My latest contribution to @shakespearebtrust’s #giveascript challenge. Share a #romeoandjuliet quote with a modern image. #shakespeare #quotes #moon #64millionartists "The earth has music for those who listen" - Shakespeare #GiveAScript @ShakespeareBT @64M_Artists #64MillionArtists Day 211 . I have been sorting through my work so decided to draw some of the mixed media utensils I have made from stuff I have picked up from the beach and paths #WomanRemappingTheTerritoryOurWay Contributor & Musician Bishi by Kate Garner “This week, I am really excited to be leading a creative workshop with 64 Million Artists fostering the therapeutic link between mental health& creativity. I'm inviting participants to share stories about something/someone they miss. When we share our stories & become vulnerable, we are able to open up creatively. Personally, I miss a time in East London when Shoreditch & the City Road were full of squats full of my artist friends. I'm not a fan of nostalgia but I miss the days when London wasn't so punishingly expensive on its creative community. Is there something/someone you really miss? Here's a photo taken by Kate Garner of me in my flat in Shoreditch, 2003.” - Bishi . . #bishimusic #64millionartists #KateGarner #Shoreditch #EastLondon #MentalHealth #Creativity #Wellness #Workshops #Conversation http://ow.ly/ZD2e30lb1up ❣️ This week, I am really excited to be leading creative workshop with @64millionartists fostering the therapeutic link between mental health& creativity. I'm inviting participants to share stories about something/someone they miss. When we share our stories & become vulnerable, we are able to open up creatively. Personally, I miss a time in East London when Shoreditch & the City Road were full of squats full of my artist friends. I'm not into nostalgia but I miss the days when London was not so punishingly expensive on it's creative community. Is there something/someone you really miss? Here's a photo taken by Kate Garner of me in my flat in Shoreditch, 2003. . . #bishimusic #64millionartists #KateGarner #Shoreditch #EastLondon #MentalHealth #Creativity #Wellness #Workshops #Conversation http://ow.ly/ZD2e30lb1up “Arms, take your last embrace!” #RomeoandJuliet (Act 5, Scene 3) #giveascript #art #64millionartists Did you enjoy #MakeDoPlay at King's earlier this year? This autumn @64millionartists & @ucl's #CreativityinMind project will explore the impact of everyday creativity on people experiencing #lowmood and #anxiety. To learn more and get involved check out: 64millionartists.com/our-work/creativity-in-mind/ . . . . #creativity #creativewellbeing #creativityandwellbeing #creativehealth #artshealthwellbeing #mentalhealth #everydaycreativity #64millionartists // Kindred Meets...64 Million Artists // Creativity is often at its best when its just simply doing something for the enjoyment and fun of it and for your own wellbeing. It is about play, taking risks, having a go, not worrying about the why. And there are numerous benefits of exploring creativity both as a parent and for your baby. Creative play can enhance the development of sensory exploration and motor skills through repetition of basic physical skills, even for a young baby. As well as the physical benefits, play fosters mental development and encourages babies and children to think and problem solve as they learn shapes, spatial awareness and physical properties. From the moment babies are born, they benefit from social interactions and creative play helps them to recognise and understand their feelings. Babies and children are naturally creative, so it's important to encourage this creativity and allow them to express themselves whether it be through music, imaginative or physical play. Being parents ourselves, we are always on the lookout for creative activities to do with our little ones, particularly smaller fill-the-gap activities that don’t require the kitchen to be turned upside down. It’s all about adjusting our mindset and recognising creative opportunities and we can’t wait for 64 Million Artists to host a Kindred Meets class and help us do just that! @64millionartists . . . . #parentcommunity #kindredmeets #babyclass #womeninbusiness #newmum #newdad #parenting #mothersmeeting #parentmeetup #connect #support #community #mumlife #dadlife #parenthood #meetlearnshare #walthamstow #e17 #walthamstowparents #postnatal #creativity #meetyourvillage #parentclass #buildyourvillage #64millionartists #mindfullnessformums #babycreativity #babysensory #uniteinmotherhood #parentsofinstagram We love @monstersmessandmud contribution to our second challenge. Why don't you have a go? Tell us your favourite quote from Romeo and Juliet, place it with or on an image that you think best represents it and share then using #giveascript #giveascript #romeoandjuliet #64millionartists : @monstersmessandmud ‘We burn daylight’ R&J: W.Shakes #64millionartists #64millionartists #TeawithShakespeare ‘O teach me how I should forget to think’ R&J: W.Shakespeare #grannydancer #puttingtheSHAKEinShakespeare #64millionartists Exit, pursued by a bear for this week’s #64millionartists Shakespeare quote challenge #GiveaScript @64M_Artists @ShakespeareBT Do not swear by the moon , for she changes constantly ,then your love would also change.