Saturday, January 5, 2013

365 Creative Challenge

I was browsing through some craft blogs today and came across this blog about making 365 things in 2013.  I have tried doing the "finish something everyday and blog about it" thing before, but that was several years ago before I revamped my blog and refocused my artwork.  I kept it up for about a month... but then I just stopped.  Ran out of time.  Ran out of motivation.  Quit.  Honestly, that is not an unfamiliar story for me.  That is why I have 3 partially finished crocheted blankets in my house.  Why I can only journal for a week, and then not again for a solid month (maybe two!)  Why it has taken me a year and a half to (almost) finish the t-shirt quilt for a friend (sorry Adam...)

BUT, this 365 challenge is different.  It isn't about finishing something every day.  It is about finishing 365 things over the course of 365 days.  Because let's face it, not every project can be finished in one day.  Especially not a weeknight after work.  So I have decided that I will make 365 Books in 2013.  Boom!  The gauntlet has been thrown!  It's on now!  Ah, but first some rules: (got some great tips from this blog about how to complete a year long challenge)

1.  Complete 365 books by the end of December 31st, 2013 (no half-finished books allowed!)  Ideally this means about 7 every week, and 30 by the end of the month.  But I'm flexible.
2.  This can be anything from a simple pamphlet stitch book, to a blank journal, to a full blown art book.  If nothing else, this will help me build inventory for my summer and winter craft shows, and for consignment.
3.  Projects must be photographed and blogged about.  This could be a snapshot of multiple books, with as little as one sentence describing the content or structure.  Let's not get too fancy.
4.  Photos will also be displayed in a folder on my Flickr page.

I think that is a pretty good crafty goal for 2013.  What do you think?  Have you ever tried making daily (or year long) craft related goals?


Anonymous said...

I think that's an AWESOME challenge!

minimeg said...

Thanks! It is going to be fun. I got started on it today while I was home. First update is coming soon!