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Jan 7, 2011

by Julie Schneider

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bio_julie_author_pic.jpgWhat will you make to greet the dawn of a new decade? Whether sketching self-portraits, welding wildebeest sculptures or baking banana bread, a daily project can be just the thing to break out of your routine while making creativity a part of your daily life. As Noah Scalin, the brains behind the Skull-a-Day project and author of 365: A Daily Creativity Journal, says, “A daily project is like a marathon. It’s a ridiculously daunting task, but making an original creation every day gives you an incredible sense of accomplishment. It also forces you to push beyond your mental and physical barriers (especially the ones you’ve erected for yourself). You’ll be amazed at what you produce and what you learn about yourself in the process.” Bring it on, 2011!

bio_noah_scalin.jpgHave you broken any of your New Year’s resolutions yet? It’s easy to commit yourself to new things, but it’s way more difficult to follow through. In 2007, I decided to create a skull a day for a year, and had no idea what I’d signed myself up for! By the time I realized how out of hand trying to make something new every day for a year could get, I was already reaping the benefits and had an audience that was cheering me on.

The end result is that I’ve accrued a large body of creative work, a toolbox full of new skills, tons of new friends all over the world, had two books published, and, oh yeah, was on the Martha Stewart show!

Okay, so results may vary, but the point is, you never know what will come from taking on the challenge of a year-long daily project! So why not consider making 2011 a Year of Creativity for yourself? Here’s some advice on getting started from my new book, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal

A year-long daily project can be overwhelming — that’s a good and a bad thing. The sheer scale of the task can make it seem impossible to accomplish, but it’s that daunting quality that actually creates so many opportunities for incredible and unexpected results. Pushing yourself beyond your assumed limits is what it’s all about.

So what’s the big deal? Doing something every day can change your life for the better, whether it’s gaining a new level of skill, nurturing latent abilities, or just seeing what dedication and commitment can produce. And no matter what the outcome, you will learn more about yourself and feel a sense of accomplishment that’s rare to find in our normal daily lives. A daily project is a personal journey that can offer you a rare opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth with tangible results. And who knows? Maybe even a new career, a book deal, an exhibition, an extra source of income, or even fame and fortune.

Choosing a Subject or Medium

The key to a successful daily project is deciding on a subject or medium that you will enjoy exploring for a year. Your theme may come as a flash of inspiration, as it did for me, or it may be something you experiment with and research before settling on. Keep in mind that a year is a lot longer than you might think, and it’s easy to get bored or burned out while working daily. On the whole, a simpler idea will go a lot further than a complicated one, which can easily bog you down as it becomes increasingly more difficult to produce.

If you choose a consistent subject matter (skulls, stars, smiley faces, Chihuahuas, etc.), pick something you already like. You probably have plenty examples of it in your environment to inspire you, and you’ll be less likely to get tired of it before a year is over. That action figure collection will finally do more than gather dust!

If you pick a consistent medium or technique (oil painting, photography, collage, etc.), this is your chance to take your skill to another level. They say practice makes perfect, and you’ll be getting a lot of practice in the course of your project. Choose something you really want to master.

I enjoyed picking my subject and diving into the project to see what the results would be, but feel free to test out a few ideas before you commit yourself to going the distance. Once you get going, don’t be afraid of allowing your subject or medium to morph. Perhaps you start with oil painting, but allow yourself to try other types of painting, or maybe you start with Chihuahuas, but move to other breeds of dogs as well. Let your interests guide you.

Here’s a selection of 10 ideas (of 365 listed from the book) for things to do to get you moving…

1. Take a 5 minute walk and make something where you end up using what’s available. Leave it there for someone else to discover, but be sure to document it first!

2. What do you collect? Work with a collection of objects you have in your home (or borrow a friend’s, if you like).

3. Transform an old book into something new by cutting, folding, gluing, etc.

4. Create or alter something so that it disappears into its background.

5. Can you create something using a material that will dissipate quickly? (For example: soap bubbles, smoke, butter on a griddle, cream in coffee, etc.)

6. Turn today’s junk mail (or spam email) into something much more appealing.

7. Make an image with just words or letters. You can cut them from a magazine, draw them yourself or print out words on a computer to work with.

8. Re-interpret your favorite childhood story.

9. Make a unique trophy. Bonus: award it to someone!

10. Add a face to something that normally doesn’t have one.

Be sure to visit my site, MakeSomething365.com, where I’m cataloging 365 projects to inspire folks to start their own! And, of course, let me know if you do start your own project and I’ll be sure to share it there too.

By Sarah Bayly from A Rabbit A Day

What are you going to make in 2011? Let us know in the comments below!

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482 comments

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 5 years ago

    My goal... new glass designs. Good read, thank you.

  • kristincoffin

    kristincoffin said 5 years ago

    sign me up! (not that I don't already create daily) Fun and inspiring article. Thanks!

  • kristincoffin

    kristincoffin said 5 years ago

    Oh--and new Rose Cut Diamond Engagement Rings that I plan to work on everyday.

  • NickisDesigns

    NickisDesigns said 5 years ago

    I'm going to say I'll make a million dollars? Does that count as making something? Or maybe that's just dreaming something...I hope to make lots of new things and to make lots of people happy!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 5 years ago

    So inspiring!!

  • linguaNigra

    linguaNigra said 5 years ago

    wow, that is so inspiring!!! I think I might have to try this!

  • elinart

    elinart said 5 years ago

    Great topic! :)

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages said 5 years ago

    Great ideas

  • BowtanicalBowtique

    BowtanicalBowtique said 5 years ago

    What a neat idea, to create something new everyday! I'm seriously considering this! Even if it's something small and seemingly insignificant!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    This is such a great post! Thanks =)

  • jennybradley

    jennybradley said 5 years ago

    Congrats on sticking to it! A 365 project sounds fun but what a big commitment! Might be a fun challenge :)

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 5 years ago

    Great post!!!!!!!

  • RuneSpirits

    RuneSpirits said 5 years ago

    Great idea! - So we're seven days in. That's not too late a start. I did a year long prediction reading for 2011 for the United States a few days ago which I found very intriguing. I'm going to play off of that and do a Rune - a - Day reading. No only should my Rune reading skills improve but it will be interesting too! Game on.

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 5 years ago

    I loved this article; it really makes me want to continuously create. I just made cookies yesterday and folded a newspaper hat for my son the day before, so I think I'm on a roll! And who doesn't organize their dinner peas into an animal shape, or doodle a little something here and there? I think we can all be creative each day without struggling to make ourselves be. This year I truly hope to utilize the "spare parts" section of my art room closet where I've squirreled old books and findings away, planning to turn them in to some sort of creations. I'm also going to be working extra hard on a new set of pieces for my first ever solo show this summer! *Cheers!* Ooooh the creative energy is flowing and making me restless! I adore the bunny leaves and seriously am going home today to do the #1 five minute walk idea. Thank you!

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 5 years ago

    making something new out of something old...my future goal!

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 5 years ago

    Great reminder to always push yourself a little bit farther every day ...

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 5 years ago

    Great ideas...something inspiring to look forward to everyday. I like that!

  • soulcreate

    soulcreate said 5 years ago

    Love this post! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 5 years ago

    This is very inspiring! Great post!

  • SMIRNOFFdesignSTUDIO

    SMIRNOFFdesignSTUDIO said 5 years ago

    SO INSPIRING!!! Thanks for sharing. I already start my year-long daily project! Love it! :)))))))))

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 5 years ago

    creative and talented people.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    The bunny leaves are so creative n kewl, thanks for your article....

  • brooksbarrow

    brooksbarrow said 5 years ago

    interesting read - thanks!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Thank you to all the Etsians who keep me inspired daily! No lie, so much talent here!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    what a great idea. i will give that a try. maybe not everyday, but more often than not. thanks for the inspiring article.

  • BrightSpotDesigns

    BrightSpotDesigns said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article, I create almost daily but this is definitely food for thought.

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 5 years ago

    Yes !Is not life without creativity!!! Great article :) Thanks !!!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    absolutely going to give this a try~ excited to see where my imagination leads me!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 5 years ago

    Inspiring article! I should make better use of all the stuff at home. Great idea!

  • treasureagain

    treasureagain said 5 years ago

    I was going to comment "How INSPIRING!" but I see that others have thought the same thing. Pretty cool that you can inspire others along with being creative! Great work!

  • artbooksandcanvases

    artbooksandcanvases said 5 years ago

    Completely in love with these ideas! Ill be trying them out myself!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 5 years ago

    GREAT IDEAS! THANK YOU.

  • AmethystArt

    AmethystArt said 5 years ago

    I did this the year before last and it was daunting, yet fulfilling in the end. My worst moment: begging to borrow my bosses phone on a business trip to post to my blog before Midnight. In the end, I had to losen my own rule from posting it each day to just making something each day.

  • LyBly

    LyBly said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring... and exciting!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    thanks for the pick me up. great way to visualize possibilities. :)

  • wheretheresawool

    wheretheresawool said 5 years ago

    Love this idea - what an amazing example to set! In the face of all obstacles, creativity is the only way to go...

