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Hello First name / Friend,,
Today we’re back with a challenge from Cumbria Libraries
The Cumbria Libraries Outreach Team invited community members to get together and join a creative workshop hosted by 64 Million Artists to come up with the challenges you'll find from them this month. Pictured below is the workshop in action…
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“We’re looking forward to making connections, pausing for thought and having some creative fun. We can’t wait to see the different ways in which people respond to the challenges.”

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Use a spillage, stain, tear or something 'imperfect' to inspire your creativity. You could write a haiku about the stain on the floor, add a smiling face to a coffee ring stain, or use a tear to inspire some embroidery. If you can't find anything - splash a small amount of cold tea onto some scrap paper. Let it dry and let the shapes inspire a doodle.
Welsh Translation: 
Defnyddia rhyw lanast, staen, rhwyg neu unrhyw beth 'amherffaith' i'th ysgogi i greu. Gallet ysgrifennu pennill am y staen ar y llawr, neu ychwanegu wyneb hapus at staen cylch cwpan coffi, neu ddefnyddio rhwyg i ysbrydoli brodwaith. Os na elli ddod o hyd i ddim, arllwysa ychydig o de oer ar ddarn o bapur, gadael iddo sychu ac yna gadael i'r siapiau ysbrydoli dwdl.
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Does this challenge change your perspective on what ‘imperfect’ means? 
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Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in! 
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here. 

A note from 64 Million Artists: 
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples: 
  • Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace  and creating responses together
  • Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
  • Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
  • Individually, keeping responses to yourself 
Anything goes. 
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!

See you tomorrow, 
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from the team at 64 Million Artists
P.s. Why not invite a friend to join The January Challenge and kickstart a little connection with others?