Time flies and we are at the halfway point of #FADD2022! It’s been fascinating and inspiring to follow the work that’s being shared on a daily basis – thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to share their work and to follow along with the rest of the FADD community 💜
As part of this week’s roundup we’d like to shine a light on some of this year’s projects that aren’t in the medium of 2D art – it’s easy at first glance to think that’s the kind of creativity FADD is all about (and for some participants, it is, and that’s great!) but there are actually a huge amount of other projects going on…
First up is Rachel Fox’s Songs That Stick. This writing project is part memoir, part music journalism and takes us on a daily journey through a song that has come to be important in Rachel’s life. Sometimes there are interviews with the song’s performer/writer too. It’s a real deep dive and a daily treat to read (an audio version is also available).
And, very excitingly, Rachel went on BBC 6Music this week to talk about Songs That Stick and FADD in general with Lauren Laverne! You can listen to their conversation here – skip to 1 hour 36 mins to get straight to it 😄
Next is Davy Mitchell’s Flash Fiction (you might remember Davy from one of our participant blogs last year). Every day Davy writes a short story based on the results of his story cubes, and as you can guess they are extremely varied! They are great to catch up on with a cuppa and will stay with you long after you’ve closed the (web)page.
We also have several participants making music on a daily basis. The above image is of Meggieggie’s Instagram feed. M brings their gorgeous vocals to a new song every day, just going with the flow and without any pressure. They also have awesome hair and a cute dog – what’s not to like?
Returning participant Ed Muirhead (above) also composes a new song every day. Ed uses a variety of instruments and shares a photo with each track too. He has a new instagram page for all this which is well worth a follow – find it here.
The Candle Bothy (left in the above image) is filling a lamp every day – creating a little world within, different every time. Sam Sherriff (centre) is using a journal with art prompts to help find time for art amongst new motherhood; and Kim McRae is crafting a heart every day, using a variety of materials. If satisfying videos are your thing then be sure to check out Jack Anderson’s feed for a daily process video as he crafts a bowl from wood.
Of course these are just a small snapshot of what is going on within the Fun A Day Dundee community this week and month! Please check out the #fadd2022 hashtag to see more, and keep sharing your own work, too!
(Remember, it’s okay if you haven’t managed to work or share your project every day, or even most days. Any level of participation is welcome and we all have different level of other responsibilities, different routines and pressures. Have fun when you can and share when you can ✨)
And finally, a quick reminder of our free virtual event on Saturday! This will be a fascinating afternoon and a chance to hang out (virtually!) with others in the Fun A Day Dundee community (it’s okay to keep your camera and mic off if you feel more comfortable that way). To book your free place, click here.