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 5 years ago

    I love play on words juxtapositions and handmade Great collection!

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 5 years ago

    It would be great to make a piece of jewellery each day, just to push my creativity. I tend to work in large chunks and then take several days off, but permission to "play", even sketch a jewellery idea if I don't have time to make would be marvelous.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 5 years ago

    Great idea and wonderful examples for inspiration!

  • ViviansKitchen

    ViviansKitchen said 5 years ago

    I can't stop making things every day ♥

  • RuneSpirits

    RuneSpirits said 5 years ago

    I've decided I'm going to post my daily Rune readings to a blog. I'm taking requests for non-personal reading topics. Stop in and encourage me to keep reading! http://runespirits.blogspot.com/

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    I am sleeping with my fabrics and with my dreams :))

  • mother8daughter

    mother8daughter said 5 years ago

    Those bunny leaves are so adorable!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    This is a great idea....& so inspiring. I wanted to pick something simple. So I descided on my small tie on bracelets. They are a huge hit at my local Saturday market, and I figure by the time Spring/Summer comes around I will have a ton of them, in all different colors, with all sorts of beads. The market shoppers love them because they are something fun to take home that does not cost them much!

  • CreoleSha

    CreoleSha said 5 years ago

    a headband or cuff a day - that is what i will make :) i already create everday in my shop but this will be a different challenge for me. thanks for inspiring me!

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 5 years ago

    What a totally fun directive. I like the emphasis that creating can be big or small, involve a lot of time or just a few seconds. I forget that all too often!

  • LastCaress

    LastCaress said 5 years ago

    Love the skull video! I'd be so bored if I didn't make things every day.

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 5 years ago

    So tempted to something every day after reading your inspirational story.

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 5 years ago

    Great inspiration

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Great article. I love that the idea went beyond the original purpose and connected Noah to opportunities and new people.

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 5 years ago

    I should do something like this, thanks for the inspiration.

  • xmastreeskirts4u

    xmastreeskirts4u said 5 years ago

    Yes! I feel this is the year to really let creativity take over. This year I'll make sure my shop offers more. I'm also going to have my three chickies jump on board, it will be good to have their creative spirits broaden. Merry day everyone!

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 5 years ago

    I bought that book. It really helpful for ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much for posting.

  • DeweyDecimalCrafts

    DeweyDecimalCrafts said 5 years ago

    Ah yes, Skull-a-Day, I was featured on it a couple of years ago! http://skulladay.blogspot.com/2009/07/crocheted-skull.html

  • RetroReborn

    RetroReborn said 5 years ago

    Great article, very inspiring!

  • ReflectedLight

    ReflectedLight said 5 years ago

    Faaaaantastic advice =] My new goal is made a new piece of art every other day!

  • WeThreeTrees

    WeThreeTrees said 5 years ago

    This is great, thank you! I am going to try my hand at making something everyday. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Great inspiring article! Does making a mess every day count?

  • Floreal

    Floreal said 5 years ago

    So inspiring.. Love your website!

  • Eyelah

    Eyelah said 5 years ago

    Very Inspiring..

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 5 years ago

    great article! I did the 365 thing in 2009, painting 365 different cat ladies and it WAS a marathon, a great sense of achievement, I made a ton of new friends, AND it introduced a LOT of new customers to my Etsy shop! I'm still reaping the rewards...

  • JHenryDesigns

    JHenryDesigns said 5 years ago

    I'm so inspired! Thank you for your contribution. I just got my idea and am off to go start on it now!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration. I need to start a "scarf a day" and see how it goes. I think I am going to start sketching designs too,should be pretty fun!

  • paulajeansgarden

    paulajeansgarden said 5 years ago

    I LOVE IT--i have a create something everyday practice and it keeps my mind open to ideas. imagine what a world we'll make with so many artists creating everyday!

  • pepidesigns

    pepidesigns said 5 years ago

    Amazing post and amazing and talented artists out there. I just checked out some of the websites and different projects and I'm speechless. Thanks for sharing!

  • NorthDesign

    NorthDesign said 5 years ago

    very inspiring

  • blissfulbathandbody

    blissfulbathandbody said 5 years ago

    Love, love, love it! Very inspiring....going to take that 5 min. walk right now! :)

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 5 years ago

    Great Article...love the leaf rabbits! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

  • PleasantPeninsula

    PleasantPeninsula said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Noah! What an inspiration, thanks for sharing!

  • sweetpetunias

    sweetpetunias said 5 years ago

    Great inspiration and ideas! I think my twist on it will be to do one improvement a day to my Etsy shop. Either by making something specifically to list, creating a listing, contacting a blogger for promotion, taking one better picture. Imagine how much improved my shop will be at the end of this year! Yea!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 5 years ago

    I just love this...getting the journal/book for my grandson. Noah featured my skulls many times on his web site. Love this kind of creativity accountability to one's self. Excellent!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 5 years ago

    The Skull-A-Day project is amazing.

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna said 5 years ago

    My husband had the honor of being Noah's last post of 2010. It was interesting to watch him throughout the year. The commitment kept him going on days when he really didn't feel creative. And some of those "down" days produced amazing photographs!

  • 443Jewelry

    443Jewelry said 5 years ago

    Love these ideas!!!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 5 years ago

    Fantastic post! Lots of great ideas!!

  • sparkly4you

    sparkly4you said 5 years ago

    I am a new uk seller and i am so grateful that these hints are coming up all the time. Most of my friends have uk sites so are not able to guide me on etsy. I just hope that some of these will work and someone will like the magic of my work. Cheerio Caroline

  • sparkly4you

    sparkly4you said 5 years ago

    I am a new uk seller and i am so grateful that these hints are coming up all the time. Most of my friends have uk sites so are not able to guide me on etsy. I just hope that some of these will work and someone will like the magic of my work. Cheerio Caroline

  • sparkly4you

    sparkly4you said 5 years ago

    I am a new uk seller and i am so grateful that these hints are coming up all the time. Most of my friends have uk sites so are not able to guide me on etsy. I just hope that some of these will work and someone will like the magic of my work. Cheerio Caroline

  • IronRabbit

    IronRabbit said 5 years ago

    Love the skull designs. They were all so super clever! I wish I wasn't so indecisive, I'd love to do this but I'll have to meditate on what I'd want to do all day everyday subject wise.

  • JHenryDesigns

    JHenryDesigns said 5 years ago

    Here it is! http://handturkeyaday.blogspot.com Thank you for your inspiration!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 5 years ago

    I hear what you say about the daily sense of accomplishment. I love how this structured approach to creativity can have such a free spirited and productive result. Super stuff.

  • starletvintage

    starletvintage said 5 years ago

    A lot of us are creative daily I think, but making a conscious decision about it puts it on a different level !! I've decided to create a daily journal page with sketches and drawings as well script as a way to document ideas and express what feels important each day, not just for what I need to do, but also for those I love....hoping it will eventually improve my drawing skills and be a great start to the day.

  • AmazingGraceCreate

    AmazingGraceCreate said 5 years ago

    I like this idea as it might help me stay focused. I tend to start one project a day....finishing doesn't always happen though! A two year old may have something to do with the lack of follow through. lol

  • AnnaCliftonJewellery

    AnnaCliftonJewellery said 5 years ago

    ooh, what a fab idea! Think I'll have to try this!

  • shaireproductions

    shaireproductions said 5 years ago

    Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

  • LadyBIM

    LadyBIM said 5 years ago

    Very Inspiring… maybe I'll use this idea for marketing - make a new contact each day? Or work on a new design for block printing each day… Thanks again my creativity is charged!

  • carousel2

    carousel2 said 5 years ago

    my toddler and i are doing a sketchbook/journal together...its SO MUCH FUN :)

  • trinityrocks

    trinityrocks said 5 years ago

    Wicked!

  • springsnthings

    springsnthings said 5 years ago

    Love it! This a great idea! My goal is to see how many different items I can make using old bedsprings and also to make sure I wear my leather gloves to avoid tetanus!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 5 years ago

    fun! there are so many things i'd like to do daily ~ would love to paint, but collage/drawing is a more realistic one :)

  • LizasWhimsicalArt

    LizasWhimsicalArt said 5 years ago

    I have been sculpting a lot lately! Which is totally different then my usual graphic art paintings ( I love doing graphic art). I been doing a fairy door a day and building up my etsy shop. I am having so much fun creating these little doors and miniatures for fairy houses and doll houses. Thank you for this article. Totally motivating. Liza

  • HappyTownUSA

    HappyTownUSA said 5 years ago

    HA! I love number 9: Make a unique trophy and award it to someone. One could definitely get creative with that one. ('Congratulations, You Unloaded the Dishwasher') Love these posts--Thank you so much for keeping us inspired!

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 5 years ago

    ***100% InSpIrAtIoN!***

  • theartofobservation

    theartofobservation said 5 years ago

    Number 10 is great, too. I'll add a face to my coffee maker. Then we will smile at each other in the morning. Thank you Etsy, for keepin' it awesome, as always. Happy New Year!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 5 years ago

    So inspiring!

