3016 - Story Time. Want to know the story behind the project? Check out my blog. rosannesart365.blogspot.com  #makesomething365 #RosannesArt #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists #drawing #writing #madeup #artteacher #influenced #basketball #grade4 #blog Cats rules Morning... The clock had reached 10am,my eyes blurry from sleep glanced at the window across from my bed. Another moody weather day,that kind of old,over washed underwear grey had stained across the sky. The bed was warm and safe but the day had to start,I turnover the the pile of blankets next to my pillow. Morning Mitzi,she gave me that look that cat do so well,why are you disturbing me,she lay there as I gingerly placed my feet upon the fluffy rug.went over to turn up the radio up,I looked back at Mitzi she had buried her head in her paws as if too say damn humans don't they understand we are nocturnal......... Day 16- Story Time I wrote this with the help of my friend and co-worker while working our retail shift, and slightly hungry for pretzels Day 16 #TheJanuaryChallenge Day 16 Story Time - make up a story about a person or an object that you encounter. Every week I write a little story about the running group I lead, today was no different although we had added snow drama! #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge. Something #creative everyday Day 16 Story Time - make up a story about a person or an object that you encounter. Every week I write a little story about the running group I lead, today was no different although we had added snow drama! #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge. Something #creative everyday Story time! Day 16 of #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists day 16: storytime Rise of the machines The library was closing for the evening, the people had nearly all gone, apart from a few stragglers hidden behind their screens, frantically Facebooking before the machines shut down at 7.55pm. In the corner beside the desk, the photocopier occupied a substantial space, revelling in its specialised, superior role, the ability to scan and email as well as photocopy, and had recently decided to stop working at 5pm to the frustration of the evening staff.... Well Glasgow ( Scotland ) is looking great with all this lovely snow ⛄️ ❄️ ⛄️if I’m snow trapped tomorrow let’s hope Challenge 17 is snow related eh? Take care one and all. #story #atruestory #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists Day 15 no art materials Flower of marmite, ketchup, mustard, chilli sauce, finished with spinach. Day 16 of 31... Storytime. #Hello2018 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists @64millionartists #Psychology #MentalHealth #Counselling #Consultancy #Creativity #CreativeWriting #AmWriting #TalkingTherapy #Art #Word #Story #Coffee #Work #Client #Supervision #Question #Answer #Walk #Dog #Pug #InstaPug #Break #Learn #Reflection #Change #Life #PositiveVibes Day 16 of #64millionartists #TheJanuaryChallenge and today is make up a story about a person or object you've encountered today, so here's one about my knitting. (If you can read it!) Day 16 - Story Time Day 16 of 31: @64M_Artists task to create a story about a person or an object you encounter today. True story inspired by reality & lil Rascal Pug #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists #MentalHealth #Mindfulness Day 16 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists Story Time I've been cold, so cold, since you left me behind this morning, just thrown aside without a thought.... Ill health and senility are not good companions. It appears ive picked up the wrong challenge... oops! Here goes nothing. Day # 16. Storytime. Hope you can read it ok? Draw with something that's not art materials #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #energy "Feel ENERGISED with keylime and peppermint". Another 'trusting your instincts' led response to today's challenge. Challenges build my trust that you can come up … http://ift.tt/2mKN838 Draw with something that's not art materials #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #energy "Feel ENERGISED with keylime and peppermint". Another 'trusting your instincts' led response to today's challenge. Challenges build my trust that you can come up with something. They opening up my observation skills so I'm looking at the world in a slightly different way. If I hold the prompt lightly then I find something will come up during that day that can be done for it. Responses from this place are generally less elaborate than the ones that I really ponder. Day 16 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists Story Time I've been cold, so cold, since you left me behind this morning, just thrown aside without a thought. Abandoned, I've waited, patiently, for your return, no hope of warmth. And finally, you return, seek me out. I hear the bubble & hiss as the water boils, the anticipation, and then the warmth fills me again. Ready once more to offer you comfort & solace, soothe aching muscles, and guide you into a peaceful night's sleep. I am Tiger, faithful servant (and hot water bottle). I ended up doing 2 stories - I found it relatively easy to come up with something having been given a prompt - one about meeting myself, which was interesting to do & the other a v short tale based on the boat task - about the little felt cat I placed in my ‘found’ boat, which is still on the shelf above my kitchen sink. Its humorous (I think?) - but I couldn’t resist also making a point that sometimes life is just not what you dream of! I ended up doing 2 stories - I found it relatively easy to come up with something having been given a prompt - one about meeting myself, which was interesting to do & the other a v short tale based on the boat task - about the little felt cat I placed in my ‘found’ boat, which is still on the shelf above my kitchen sink. Its humorous (I think?) - but I couldn’t resist also making a point that sometimes life is just not what you dream of! #Day16 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists A story about someone/something seen today. I studied the container. Strange to believe something so everyday could become such a hot topic! Old enough to recall the days before the container became king and everyone marvelled at how wonderful convenient, practical way we could complete our shopping. As time has passed we've been seduced evermore by additional wrapping of our produce. More convenience more wrappings, layers, sleeves surrounding containers. Before we realise we're drowning in the abandoned waste. Hidden from our eyes , whisked away until we remember, yes we have stumbled on it when it dug into our bare feet on the beach in the summer! And so here I am. Back at the washing up bowl rinsing out the plastic container, this object of distain. How did we manage!!! Paper bags, tissue paper, cardboard boxes & punnets. Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things. Perhaps this may make a trip to the local butcher, baker and grocer an even more attractive proposition! Haircuts by children... let the breads loose on my head with the "hair tatoo" clippers. @64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge day 11 "Try Something new" #64millionartists #hairart #hairartist #haircut #hairtatoo #hairsculpture #nohairdontcare #baldisbeautiful #alopecia #alopiciatales #plentyuptop #alopeciaawareness #folkart #contemporaryfolkart #ladykitt #craft #contemporarycraft #craftivism #baldgirls #baldqueen #haircutsbychildren #alternativefashion #alternativehair #buzzcut @64M_Artists #TheJanuaryChallenge an object about which to tell a story. A story I told some time ago was about the peacock poo theory of karma, that is, that over the course of your life luck tends to zero. If you win at cards you’ll break a plate Day 15 - some action "painting" with shoe polish and Tabasco sauce Day 15 of 31: @64M_Artists task to draw something, anything, but using non-art materials (lipstick, food, etc.). Show me the colour of your life? #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists #MentalHealth #Mindfulness Day 16. Write a story about something you see. Here we go! #Day16 a short story... this story was told to me by a year 2 child so I’ve drawn James telling his story... #64millionartists #TheJanuaryChallenge #naughtymonsters Day 16 #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge. Write a story about something you see. Day 15 of 31... Show me the colour of your life? #Hello2018 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists #64millionartists #Psychology #MentalHealth #Health #Mindfulness #Counselling #Consultancy #Creativity #TalkingTherapy #Art #Therapy #Play #Craft #BuJo #PlayTherapy #Rainbow #Colour #Being #Anxiety #Boundaries #Goal #Believe #Change #Uncertainty #Life #InstaGood #PositiveVibes My story #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge Once upon a time, cause that's how all fairy tales start...... A peasent fell in love with a Lord, she enjoyed adventures and like a bird liked to be free but have a safe nest to come home too. He liked to watch the pennies and stay in their castle and avoid making any adult decisions. He stopped her having adventures and the castle became a cage. Naturally it didn't work and the Lord left the peasent in the castle and returned to his royal family. To begin with the peasent was heartbroken, but with her peasent friends she started having adventures again. She took up new hobbies and became an archer, she made new friends and met a fellow archer, her soul mate, and fell in love all over again, deeper and deeper. The archer loved her free spirit and they went on lots of adventures and even if he didn't want to share the adventure, he let her spread her wings and kept the nest safe for her to come to. And they lived happily ever after. X Storytime! #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge Challenge #16. A poem. #Challengeday16 #64millionartists #TheJanuaryChallenge The Boat that wouldn't float. "Mummy I