Coming this summer…. Creative Deed 365 Minneapolis!
This summer, the national art therapy conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 8-12. I’ll be attending and also presenting, as well as keeping up with my creative daily practice of leaving creative deeds for others to find while away. I thought it would be fun to see if other art therapists and art therapy students also planning to attend this year’s conference would be interested in leaving their own creative deeds and creative goodness throughout the event during these five days. Wanna join in?
If you’re going to the conference this year, it’s easy to participate either as a Creative Deeder or Creative Deed Finder:
- Creative Deeder: If you are interested in making and leaving Creative Deed Art, just make one for everyday of the conference and leave one each day in a random place onsite at the conference for another attendee or hotel visitor to discover. Creative Deed Art includes inspiring and encouraging handmade pieces of creative expression, infused with messages of kindness, hope, and positivity left behind for unsuspecting others. Throughout this year in the Creative Deed Facebook Group, members often create artist trading card or index card size art, but there’s really no particular form or size. I’ve been making my daily pieces of art with half size index cards, playing cards, and handmade paper cut to 3 x 2.5 inches to keep my practice manageable, both in the making and releasing. I also include a simple label on the back of each card that explains the intention of the project and what was just found.
- Creative Deed Finder: If you find a creative deed while in attendance at the conference, use social media to let everyone participating in the project about your creative find using the hashtags #found #creativedeed365 #minneapolis. Let’s keep the energy going virtually!
- You can also RSVP on this FB event page to be alerted of updates, ask questions, or get more information related to this fun adventure as it gets closer and happens onsite!
I hope you’ll make plans to join in on this creative fun this summer- as a Creative Deeder, Finder, or maybe both! Imagine the creative goodness and energy that could be made, shared, and received during this week! :)
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.