  • OPosies

    OPosies said 5 years ago

    C ommitted to R eally working hard E very day A t what I Love...Posies T hank you E tsy for this amazing challenge.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    Even if it's only making dinner from scratch (sans microwave), creating something, checking off some essential task each day keeps the energy flowing. Great post.

  • iloveluci

    iloveluci said 5 years ago

    LOVE that idea, you can never go wrong when you create something!

  • Stellaoils

    Stellaoils said 5 years ago

    Inspiring! Thank You!

  • ArtigianoJewelBox

    ArtigianoJewelBox said 5 years ago

    Have to give a shout out here to my EtsyMetal colleagues who worked hard at the amazing 'Ring A Day' (RAD) project in 2010! Amazing indeed. http://ringaday2010.blogspot.com

  • jennifermarihageman

    jennifermarihageman said 5 years ago

    Amazing idea! I am totally inspired and now contemplating my plan to do this too :)

  • betsysartat

    betsysartat said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration. I love what you've done and the processes you used as you met your challenge with the skulls. I must see what else is cooking with you and take a look at your web site. I am the world's worst at blocking myself from what means the most to me. I'd like to create a pet portrait a day and see where it leads. Thank you so much!!!!!!

  • GalleryJuana

    GalleryJuana said 5 years ago

    Love the article. Painting a day is my 2011 new year's resolution: http://galleryjuana.blogspot.com/2011/01/365-painting-day.html

  • wearaddiction

    wearaddiction said 5 years ago

    That's a great idea. I have to try it, I just need to make a decision on what is going to be!!!

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 5 years ago

    not sure if I can draw everyday..but I think I can safely say that I will finish a drawing every week and blog about it! And I want to grow more plants:) http://www.littlemoandfriends.com/blog

  • TenderLetters

    TenderLetters said 5 years ago

    This is such an inspiring article. When I read things like this, I really get motivated to make something of all my big ideas--something small and deliberate. Thank you--I'll definitely be checking out the book! xoxo, Gina

  • rschneiderartstudio

    rschneiderartstudio said 5 years ago

    I really like the 'add a face to something that doesn't normally have one' idea- I tend to do that in my imagination anyway- i always see faces in the bark of trees...lol...maybe that is wierd or too much caffeine....i must be tired- just had to look in my dictionary from 1941 that is in my stack of collage emphemera to make sure I spelt caffeine right....not even going to make sure I spelt ephemra correctly...long day of painting. Time for some hot tea and HGTV. :)

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 5 years ago

    My motto always!!! Thanks for the support!!!

  • mainili

    mainili said 5 years ago

    puzzle from my artworks for children. cube puzzles.

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 5 years ago

    Oh wow great! I have a lot of things i have in mind that needs to be accomplish this year, so this is a great motivation article.

  • vtdesigns

    vtdesigns said 5 years ago

    Best post I've read this year - and there have been some good ones already! I wasn't going to make any New Years Resolutions - but I just signed myself up for this. Gotta go now - I need to make something now before the strike of midnight :)

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 5 years ago

    My plans for 2011 are to make at least two drawings every day and get back into making 2d work

  • bluemoon8654

    bluemoon8654 said 5 years ago

    What a great article! Wonderful Ideas.

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts said 5 years ago

    This is a great post! I was already planning to do a pattern a week, and I think that's about as fast as I can make them, but I took so much from this essay. It has given me that much more inspiration and motivation to keep the project going for a whole year!

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 5 years ago

    Great article! Thanks for sharing...

  • studiotuesday

    studiotuesday said 5 years ago

    Inspiring. Loved the skull-a-day.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Reading this article has helped to jump start my creative juices. Thanks for the great read!

  • mim4art

    mim4art said 5 years ago

    Wonderful, inspiring, and I'd say this even if the author wasn't my son. Now I'm doing a 365 project.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 5 years ago

    awesome! really cool.

  • FrancesPhotography

    FrancesPhotography said 5 years ago

    Have been mastering my photography for years but this has inspired to use different "tools" and keep on discovering new ways to create my work. Thank you!

  • LaBellaTerra

    LaBellaTerra said 5 years ago

    Thanks! Helped me in remembering that it doesn't have to be a huge endeavor to create, create & create some more.....ever evolving, ever growing!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    thank you for the inspiring article! i think i'm finally rested enough to get crazy creative in the new year!!! xoxo

  • dessertfirstdesigns

    dessertfirstdesigns said 5 years ago

    Great ideas, i recently ordered the book off amazon for a friend.

  • altdesignsjewelry

    altdesignsjewelry said 5 years ago

    I just started mine!!!! http://ascissoraday.wordpress.com/

  • jjsjewelrydesigns

    jjsjewelrydesigns said 5 years ago

    Thank you for this great article. Very inspiring

  • ladybug9753

    ladybug9753 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article. Very helpful info. Thanks so much and have a super day!:)

  • bjornandansgar

    bjornandansgar said 5 years ago

    wonderful :)

  • SharonOrella

    SharonOrella said 5 years ago

    SO far so good this year....

  • volchani

    volchani said 5 years ago

    out of job right now and LOVING IT (so far I can afford it) - almost day I create something and it's a wonderful feelings - this is something I've been dreaming of doing for many years... - thank you for this inspiring post!

  • mmillsdesigns

    mmillsdesigns said 5 years ago

    This is wonderful! I am working on really getting my business going this year as I am not working a regular job these days. So many ideas...so many plans...it is exciting! Thank you for this!! =)

  • NerdyTogether

    NerdyTogether said 5 years ago

    Excellent! I started my own thing a day project as well! It's tough and I'll be racking my brain by the end of the month let alone the year, but I have a supportive sweetie and a stubborn mind. 365 Scarf Project http://nerdytogether.blogger.com Wish me luck! I'm backing up to read other blogs that have been posted here. Inspiration needed always!

  • StitchKnit

    StitchKnit said 5 years ago

    Terrific post, thanks much for the push. I am going to carry out the Creativity Journal, writing each night for the remainder of 2011. I am certain I can't complete a project a day, but working on a project a day is realistic for my life here. I'm aiming for 1 completed, photographed and listed project each week.......that would be amazing for me. Onwards!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    very wise

  • CandyAppleCrafts

    CandyAppleCrafts said 5 years ago

    Thanks for this inspiring article! Hey, at the end there, were you saying that playing with my food counts as a creative project, as long as I document it?

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 5 years ago

    Great timing for this post. I've been so focused on my vintage shop I haven't made something creative in ages. Just started a wood block printing class so that's my goal--learn and create much more in 2011--even if not every day! :)

  • itbaus

    itbaus said 5 years ago

    Great idea, but such a commitment!

  • AllCountryPretties

    AllCountryPretties said 5 years ago

    And while I am out taking walks, playing with soap bubbles and drawing faces; who will pay the rent?

  • WildSpring

    WildSpring said 5 years ago

    I love this. These are like footprints we leave behind us. Cool little pieces of ourselves to express and inspire.

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 5 years ago

    creativity is a gem...that is meant to be discovered... fabulous post ♥

  • MyWisteriaCottage

    MyWisteriaCottage said 5 years ago

    There has been a site where a girl took $1.00 a day to buy a used clothing item and then created a nice clothing item. Wore it and pictured what she did to create it,then she showed it on and where she wore it. It was a great project and showed others how to do the same type thing. I now see new cloths in everything.

  • MelissaBeeArtDenver

    MelissaBeeArtDenver said 5 years ago

    This is one of my goals this year, THANKS for posting :)

  • mamma4earth

    mamma4earth said 5 years ago

    What an amazing idea!! So inspiring! Thanks:)

  • charlieparker

    charlieparker said 5 years ago

    Very optimistic - love the positive outlook

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    This will help me "emerge" from my corporate cocoon...so glad I have been set free...hmmm, so much I am doing, but will probably focus on fabrics and native woods...thank you and Aloha!

  • eitak

    eitak said 5 years ago

    I actual found the skull-a-day site a few months ago for my 6 year old son (who could be Noah's "mini-me"...he draws a skull or skeletons almost every day). He wants to check out my blog reader each day to see the latest skull. Noah's skull-a-day site and my son inspired me to start my own Sketch Every Day series on my blog to work on my drawing skills and try to recapture the uninhibited creativity we all had as children...when we would create things "just because"...Seven days in, so far so good! http://lovepaperpaint.blogspot.com/

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 5 years ago

    Really liked this article. Finding motivation to create everyday isn't always very easy. Loved reading through this. Thank you!

  • Nathalyc

    Nathalyc said 5 years ago

    Im Doing this :) I love this article i really do , everything positive . XOXO Nathaly

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome said 5 years ago

    great article, very inspiring and I love the result

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 5 years ago

    I've been wanting to create more often, no excuses, so this plan is most timely.

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article Very very inspiring Thank you for sharing Making new thing is my key element of my creative process !!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Great idea, its great to exercise creativity everyday! I also really love the dress a day blog too if you've never seen it...