want to go swimming" said the little boat beached in the bay. "I'm fed up of watching my friends, all splash in the sea and play. I want to go on adventures, Bob up and down on the waves, sail to the distant horizon, and peek in the secret caves!" "You can't!" Said the mum "you're not going, we're better of here on the sand. Mummys not build for adventures, we're safest here on the land! ...i once...tried to go on adventures, set out to sail far away... But the waves kept on teasing and pushing, and telling me I was to stay" "But come on mum let's go swimming" said the little boat nearing the shore. "I CAN'T!" Said the mum "We're not going!" She turned over and said nothing more. And the little boat torn between love, and something her heart truly craves. Sat thinking about what she wanted, sat still as her conscience it raves! Story Time! Day16 #64MillionArtists Not sure why but this guy always pops up in my back garden after it snows with that same goofy smile on his face. Should I call the cops? Day 15: draw on anything A day late doodle done with cold coffee and a dip pen #day16. Krystal the Snow Chicks Night Out It was a dark snowy night and Krystal was flying in her Snowdrone looking for a spot to land. She shone her ice blue search lights on the snowy back gardens of number 10 Frosty Gardens in the cold Northeast of England, the ideal place to spend the night. Krystal picked the best spot to use the dronebeam to beam herself down. There were magical places to visit in the Northeast, using her magic beads she had searchedand found the frozen images of this fabulous place. With her favourite cocktail Coldblueicicle in hand complete with umbrella she switched the beads on, woosh her night out went into overdrive. The Angel of the North was her first image, the Tyne Bridge was next, followed by Tynemouth Priory what an experience, she felt the Coldblueicicle cocktailworking its magic and she was looking for some excitement she flicked through the images she had stored, aha she thought, the casino, the ideal place to spend some time, carried away with all the gambling she forgot about the time. Quickly activating the beads she was once again back in the garden, happy but tired she fell asleep never to wake again. Sunday's boat. Made from the paper wrapper from my toilet roll! As I walked up the distorted steps, I wondered if it would still be there; clinging tightly to the windswept headland? Its castle shaped edges piercing the bright blue sky, rising above the waves in the coldness of day....by ‘eck it was cold. #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge Yesterday's drawing without pencils #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge Day 16 #storytime. The idea came from describing a woman on the tube in my head that she looked like she was 'Digging for Victory' but here I created a bit more of a story around it. Day 16 #TheJanuaryChallenge @64M_Artists Story time - make up a story about a person or an object that you encounter. #shortstory Went in to work today only to find I had been evicted from my office. With a heavy heart and an unsettling feeling of rejection I sculked through towards the landscape services department. Upon turning the corner a Hot Desk greeted me warmth and love and I felt a renewed sense of wellbeing. As I settled in to my new surroundings a sharp streak of lime caught my eye. I turned my head to focus on 'to my delight' an abandoned pack of chocolate limes. I was slightly dismayed to see the sweets nestled behind a desk tag reading Shonag Campbell. Who was she? Was she a sharer? How could I get one? Like a guardian angel the administrator behind me, upon observing my point of interest, announced that Shonag was off and had been trying to rid herself of the sweets for weeks. My heart leapt and I wasted no time in bounding across the office to retrieve the deserted delights. Two unwanted souls united through fate......... The End #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists Day16: create a story...I draft one’s beginning... #TheJanuaryChallenge. #64MillionArtists Day14...’Float your Boat’. #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists Day15: draw using unconventional items - ...fancy my ‘birthday-candle-cake’...?..4those that’s not allowed Cake..! #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists Day 16: Write a story about something or someone you encounter today... @64M_Artists #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists #dothinkshare #64MillionArtists #thejanuarychallenge #Day16 Veganuary was going really well until Steve got peckish... Doreen was not a sympathetic soul... RIP Steve. Taking part in this year's @64millionartists January Challenge. Day 16: Story time. Today's challenge was to write a story about a person or occurrence from your day. Can you guess what I did with my workshop participants earlier? Text reads: J stared at his teacher, Miss K. She was surely quite mental, asking them to paint with vegetables? J looked doubtfully down at the