2014 Compassion Games: The Creative Deed Team

2014 Compassion Games: The Creative Deed Team | creativity in motion

I’ve signed up 6 Degrees of Creativity to be a team for this month’s Compassion Games and I am looking for people to join me!

Started in 2012 by Founder Jon Ramer, “the mission of the Compassion Games is to make our communities safer, kinder, more just and better places to live…the Compassion Games provide a social platform to translate these visions and hopes into concrete, real and tangible expression in the community for collective impact.”

The Global Compassion Games last for 11 days; they begin on September 11th and end on September 21. The Games are part of the 11 Days of Global Unity. They end on the United Nations International Day of Peace.

This year the Compassion Games has introduced an Arts & Culture League, which I think is a perfect fit for the spirit of what’s been launched with this year’s Creative Deed Project. In this online workshop, we’ve been using art-based projects for instilling hope, gratitude, kindness, & giving back to others through engaging in creative acts.

From the Compassion Games Organizers:

 “… you are invited to use the arts in any medium (art, music, photo, video, etc.) to spread and show compassion in your own daily life. Sing it, Dance it, Paint it, Feel it, Sculpt it… How do you express compassion through the arts?”

To participate on the Creative Deed Team: Each day during the 11 Days of Global Unity, I’ll be sharing a creative idea, prompt or inspiration for contributing to the Compassion Games with not only the 6 Degrees of Creativity workshop community, but also (via e-mail) with others who are interested in joining us on the team!

We can share our contributions and results to be represented on the Compassion Map through submitting a report under the team name 6 Degrees of Creativity. I’ll also be sharing our efforts at-large with the 6 Degrees of Creativity Facebook community.  The hashtag #creativedeed & #compassiongames can be used on social media to help promote our collective creative goodness during this event.

Let me know if you are interested in participating- Please e-mail me at 6degreesofcreativity@arttherapyalliance.org by September 8 if you would like to play and connect others to compassion through art!  🙂

Travel Update: Random Acts of Art Adventure Continues in Midwest

During this past month, the Random Acts of Art Adventure returned back to the US after an artful tour in Canada.

Below is some of the art created by Rosann in Edmonton, Alberta inspired by what she received with her delivery. Rosann created a little journal out of a paperback book that was in the pouch and used more creative goodness from the pouch on each of the pages!  Awesome idea!

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creaitivty

Rosann’s book inspired by pouch!

You can read more about Rosann’s book and adventure with this project in her artStory post, The Pouch Stopped Here!

The pouch is now safely back in the US, starting its Midwest Tour with Stop #17 & Thresa in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Random Acts of Art Adventure | 6 Degrees of Creativity

The Pouch Visits Thresa in Minnesota

This week the pouch was in route to Nancy in Wisconsin and will be heading to Illinois next!  The acts of adventure continues!  Yay!  Another update to follow soon or check out the pouch’s creative trail on Facebook. Thank you to Rosann and Thresa for contributing to this month’s photos and travel update!


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 CreativityEven though the Random Acts of Art Project is now closed, if you’re interested in projects instilling hope, gratitude, kindness, and giving back to others through engaging in art-making, check out the Creative Deed Project that just opened 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!

This month’s Creative Deed is dedicated to creating Tokens of Kindness using Altered Dominoes!

Tokens of KindnessCheck out the line up for this year’s workshops and join us here!