  • MixxMedium

    MixxMedium said 5 years ago

    Love this!

  • khobkhuncraft

    khobkhuncraft said 5 years ago

    great, thank you

  • Joanna1966

    Joanna1966 said 5 years ago

    Great !!!

  • TheDreadedBagLady

    TheDreadedBagLady said 5 years ago

    I think perhaps I do make something every day... so my goal is going to be to be more aware and in the moment so I can see THAT I am creating. I wonder how many things I make every day that I don't even think about?

  • alatsupplies

    alatsupplies said 5 years ago

    thank you so very much for sharing! very inspiring! but I wouldn't like to tie myself to something specific the main thing is to create daily, right?

  • artfields

    artfields said 5 years ago

    This is so inspiring! Yes, I'd like to start a project that I'll do every day. I just have to find the right topic and get started. Or maybe I'll get started and the topic will come.

  • GorgeousKarma

    GorgeousKarma said 5 years ago

    This is what I would call pushing yourself out from the comfort zone, testing your capacity, will power. More than anything else, it's a great measure of will power! I sure have to give this a try. I am already creating something everyday. But, creating something from waste or upcycling is what fascinates me. And, handmade paper is what I drool on. So, these two have to come together in what I will do..! Great read. Thank you so very much!

  • Freefred

    Freefred said 5 years ago

    great new year article! I have started the NY reading a book on creativity and this article fits in nicely with its practical advice which I will happily follow. Might finally document it in my blog!!! (and get some creative stuff made in the meantime which will then make its appearance in my Etsy shop!) Thanks again and my best wishes for a Creative New Year to everyone!!

  • psyboom

    psyboom said 5 years ago

    So inspiring! I have that in mind the last few days. I am into shadow boxes a lot, I already create them. It would be awesome to start and create one everyday, using various materials. From the smaller to the biggest! Thank you so much!

  • HollamamaStudio

    HollamamaStudio said 5 years ago

    Inspiring article! I liked it...

  • ideasthatbloom

    ideasthatbloom said 5 years ago

    Awesome! Because my Etsy site is all about recycled items, I will work on a daily new creation and document daily. Now where's that blank craft journal that had good intentions last year but never saw the light of day? Thanks!!

  • Marietjee

    Marietjee said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring article :) I'm going to make more polymer clay jewelry this year!

  • LeSparklies

    LeSparklies said 5 years ago

    I posted my first blog on what I will do: Secrets, Wishes, and Dreams... I'm so excited to start this. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  • dragonflymystdesigns

    dragonflymystdesigns said 5 years ago

    How inspiring!! Thanks for the ideas!! It could be a way to use up my stash!!

  • Yandie

    Yandie said 5 years ago

    What a great blog!! Trying to do something creative (whether it's starting, working on, or completing a project) every day was one of my new years resolutions. My main goal is to get over my fear of the sewing machine and work with that.

  • thecreatecatalog

    thecreatecatalog said 5 years ago

    Your mother's comment said it - very inspiring! This generates such energy, the daily act can be so small but the pay off is enormous.

  • beachcombercrafts

    beachcombercrafts said 5 years ago

    Wonderful! I work on some stitching project or other every day, don't always finish something, though...

  • LauraBScott

    LauraBScott said 5 years ago

    I have been very unmotivated this past week. Thanks for the inspiration to get my creative flow going first thing this weekend!

  • slightlyfoxed

    slightlyfoxed said 5 years ago

    I'm doing a knit/crochet softie a week, but working on them every day. http://foxeddc.livejournal.com

  • ManInTheMoonHerbs

    ManInTheMoonHerbs said 5 years ago

    What a great way to keep my work from getting stale! I am going to take the time to make something new and different every day. Thanks for the article!

  • ManInTheMoonHerbs

    ManInTheMoonHerbs said 5 years ago

    What a great way to keep my work from getting stale! I am going to take the time to make something new and different every day. Thanks for the article!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 5 years ago

    I tried my hand at a project a week in the latter half of 2010 and to my dismay, I began to procrastinate. Of course, the procrastination killed the project a week, but I think 2011 is the best time to start over. This article has inspired me to try again. This time a small daily project may be better. I better get started. Thank you for reminding me that it's not easy and to try and try again should be the quote for the day!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 5 years ago

    Maybe this is the year to conquer French and let go of my control to go with the natural flow of watercolours, lol, I guess we'll see. Great article!

  • rowenamurillo

    rowenamurillo said 5 years ago

    This is a hard but rewarding challenge. I've done random creativity everyday. I've done a month of one subject/technique. I've done 100 days in a row of painting one theme (notice the abundance of flying girls in my shop.) I've never done the whole year on one theme. It's a little intimidating. And I've been very close to reaching this challenge.

  • GlitzyGirl58

    GlitzyGirl58 said 5 years ago

    A great article, I can tell you have an artist's mind......love it!!

  • Dprintsclayful

    Dprintsclayful said 5 years ago

    Love it!! I wake up thinking what new design and idea can I come up with each morning. Hopefully others will like it and want to own it....lol

  • two4joy

    two4joy said 5 years ago

    What an awesome idea! I'm really struggling to get crafty after a few years hiatus, this challenge has the potential to lead to a lot of exciting things. I know its a bit late, but starting from tomorrow I'm going to create a heart-a-day, to stretch my artistic muscles AND spread a bit of love <3 check out my progress (and give me ideas!) at http://two4joy.wordpress.com Thanks for the inspiration x

  • joonbeam

    joonbeam said 5 years ago

    I am off to a good start on my project which is not only creating every day but blogging about the experience as well. Yes. Every day. With photos. So far, so good. You can watch my progress on either of my posterous or blogspot blogs: http://joonbeam.blogspot.com or http://joonie.posterous.com Good luck to you all. And happy 2011.

  • SweetShoppeHoops

    SweetShoppeHoops said 5 years ago

    Great post!

  • Pier541

    Pier541 said 5 years ago

    This is a good idea, the idea to make something really small is definitely my area. Sheets of flexible foam!!! Delicious!

  • anetak

    anetak said 5 years ago

    A very easy 365 resolution for me: VISIT ETSY EVERY DAY! So many good things come out of it! Thank you Etsy folks.

  • fullobunk

    fullobunk said 5 years ago

    my 13 year old will be drawing a dragon a day but mom hasn't settled on anything yet! thanks for your inspiration :)

  • medusasmirror

    medusasmirror said 5 years ago

    I think I'll try to create 1 new accessory every day until 1/8/2012! That leaves me lots of things to choose from!

  • frolicnfancies

    frolicnfancies said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article...inspiring!

  • GreenRoomDesigns

    GreenRoomDesigns said 5 years ago

    My new interest is in reusing old jeans. I will create something new everyday with old jeans. I have so many things in mind this will motivate me to put those thoughts into action.

  • peacebird

    peacebird said 5 years ago

    I love this sentence: "Pushing yourself beyond your assumed limits is what it’s all about." You have no idea of your true capabilities until you surpass your current mindset. Many and often make much. What a jazzy article!

  • MeToYouCrochet

    MeToYouCrochet said 5 years ago

    Great post !!!!!!

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 5 years ago

    FanTAStic article... bookmarking it to keep me inspired. Thanks so much!!

  • andralynn

    andralynn said 5 years ago

    You have inspired me to set some lofty goals for this new year! Thank you!

  • leannaslittlejewels

    leannaslittlejewels said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring article, I sometimes need something to get me started! Thanks.

  • TeenahTime

    TeenahTime said 5 years ago

    I'm starting right now!

  • ManoCelebrates

    ManoCelebrates said 5 years ago

    So Innovative and visionery ideas! Thanks!

  • awestruckkk

    awestruckkk said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful idea! So inspiration and just what I need right now - my life has been feeling rather lackluster and this is just the thing. It's amazing how much being creative - in whatever medium - can bring joy into your life. For instance, over the holiday period, I started making treasury lists - and now I can't stop! They are such little things but seeing the beauty that other people are bringing (or reintroducing) into this world is a wonderful thing.

  • ElegantPartyBoutique

    ElegantPartyBoutique said 5 years ago

    I love the idea in #1. Thanks for sharing.

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage said 5 years ago

    Great idea! So many more resolutions have been added now!

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 5 years ago

    I want to start working on watercolors and sketches this year. I'll still be doing my oil paints but those usually take more than a day to complete. I'd love to be able to list something new everyday. Thanks for the inspiring article:)

  • valeriatelier

    valeriatelier said 5 years ago

    my goal?? new pictures and ......more more more fantasy!!

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage said 5 years ago

    Great advice. I'm already six days behind!

  • striving2grow

    striving2grow said 5 years ago

    Oh my GOODNESS! This is exactly what I've been needing! I want to be an architect and I have been trying to tap into my creativity before I pursue architecture in grad school. SSSSooooooo, I'm going to make a House a day! Looking forward to extracting my creativity!

  • purrpower

    purrpower said 5 years ago

    One awesome supplies listing a day to keep your creative juices flowing!!

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 5 years ago

    Really great post :) My goal right now is to continue working on my new etsy shop and to push myself to continue on with whatever project I start.

