For the first time as an artist, I decided to stick through a full month of January prompts as part of the 64 Millions Artists January Challenge.
For many of the daily prompts, I stuck inside of my comfort zone, suing my sketchbooks and my fine liners to create against the sentence, or word that was given. I was introduced to the challenge by the Swindon Hub, where local people in Swindon are given a space to use, be creative, meet each other, or try something new.
The 64 Million Artists challenge itself is described as ‘an invitation to use creativity to spark confidence, conversation and connection’. The groups’ values spoke to me ans an artist and as someone who studied psychology a a degree level. They work with people – and artists – from all walks of life, to create and bridge the gaps that creativity can conquer. It is worth seeing what else they get up to, and if you’re able to join in, in person, in your area – 64 Million Artists.
Back to the challenge at hand though, and quite literally! I thought I would share a round up of some of my favourite days in the challenge, and how a couple of them led me down a different path to usual. I really enjoyed creating something a little different, and looking at the world in a new way each day. I would often see the prompts each morning, and create something in the evening to allow the daily flow to seep in to the little piece of artwork that I produced. There was even a tidy party somewhere in there.