Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder

The past month has been quite the adventure for our Random Acts of Art pouch, currently traveling in Australia for stops #41-44.  After almost a month in delivery transit from Queensland to New South Wales, the creative goodness safely arrived to Fiona in Sydney- Whew!Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogIt was such a relief to see Fiona’s photo of the pouch and know it was received OK and finally in her creative hands!

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogInspired by the intention of this project, Fiona worked on a series of Permission Cards that she intended to leave in places around her neighborhood (!):

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Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogIt was also wonderful to see this page spread and message that Fiona contributed to the Creative Passport that accompanies the pouch (to creatively document each destination on its journey):

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This week the Random Acts of Art Adventure started its travels to Sarah in Woodford, NSW for stop #43.  Sending good thoughts for a smooth arrival!

Creative Goodness on the Move Again Downunder: Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity BlogThank you to Shana and Fiona for all their helpful support and patience throughout the last month as we awaited with fingers crossed for a successful delivery.  This project continues to deliver in so many ways- not just in art, kindness & creativity, but the in power of faith and trusting the process as the pouch goes along in its route.

I am grateful to see this adventure keep going and all the creative goodness it continues to inspire -Yay! There are a couple of stops left in Australia before heading to New Zealand, where the international tour of this project will then end. Wow!  I am excited to keep sharing new travel updates as the pouch artfully journeys from place to place.   🙂

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About the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle! You can follow the project’s adventure and see all the photos via the 6 Degrees of Creativity Facebook Page.

You can also view past travel updates here.

2015 Random Acts of Art Adventure Travel Update

Since the last travel update of the Random Acts of Art Adventure, the canvas pouch has arrived to two more countries!

The project spent the final month of 2014 in Singapore with Karen before heading to Shana in Australia:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityLots of creative goodness received from Tia and her students in India (!):

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Stop 40: Bukit Batok, Singapore with Karen

The pouch then traveled over 3,000 miles to spend time with Shana in Sunrise Beach, Queensland, Australia…

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Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityShana used the creative goodness she received from Karen to create an artful gift of kindness for a friend:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAs 2015 gets underway, the Random Acts of Art Adventure now has only 20 stops left!

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe pouch will continue its tour throughout Australia and is currently on its way to Putney, New South Wales:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityIn 2014, the Random Acts of Art Adventure traveled to 6 different countries, in addition to many US Midwest & Eastern, & Southern states. Check out some of the past travel updates from 2014 here:

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to Italy!

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to the UK!

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Continues in Midwest

Acts of Art Adventure Finishes Tour in Canada, Heads to Midwest in US

It’s been over 2 years since participants originally signed up for this project and this journey has definitely included lots of patience, creativity, kindness, and delightful surprise so far…..  I can’t wait to see what the next 20 stops have to offer! 🙂

Happy 2015!

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About the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle! You can follow the project’s adventure and see all the photos via the 6 Degrees of Creativity Facebook Page.

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues

The Random Acts of Art Adventure took a brief creative hiatus as International Art Therapist Tia Pleiman returned back from the US to her work with Create and Transform in India. Tia arrived back to Tamil Nadu and Aikiym School in Auroville last week, with artful greetings from our canvas pouch that traveled over 4,600 miles from Italy in September.

Enjoy these pictures sent by Tia as she and her students contributed to the project with lots of enthusiasm:

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityAdventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe group used an old box from the studio and collaged it with the materials Michela in Italy sent in the pouch to make a “home” for puppets that one of the classes made right before Tia left for the US this summer.

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityThe group decided among themselves who wanted to work on the box and who wanted to help with the passport page for the book.

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Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of Creativity Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityAdventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityWonderful to see these photos and all the art-making– Thank you to the students at Aikiym School and Tia for being a part of this adventure!

The pouch was filled up with new art goodies and packed up again this week for its next stop (#40!) to Karen in Singapore– Yay!

Adventures in Creative Goodness Continues | 6 Degrees of CreativityThere are about 20 more stops left in this adventure and I look forward to sharing more updates as it continues to travel and spread its creative goodness!

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Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAbout the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

** Signing up for this project is now closed.

Catch up on all the travel updates from this adventure here.

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Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives to the UK!

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The Random Acts of Art Adventure travels 4000+ miles to the UK!