  • dacostabull

    dacostabull said 5 years ago

    Maybe I'll start with one item a week...but still love the idea!

  • bunnycrave

    bunnycrave said 5 years ago

    a bunny a day sounds about right!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 5 years ago

    Wow! Was that ever inspiring!!!!!! Loved the video. I'm signing up for a cat a day. :)

  • aboutSHE

    aboutSHE said 5 years ago

    Good read with excellent ideas! I accidentally found my project this morning and have documented the start of it here: 1 a day Contour Drawing http://chelswireart.blogspot.com/2011/01/365-project-v2011.html

  • krystleandchloe

    krystleandchloe said 5 years ago

    I try everyday to work on my projects, but having a one year old makes it a challenge. I cant imagine having two kids.

  • Karmacrochet

    Karmacrochet said 5 years ago

    Great! I ordered the book a couple of days ago I can't wait to get it. :)

  • Relydesign

    Relydesign said 5 years ago

    Great article! love the 10 ideas :=)

  • maggiehurley

    maggiehurley said 5 years ago

    I seem to have a thing for birds - from hummingbirds to falcons to owls to pelicans. I think I'll do my best to start making a bird a day. And, as I seem to have a phobia of sticking to one medium, I think I'll alternate weeks - maybe oils one, acrylics the next, clay the following, cloth after that, and then watercolor.... Hmmm... I'm feeling inspired!

  • dollcollection

    dollcollection said 5 years ago

    Very interesting and sensibly!

  • Vintage2NewJewelry

    Vintage2NewJewelry said 5 years ago

    You have given me some new ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! What a great way to gain confidence in yourself!

  • TheOverstuffedChair

    TheOverstuffedChair said 5 years ago

    I'm using this book for inspiration and documenting it on my blog here: nicolemiaz.blogspot.com. I'm going to offer each project for sale on my Etsy shop, so please check it out (projects will start going up in the next couple days)! Half of my proceeds at the end of the year will be donated to Art Start, an NYC non-profit that provides art education and outreach to homeless/troubled kids. Love this book!!!!

  • kayleenanicole

    kayleenanicole said 5 years ago

    So inspiring! I'm in :)

  • thetwistedtree

    thetwistedtree said 5 years ago

    Great idea! I could certainly benefit from a daily dose of accomplishment! Two things to consider for those who may be dragging their feet (like I was): 1. You can start on any day and finish a year from that day... it doesn't matter that we're already over a week into the new year. 2. You can make a small "warm-up" creation on days when you are working on a multi-day project. That way, you'll still have something specific to show for each day.

  • ladylotus

    ladylotus said 5 years ago

    so inspiring!

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio said 5 years ago

    Cute, fun, and inspiring! I like the idea of sharing the daily creations like the example of making a trophy and the bonus of sharing it and Sarah's idea of sprinkling her rabbit leaves along the way to school. FUN!

  • glamourmade

    glamourmade said 5 years ago

    <3 it! Very Inspiring. Thank You!

  • MandyMcDee

    MandyMcDee said 5 years ago

    Such a great, inspiring article! Thanks!

  • claudiascreation1

    claudiascreation1 said 5 years ago

    Thank you! Very inspiring! Have to go create!

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 5 years ago

    Watching the video of the skull reminded me that creativity is endless and who knew you could make that many skulls? It is so inspiring, Love to get the book.

  • LetterKay

    LetterKay said 5 years ago

    love this topic!

  • JodiAdamsPhotography

    JodiAdamsPhotography said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 5 years ago

    love love ~ the gentle nudge ~ inspiration bound!

  • eyeshoot

    eyeshoot said 5 years ago

    I love the skull project, it's so creative! I've started a Photo A Day project where I've given each month a colour. January's dark blue and I'm really looking forward to seeing it though to the end. I'm blogging it's progress here: http://eyeshoot365.blogspot.com/

  • craftynana55

    craftynana55 said 5 years ago

    Great Inspiration,Thanks for the Pick Me up.

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 5 years ago

    Creating everyday is fun and important. Though that thing called a......day job ruins it for me sometimes*~*

  • rizingemstar

    rizingemstar said 5 years ago

    I am gearing up to do some major etching! Has anyone seen my desk? I lost it under a scattered pile of papers filled with designs!

  • ethnocity

    ethnocity said 5 years ago

    i would love to make something everything..but then i wish something sells everyday too :))

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 5 years ago

    I think this is a wonderful idea! I may have to try something like this!

  • PreciousMeshes

    PreciousMeshes said 5 years ago

    This reminds me of Fun-A-Day, an annual event where people make/create a series of things, one on each day in January, then everyone's projects are exhibited at a big show in February. Anyone can participate. The show is always huge fun, and it happens to be held right in my neighborhood. It happens in Philly and other cities too. Artclash http://artclash.com is the organizer. Check it out!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring artical!! I like the commitment to such a project. I would like to put the passion into a relationship.....to laugh with my kids every day. That would then leave me and my family happy to create!

  • ModelCitizen

    ModelCitizen said 5 years ago

    I'm in love with those bunnies. I would have a permanent smile if I saw that on a walk. Great article <3

  • holidaytart

    holidaytart said 5 years ago

    my resolution has been to list something new everyday..making something everyday takes nowhere near as much gumption for me :)...so far so good 8 days in...

  • birchbaykay

    birchbaykay said 5 years ago

    What a great challenge; and we all need a challenge! A couple of years ago, I was on a daily walking kick and took photos with my Treo phone/camera of serendipity stuff on the road/street/beach/grass. Without editing the image, I would immediately email it to an artist buddy 1900 miles away. It was an instant, knee-jerk sort of activity. NO thought, no plan, immediate. I loved doing it! So spontaneous!So incredibly empowering!

  • NsewFabrics

    NsewFabrics said 5 years ago

    What a grrrrrrreat idea !!!!!

  • redredmelt

    redredmelt said 5 years ago

    What fun! a bead a day, a button a day, or paint a flower a day...so many decisions...aha, a good decision a day!

  • DesertSolDesigns

    DesertSolDesigns said 5 years ago

    Started my etsy shop in Nov. then was hospitalized one week before Christmas and had emergency surgery. All is well now. Since then I have made it a point not to take my days for granted. As an act of gratitude I have worked on my shop creations everyday, whether it's the actual products, taking pics, printing labels or writing descriptions. For me this is all part of the creative process. Thanks for the inspiration to keep going! Etsy this is my year!

  • Missteawinkie

    Missteawinkie said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the boat load of inspiration! Now I am off to sew something crazy!

  • vjeric

    vjeric said 5 years ago

    when it all comes down to it, its about the life experience, not material goods in place of those experiences. Well said :)

  • SilviaMaciasDesigns

    SilviaMaciasDesigns said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this super-inspiring post. LOVE the skulls. Now I'm off to create!

  • Craftersgonebuckwild

    Craftersgonebuckwild said 5 years ago

    Digging deep to find a new creation is possible thanks for helping me see that today and everyday should inspire me.

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 5 years ago

    Thanks! Very inspiring. I need some catching up. Got so sick since jan 3. God bless us this 20111.

  • knottyandnyce

    knottyandnyce said 5 years ago

    Great inspiring article. I'm up for the challenge! Time to dust those cobwebs off the brain and get creative!

  • rockinstonesjewelry

    rockinstonesjewelry said 5 years ago

    A cuff a day! Love the inspiration and the challenege!

  • Ellibra

    Ellibra said 5 years ago

    This is beautiful!!! <3

  • theearlygirl

    theearlygirl said 5 years ago

    This article has me thinking.... I really should do something creative with the collection of postcards from my great grandfather...

  • seaglassgems4you

    seaglassgems4you said 5 years ago

    So motivating and inspiring! thank you!!

  • TenOfHearts

    TenOfHearts said 5 years ago

    You have motivated me, I will take more than 5 minutes a walk every day, then I will concentrate on creating new things with the tons of fabric that I have. My goal is to be in the front page of Etsy. Good luck.

  • FoxIslandFancywork

    FoxIslandFancywork said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring and wonderful idea, I am a few days late so I will have to make 2 a day until I get caught up... I think I will create 365 new broochs this year. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  • snookumsandme

    snookumsandme said 5 years ago

    Wow, this article really hit the spot. I've been looking for something to motivate me and give me a sense of daily accomplishment (other than the things I make for my shop which sometimes take longer than a day). It's such a great idea to create something new everyday. Start to finish. Simple or complex. Thanks!

  • cherrypopz

    cherrypopz said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring. I just don't know where to begin!

  • jillianpaintedesigns

    jillianpaintedesigns said 5 years ago

    A very encouraging article! It inspires me to come up with 365 new designs...

  • chiuies

    chiuies said 5 years ago

    I made sure I uploaded my flickr with something I made each day or a photograph for 57 days, if that counts! It was much harder than I had anticipated. So I stuck to smaller creations: handmade goods that I know I could manage on a everyday basis. Which is why I now have a big collection of handmade envelopes in my shop!

