I just checked out this book from the library, A Daily Creativity Journal 365: Make Something Everyday and Change Your Life! The idea of starting a 365 project sounds really exciting and overwhelming to me. The good news is I can do anything I want, I can pick a theme or just try to express myself in any way. While reading the prompt suggestions last night I came up with a similar idea that’s not so “hard to reach” perhaps. What if instead I pick something “new” for every month? I can focus on one art medium or one idea/action that I really want to explore!
So I will schedule each month to participate in my Year of Something New:
January: Organization– I will work in the house, my room, my art supplies, and organize as much as I possibly can, and maybe even get rid of the excess stuff! (no promises, but maybe look for craft supply sales soon 🙂
February: Books– let’s try to actually read some of the free novels I’ve been collecting on my Kindle, but nothing how-to or crafty.
March: Babies– My twin sister is pregnant with twins, this month will be focusing on making things for babies and preparing for them to be here!
April: Sewing– There is so much I want to learn to do, I bought a book with simple patterns and instructions, let’s get started!
May: Food: I want to try a bunch of new Gluten-Free recipes, I got a new cookbook for Christmas so this is the month for cooking!
June: Outdoors: This is all about spending time outside, making things or just enjoying the environment in a new way.
July: Polymer Clay– I bought these different colors but haven’t done a thing with them, its time to play!
August: Watercolor Paints – I am anxious to learn to use my pencils and paints and make those beautiful color blends!
September: Acrylic Paints – Time to take my acrylic paintings to a new level!
October: Christmas Gifts – thats right, gotta start early to make handmade gifts, possibly from something I have learned new this year.
November: Family Time – time to slow down and refocus my energy on family and friends, maybe reconnect with long lost pals.
December: Pick Your Fave – time for me to revisit my favorite Something New’s of the year.
What can you look forward to? Photos and posts about my progress. I may not take all my “before” photos of my disorganization, its pretty bad. I may even be able to walk away with a few DIY’s and How-To’s for you guys. This is coming up to another busy year, I want to get started painting right away, but I know I have other very important things to focus on during the first few months.
Organization is big on the list and will help me fix the clutter when I have the opportunity to get started on my new artsy ambitions. No worries tho, I will not stop making art or jewelry during these months! I will continue to create and post items in my Etsy shop. Also while I explore new mediums, get excited to see those items in my Etsy shop as well!
Is anyone else participating in a 365 Something project for the new year? If you are, link your blog/project in the comments so everyone can check it out!