‘Making Waves’ – Friday March 10th 2017

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Waves by ahisgett, on Flickr

Compose a short poem/Haiku on the theme of ‘Making Waves



Ainmníodh Gaillimh mar phríomhchathair chultúir na hEorpa 2020 agus tá dúshlán an lae inniu ag teacht chugat ó fhoireann Gaillimh2020. ‘Bruth faoi thír’ atá de choincheap faoin gclár agus ba mhaith le Gaillimh2020 go gcumfá dán gearr/Haiku leis an téama seo.

Galway has officially been designated the European Capital of Culture 2020 and today’s challenge comes from the Galway2020 team. Their vision is for Galway to ‘Make Waves’ in 2020; waves of creativity, digital waves, disruptive waves, energetic waves. Galway2020 believe at the heart of Galway 2020 is the next wave of artists, creators, makers and shakers. That means you!

Image credit: “Waves” (CC BY 2.0) by ahisgett


Need any help?

Tips on composing Haiku’s can be found here (http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html)


How to participate:

As with all our challenges, you can interpret as you wish. if you would rather do a drawing, digital mash-up, photography etc. please do.  Share your interpretation of Galway2020’s challenge with us, not forgetting to tag #campuscreate in your post:




Prompt 1-5 ‘I’ ‘Express your ‘self”

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My eye by orangeacid, on Flickr
“My eye” Image: Flickr (CC BY 2.0) by orangeacid

This week it’s all about Me, Myself, I.

We have a list of ideas for you below to help express your ‘self’. If you can, challenge yourself to try 3 of these throughout the week.

Share your inspiration with us during our final week of CampusCreate.

It’s been great getting to know you all, we hope you enjoyed participating and that you found inspiration in each other’s creativity.

So…..what are you waiting for?….Challenge yourself……..Go Create! 


Challenge:  Over the course of the week, take 3 of these ideas. Express your ‘self’



  Make a portrait of yourself in twenty years. Or in fifty years. Or both
  Write an autobiographical poem or write the chapter titles in your autobiography. Or illustrate your book cover
 Draw something you keep putting off, or something that causes you to procrastinate
  Explore what your space says about you
 Express yourself in art – Use a journal to record your stream of consciousness.  Record your thoughts, draw images that come to your mind
 Bullet your day – (Describe what you do exactly). Can you make art or write a poem from your objective descriptions?
 Take an engaging self portrait of yourself (Not exactly a selfie, show who you are without including yourself, or include only part of your face or body)
 Happy Memories. Can you turn them into something artistic, what were the colours, smells, can you create a colour palette inspired by where you were?
 Lose yourself in your imagination. If your favourite artist, musician, author, film maker, or photographer, commissioned you to create something based on their work, what would you make?
 Have fun with your personal style
 Take a photograph that captures an emotion at the moment of pressing the shutter button, what do you see that connects with that emotion?


How to share:
  • Use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @campuscreate to post your response. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ispark
  • If you are not on social media, find out how to participate

Prompt 3 ‘Place’ Oh the places you’ll go!

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What’s your favourite line from Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”?

Draw some inspiration, and share it with us


Watch the vimeo video above or see an animated version of Dr. Seuss’s book on YouTube here


How to share:
  • Use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @campuscreate to post your response. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #placespark
  • If you are not on social media, find out how to participate

Prompt 1 ‘Water’ – 1st Day of Spring

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Today is the first day of Spring

It is the Festival of Imbolc, and is known as Lá Fhéile Bríde or St Brigit’s day

This festival marked the beginning of spring and has been celebrated since ancient times. Visiting water sources, such as holy wells was a long held tradition on this day, to pray for good health

How about a short verse, or image, or sound recording about ‘Water’ in honour of the first day of Spring?


Don’t forget to use the hashtag #waterspark when sharing your contributions


Visualise a verse (notegraphy.com)

Record, edit & upload sound (audioboom.com)

Find out more about Imbolc from Wikipedia and also through Brigits Garden in Rosscahill, Co. Galway

How to participate
  • Use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @campuscreate your response. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #waterspark
  • If you are not on social media, find out how to participate

Prompt 4 ‘Beginnings’ – Begin afresh, afresh, afresh

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New Beginnings

“Begin afresh, afresh, afresh”

Philip Larkin – The Trees


Interpret this one whatever way you like. Write, draw, take a photo, whatever. You decide.

Want to participate?

Share your interpretation with us online

Post your response to today’s daily prompt to @campuscreate on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ and be sure to include the hashtag #beginspark

Not on social media?

Email or Drop it to us (password=mycreate), and we’ll publish it for you