  • DiannasDivineDesigns

    DiannasDivineDesigns said 5 years ago

    I love your ideas!

  • lavenderblue1959

    lavenderblue1959 said 5 years ago

    What an inspiring concept. I took on the challenge and am in the middle of setting up my own blog page. I have created a jewelry holder from a some seconhand items. Made a new cushion. Took some photos to turn into backgrounds....wow this is a great way to stay focused. Love it

  • kayleenanicole

    kayleenanicole said 5 years ago

    I started the challenge today, along with a new blog: http://365daysofcreativity.blogspot.com/. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 5 years ago

    Thank you for inspiring me to do much more and to know that I can do it!

  • Vanessaisms

    Vanessaisms said 5 years ago

    the rabbit a day idea is soooo coooool!

  • gatecrusher

    gatecrusher said 5 years ago

    Wow, thank you for the new things. For this tip..,It is not yet too late to do something like this everyday. I thank you for this...

  • SomethingSeaBlue

    SomethingSeaBlue said 5 years ago

    What an awesome inspirational article! I think I am going to make a goal of recreating the flowers in my garden into silk flowers. A different flower everyday. and add them to my silk bridal sashes.

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 5 years ago

    sew pretty!

  • samanthaqueen

    samanthaqueen said 5 years ago

    Great read, thanks so much :-)

  • InYourBones

    InYourBones said 5 years ago

    Well, with the encouragement of my honey I am photographing 365 days of sunsets.

  • evertonterrace

    evertonterrace said 5 years ago

    Awesome project and so very inspirational. I loved how varied all the skulls were. I can imagine those days when it felt like more of a chore but you pushed through anyway and I'm sure your creativity was only strengthened because of it. I make jewelry and write a blog almost every day but after reading this I think I need to be more creative in other areas of my life as well. Look with new eyes. THANK YOU!

  • Kourby

    Kourby said 5 years ago

    Amazing! thanks for that great idea, and for saving my year ..

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 5 years ago

    This is so inspiring to me!

  • anadollies

    anadollies said 5 years ago

    this is so inspiring! I shall get off my bum and make something today.

  • HolidayFarmStudio

    HolidayFarmStudio said 5 years ago

    Wow, you're great! I have devoted this next year of my life to a course in Interior Design. Mostly because I want to understand how things work well in a room. I collect and sell "things" and want to help people make their things work well. Every day I will work toward completing this course. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • HolidayFarmStudio

    HolidayFarmStudio said 5 years ago

    Wow, you're great! I have devoted this next year of my life to a course in Interior Design. Mostly because I want to understand how things work well in a room. I collect and sell "things" and want to help people make their things work well. Every day I will work toward completing this course. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • bobbinsandbits

    bobbinsandbits said 5 years ago

    Part of my new years resolution was to give my Etsy shop another try! I became a member over the summer, but didn't do the proper research to know exactly what i should do to get it going. I had ten items and bad pictures. So, I vowed, in 2011, to learn from my mistakes and start over. I could still use some tips on how to promote my shop! Kudos to all you ladies and gentlemen with successful shops; this is takes effort! :) Wish me luck!

  • bobbinsandbits

    bobbinsandbits said 5 years ago

    @ HolidayFarmStudio, I'm currently majoring in interior design. Hit me up with any questions you have; I'd be happy to help!

  • coolstuffartgallery

    coolstuffartgallery said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring article!

  • hayesdesigns

    hayesdesigns said 5 years ago

    great idea.. now im trying to decide what i could do everyday. definitely working on making my etsy shop better!

  • CoolStuffByDesign

    CoolStuffByDesign said 5 years ago

    Great post! very inspiring!

  • SimandCharlieDesigns

    SimandCharlieDesigns said 5 years ago

    What a fun read! Since I joined Etsy I've been creating every day and I'm loving it.

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 5 years ago

    What a great idea!!! I love a challenge so I just may have to give this a go! Thanks for posting!

  • VillaPernilla

    VillaPernilla said 5 years ago

    Oh! Very tempting

  • sarapalacios

    sarapalacios said 5 years ago

    Very inspirational. My goal is to make a new tshirt everyday. Thank you for sharing.

  • Lizandsue

    Lizandsue said 5 years ago

    It's nice 2 have found you on here! I think we all are going 2 make this a good year!

  • DesignsbyGlorious

    DesignsbyGlorious said 5 years ago

    What a cool challenge! I don't know if i can do it everyday but i will try! im thinking either crochet or drawing or both!

  • KhaossKreations

    KhaossKreations said 5 years ago

    So much to choose from, and yet so many days to complete them in! I love the inspiring words and will definitely take this challenge on! RAWR!

  • KhaossKreations

    KhaossKreations said 5 years ago

    So much to choose from, and yet so many days to complete them in! I love the inspiring words and will definitely take this challenge on! RAWR!

  • SandisShellscapes

    SandisShellscapes said 5 years ago

    Love the bunny leaves ... already have the goal of adding one new seashell item to my Etsy shop daily!

  • kanaro

    kanaro said 5 years ago

    Eye opening! It's such a nice thing to find this article on Sunday morning! Thank you!

  • TheCrimsonMoon

    TheCrimsonMoon said 5 years ago

    Great article! I already decided that I was going to create and list something in my shop every day this year. Not sure if I can keep it up but I'm going to give it a shot!

  • HappyMoonDesigns

    HappyMoonDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great Creative minds think alike,I just bought a Subject Book to begin journaling,now I will include a creative thought or action!Today I am waiting for my bread to rise,then I will walk with my dog friend and try the create an object at where you end up and wonder if someone will follow the same foot steps to find my creation. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • LuLusApple

    LuLusApple said 5 years ago

    Great article, this has been on my mind for a few months. I have decided to start a watercolor a day. It's something I dabble with but have no mastery at all. Hoping I will discover a new and exciting love of it :)

  • jjhcreations

    jjhcreations said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed the article. Great goal to shoot for!

  • LulusCreations1

    LulusCreations1 said 5 years ago

    What a great concept! I usually work on a project every day, but some of my projects take longer than one day to complete. Does that count? I think my goal will be to work on something creative every day.

  • UneekDollDesigns

    UneekDollDesigns said 5 years ago

    i have the same goal, to make a new character every day- and with world of inspiration in that regard, I have a feeling I will have no trouble coming up with ideas!

  • GranGinsCozySpot

    GranGinsCozySpot said 5 years ago

    I totally agree with you. Almost everyday I work on my crocheting or knitting or other craft projects I may have and I feel the day has purpose and depth to it. I love being creative and I love to have my projects to look forward to.

  • CharteChic

    CharteChic said 5 years ago

    I have been given the 'gift' of time recently...I plan to make the best use out of it!! I have already charged my design & creativity and have been creating daily!! I will continue strongly..Etsy ROCKS!!

  • meggiekate

    meggiekate said 5 years ago

    What a great article! I decided to embark on a 365 photography project this year. I got a new camera for my birthday a few months ago and thought it would be a great way to learn how to use it better (I'm one of those people who is just too impatient to read an instruction manual). It's been a week and I'm already finding that I've got to push myself. I hope to have my new craft room together soon and start creating other things as well, but the photography is the one thing I'm pushing myself to do daily. Thanks for the boost of inspiration!

  • FruitOfMyHands

    FruitOfMyHands said 5 years ago

    I've been working on a pink crazy quilt, so I guess I'll make a block a day. Great inspiration. Thanks.

  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 5 years ago

    does daily baking scones count?

  • janicemae

    janicemae said 5 years ago

    I kicked off the New Year with 365 paper bead creations at http://paperbeads.org Today is my 9th post!

  • GypsyTailor

    GypsyTailor said 5 years ago

    Creating is part of my life! Great article! Thanks!

  • wwcsilverjewelry

    wwcsilverjewelry said 5 years ago

    I create every day because that is what I love to do. I never said today I will create something I just do it. sometimes it is just a mess that I create but it is mine. Very great article thanks for sharing.

  • pixestreasurechest

    pixestreasurechest said 5 years ago

    Great article with great ideas! I think this is the permission I need to give myself to take time everyday to create something new, and to explore!

  • lonestaraccessories

    lonestaraccessories said 5 years ago

    Great idea! The wheels are now turning for new ideas wih my personalized photo blocks.

  • beckybunnydesign

    beckybunnydesign said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! With a full time job I am trying to carve out more time to create!

  • vanyasArts

    vanyasArts said 5 years ago

    A very inspiring article.I will try to do A-Sketch- A-Day using different media.I never get bored sketching so I hope I will be able to finish the challenge.

  • vanyasArts

    vanyasArts said 5 years ago

    Oh,and i am going to post updates in my blog vanyasartjournal.blogspot.com

  • Motherofthree7515

    Motherofthree7515 said 5 years ago

    Fun and inspirational article! I may give myself a challenge similar to this!

  • Jenmacjen3

    Jenmacjen3 said 5 years ago

    Hey, that's me and my bonsai! We did something new every day for a year (well, I did- the bonsai didn't really do much) and got all bloggy about it: jen365.blogspot.com.

