Creativity Challenge

Over the next few weeks, we are having a go at some of the activities on the 2020 Creativity Challenge.  Join in with us and our partners in sharing your work and enjoy getting creative.

Shape in the clouds - a river of blueThis week, Cath, our Education Officer had a go at combining a few activities from the first column.  “Trying to spot shapes in clouds (not the easiest one with the beautiful blue skies this week!) also turned in to a chance to sketch the view from a window, then later that evening I tried to turn it into a sunset painting, although it was quite a challenge to capture the delicate pinky golden haze that filled the sky.”

Sunset painting and view from window - Cath

Here is another sunset painted by one of our followers and shared with us:

Sunset

Her friend has also had a go at writing a nature inspired poem after watching birds in the garden with her daughter.  They tried the Haiku format; a three-lined poem with 17 syllables – 5 on the first line, 7 on the second line, 5 on the third.  Haiku, a Japanese type of poem, is often inspired by nature.  They are usually very simple and direct and they don’t have to rhyme.  Don’t worry about the syllables for starters, just have a go …

Pigeon waits patient
Bird between emerging buds
Spring will surely come

Gone from the branch now
A space made in memory
Hope of new life still

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