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642 Creative Challenge: Draw a Lamppost or Write About a City You Identify Most With

It’s time for the next creative challenge inspired by the 642 series (642 Things to Draw, 642 Things to Write About, and other sources of endless quirky inspiration), the ultimate set of books to help you get creative every single day. Each journal is filled with unique prompts, meaning you never have to draw a blank!

Here is your challenge:

DRAW a lamppost
WRITE about what city you most identify with, and why

April is a glorious time to visit Paris (at least we think, considering there’s a song about it). Nibbling baguettes and traipsing through the Jardin des Tuileries sounds delightful, so we want you to transport yourself to the city of light and draw a lamppost. Share your illustration on Tumblr or Instagram for a chance to win a copy of the brand new 642 Things to Draw: Paris642 Things to Draw, and a set of our forthcoming Bright Ideas Colored Pencils!

Or try the writing prompt from the newest writing title in the series, 642 Things to Write About Me. As you may have gathered, we’ve got travel on the brain—we want to hear about the city you most identify with, and why. Post your answer with the hashtag #642things for a chance to win 642 Things to Write About Me, 642 Things to Write About, and a set of Marimekko Pencils featuring the iconic Finnish fashion and design house’s most beloved pattern.

Submit your entries on Tumblr or Instagram, and don’t forget to include the hashtag #642things and tag us at @chroniclebooks! Contest closes on May 31st at midnight. 

Here’s a little Parisian inspiration from editorial assistant Deanne Katz.

642 Things to Draw: Paris

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our last creative challenge—your bowls of soup had us salivating. See below for our winning entry featuring alphabet soup with a sweet story with on the side. Our winner will receive a copy of 642 Things to Draw642 Tiny Things to Draw, and a set of Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils.

642 Creative Challenge Winner

Psst: Did you know 642 is on Tumblr? We highlight our favorite pieces of content inspired by the series and would love to feature you! Tag us and use the hashtag #642things, or use the handy submit feature on Tumblr. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.


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