palette, glistening with squishy piles of colour. Then, a side-eye over to the stack of greenery she had chucked in the middle of the table. Gingerly selecting a broccoli floret, he dabbed at the sheet of sugar paper, surprised by the speckled pattern that resulted. After a while, he and his classmates were, against their better judgement, rolling carrots in pigment and stamping peppers onto the outlines of mushrooms. J would have died rather than admit it, but he loved the way the paints mingled, red into purple into white into...he didn't know what that little patch of old lady colour was called but it reminded him of a scent he couldn't track down either. He sat, feeling a growing sense of comfort and unhappiness together, before dipping one finger into the lavender and adding a single drop top left, above the flowers created by cut-up okra ends. That was enough. That made it perfect. Credit for additional lavender prompt to @theamorousman and shout out to @lcyptrs who likes it when I write things. Sign up here: www.dothinkshare.com/sign-up/ #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists #adobesketch #digitaldrawing #photography #story #shortstory #flashfiction #vegetable #painting #broccoli #art #artteacher Day 16 - story time inspired by an unsuspecting neighbour walking past the window. A big cloud masks the sun, the room is plunged into darkness, wind moans and whistles round the walls of the house. She stares out of the window and watches the slanting rain and the swaying bamboo and closed shutters of the new build opposite. A crack in the clouds throws a strange light onto the scene making it look like a stage set and in that moment, she glimpses a woman staring back at her from the lane. Wild red hair held down with a cap, pale wrinkled skin, long dark nails, all accentuated in the strange light. She has a moment of recognition but then it's gone as the crack in the clouds closes up and the rain falls even faster. Unable to settle, she feels impelled to investigate and despite the rain, she hurries into the hall and out of the front door. The rain hits her face like icy pin pricks as she runs against the wind, across the gravelled drive and on to the lane. The rain seeps through her clothes and she can see nothing but swaying shadowy bushes. She looks along the muddy lane and then something catches her eye. What's that gleaming next to the puddle....... #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists #day16 Make up a story about a person or an object that you encounter… Ted, spent his day staring at a computer screen. Was he bored? Not a bit of it! From his international conversations using Voice over IP to his regular checking of his stock market portfolio, Ted’s computerised activities were always changing and always exciting. It is true that Ted was a little upset at losing a bundle when Carillion went bust but other opportunities made up for that. An email brought a little positive news and lifted his spirits despite the stock market stalling in the afternoon. That’s life, Ted thought… Ted took a break from his computer screen and reflected for a moment and thought, there are so many other bears so much worse off than him. He remembered his stock of honey that he had put away for a rainy day. You can never have too much honey. Can you? @64M_Artists #TheJanuaryChallenge Day16 Storytime Day 16 Story time ( I'm back, waving madly!) So this morning we overlay. Not that it matters. After 40 several years of getting up at 6 o clock, once we had both retired it didn't take long for me and him to slip into the routine of a cup of tea in bed at 8 give or take 5 minutes. So shock horror when I looked through one eye at the clock and it was 8.45! My turn to make the tea. Blurry eyed I wandered to the kitchen, but on my way noticed something sticking through the front door letter box. Not ANOTHER charity bag. How many old clothes etc.do they think we have? Half asleep I began to tug it through. Stuck. Two hands. Nope! Not a charity bag then. Brain is now beginning to wake up. Must find key to unlock door. Must turn off alarm before going to find key to unlock door. Mission accomplished now have to pull bag out of letter box from outside. It is a small plastic bag containing...what? I take it into the kitchen and start to make the tea as it is now nearly 9. While the kettle is hotting up, I peek inside. I'm puzzled. There is no card. so where has it come from? The bag is from a shop in Ashbourne. I don't know anyone in Ashbourne! At last the brain gets into gear and I find myself smiling at my lovely gift. How kind and thoughtful and a nice surprise even if it wasn't necessary. It certainly made my day! Just a shame it was the one day we overlay and I didn't get to thank the gift bearer personally. :-) @64M_Artists #TheJanuaryChallenge create a story from an object you encounter. As it happens we've been visiting the @RBandH archives today and have been imagining all sorts of stories from these incredible images #Heritage Day 16 