I took an exercise from a book by Emily Neuburger, Journal Sparks called Tiny Poems. You chose a subject and then a number and write a poem with that many number of words. I used a die to get my number and I rolled for every season. This one was really fun!#64millionartists #tinypoems #emilyneuburger #journalsparksbook #seasonspoetry #poetry #writersgonnawrite #wordplay “Humaness not Humanless” ❤️ #flytheflag70 #64millionartists #humanrights FLY THE FLAG FOR HUMAN RIGHTS! To launch Day 1 of this years @bbcgetcreative Festival, and in celebration of @flytheflag70 - we got messy, painty, sticky and CREATIVE to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! What do Human Rights mean to you? How do you celebrate and protect your Human Rights? ❤️ Thank you to @st_lukes_community_centre for having us! #FlyTheFlag70 #flytheflag #64millionartists #humanrights #humanrightswatch #amnestyinternational #community #creativity #activist #family Beautiful blue planes from Birtley Library this week. Where would you fly too? #artsinlibraries #paperaeroplanes #paper #64millionartists #weeklychallenge #dreamdestinations The Pelaw Page Turners book group enjoying this week's paper aeroplane challenge. #64millionartists #artsinlibraries #everydaycreativity #paperaeroplanes Happy Friday All! Here's your thought for today... You can join the conversation for the next few days over here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/getcreativestourbridge/ "Prehistoric rock paintings, handprints and stencils span all continents, and began appearing on rock walls around the world at least 30,000 years ago." I often hear people say, "I haven't got a creative bone in my body" or "I'm no good at Art" Personally, I think that to be human is to be creative. Some people have developed musical or artistic skills, but this is not where creativity begins and ends! Creativity is not something I learnt, it's what I am and as much a human function as breathing. What does the word Creativity bring to your mind? Maybe you might reconsider whether you are creative?! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Claire x Flowering trees in a park next door. The purple really pops! #purple #trees #ohionature #ohiostateparks #ohiometroparks #swancreekpark #exploreohio #ohioexplored #64millionartists Making paper aeroplanes for this week's challenge at Pelaw library #creativityeveryday #paperaeroplanes #64millionartists #playing #weeklychallenge 11th-19th May is @GetCreativeUK Festival 2019! To celebrate, #64MillionArtists are hosting a fun, free arts and crafts event at @StLukesTrust where we will be making and flying the flag for Human Rights. Register here, get involved and get creative! eventbrite.co.uk/e/fly-the-flag… So lovely to be receiving letters from Washington USA today and friends at Borderland Voices in Leek. So kind of our Letter Writers to be sharing their experiences to help others as part of our Challenge with @64millionartists If you’d like to take part send your letters by 31 May to INYBB, Old Bank House, 26 Station Approach, Hinchley Wood, Surrey KT10 0SR UK. Share an experience you’ve had to help someone else facing something similar. #lettersarebetter #letterwriting #mailart #snailmail #collage #letters #envelopes #inybb #64millionartists Day 9 #AoCFestival #64MillionArtists #64millionartists #aneyeforaneye #autismawareness #catseye #closeup #rufus To celebrate the launch of this years #GetCreative Festival, we are so excited to be hosting a fun, free arts and crafts workshop this Saturday. If you are in London - get yourself to St Luke’s Community Centre, get involved and get creative! Join us to Fly the Flag for Human Rights. #64millionartists #create #creative #flytheflag #humanrights #humanrightswatch #aiweiwei So grateful for the letters received as part of our Dear Friend Letter Writing Challenge with @64millionartists Letters are accepted until 31st May so it’s not too late if you’d like to take part. Share an experience you’ve had, big or small, in a letter with someone going through something similar and post here. We’ll make sure it gets to someone who would benefit from it. #lettersarebetter #mailart #snailmail #64millionartists #inybb #envelopes #letters They’re on their way @itsnotyourbirthdaybut #letterwriting #letters #64millionartists #snailmail #creative #wellnesswednesday #dearfriend 11th-19th May is @GetCreativeUK Festival 2019! To celebrate, #64MillionArtists are hosting a fun, free arts and crafts event at @StLukesTrust where we will be making and flying the flag for Human Rights. Register here, get involved and get creative! eventbrite.co.uk/e/fly-the-flag… Day 8 Choose one of