#GiveaScript #64millionartists @ShakespeareTrust // Kindred Meets...64 Million Artists // Within the 'Creativity' area of our framework, we feel extremely lucky to be partnering with 64 Million Artists. 64 Million Artists believe that everyone is creative, and that when we are creative we can make change in our lives and in the world around us. They work with individuals, groups, organisations and across whole cities to see what can happen when we uncover our own creativity and use it to do new stuff, think about it and share it with other people. They specialise in using creativity as a way to promote vulnerability and group cohesion and to help individuals support themselves and others with their wellbeing. We are excited to welcome Jo Hunter, the founder of 64 Million Artists, to run a workshop showing us how this can be applied to both parents and babies as well as provide us with some creative challenges! @64millionartists . . . . #parentcommunity #kindredmeets #babyclass #womeninbusiness #newmum #newdad #parenting #mothersmeeting #parentmeetup #connect #support #community #mumlife #dadlife #parenthood #meetlearnshare #walthamstow #e17 #walthamstowparents #postnatal #creativity #meetyourvillage #parentclass #buildyourvillage #64millionartists #mindfullnessformums #babycreativity #babysensory #uniteinmotherhood #parentsofinstagram Taking some advice from Mr Shakespeare today as part of the #64millionartists challenge with @shakespearebtrust #giveascript “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs” Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare @64M_Artists @ShakespeareBT #GiveaScript #64MillionArtists #64millionartists #shakespearetakeover Weekly Challenge, 30th July – That which we call a rose… . Last week we saw an amazing display of responses to the first of three Weekly Challenges set by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. With many different representations of Romeo and Juliet, we experienced everything from haikus and scrabble board words to imagined couple Facebook posts and elaborate emoji stories! What a rollercoaster of emotions, so what next? We’d like to think more about the words of Shakespeare. There's many words and phrases from the playwright that we still use in our everyday language and we hear and see various quotes around us (even on stamps!) so let's share and celebrate them this week… Creatively represent a quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Recall your favourite quote, explore a new one or choose one from this website for example, then place it with or on a modern-day image. This could be a found image or one of your own. You could experiment by hand or digitally. . Find the full challenge on our dothinkshare site (link in bio). . Share your quotes with us and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust @shakespearebtrust using the hashtag #GiveaScript. You can also tag #64MillionArtists and share with us on social media. Day 210 It was very windy yesterday and I found these on the pavement. I have no idea which tree they are from but they looked so intriguing I had to sketch them. Does anyone know what they are ? #windyday #treasures #windfalls Challenge 1 : Summarise the plot of Romeo and Juliet in a creative way. Use an illustration, creative writing or maybe even emojis! Don't worry if you don’t know or can't quite remember the story, the more creative the better! Have a look at @shortology's illustration for inspiration. #giveascript Weekly Challenge, 23rd July - Shakespeare Takeover . Over the next 3 weeks we will be having an epic Shakespeare take over! The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will be setting creative challenges inspired by Threads of the Unsaid, their summer collaboration with award-winning sound and visual artist Thor McIntyre. Together they will be creating an experimental art installation based on Romeo and Juliet, with a twist: this is the story not as Shakespeare penned it, but as it lives on in our hearts and minds. Set within the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visitors are invited to help build a crowd-script of their recollection of Romeo and Juliet by lending their voices and words. To kick off our exciting trio of challenges, we're starting with