GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 53 – COVID Hug

Since we can no longer give each other big, warm, cuddly hugs, it’s time we invent the official hug or hug routine of social distancing. Props, noises, physical impossibiliites… they are all welcome. Let’s see two people warmly “embracing” each other with “the new COVID hug” (obviously from a distance of at least 6 feet).

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 52 – Random Acts COVID Relief

Random Acts is raising funds for grassroots COVID relief efforts. (You can donate here, but that’s not the purpose of this item.) Go here and nominate an organization in your community that is doing good work to receive support. Submit a screenshot of your nomination to us.

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 51 – #LGBeTogether

A lot of LGBTQ+ people are sheltering-in-place with people who don’t accept them as they are, which makes an already difficult situation even more isolating. Show them that though they are physically isolated right now, they are not alone: post a photo of yourself holding up a sign with a message of support which also includes contact numbers to organizations for support in case they need help. Submit the photo with a link to your social media post tagged #LGBeTogether and #GISH.

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 49 – #LettersOfGratitude

I recently wrote a letter of thanks to a guy named Jim, who helped me quite a bit when I was young man, sharing his time and knowledge with me. I posted about it on social media, and we’ve since reconnected. Write a letter of gratitude to someone in your past who shaped your present for the better or made you who you are in a positive way, then share it with them if you can and post it publicly (if you’re comfortable) tagged #LettersOfGratitude. Send us a pic of your letter and a link to your post.

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 47 – Unicorn Livestream

Rachel Miner brings all the unicorns to the yard. Let’s see the largest gathering of unicorns watching her panel! Take a photo of yourself, dressed as a unicorn (homemade costume is perfect if you don’t have a unicorn costume in your closet for some strange reason), watching her #FestivalAndBeyond Livestream to benefit Random Acts’ COVID Relief efforts. Bonus points: make a donation to Random Acts to help support COVID relief, and share the two photos side-by-side.

Watch the livestream here! https://www.youtube.com/nerdsandbeyond
Donate here! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/festival-and-beyond-support-for-those-impacted-by-covid-19

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 46 – Child Cutting Hair

TIMELAPSE. I recently let my children take the reins on my personal grooming and I’ve never felt better about not being able to go outside among other people. They say misery loves company, so now it’s your turn: let the youngest person in your household that’s old enough to use scissors cut your hair and document the experience. (Don’t advise them. After all, they’re the expert.)

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 43 – Toothpaste Portrait

It’s such a pity that a prolific painter like yourself is low on supplies. Luckily, you still have plenty of toothpaste. Create a tiny toothpaste portrait of your favorite celebrity on the mirror and tag them with “Hey (their username), you make me smile.” Post your portrait on social media tagged #GISH.

GISH Play-at-Home Round 1 – Item 40 – Macro Toe Drawing

SIDE-BY-SIDE IMAGES. English sculptor Henry Moore once said: “Drawing, even for people who cannot draw, even for people not trying to produce a good drawing, makes you look more intensely.” Produce a detailed, super-up-close macro drawing or painting of your best friend’s big toe or nostril. Submit side-by-side with a photo of the reference you used.