your favourite games to play, and play it! Play on your own or find some friends to join you. #64millionartists #aocfestival #outdoors #followtheleader This week's 64 Million Artists challenge is all about the detail - here are some lovely bubbles with a little intruder at the end! #64millionartists #bubbles #toes #detail #getcloser 11th-19th May is @GetCreativeUK Festival 2019! To celebrate, #64MillionArtists are hosting a fun, free arts and crafts event at @StLukesTrust where we will be making and flying the flag for Human Rights. Register here, get involved and get creative! eventbrite.co.uk/e/fly-the-flag… Day 6 Pick up the phone, or put pen to paper, and contact a friend or family member you haven't spoken to in a while. Tonight me and my boys called my Aunt to wish her safe and enjoyable travels on her upcoming adventure. I can’t wait to hear about it when she returns. Rather than post a screen shot of our video chat, I’m sharing a pic of us from March when we exchanged our coloring club pages in person rather than via mail. #64millionartists #aocfestival #reachout Get creative with the small detail of a larger object. You could take a photograph, do a sketch, write a poem, focussing in on something that catches your attention. I simply swoon. Vann’s eyes and eyelashes may be the most beautiful and expressive I’ve ever seen. #64millionartists #aneyefordetail #eyes #eyelashes #son "A good stretch sorts a lot of things out." Day 7 Stand or sit with your group. Starting with your feet and moving up, have a gentle stretch of all parts of your body. Not sure we were gentle but we had fun! #aocfestival #64millionartists #stretch #funwithmyboys #DreamBoxAdventurers #64millionartists Coleridge-Taylor Cottage garden in Nether Stowey hides some interesting visitors ! #NationalTrust #poetry #language #nature #sculpture Day 6 #AoCFestival Reach out to a friend. Always sad to leave #Fife, but great chance to catch up with an old pal before heading south. #64MillionArtists #picsfromamovingtrain An eye for detail #DreamBoxAdventurers #64MillionArtists. I've drove past this house lots of times and only noticed the detail today. It's near a church and so I think it was built to be a vicarage. #Photography Weekly creative challenge 'An Eye for Detail.' I love how beautiful the centre of this flower looks. @64M_Artists #DreamBoxAdventurers #64millionArtists Use the bank holiday freedom to get in touch with a friend or family member. #AoCFestival #64MillionArtists April was #AutismAwarenessMonth and this week’s Challenge is designed to keep the conversation going and growing. @dreamboxeducation works to celebrate the potential and ability of autistic individuals by empowering them and their support networks; parents, carers, teachers and support workers through creating accessible and stimulating environments for creative conversation and tools. The butterfly detail in the DreamBox Education logo symbolises transformation, and recognises that a supportive network celebrates ability and enables growth. Many autistic children and adults have a great eye for detail, which can help with problem solving and finding solutions. For example, developmental psychologist Uta Frith found that many autistic children are exceptionally good at finding Wally from the Where’s Wally? picture books quickly! Inspired by this, DreamBox Education challenge us to find the beauty in the detail – focus on a particular bit of the ‘bigger picture’ and get creative. #autism #autismawareness #butterfly #detail #aneyefordetail #DreamBoxAdventurers #64MillionArtists #creativity #community The Weekly Challenge, 6th May 2019 - An Eye for Detail . April was #AutismAwarenessMonth and this week’s Challenge is designed to keep the conversation going and growing. Dream Box Education works to celebrate the potential and ability of autistic individuals by empowering them and their support networks; parents, carers, teachers and support workers through creating accessible and stimulating environments for creative conversation and tools. DreamBox Education have set this week’s Challenge with the aim to get creative and get talking! The butterfly detail in the DreamBox Education logo symbolises transformation, and recognises that a supportive network celebrates ability and enables growth. Many autistic children and adults have a great eye for detail, which can help with problem solving and finding solutions. For example, developmental psychologist Uta Frith found that many autistic children are exceptionally good at finding Wally from the Where’s Wally? picture books quickly! Inspired by this, DreamBox challenge us to find the beauty in the detail – focus