Just a few weeks ago, the Random Acts of Art Adventure left the US in Florida to begin its creative tour (stops 34-36) in the UK with Janette, Louise, and Bernadette:

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The creative goodness stash that arrived to Janette on the Isle of Wight

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Janette’s lovely addition to the pouch’s Creative Passport

Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of CreativityJanette created this series of Random Acts of Art using supplies she received in the pouch, along with her own materials.  These 6 altered bingo cards (picture above: front, picture below: back) will be abandoned by Janette over the next couple of months for people to discover and enjoy. 🙂Travel Update: The Random Acts of Art Adventure Arrives in the UK | 6 Degrees of CreativityAfter its stop on the Ilse of Wight, the pouch traveled to Louise in Highbridge, Somerset:

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Creative Greetings from Louise in Highbridge, Somerset!

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Snapshots from Louise of her Creative Passport page & Random Acts of Art Treasure!

 Louise created a bookmark and card for Bernadette with some of creative offerings she received in the pouch before mailing it on to her in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

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Stop #36 is a creative visit with Bernadette in Cambridgeshire, UK

What a wonderful tour of creative goodness our pouch has experienced in the UK- Thank you Janette, Louise, and Bernadette!

The Random Acts of Art Adventure heads to Italy next…. 26 more stops and 5 countries left to go…. Stay tuned!

Catch up on all the travel updates from this adventure here.

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAbout the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

** Signing up for this project is now closed.

 

July 2014 Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure

The Random Acts of Art Adventure continues to travel along, with 5 new stops and making it past the mid-way point on its tour of creativity, generosity, and kindness!

In the past 30 days, the canvas pouch of creative goodness has visited Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida:

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Creative Greetings from Tennessee

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Art is Close to My Heart: Janie’s contribution to the Creative Passport Book

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Packed up and ready for travel to Raleigh, North Carolina!

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Hello from North Carolina!

The pouch’s visit with Eva in Raleigh was stop #30— a big halfway milestone for this canvas pouch…. From this point: 31 more stops, 6 more countries, and 10 more US states to go!

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Eva’s addition to the Creative Passport Book

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Ready to travel to Mississippi!

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Greetings from Mississippi and Sr. Alies!

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Sock monkeys in Sr. Alies’ creative space enjoy the creative goodness!

 After visiting Sr. Alies’ studio in Mississippi, the pouch traveled to Tracy & then to Jackie in Florida:

Hello from Tracy in Fernandina Beach, Florida!

Hello from Tracy in Fernandina Beach, Florida!

Tracy's art inspired by the pouch!

Tracy’s art inspired by the pouch!

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Creative Goodness arrives to Jackie in Fort Walton Beach, Florida!

Thanks to Janie, Eva, Sr. Alies, Tracy, and Jackie for their creative contributions on this part of the tour.  🙂

The Random Acts of Art Adventure will be heading to the UK next! Yay!

About the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity** Signing up for this project is now closed.

Have Creative Goodness, Will Travel : April 2014 Update from the Random Acts of Art Adventure

As a long winter in the US and Canada has started to slowly give way to the arrival of spring (more or less!), the 6 Degrees of Creativity Random Acts of Art Adventure continues to travel onward.

The pouch’s most recent stops (#22 and #23) have reached Wisconsin and Illinois:

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From Nancy in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Nancy in Waukesha, Wisconsin received these creative goodies from its previous stop in Minnesota with Thresa. Nancy shared, “I wonder where all of the materials came from…. I thought it was so interesting to use items that could have come from so many places, to come together and make something new.”

The pouch then left the creative hands of Nancy to travel to Heather at Suncrest Studios in Bolingbrook, Illinois:

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From Heather in Bolingbrook, Illinois

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creative goodness delivered from Wisconsin

Below is Heather’s page in progress from the Pouch’s Passport Book that also travels with the pouch:

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Passport book traveling with the pouch

It’s so fun to keep watching this adventure unfold at different locations and in the wonderful hands of each participant!  Thank you to Nancy and Heather for your photos and being part of this creative journey!  🙂

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About the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

** Signing up for this project is now closed.

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Acts of Art Adventure Finishes Tour in Canada, Heads to Midwest in US

The Random Acts of Art Pouch continues its travels and creative adventures!

Postcard From The Pouch Owen SoundThe pouch makes it through many winter road closures in Owen Sound, Ontario and arrives safely to Susanna!

