sense to anybody else! Find a template (if you'd like to use it) in the full challenge above. #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Try our daily Creative Challenge Try creating another puzzle with This is a cryptogram #lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline Try our daily Creative Challenge Another anti-poem Can you write a poem about summer without using any of the letters in S-U-M-M-E-R? #lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YouLibraryOnline We're recruiting! #64MillionArtists are looking for a Team Administrator to join our team. Could that be you? Could that be somebody you know? Find the job description and details on how to apply here: - we can't wait to hear from you. 'Sanctuary Sketches' walking in others footsteps from the Sanctuary at Avebury to Silbury Hill taking in the Adam and Eve Stones #serpentstail #sanctuary #64millionartists #avebury #walking #SafeHaven #skies “I can be creative here and use my imagination’ Where is your sanctuary? This is Nicole Cowan’s desk sanctuary. Nicole also set this week’s challenge from @INYBB_ - thanks Nicole! Full challenge here: #DoThinkShare #64MillionArtists The Weekly Challenge, 17th August 2020 - Sanctuary Sketches Full challenge: This week’s Challenge is set by It’s Not Your Birthday But…, champions of the lost art of letter writing, who connect people through letters, words and visual arts. They work in community settings such as schools, prisons, care homes, hospices and hospitals to encourage people to explore their own creativity, challenge assumptions that may be made about them and to share what’s important or helpful to them. This challenge is part of their Lost Letters project with Surrey History Centre, and inspired by the lost letters that describe in detail The Holloway Sanatorium. In the description of the word 'Sanatorium' it says 'a place of extended rest'... Do Get creative to share your ‘Sanctuary’, and what it means to you. Where do you think of when you hear the words ‘a place of extended rest’? Reflect on a space where you feel safe and happy, calm or at peace. It might be a place that you’ve spent extended amounts of time in during lockdown, or it might be somewhere completely different. Recreate your sanctuary - it might be your bedroom, garden, park, might be in a place where you enjoy a hobby like reading or cooking! You could sketch out your sanctuary, and add on the words to help you explain it, or you might like to take a short video or voice note to share. It’s up to you! Get creative with your sanctuary sketch… You can read more about this challenge here. Have fun! Let's get creative. #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists It's #WeeklyChallenge time! This week, it's over to @INYBB_ champions of the lost art of letter writing, who connect people through words and visual arts. Where is your sanctuary, or 'place of extended rest'? Find the full challenge at: #64MillionArtists #64MillionArtists He wished to be king. FORTUNATELY So it was, he took the role: UNFORTUNATELY Sad, he lost control. Loads of brilliant 'Fortunately, Unfortunately' stories happening over on our Facebook group this week! One of our favourites being a story co-created by two sisters on the phone to each other. Come and say hello:… #64MillionArtists #EverydayCreativity Fortunately the pumpkins are thriving Unfortunately they are taking over Fortunately at height out of the way of slugs and snails Unfortunately they may not be such a bumper crop Fortunately Natural Farming growing seeds from seeds #Shumei #NaturalFarming #64millionartists