March 26, 2020

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Rafael Esquer

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Five Instagram Challenges for the Quarantine

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Most of us have been in quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As if we are not spending enough time looking at our devices, the unexpected quarantine has made social media even more ubiquitous in our lives. We’ve seen some influencers going to extremes to gain followers and likes; from …

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Most of us have been in quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As if we are not spending enough time looking at our devices, the unexpected quarantine has made social media even more ubiquitous in our lives. We’ve seen some influencers going to extremes to gain followers and likes; from giving dangerous advice about health and wellness to doing stupid things like licking airplane toilets.

But people with some extra idle time on their hands need distractions. Worry not, because Instagram has you covered. Today we show you some of the most popular challenges that have been popping up lately. Since here at Alfalfa Studio do a set of push-ups in the afternoons, I’m advocating for the #See10Do10 one but there is something for almost everyone.

#DrawFromADistance
This challenge consists of creating a drawing to share in Instagram using the appropriate hashtag. The creator, illustrator Sara Beth Morgan, gives a prompt that might include making fan art of your favorite book, movie, or TV show.

#10TouchToiletPaper or #10TouchChallenge
Finally a positive story relating to toilet paper! This challenge asks you to juggle a roll of toilet paper like a soccer ball. The goal is to get 10 touches in a row before the roll hits the ground. Some of the athletes that have taken the challenge are Manchester United’ Bruno Fernandes, former Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez, and even the one and only Lionel Messi have taken up this challenge. I’m going to start practicing!

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#StayAtHome #ITrainAtHome

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#See10Do10
For 10 one, you do 10 pushups, then tag as many friends as you’d like and challenge them to do the same. The idea is that if you get tagged yourself, you keep the trend going and get some exercise along the way. This has taken off among celebrities. My favorite is Jennifer Hudson…

#GestureChallenge
This is all about gestures. This challenge is a fun way to test your hand coordination skills by asking you to follow the hand emojis to music. To start, you visit the creator’s Instagram handle (I.M.Noel), click onto the tab that has filters then select the Gesture Challenge and follow the easy instructions.

#QuarantineArtClub
This creative challenge is lead by artist Carson Ellis. On a daily basis she gives you a prompt that can range from ‘self-portrait’ to ‘out your window.’

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OUT YOUR WINDOW Hello! Are you stuck in your house this week? No way! I am too. But one thing that a lot of us are lucky to have in common is WINDOWS. We have windows in our homes that look out on the world. Today we’ll be drawing the views out of those windows. If you’d like some extra help with this assignment, my friend @wendymac teaches live drawing classes for kids every day on instagram and she’ll be giving a lesson on this very subject today. We’ve coordinated to help you take on what may be your very first landscape (or cityscape). She’s an excellent teacher and pretty much the most charming person I know so head over to @wendymac at 10 am PST to get some help with this if you want. Here are a few additional tips and requests: A window is a natural frame. Use this to your advantage. Begin by drawing the window – not what you see THROUGH it, but its frame. Once you’ve drawn the actual window, take a moment to see how it frames the view before you begin to draw it. Not everyone has a view out their window. Not everyone has a window. Do your best with what you’ve got. Remember, anything that gives you a view to another place is a window, and anything visible through that window can be illuminating. IMPORTANT: We are living in all kinds of places, all over the world. Yet many of us are in the same boat: cooped up, missing people. Let’s celebrate our far-flung-ness. Write your location on your artwork so we can see where you’re from. We want to know what your window is looking out on. And if you’d like to share your work, tag it: #qacoutyourwindow #quarantineartclub #drawtogether (The hashtag for Wendy’s drawing class. Very wonderful!)

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