Breaking News : 64 Million Artists and The January Challenge

Day 8: #TheJanuaryChallenge  @64M_Artists
Breaking News
This just in: artists and creatively inclined people from around the world are gathering on social media to share, inspire and be a little more mindful. It’s all part of a new year initiative to get us all creating and it seems to be working. Hundred, if not thousands of individuals from all walks of life, of all ages, have joined together and created a community, forging friendships, sharing stories of joy and misadventure; and bolstering each others confidence and sense of wellbeing.
One artist (me) from a little rural village in the middle of the middle of Wales said, “Yesterday was wonderful, I spent the whole day thinking about the challenge and checking in but i just could not get my head around it.  I don’t know why, maybe lack of sleep, maybe because I don’t wear jumpers, anyway I just could not get creative over the ‘jumper challenge’ so i just came clean to the group,.  They supported me through it.  Another artist, Ven, even created one for me ! How great is that! It gave me a nice warm fuzzy feeling. Well I guess jumpers do that: especially when you’re from America and finally realise that a ‘jumper’ is really a ‘sweater’ and not a pinafore… and they say we speak the same language!
As the January Challenge embarks on its second week , people are already excited about what the organisers at 64 Million Artists have in store for them but say they’re up for the challenges and to keep them coming…
This is Berni Benton from llanwrtyd Wells, saying goodbye for now and see you next time

Press notes:

taken from their FB page….
64 Million Artists is a charity campaigning to unlock the creative potential of every human being in Britain. It began life as 53 Million Artists in 2014 and they’ve been working with people all over the country to help them get creative on their own terms, celebrating their passion and flair and encouraging them to Do, Think and Share

Were you always told you couldn’t sing? Draw? Write? Dance? Cook? We’re here to tell you different.

64 Million Artists is about having a go, not about being an expert. We’re inviting everyone in Britain to do something new and celebrate their creativity, to be proud of their passion, and show their flair.

Why not join in, it doesn’t matter that you missed the start …. www.dothinkshare.com

Further notes:

Each challenge only needs to take 5-10 minutes.  Its not about the quality of the work its more about the thought process and how it made you feel… getting us all to be a bit more mindful…

Today is day 8 the challenge: “Breaking News – My Life”

DO: What is your day to day life like? Pretend you’re a news reporter and report on your day. It can be a video of you telling us what you’re getting up to today, a cooking show for when you’re making your dinner, a newspaper article with key headlines for the day or just a series of photos. If you do choose to do a video report you don’t have to show your face – we just want to see what everyone is getting up to today!

THINK: Did your day turn out differently than you expected it to? Did you feel comfortable filming your every day life?

SHAREShow us your day!

Facebook Page: 64millionartists
Closed Facebook Group: 64 Million Artists – The January Challengers
Instagram: 64millionartists
Twitter: @64M_Artists
Website: www.dothinkshare.com/submit

IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME ; Create a report at the end of the day, how is your day different to when you started it? Did you complete the tasks you set out to do? Did it turn out to be completely different than expected?

One Messy Mama

 

Rhyming with Wine

Am I too late for Christmas?!……

Christmas Stained Glass, Robin, Xmas Trees, Holly, Mistletoe, Stars
Some of my more Christmassy glass designs

As an individual, I’m not very good at early planning for Christmas.  Unfortunately this is also true of my ‘business head’.  Until I moved to Wales and got in touch with my ‘creative side’ I played the whole 9-5 game.  As a self-employed Artisan (as I now am)  I really need to start thinking about Christmas at the beginning of October (latest), whereas in my ‘past life’ I refused to consider it until after my birthday (which is 19th November and honestly this post is not a hint for birthday wishes…..)

Anyway, this year I have gotten a little better, I started thinking about it on 8th November (only a month late right?).  Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your view-point), we actually have a winter sun holiday booked for a week in December pre-Christmas, so my “business window of opportunity” has shrunk at the other end too.  I only made that realisation yesterday as I updated my Etsy shop with Christmas stock.

xmas, chrismas, christmas trr, decorations, baubles, trinkets,
Quirky Christmas Tree Decorations, Suncatchers

Needless to say I’m a rubbish business manager but am an excellent free-spirit and hedonist!!!

I do however have a small window of time in which to offer anyone interested a commissioned stained glass trinket or an item from my collection

I’m currently up in the middle of the night cutting out robins, blue tits and holly.  Ok, to be honest as its so blatantly obvious, I’m blogging about cutting out robins, blue tits and holly, but as soon as I stop typing, I promise you I’ll be right back at it…

Me in Blackpool when I really should have been home cutting glass and things in preparation for Christmas!!