Happy New Year!
About a week before the new year I decided that, even though I have a terrible track record with challenges and projects, I would take part in Year of Creative Habits. I first learned about it through Haley Aubuchon, who says it’s one of the best art things she’s ever done – and it shows in how she improved over the year she did it. I then had a think about how I could do it in a manageable way. During Art Every Day Month 2016, I did a couple of drawings on post-its and thought it was fun. They are small and easy to make something on every day, I could even doodle during my lunch break or commute. We also have hundreds of post-its at home, so it seemed a perfect way to go about it: a post-it (or two) a day!
I decided to do some test runs in the lead up to the new year, because I wanted to get a feel for it and I thought it would be less intimidating than having to start right on January 1st. I also made a little book to house them. Here are some of the testers:
Initially I thought I would just be drawing on each post-it, but it’s really fun to collage on them too. I think it will be good to mix it up throughout the year so I don’t get bored or frustrated. Yesterday I completed the first week and I’ve made art on two post-its a day (except on the first day). I’m not sure how long that will last, but I’m having fun with it right now! Here are the post-its for the week:
It’s making me feel more accomplished every day and I look forward to making them. Are you taking part in a 365 day project of some kind? I’d love to hear about it!