Welcome to day one of A Book of Me creative challenges for Dementia Awareness Week and the following week, set by 64 Million Artists and Beauty and Utility Arts.
We’ve set these challenges for people living with dementia, people caring for them, people working in the field or anyone who is interested in how creativity can help us live well in older age. Challenges are designed around A Book of Me, a resource for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia looking to take creative control of their journey ahead. It’s about telling our stories and sharing what we need and want – something that’s important to all of us.
So, it seemed right that we start the first challenge by introducing ourselves and our stories. Katherine, who came up with the idea for A Book of Me made a video introducing herself, watch it here. We’re not going to ask you to do anything as scary as that so here’s your first challenge.
Draw or make or take a self-portrait that says something about you. It could be you wearing your favourite hat, or playing your favourite game or with your favourite people. If you’re drawing it doesn’t have to be perfect. Don’t take longer than 10 minutes or so. It’s just about having a go and getting involved.
What was that like? Did you like doing it? Have you drawn in a while or was it easier to take a picture? Did you feel nervous?
Share your picture or just your thoughts about it either on our website dothinkshare.com or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #DoThinkShareDAW