on a particular bit of the ‘bigger picture’ and get creative. . Get creative with the small detail of a larger object. You could take a photograph, do a sketch, write a poem, focussing in on something that catches your attention. You could choose the button on a pair of trousers, the lock in a door, a single petal, a rain drop, an eye…how does the detail inform the bigger picture? How could you make that tiny detail tell a story of its own? If you have more time … Where’s the butterfly? Could you create a piece of art that hides the DreamBox butterfly in it? Challenge others to find the butterfly. . Share using #DreamBoxAdventurers and #64MillionArtists and find DreamBox Education on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via this link: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-6th-may-2019-an-eye-for-detail/ . Have fun! Day 5 #AoCFestival Create a nature collage. A box in the attic has old guides & @the_ecologist @friends_earth @FoEScot 1972 Blueprint for Survival. Some good news stories since, but many species lost. Young people now demanding their own Movement for Survival. #64MillionArtists Day 5. Find old magazines and cut and stick to create a new mature inspired landscape. #64millionartists #aocfestival #jill42 #beach #sunrise #quinn6 #car #rainbowsticks #rainbow #bat #road #hatface #createdhisownlandscape Surreal Sunday. day 5 of #aocFstival Creative Collages #64millionartists It’s collage time! ✂️ Share your landscape creations on #AoCFestival / #64MillionArtists Sign up for daily creative challenges throughput May here: dothinkshare.com/age-of-creativ… Day 4. Play with words. #jill42 #quinn6 #64millionartists #aofcfestival Day 3. Drawing items that start as seeds. #jill42 #mapletree #quinn6 #strawberries #64millionartists #aofcfestival Day 4 #AoCFestival Play with words. I'm no good with Scrabble so here's our word search from Hill of Tarvit Mansion, a fab @N_T_S visit. Definitely some new words learnt again today. #64MillionArtists Day 2 #AoCFestival What is your favourite bloom? Can you draw it? #64MillionArtists I might stick to photography! Snowdrops, probably. Delicate. Varied. The sign that winter is on the way out. Remind me of my mum. Love @AttinghamParkNT & @CamboGardens Experimenting with origami. Love this cute littlr flower. #aocfestival #64millionartists Been feeling really rough this week, stupidly tired and horrible, but still managed some fun. Here's some, growing peas, lot's of cooking, cleaned the fridge, there is no excuse for a dirty fridge!!!! And wrote a letter for a stranger having a hard time #homeeducationuk #64millionartists #itsnotyourbirthdaybut Day 3 of the @64M_Artists #AoCFestival challenge. These little ones have had a head start. Are you planting anything today? #64MillionArtists #origami #origamiflowers #64millionartists #aocfestival Day 2 Spring has sprung. What is your favourite bloom? Can you draw, craft or describe your chosen flower? #64millionartists #aofcfestival #jill42 #tulips #quinn4 #silvergoldenflower My attempt at a dandelion for today Age of Creativity Festival task.. they send a task each day and I’m hoping my health will allow me to do each one.. although I missed yesterday’s email :( #aocfestival #64millionartists #millionsmissing #artistsoninstagram #escapism #mewarrior #fibrowarrior #meawarenessmonth #penandcolouredpencil #derwent #derwentinktense #amaturepoet #wordsforthought #delicateflower #beesfriends Getting creative with the washi tape today and feeling grateful for the lovely mail arriving as part of our Letter Writing Challenge with @64millionartists “I hope you find some comfort and solace in my words. You are not alone. We are together.” #lettersarebetter #sendmoremail #letters #mailart #washi #inybb #64millionartists Getting busy with the washi tape today & feeling grateful for the lovely mail arriving as part of our Letter Writing Challenge with @64M_Artists “I hope you find some comfort and solace in my words. You are not alone. We are together.” #inybb #64millionartists #lettersarebetter Age of Creativity Festival day 2. Buds of May. Drawing spring flowers.#aocfestival #64millionartists Replying to @64M_Artists...and in true #64MillionArtists style, we are running 31 days of fun, simple, creative Challenges set by @age_uk members across the country. Sign up here (and have fun!) dothinkshare.com @voluntaryarts @ageuk Put an experience you’ve had in life into words and share them with someone who needs them. I will send this letter to ‘It’s not your birthday but’ and they will work with community groups to find someone who needs my letter. #INYBB #64millionartists #letters #sharedexperiences #friends