Week 2 of #FADD2021

We have now reached the end of week 2!  Yipee!!!

An enormous well done to everyone who has been taking part this year.  Can you believe that we have now almost reached the half way mark?  It has been such a joy to see projects evolve, new skills develop and our creative community connect with and encourage one another in a meaningful way.

We hope that Fun-A-Day 2021 is proving to be a positive experience for everyone and that it is bringing a little bit of extra joy to an unexpected January.

Week 2 has been another absolute creative blast and we have seen many fantastic projects develop further like this amazing pyrography guitar (currently in progress) by Kirsty Dalton.

This week’s Monday Funday post again gives a little snap shot of what has been happening across many of our participant’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. It is wonderful to see such diversity in projects, subjects areas and materials used.

Our project coordinator Sam Sherriff shared an encouraging welcome video with all of our participants on our Instagram and Facebook pages which you can watch below.

Without the enthusiasm, creativity and fun injected into the project by our amazing participants, Fun-A-Day would not be the success that it is. We commend each and every person who is taking part and thank you for continuing to share your work with us. A big thank you also to this year’s Fun A Day team members Hannah, Leah, Jilly and Kirsty, who along with Sam, help to keep the project wheels in motion.

In the last week, one of our assistant coordinators, Hannah has had the privilege of writing a blog about Fun-A-Day for Creative Dundee.  In this she quite accurately states: “It is the connection and community of Fun A Day Dundee that makes the group really shine. There is no competitiveness, just lots of people having fun together.”  You can read the rest of this blog here on the Creative Dundee website where you will also be able to see a sample of images from this year’s projects.

Many of you are really making the most of the online ‘Creative Sessions‘ and using them as a chance to unwind, create and connect. There has also been the option of ‘Mics off‘ sessions too, for those who might prefer a little bit more privacy and quiet as they create. Kirsty Baxter has recorded a video this week to explain the purpose and format of these sessions in a little bit more detail.

There are still a few sessions coming up and you can sign up for these over on Eventbrite, or keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages over the coming weeks for new session opportunities.

It has also been great to see a fair few participants getting out and about in nature and the local environment as well as some participants embracing school closures and getting their kids involved in their Fun-A-Day projects too. We are enjoying what everyone is sharing under the hashtag #fadd2021 and ask that you continue to do so.

Instagram tags for the above artwork:
@ajjc_art, @Juliewest.art, @kirstyangove_art, @cazsim82, @woollyjones, @justjudithdesign

Keep up the great work everyone. Week 1 and 2 have been superb and we can’t wait to see what week 3 and 4 have in store also.

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