On New Year’s Eve I drank more spirits than was comfortable, all in the wrong order. Then I piled about a pound of shellfish and butter on top. It was delicious at the time, and I felt delightfully “spinny,” but later I felt uncomfortable enough that I woke up early on New Year’s Day. Needless to say I did not leave the couch, or my pajamas.
I wasn’t in a state to do much more than recover, but I’m trying to ramp up the Thing-A-Day commitment in 2010. Most of the rules remain the same with a few exceptions (in red).
- I can make anything. It doesn’t have to be “crafted.” I can make a ten-second drawing or write a two-line poem.
- I can copy someone else’s work for practice and new ideas.
- I can make a project from someone else’s instructions or from a book.
- I can substitute half an hour’s work on an existing project, but not if rule #3 also applies.
- Craft/design work for clients counts.
- I can make something I’ve already made before, but not two days in a row.
- I cannot make two things one day in order to skip the next day.
- I do not have to post the results of any day’s work if I don’t like it.
- A project is finished when I am done working on it. It doesn’t have to be complete.
- At least once a week I need to make something that can be posted in my shop or in my portfolio, or at the very least, on this blog.
Since it had to be something I could do on the couch, Friday’s hangover thing was a new sticker mandala. Both festive and confusing. Seems about right.
I hope all of you had a relaxing and happy holiday season. Happy 2010 everyone!
This sounds like a very motivating resolution. I kinda want to try something like this…. Do you keep track in any formal way what you have done each day?
Well, the to-do list on my computer automagically adds “make something today” to my list every day and I check it off once I’m done. The things that I like I tend to post up here. Otherwise, it goes in a notebook, portfolio or recycling bin.
I do have a lot of empty notebooks, though. Maybe I’ll start recording what I’ve made. Thanks for the idea!
I just found your blog via Design*Sponge, and I absolutely love this idea. I am going to try something similar myself. Thank you – and good luck!