It’s a new year, so I thought I would give my project 365 an official new start day.
The game is the same: make something new each day. Create something that did not previously exist. Art, baking, photography, crafts… anything goes.
So here we go!
Day 1: a custom order
I also played with a drawing my daughter did. Here is the before and after:
Days 3 & 4: getting ready for some birthdays this weekend.
Day 5: printed off some forms to make lists with, in an attempt to be more organized. Need to get back into writing lists, I can’t function in the chaos otherwise!
Days 6 & 7 were crazy, trying to get back into routine, with kids back to school. My “play” time was spent grocery shopping without the kids on day 6, and packing up the Christmas decorations on day 7.
Here we go, let’s hope I don’t slack off quite so much in week 6. Week five was pretty stressful and it really interfered with my creative process.
Had to finish the great book I got myself into. Shadow of night, by Deborah Harkness. I find trilogies very frustrating, having to wait around so long for the next installment. You finish the first book, and wait around so long for the second you forget the first and have to reread it, in order to get into the second. Then you finish the second and you know damn well that you are going to have a hell of a time getting into the third one a year from now when it’s finally released.
The books (discovery of witches and shadow of night) have been fantastic, it just sucks to have to turn off the story in your head and wait.
Needed some pen and colour in my life. Photo shows the image I was trying to draw, and my pen/watercolour rendition.
Did some stamping with the kids, making bookmarks for Christmas gifts.
A splash of colour to go with a quote I like (couldn’t get the white balance quite right in the photo):
Playing around with house designs from wit & whistle
Not ready to let go of the house designs. They’re kind of fun 🙂
Inspired by “jpants4sale” on etsy and Amanda from witandwhistle.
More tiny little buildings. Made the firehall up completely on my own.
Week 3 of my creation journal.
Keeping things versatile is keeping me strong. I like having such a broad range of creative activities I can count towards this project.
Spent the morning taking photos. Spent the afternoon editing them and a backlog of several more photo shoots as well that I was able to finish up.
Day 2: I admit, I missed a day. I’ll make it up before the week is up though 🙂
Day 3: drew something. It sucked. Guess I wasn’t feeling it.
Day 4: mini photo session
Day 5: fun with facepaint. Practicing a sugar skull for my friend who wants to dress up on Halloween. We did a run through just for kicks.
Day 6: editing photos
Day 7: saw an image on a YouTube video (proof: the photographers on photography) and decided to paint it.
I have to admit I get a fair amount of inspiration from Pinterest. I follow Amanda from Wit & Whistle for her sketches and typography. I recently stumbled upon the following quote:
Draw something every day, even if it sucks.
I find myself curled up on the couch at the end of each crazy day, and these words repeat in my head. I can no longer idly watch a show without a pen and sketchbook in hand.
Or perhaps a rock and a sharpie marker.
Or maybe I won’t even let myself sit down until I’ve set the lights up in my makeshift studio (aka the living room) and taken a few photos.
I’m craving it like mad lately! I don’t know if I’m trying to balance the left brain or if I’m just scratching an itch, but I feel like there’s so much creativity in there that is wanting to pour out. I feel like I haven’t had a complete day if I haven’t created something.
So I’ve challenged myself to exactly that. Create something every day. Even if it sucks.
Thanks Amanda for the inspiration. http://witandwhistle.com/