the story itself... . Summarise the plot of Romeo and Juliet in a creative way. You could use illustration, collage or maybe even emojis! Don't worry if you're unsure or can't quite remember the whole story, keep it really simple or look up the summary on the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website under Shakespedia to get you started. Have some fun with it! . Find the full challenge on our dothinkshare site (link in bio). . Share your creative summaries with us and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust @shakespearebtrust using the hashtag #GiveaScript. You can also tag #64MillionArtists and share with us on social media. Image credit: @shortology : @64millionartists Day 209 #succulents #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles The @64millionartists challenge this week was to retell Romeo and Juliet via illustration, so I thought I’d do an extremely sophisticated piece based on my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. #giveascript #64millionartists #digitalart #digitalartist #creativestorytelling #emojiart #professional #dcart #dcartist #acreativedc #202creates #bridgetmakesstuff Check out @rhode_reads interpretation of Romeo and Juliet for inspiration. #giveascript #64millionartists To celebrate the creation of; Threads of the Unsaid at Anne Hathaway's Cottage this summer, we are asking you to get involved with a series of 3 challenges. You can take part by seeing what you remember about Romeo and Juliet and share using #giveascript Photo interpretation of the plot of Romeo and Juliet, Rhode Island version ⚓️ @shakespearebtrust and @64millionartists have set a challenge for folks to interpret or create something related to R&J. So here we have my local version of star-crossed lovers, words from a window, influence from a Friar, a sleeping draught stand-in, and a peaceful memorial. Join in! #giveascript #64millionartists #shakespearetakeover #rhodereads #romeoandjuliet #shakespeare #waterfires #rhodeisland #krisapix : @rhode_reads When it's too hot to even walk, sitting in a cafe with a #sketchbook and a #coffee is just the thing. Thank you #64millionartists . #Italy #Cogne #lefthand Shakespeare Takeover - installation of bleeding hearts that do offer unrequited love in art and nature -sounds are of sweet sloughing wind in houses made of glass -do not throw stones ! #64millionartists #ShakespeareMakeover #installation #artandscience #photography Day 203 Fishing Boat at Swanage #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles Photo interpretation of the plot of Romeo and Juliet, Rhode Island version. @shakespearebtrust and @64millionartists have set a challenge for folks to interpret or create something related to R&J. So here we have my local version of star-crossed lovers, words from a window, influence from a Friar, a sleeping draught stand-in, and a peaceful memorial. Join in! #giveascript #64millionartists #shakespearetakeover #rhodereads #romeoandjuliet #shakespeare #waterfires #rhodeisland Modern romance for this week’s @64M_Artists Shakespeare inspired challenge. Romeo and Juliet get the #GiveaScript makeover @ShakespeareBT #64millionartists My contribution to Monday’s #giveascript challenge - ‘Summarise #romeoandjuliet in a creative way’ Not sure how many points it’s worth! #scrabble #shakespeare #shakespearebtrust #64millionartists #mondaymotivation #threadsoftheunsaid #funwithwords : @davewright82 My contribution to Monday’s #giveascript challenge - ‘Summarise #romeoandjuliet in a creative way’ Not sure how many points it’s worth! #scrabble #shakespeare #shakespearebtrust #64millionartists #mondaymotivation #threadsoftheunsaid #funwithwords Weekly Challenge, 23rd July - Shakespeare Takeover . Over the next 3 weeks we will be having an epic Shakespeare take over! The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will be setting creative challenges inspired by Threads of the Unsaid, their summer collaboration with award-winning sound and visual artist Thor McIntyre. Together they will be creating an experimental art installation based on Romeo and Juliet, with a twist: this is the story not as Shakespeare penned it, but as it lives on in our hearts and minds. Set within the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visitors are invited to help build a crowd-script of their recollection of Romeo and Juliet by lending their voices and words. To kick off our exciting trio of challenges, we're starting with the story itself... . Summarise the plot of Romeo and Juliet in a creative way. You could use illustration, collage or maybe even emojis! Don't worry if you're unsure or can't quite remember the whole story, keep it really simple or look up the summary on the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website