Postcard from the Pouch: Edmonton Stop #1

The pouch’s biggest travel yet between two stops happened on this Canadian Tour: Owen Sound to Theresa in Edmonton, Alberta = over 2100 miles!

Theresa's Passport Book Page

Theresa’s creative contribution to the Passport Book inspired by words that fell out of the pouch…

Theresa's Finished Art

Art created from Theresa with the materials she received inside the pouch….

Postcard from the Pouch: Edmonton Stop #2

After traveling so far to get to Edmonton, the pouch enjoys another stop there with Rosann! Rosann and Theresa were able to meet up for a face to face pouch pass off… 🙂

Random Acts of Art Adventure Map- January 2014

Thank you to Susanna, Theresa, and Rosann for your artful hospitality throughout this month… January completes the pouch’s creative tour in Canada and it is now heading back to the US to share some creative goodness in the Midwest!

Don’t forget that you can follow the travels of the pouch as they happen here on Facebook.

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About the project**: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

** Signing up for this project is now closed.

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityIf you’re interested in art-based projects instilling hope, gratitude, kindness, and giving back to others through engaging in creative deeds, check out the Creative Deed Project starting this March as part of this year’s 6 Degrees of Creativity workshops. This workshop will feature a monthly creative deed challenge for participants to initiate and pay forward using their creativity!  Check out the line up for this year’s workshops and learn more here.

Random Acts of Art Pouch Arrives to Canada!

At the end of 2013, the 6 Degrees of Creativity Random Acts of Art Adventure made it’s 16th stop of the year and country #2 after crossing the border from the US into Canada (yay!):

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Postcard from the Pouch: Creative Goodness received by Lani

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityHere’s a look at the page that Lani created for the pouch’s traveling creative Passport.

After the pouch’s visit in Prospect, it then traveled to Julie in Perth, Ontario:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityJulie’s page that she added to the Passport Book:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAnd the art Julie created inspired by the creative goodness from inside the pouch:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityJulie’s gift of art above is being given to a good friend with this beautiful poem on the back:

A Winter Blessing
By Dr. Rebecca Parker


Come, she cries to us.In the shadowed quiet of winter’s light
earth speaks softly
of her longing.
Because the wild places are in tears.Kneel down here
on the frosty grass,
and feel the prayer buried in the ground.Bend your ear to my heart
and listen hard.Love this world, she whispers.
Distill peace from the snow
and water the cities
with mercy.Weave wonder from the forest
and clothe grief
with beauty.Rest in the rhythm of the turning year,
Trace the bending arc
Rounding the curve toward justice.
And vow anew to do no harm.The winter trees stand watch
haloed in the last gleams of the slanting sun.
Glory sings here.
Heaven echoes the call:
Repeat the sounding joy.Make your life an answer:
Bow.
Praise.
Rise.

Thank you to Lani and Julie for sending in these photos! The pouch is already back to its travels in Canada– onward to Owen Sound, Ontario and then to Edmonton, Alberta. It’s exciting to keep seeing all this creative goodness shared among us and used for inspiration. In 2014, the Random Acts of Art Pouch has a full year of adventures: returning back to the US and traveling to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia!  Stay connected here or on Facebook to follow its travels during this New Year…Happy 2014!

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Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityAbout the project: A 8 x 6 inch canvas pouch filled with various artsy stuff, is mailed amound participants to make some creative goodness with…then the created art is given away in a random act of art to someone else!  The pouch gets filled back up with more creative stuff & then mailed again to the next participant to continue the creative cycle!  This project has 40+ more stops over the next 12 months (more or less!) to destinations in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, India, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

Postcard from the Pouch: Sightings of Creative Goodness Begins!

The Practice Random Acts of Art canvas pouch we are using for this project’s adventure arrived safely to its first destination: Heather Nelson in North Royalton, Ohio, not far from 6 Degrees of Creativity headquarters…. Yes!

Postcard from the Pouch- Ohio | Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of CreativityThis is the project’s first “Postcard from the Pouch”- some of the photos I’ve put together sent in by Heather (thank you!) of the creative goodness she received.  I’ve also put together a special Google Engine Map to follow the pouch’s travels. The pouch is headed north to Michigan next…. 🙂  Safe travels!

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Updates on the project, the pouch’s whereabouts, new Pouch Postcards, and acts of art created from this adventure can be followed on the 6 Degrees of Creativity Facebook page.