  • alonelittlebird

    alonelittlebird said 5 years ago

    Amazing...at first I was incredulous thinking that I could not do that much every day. But it is not much. It is necessary for my growth. Even a small creation is a great achievement. Love it love it love it.

  • AMWestchester

    AMWestchester said 5 years ago

    Wow! About a million ideas are floating around in my head now. But which to choose.....

  • DoublemRanchDesign

    DoublemRanchDesign said 5 years ago

    I'm a graphic designer and letterpress printer but this year I am painting a small self-portrait every few days. http://ranchnotes.blogspot.com/

  • marcimolina

    marcimolina said 5 years ago

    oooh ... fun! :)

  • ArtemisiaAtelier

    ArtemisiaAtelier said 5 years ago

    art clash collective organizes Fun-a-Day. The goal is to do something creative everyday in january, then there are group shows all over the states in february for everyone who participated. last year it was make a different miniature book a day and this year I am forging a leaf and nail everyday. blacksmithing-a-day

  • CoutureLife

    CoutureLife said 5 years ago

    Wow - so inspiring! It's always great to have a reminder to dedicate time to be inspired by what's around you - think and create!

  • anitaatetsy

    anitaatetsy said 5 years ago

    Inspiring, yet totally do-able/ realistic for anyone!

  • CoolWaterGems

    CoolWaterGems said 5 years ago

    Great article - fun and inspiring!

  • ZellerZazzles

    ZellerZazzles said 5 years ago

    I just need more hours in the day!

  • slipshodsally

    slipshodsally said 5 years ago

    I ran across this book today....I put it back because I was afraid I would beat myself up if I didn't do a project everyday. hmmm, now I want to go back and get it! grrrr!

  • KimBalee9

    KimBalee9 said 5 years ago

    The day is faster

  • pinkpoison74

    pinkpoison74 said 5 years ago

    This is by far the most inspiring thing ive read on etsy so far. Im doing this and im starting tonight! I dont know what it is im going to start making but in the next couple minutes or hours i will figure it out or something will come to me. Thanks for sharing this with all of us artists on etsy im sure I speak for all of us when I say you have inspired a whole lot of people so thank you :) im going to your blog now...

  • pinkpoison74

    pinkpoison74 said 5 years ago

    This is by far the most inspiring thing ive read on etsy so far. Im doing this and im starting tonight! I dont know what it is im going to start making but in the next couple minutes or hours i will figure it out or something will come to me. Thanks for sharing this with all of us artists on etsy im sure I speak for all of us when I say you have inspired a whole lot of people so thank you :) im going to your blog now...

  • CANDYLEI

    CANDYLEI said 5 years ago

    I tried to paint every day last year, but sometimes you get off track like a car accident. Your post was great!

  • junkomiyakoshi

    junkomiyakoshi said 5 years ago

    truly inspiring!!

  • challenevi

    challenevi said 5 years ago

    My goal is to make atleast two pieces of jewelry everyday! So far, I have been good to my word.. thank you!!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    I'm so inspired! I like your simple ideas and fun ones too. Thanks! You got my wheels turning.

  • BallyhooJewelry

    BallyhooJewelry said 5 years ago

    What is this above me?! I keep seeing it...anyway, I plan to think of new designs and carry my camera everywhere to capture ideas. Always thinking...

  • CarlasFunkyArt

    CarlasFunkyArt said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration, the 365 journal is a great idea!

  • LaPetitePlume

    LaPetitePlume said 5 years ago

    very motivating inspiring and I just may take this challenge, and get my children to try it out too!

  • LaPetitePlume

    LaPetitePlume said 5 years ago

    very motivating inspiring and I just may take this challenge, and get my children to try it out too!

  • HappyDogButtons

    HappyDogButtons said 5 years ago

    Crafting every day. I thnk this is a resolution I can stick to.

  • WhatsernameJewelry

    WhatsernameJewelry said 5 years ago

    Amazing! Congrats for sticking to it. I have a similar goal for this new year- making sure I finish what I start. Too often I have created one day after another without taking pictures or posting, etc. Your story is an inspiration. Thank you.

  • Feltik

    Feltik said 5 years ago

    wow, this article is really inspiring

  • LulusCreations1

    LulusCreations1 said 5 years ago

    This article has really inspired me. I've started a log and each day I will jote down something I've created, no matter how small!

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 5 years ago

    this is like organizing your creativity-cool!

  • BigBadBuddha

    BigBadBuddha said 5 years ago

    Sweet idea

  • SeeSpace

    SeeSpace said 5 years ago

    This sounds like good mental therapy!

  • chicoreeshoppe

    chicoreeshoppe said 5 years ago

    I think this is a great way to stay inspired in the cold winter months and will hopefully catalyze never ending happiness.

  • chicoreeshoppe

    chicoreeshoppe said 5 years ago

    I think this is a great way to stay inspired in the cold winter months and will hopefully catalyze never ending happiness.

  • monkili

    monkili said 5 years ago

    I loved this so much I actually decided to go for it! Since yesterday morning I have learned how to make a blog and have just added my second post with a photo of my second daily creation! What a lovely way to start the year. One of my best friends who lives in another country made a blog after she saw mine so that we can create together long-distance with this project. Thank you for inspiring us! http://ilovealphabetsoup.blogspot.com/

  • Mandawlfe

    Mandawlfe said 5 years ago

    This article is great! I think I'm going to go for it, and blog about it at the same time! I think if I do that I'll have more motivation to keep it up! :) heres to a new year, full of everyday creations!

  • BrendaSipeArt

    BrendaSipeArt said 5 years ago

    Such sound advice. Love your ideas. I set my goals small, so that I can actually accomplish them, and if I do a painting every other day, I will actually be very happy with that!

  • WiseWildWomen

    WiseWildWomen said 5 years ago

    Great, YOU have motivated me to do the project. I had just read a book by Brenda Ueland, she to suggested doing someting creative everyday, big or small. she gave me the idea now you have reinforcedit, going to do it. Thank you Alice

  • good4you

    good4you said 5 years ago

    Really helpful to my brain which has so many ideas whizzing by and I am so backed up on projects! Wish there was more time in the day and energy in our bodies. Creating = Life !

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality said 5 years ago

    I've got creating on the brain....and this article was a perfect read to get me motivated. My 2011 makings will consist of many daily drawings!

  • FREEDRAWN

    FREEDRAWN said 5 years ago

    Great article. Iv got the making something everyday down, its the photograph, promote, and more promoting that is a toughy. Might as well make it part of the daily creativity.

  • pombypomegranate

    pombypomegranate said 5 years ago

    Fantastic article! I started this in a 365 book from kikki K, a drawing, quote, pattern, image / anything per day! such a challenge, but worth it!

  • LilSugarBowtique

    LilSugarBowtique said 5 years ago

    Fabulous article!

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD said 5 years ago

    hmmm I can do this! make a piece of jewelry and photograph and put it up in my shop. One a day, I think I can do that!

  • helloheartdesigns

    helloheartdesigns said 5 years ago

    i love this idea...i've been thinking of doing a painting a day for years, but recently I heard the "365" days idea and that just sounded fun!! So...I've committed to 365 days of painting! and will be journaling each day on my blog: Good luck to everyone else taking a similar step this year:) http://www.helloheartdesigns.com/2011/01/365-days-of-paintingsyes.html

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 5 years ago

    My theme this year is "Brooklyn" :P

  • ArboriCards

    ArboriCards said 5 years ago

    Super inspiring, thank you!

  • etchedinmetal

    etchedinmetal said 5 years ago

    Wonderful theme! Actually along with a few new metal portrait designs, I've been baking and posting photos of Food on my Facebook page!! Using other types of creativity truly inspire my artwork! Refreshes..energizes!!

  • etchedinmetal

    etchedinmetal said 5 years ago

    Wonderful theme! Actually along with a few new metal portrait designs, I've been baking and posting photos of Food on my Facebook page!! Using other types of creativity truly inspire my artwork! Refreshes..energizes!!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 5 years ago

    I am making a New Years resolution to make something handmade each week of the year and record it in pictures! Also make a handmade Christmas ornament each month and at the end of the year, I'll have a dozen ornaments for my tree!

  • TokulVintage

    TokulVintage said 5 years ago

    I'm testing my sewing skills - making a pillow for my daughter whose turning 26 this week. I'm using a wonderful silk screen print from 1977 that I know she's going to love. So far so good but have to put the zipper in it tomorrow night. Will need some luck and a prayer!

  • JulyDesignsJewelry

    JulyDesignsJewelry said 5 years ago

    Simply inspiring!

  • brienna

    brienna said 5 years ago

    what do I want to make in the new year? paintings, time, a new way to see the world, laughter, and tears.

  • helenaalconada

    helenaalconada said 5 years ago

    What a great idea. I tend to let life get ahold of me, come home from work at the end of a long day and forget to take time for myself and do something I love. I find myself not being as creative as I should be. Well, not this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • KittyDarknessDesigns

    KittyDarknessDesigns said 5 years ago

    very inspiring! my goal is to create something every day, and this is inspirational.