under Shakespedia to get you started. Have some fun with it! . Find the full challenge on our dothinkshare site (link in bio). . Share your creative summaries with us and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust @ShakespeareBT using the hashtag #GiveaScript. You can also tag #64MillionArtists and share with us on social media. Image credit: Shortology #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge Make your own Worry Doll. (They are from Guatemala & Mexico) Before going to bed, tell a worry to the doll, then place it beneath your pillow. My Worry Doll is ready to give a comforting hug and has a big heart. Day 202 Sketching in the sun #The remains of morning coffee at the beach hut at Swanage this morning. #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles #micron Day 201 . I have taken my #cathkidston makeup bag on holiday with me to keep all my drawing equipment in one place. #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles Day 200 Red Jellyfish inspired by #ernsthaeckel #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles #jellyfish #jellyfishillustration Day 199 Sketching a quick #jellyfish on train into London for @prismtextiles committee meeting. I am using a card of #ernsthaeckel drawings for my source as I can’t take a live jellyfish on the train ! #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife Day 198 Jellyfish study in blue. #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw @prismtextiles Day 197 Jellyfish. I have decided to do something completely different today and have copied a scientific illustration I found on the internet. I often see jellyfish washed up on the beach looking like a big blobby mess so decided to do a bit of research into them. #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw @prismtextiles Day 196. Lovely old tools #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles #rescuedfrombin #text #CoolTanArts -in this case the worry doll is an image from the Fugitive Testimonies Archive that slips under the pillow and allows the child in one to dream and sleep safely -imaginary friend ! #64millionartists #photography #family #archive Weekly Challenge, 16th July - Don't Worry . This week's challenge was suggested to us by CoolTan Arts, an award winning arts in mental health charity run by and for adults with experience of mental health conditions. Inspiring positive mental health and wellbeing through the arts, they're interested in ways to creatively support people to feel good and this activity does just that. Think of a trustworthy "listener", "allayer" and "contact person", someone very small that, as the story goes, can go under your pillow at night and take all of your worries away. They originate from Guatemala and are also found in Mexico. Can you guess? . Make your own Worry Doll. Before going to bed, tell a worry to the doll, then place it beneath your pillow. You can make the doll however you like - it may be easiest to start with a simple body/stickman or woman structure (using pipe cleaners, string, wire - whatever you have to hand) and then wrap and tie different pieces of fabric or thread around it. You could even start with that top you've been wanting to upcycle or repurpose. Use up your spare fabric. Maybe even give it hair! For inspiration, see CoolTan Arts' How-To page (follow link to full challenge in bio). . Find the full challenge on our dothinkshare site (link in bio). . We'd love to see a picture of your dolls or hear how the challenge made you feel. Share with CoolTan Arts on social media and us with #64millionartists. #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge #Angel20 Make a time capsule showing what life is like in 2018 My time capsule is very personal. It shows some essential ingredients of my 2018. Day 192 of #adrawingaday by Associate artist @blueberrybutton . #csadaily #64millionartists #penandink #jugs #dailypractise #domesticity #artistslife #2018challenge Day 195 Vintage Chisels #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles #oldtools Day 192 of #adrawingaday by Associate artist @mariawalkerart . #csadaily #64millionartists #penandink #jugs #dailypractise #domesticity #artistslife #2018challenge ift.tt/2LdhJUn Day 192 of #adrawingaday by Associate artist @mariawalkerart . #csadaily #64millionartists #penandink #jugs #dailypractise #domesticity #artistslife #2018challenge Day 194 My dad’s leather tape measure #2O18challenge #csadaily18 #asketchaday #64millionartists #documentinglife #domesticity #mundane #householdobjects #objects #linedrawing #penandink #drawingart #creative2018 #instadraw #blackandwhite #illustrationgram #documenting #illustragram #quirky #dailypractice #visualdiary #iliketodraw #drawingfromlife @prismtextiles #oldtools