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Earthly Instructables

Earthly Instructable: WINTER

 

A creative challenge from Anna Taugher of IAMACOLLECTION and Lori Ryker, founder of Artemis Institute.

 

Lori and I have teamed up to create a challenge to get you to forge a collaboration with nature and get your creative juices flowing this winter. We hope you will join us in the first installment of Earthly Instructable: an online community challenge.

 

 

At the core of our existence is the desire to create and make. Regardless of scale we create everyday. The act of creation, which is activity combined with positive intention, can be as simple as setting the table for breakfast or baking a cake, and as complex as architecture or composing a symphony. All of these creative acts provide a connection for who and how we are in the world. They set-up, set-aside, negotiate, and connect us to the world we live in.

 

To take the opportunity to respond to the world from our own point of view provides the time for contemplation, interaction, and experience with the pure joy of nature.

 

We have been wondering what would come about if many, many, people were to take a bit of time in nature and spend it in contemplation and creation. This is our Challenge, take some time for yourself to “be” in nature, collaborate with, and create!

 

Follow these simple steps for your semi-permanent creation:

 

First -

Step 1: Walk some distance into a natural area, stop at a place you feel comfortable in.

Step 2: Gather material that is straight in nature.

Step 3: Place the material into a cylindrical to semi-spherical shape, finished scale is up to you.

Step 4: Intertwine, wind, and connect the material until it is stable in its final shape, adding material as needed. (don’t forget it’s winter, ice and snow can be a great material to use)

Step 5: Place yourself inside your structure, en-joy.

 

Next-

 

Have a photo made of you in your Winter Earthly Instructable and post to Instagram no later than midnight February 16 with the following hashtag #earthlyinstructable

 

And the WINNER is..!

 

A winner will be selected from the top three submissions based on likes and comments submitted by midnight February 16. They will receive the inspiring book My People's Dreaming: An Aboriginal Elder Speaks on Life, Land, Spirit and Forgiveness written by Max Dulumunmun Harrison and Peter McConchie provided by Artemis Institute.

 

The winner will be announced through instagram, and also on : iamacollection.com, loriryker.com,on Facebook as Artemis Institute.