Support creative liberation and challenge our conditioning to want to do things the “right way”
Empower ourselves to explore the different possibilities outside of what may be normally accepted or seen as correct
Get as creative as possible and explore all the things we can use around us to create art
Support a willingness to push past that uncomfortable place of uncertainty
An on-going project that supports creative liberation and challenges our conditioning to want to do things the “right way” rather than empowering ourselves to explore the different possibilities. The project is called 15 Days of Creativity Challenge. The only thing participants need is something to make art on like a piece of paper or cardboard, an open-mind, and a willingness to push past that uncomfortable place of uncertainty. Everyday for 15 days we will add to a marking or drawing with something we can find in our environment. That’s it. The challenge is to get as creative as possible and explore all the things we can use around us to create art.
We can use pens, pencils, markers, scissors, pastels, crayons, staplers, hole punches, tape, erasers, glitter, charcoal, plant chlorophyll , dirt, shoe prints, pastels, ripping sewing, folding, etc. The possibilities are endless.
About the creator
Ariel Barlow is a creative whose work seeks to explore the intersections of creative liberation, community, social science, authentic anti-racist organizing, and Aboriginal American advocacy. She believes in the power of human connection, joy, communication, absurdity, questioning and challenging common narratives and societal norms, and the recording & passing down of community narratives and history. Her work is driven by her experiences in the world as an Aboriginal American wombman.