story time, again Babs arrived this morning with a friend. I wasn’t expecting her, we only usually keep in touch at Christmas time, but here she was again in my home. Lively and likeable, a completely joyous person, her sun shone through, so pleased was I, that she’d dropped by. And her friend a different kettle of fish but I could see how they got along. Demure, with a softness but not fragile. She reminded me of an English rose, those blush pink cheeks. But I’m told she is from exotic climbs and takes none too kindly to sharp spring frosts. So we steer clear of the weather report forecasting an imminent arctic blast. I fear this will send her packing or at the very least make her curl up and hibernate. I can’t linger long, I’m off out but Babs and her friend are welcome to stay a while, I’ll see them later when I return and introduce them to my husband. We’ll then find a home for them perhaps on the bookcase, for my friend Babs has sent a postcard, thanking me for Christmas gifts, depicting a camellia japonica - my friend after all is a horticulturist. I captured this view this morning with the intention of writing a story and am only just getting round to it.. Gazing out of her bedroom window, the sun hit Liza as it began to rise over a beautiful pink sky. Sitting with her tea, listening to her housemates potter around, Liza's heart momentarily lifted. Then she remembered Pete leaving the house the night before and it sank again. She'd known it wasn't right from the beginning really but she'd really hoped it might be different this time. She was the only one of her friends never to have been in a 'serious' relationship and she really thought Pete might be the one. He just didn't think so too. Something in the way she communicated to him just couldn't connect. She wanted so badly to tell him how much she cared, how much she'd got out of their 3 week relationship, but she could never say. And he thought her quiet and withdrawn, when really she longed to be open and more confident. Maybe next time she'd manage it. Maybe not. But for now the sun felt comforting, hopeful even. #thejanuarychallenge #day16 I captured this view this morning with the intention of writing a story and am only just getting round to it.. Gazing out of her bedroom window, the sun hit Liza as it began to rise over a beautiful pink sky. Sitting with her tea, listening to her housemates potter around, Liza's heart momentarily lifted. Then she remembered Pete leaving the house the night before and it sank again. She'd known it wasn't right from the beginning really but she'd really hoped it might be different this time. She was the only one of her friends never to have been in a 'serious' relationship and she really thought Pete might be the one. He just didn't think so too. Something in the way she communicated to him just couldn't connect. She wanted so badly to tell him how much she cared, how much she'd got out of their 3 week relationship, but she could never say. And he thought her quiet and withdrawn, when really she longed to be open and more confident. Maybe next time she'd manage it. Maybe not. But for now the sun felt comforting, hopeful even. Day 16 - my story. More of a comic play really (dialogue between the two birds Bob and Bert) Day 13- Body music I recorded a clapping and thigh slapping version of Twinkle, twinkle, little star but I can’t upload it to FB. Day 14- Sink or swim Invisible pirates of the pasta sauce. Arr!! Day 15- Draw on everything Robot girl Drawn on a sheet of toilet paper using an eyeshadow set, with its flimsy applicator. I used a liquid eyeliner to draw the mouth and “third eye”. I tried out several items from kitchen & garden first & these are what I came up with..... plant stuff was more difficult but beetroot great. Overall I felt much happier and more colour-creative with the nail varnish, lipstick & eyeshadow - different surface textures too! #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists - today's challenge #storytime - make up a story about a person or object I encounter today. Inspired, as always, by the marvellous creations of @modflowers... . "All aboard!" cried Edward "for a fantastical tour of the dining room..." The others weren't sure, but one by one they climbed on. And away they flew - high up near the ceiling, where all the best crockery lives. . What a day! . They frolicked in button pools, ate their sandwiches in the spool fields, scaled the highest fabric mountains, and were still home by bedtime. . The end . (I think it was rather more about the pictures than the narrative! ) . #magiccarpet #flyingcarpet #toystory #secretlives #secretlifeoftoys #vintagefabric #vintagethread #vintagecrockery Day 16 of #thejanuarychallenge and #64millionartists - story time. Well I tend to write poems over stories. #grandpa #treasuremap Love #books #reading? Fancy a challenge to do something fun at your #library? Heather Fox from @LancashireCC @lancspublib tells @BBCLancashire about @64M_Artists & reading a book a week for #lancs50books. #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists. Hear more http://bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05… Day 16: Story Time #thejanuarychallenge My chosen protagonist is a teabag and it’s a told through a tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7 syllable form) #64millionartists #tea #teabag #tankapoem #tanka @64M_Artists Day 16: Story Time #thejanuarychallenge My chosen protagonist is a teabag and it’s a told through a tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7 syllable form) #64millionartists #tea #teabag #tankapoem #tanka @64millionartists Not the sort of ending we were hoping for Entry by @zeta_sagittarii : Day 16 Story Time by Oliver #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists A story I made up after looking at a wall-socket for too long: Psst.. hey, you, can you see me? Over here, inside the wall socket. Yep, I’m Tiny Tim. My shift was supposed to end but someone left the button on so I’m still cycling for no reason. Usually I cycle and all the juice, or “energy” as they like to call it helps power their “laptops” apparently. I like to call them Taking-over-the-world-machines. But tonight since they haven’t switched it off, I can’t go home to spag-bol and Netflix. Sigh. Hope you’re having a better evening than me. - Ayesha Day 16. It's hailing here in Sheffield, and as it deepens and settles it reminds me of the time I saw this little Butternut in the snow. I wondered about his story. What was he doing there? Where did he get his brightly coloured knitwear? And would he mind if I roasted him for tea? But when i looked away, he had gone, whence i know not #squashstory Day 16 #TheJanuaryChallenge @64M_Artists. The task was to make up a story about an object or person you encounter. Day 16 #TheJanuaryChallenge A twitter story about my little green, sparkly blob with wobbly eyes. He has been sat on the top of my computer, for years! Today I brought him in a friend. They are getting along tremendously. #64MillionArtists Day 16...Story time based on something you have seen today. I went to Rugby this morning and as I haven't been there for sometime was surprised at the number of stores closed, plus the number of homeless. These combine and sleeping places established. In some cases these are quite elaborate and several doorways had large sleeping platforms with pillows and duvets. The residents still asleep. My story is based around this...it is non-political, just a story and also brings in a "tramp" I knew who lived outdoors from my youth. Gentlemen of the Road White-eye, that was his name. He roved around the village where I lived. His distinctive left eyebrow, white and snowy, stood out and the village kids named him for it. His clothes were sometimes disheveled, but he kept himself clean. He was always welcome at the door, tea, cakes, bread and cheese offered and accepted. And in the cold winters of the 60's a place was found for him to sleep. I saw him again much later in life. He was older, wiry, weather hardened, and his right eyebrow now matched his left. The open doors had started to close a little as people withdrew and became suspicious, the older generation passing, the new not knowing the way of the road. And now, when the homeless are plenty, the gentlemen of the roads no longer, called by other names. Their journey to the road by other routes, the doors shut but sleeping in closed doorways. Who are they, why are they there, it's unlikely we will ever know, our minds not as open nowadays, we walk by. Iram, Kian, Emilay and Molly Day 15 of #TheJanuaryChallenge at #Haslingden Storytime drawing with chocolate and tea bags. Hemel Hempstead Library Assistant Emma made her 'drawing' with a 3-D pen from our Creator Space room. Pretty good eh? Yesterday I didn’t have time to draw what I ‘drew’ . Today I have to make an ‘Artists Date’ with myself as I am trying to complete ‘The Artists Way’ by Julia Cameron’. This task was so helpful as it made me 1 Do my Artists Date - you should do it every week but I find it hard to ringfence the time 2 Look at detail 3 I Drew! 4 I had a super couple of hours all to myself. I even dodged the window cleaner ! 5 I realise it doesn’t matter just have a go! 6 I have sorted out my crayons....... Day 16 storytime homage to a haiku sparked by found photograph of Lucy emerging from the dark #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists #photography #wordimage #archive Alice the avocado sat snuggly in her cardboard tray hoping that today was the day that she would be chosen to adorn the human’s office lunch. She had been there a while - each day hoping that she would pass the all-important squeeze test that confirmed that she was at the height of her ripeness. Not too hard and unripe to be unpalatable and not too soft to be black and squidgy and past it. Today was her day! She woke up on the desk, the sun was shining and she felt wonderful. Only a few hours to go now – she couldn’t contain her excitement! As the bright sun bathed her dark wrinkly skin in a warm glow she allowed herself to day dream – what would she be – mashed avocado on toast? Part of a chicken Caesar salad, chopped up with walnuts, celery and apple? Stuffed with prawns and seafood sauce? or, simply eaten with a spoon out of her shell with a light vinaigrette dressing? The minutes ticked by and finally 12 o clock came and the hand reached over, she felt the tight squeeze round her waist YES! They picked her up – what ecstasy! she was finally going to be eaten! Her deep green skin tingled with anticipation. She was carried off into the kitchen to meet her longed for destiny! Day 16: story time. I hang here, swinging slightly in the breeze, as I have hung for years. Once I had companions - all different colours, sizes and shapes, all strung up for the bizarre purposes of she who put us here. She even filmed us, twisting in the wind. Now I am the only one left. Gradually the others have gone: destroyed by the weather, falling down as their ties have broken, disappearing, unnoticed. Only I remain. The bright colours of my ties have faded, my skin is discoloured, and in the last gales my spine became distorted. But still I hang here. How many more years before she tires of me and buries me, like all the others, in the big black box? Here she comes now! Will she release me at last? No. She just wants to take another photograph. (The last vestige of an installation in my garden made for my Foundation Degree in Art.) #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists Day 16 Storytime This is the toughest challenge. Here is my effort. The Last Post I was working on a balloon lantern at the time so I came up with this children's story. As it was an 'on the spot' challenge, it isn't perfect. I did find that the story was getting quite long but it's not easy writing a very short story. Maybe I'll publish it as a picture book! I hope you enjoy it. Drawing with coffee on a tissue #64millionartists #TheJanuaryChallenge #coffee #markmaking #drawing #art #artist #tissue #64millionartist #January challenge day 16. Short story Love is a fickle mistress ...we watched her and her male companion run back and forth facing the dangers without a care..free from their compounds abandoned joy on their faces oh such a fun folly..my son watched in horror as the drama unfolded his heart skipped a beat..he put on his hero cape and ran to try to save the disaster from happening he called he whistled then the gorgeous female looked his way and ran to him..she forgot her male love she forgot they were bonded she jumped into the arms of her new prince..my son fell in love with her hugged her kisses were exchanged in abundant.. I watched from the window ...I knew she couldn't stay ..i knew she had a different hero looking for her to come home...but my heart swelled with love as I watched the first steps of love begin...yes love is a fickle mistress and so is that of a stray run away dog.... This dog running on main road yesterday stole our hearts we were sad we couldn't find her mate... Day 16 - #TheJanuaryChallenge - Create a story about an object, I used today's story ideas gathering session @loudlearning #64millionartists @64M_Artists Day 16 - #TheJanuaryChallenge - Create a story about an object, I used today's story ideas gathering session @Loud_Learning #64millionartists @64M_Artists Day 16 of @64M_Artists #TheJanuaryChallenge Write a story about something/someone you see today... Wrote about my bright idea book that is color coded and I take everywhere. Today it talks apparently. #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists #storytime #story #writing #ideabook Make a boat #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #hearts. This is one of the things I like about doing challenges. I took at trip out into the beautiful sunny summer day to visit a nearby lake and took a walk around it. I may not have done that if it w… http://ift.tt/2mA2dUc Wrote about my idea book that I take everywhere that is called bright idea and each color is a different thing. Apparently it's alive today. #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #storytime #story #writing #ideabook #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #Day16 of #TheJanuaryChallenge is "story time" Make up a story about someone or something you encounter today. So here's a bedtime story... #64MillionArtists #Day16 of #TheJanuaryChallenge is "story time" Make up a story about someone or something you encounter today. So here's a bedtime story... #64MillionArtists @64M_Artists I suspect this is a massive cheat but I'm in danger of falling behind so I hope this is OK. Yesterday's Challenge, no art materials (cough, cough!) just a camera and a computer. An abstract of some tulips and a hyacinth flower :) Water on a blackboard, drying, fading from sight #TheJanuaryChallenge 16 Write a story. #64MillionArtists @64M_Artists This is a story with a happy ending :0) DAY 15 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtist Draw in anything Steamy bathroom mirror