  • PAJSugaSugaretc

    PAJSugaSugaretc said 5 years ago

    HI IM PAMELA AND I AM NEW TO ETSY! GREAT ADVICE I LIKE. I LIKE, I LIKE!

  • jackandjillwedding

    jackandjillwedding said 5 years ago

    New Invitations everyday. That's mine! A big one. thanks for the inspiration!

  • AndreasHobbyStudio

    AndreasHobbyStudio said 5 years ago

    Great idea. I'm going to do a variety, but aim at creating "something." Whether finally pruning one of the many plants in my house, knitting an object, adding to my website, or just making someone smile, that'll be my goal.

  • galstudio

    galstudio said 5 years ago

    I'm fired up! Thanks!

  • msformaldehyde

    msformaldehyde said 5 years ago

    I have been creating something new everyday. I have a list of what I want to make:) I am full force crafting!

  • JulieMaePigott

    JulieMaePigott said 5 years ago

    Fantastic invitation to delve deeper into myself through a daily practice of self-expression. I accept!

  • swagalot

    swagalot said 5 years ago

    Creativity does take work and dedication.

  • sheshardlyart

    sheshardlyart said 5 years ago

    thanks for that inspired me to get off my butt for sure!

  • PetiteMarguerite

    PetiteMarguerite said 5 years ago

    Oh no!!! I am already behind... Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  • PixelLabpdx

    PixelLabpdx said 5 years ago

    We're inspired! Great ideas. Now to decide themes...

  • PosBagofBonesBakery

    PosBagofBonesBakery said 5 years ago

    What an awesome article! I am defiantly ready to get to work tomorrow!

  • makingtimetc

    makingtimetc said 5 years ago

    I am very fortunate and grateful to have a lovely home, but it's lack of organization, neatness and decor can make it a very stressful environment for me. So in 2011, I would like to do something each day toward creating an inviting, inspiring and comfortable place to live, work and entertain.

  • tresorbox

    tresorbox said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring article to start the year with! Yes, now look around for themes to work on....

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    Thanks for this inspiring article!

  • artzygirl7

    artzygirl7 said 5 years ago

    I really liked the idea of creating something for someone else to find. Leaving a bit of myself behind. Giving of yourself, can be so kind. So toggle, your brain, stir up your mind, what will you leave behind? : )

  • artzygirl7

    artzygirl7 said 5 years ago

    Leaving behind, a bit of my past, so my work will be found - and ever, shall last. www.sculpturedlife.com Give it a blast. Sorry, just feel like rhyming tonight, for my delight. Off on my way, so I'll say a Good Night! Hugs

  • craftycuts1

    craftycuts1 said 5 years ago

    ha! funny, this is my goal for the year too!! read my blog http://365daysofcraft.blogspot.com/

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Inspiring Article ! thankyou!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Inspiring Article ! thankyou!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Inspiring Article ! thankyou!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Inspiring Article ! thankyou!

  • TokulCrafts

    TokulCrafts said 5 years ago

    hmmm....takes many days to make one of my sculptures. but interesting motivational idea.

  • faithnhope10

    faithnhope10 said 5 years ago

    I have a hard time staying with just one product. I paint then work on my magnets, then go to jewelry. But, I do work on something, everyday.

  • tweal

    tweal said 5 years ago

    this is a great and inspiring read!

  • RenataUniqueGifts

    RenataUniqueGifts said 5 years ago

    I decided to finish each unfinished craft project I have before starting a new one. Also, I designated one of a blank journals I got as a Christmas present into a THANK YOU book. Every day I will write a"Thank you" note to my husband for whatever nice (in my opinion) he did that day. Thank you for inspiration!

  • UteMarysCreations

    UteMarysCreations said 5 years ago

    Like RenataUniqueGifts said I also finish each unfinished craft project before I start a new one. When I look around I see so many things that inspire me to create something new. Just walk through your life with your eyes open and you will see how beautiful your environment is. I also get new ideas how to create a new project when I go for a walk through the woods. As soon as I get home I sit down and lay my idea out on the table. This is my inspiration!

  • ktrn

    ktrn said 5 years ago

    So inspiring on this cold morning in Austin, Texas. I actually do try to make something everyday, even though I have a very physical 'day job'. I've already been up for two hours this morning and created a new hat. I think I'll slide on over to that jewelry table and start something else. Thanks for the inspiration:-)

  • YardSaleSisters

    YardSaleSisters said 5 years ago

    Sometimes we all need a little push, and what better way than to set goals. I read an article before that people who set goals are the happiest people, and this article just reminds me of that. Thanks so much for sharing, now its time to come up with my plan and share this idea with others.

  • creativelycarole

    creativelycarole said 5 years ago

    Great idea, very inspiring, my creative juices are beginning to flow.

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 5 years ago

    The article title says it all. You just have to stick to just that to feel great accomplishment!

  • GREATBOXER

    GREATBOXER said 5 years ago

    Nice post!

  • NancysGarden

    NancysGarden said 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing and your creativity with skulls! I do create every day with sewing, crafts, quilting etc. but I've never recorded it. You have inspired me to keep track and document. I'm sure I'd be surprised at how much I create if I kept track. I'm going to try. Thanks again!

  • mousumi

    mousumi said 5 years ago

    I love this! I think staying true as an artist, and really producing works you love yourself is the key to success. If I don't love it, I can't sell it.

  • WebbWearInk

    WebbWearInk said 5 years ago

    Thanks, for the inspiration.

  • VassiSlavova

    VassiSlavova said 5 years ago

    This is a great article and very inspirational read. I try create something everyday myself and exactly that makes me positive and inspired! Keep smiling and be creative:) -v

  • ktowersphotography

    ktowersphotography said 5 years ago

    Fantastic !!

  • ktowersphotography

    ktowersphotography said 5 years ago

    Fantastic !!

  • juliacakevintage

    juliacakevintage said 5 years ago

    Oh gosh! You just inspired me to make at LEAST 20 new things! I wrote them all down. Gonna be so fun. I'm going to have to do "Make something Every Saturday and Sunday" program, however, as I have an 8-5'er Monday through Friday. . .but I aspire to be a full time Etsy master soon. ;-)

  • SierraMagic

    SierraMagic said 5 years ago

    I know I start something everyday but I never finish something everyday, so that will be my goal.

  • jewelrybyamyt

    jewelrybyamyt said 5 years ago

    I try to work on doing something creative every day for my mental health. Now you have inspired me to work more on making glass creations. Thanks!

  • wendyc0603

    wendyc0603 said 5 years ago

    OMG I love this post! I try to make a new piece of jewelry everyday but that doesnt always work, although I have to say I do make something new everyday even if its not jewelry! :) I am going to post this on my Facebook page! Is there a Facebook page for this already? where we all can share our projects everyday? Let me know email me at wendyc0603@yahoo.com or maybe i will start one myself! Thanks again!

  • heatherstephenson

    heatherstephenson said 5 years ago

    Now I just want to go make something! Thanks for the article-love the bunnies.

  • heatherstephenson

    heatherstephenson said 5 years ago

    Now I just want to go make something! Thanks for the article-love the bunnies.

  • limkake

    limkake said 5 years ago

    Is good idea of a daily project. I want try in 2011. Hope will make some Interesting work.... limkake.blogspot.com

  • marqueemoon1

    marqueemoon1 said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful post! This has seriously got me thinkin' BIG! There are even little things to knit and coil, and I need to figure out what they are.

  • CravingSomethingCute

    CravingSomethingCute said 5 years ago

    I love this Creative Positive People!!!! :D Make Something everyday! Yeahiiii

  • CravingSomethingCute

    CravingSomethingCute said 5 years ago

    I love this Creative Positive People!!!! :D Make Something everyday! Yeahiiii

  • brandtsjewellery

    brandtsjewellery said 5 years ago

    Being the mother of a 4-year-old, I have to be creative all the time, everyday. This can range from drawing a picture of Mary Poppins and the two kids over the breakfast table, to having to make up a new story to tell off the top of my head, or make a joke to make her laugh if she's upset about something. It's exhausting and challenging, but also very gratifying. It keeps my brain in gear also for when I want to creat jewelry.

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 5 years ago

    Great post!!

  • CollettesArt

    CollettesArt said 5 years ago

    It's really extreme, but I thank you for your inspirational project. Reminds me of the movie Julie & Julia.

  • fawa

    fawa said 5 years ago

    Im going to make a doll a day and make a blog about it this article is so much fun!

  • sandp1

    sandp1 said 5 years ago

    Love this article, so inspiring. More by luck than judgement I've actually managed to produce something new everyday so far this year - only 352 projects to go! And I need to start telling people about it - do I feel a blog coming on??

  • FancyThatLV

    FancyThatLV said 5 years ago

    Wow! Can I accomplish this? I am off and running. To be continued :)

  • Shadowpuppets

    Shadowpuppets said 5 years ago

    Good post!Great idea!

  • altdesignsjewelry

    altdesignsjewelry said 5 years ago

    I love coming back here everyday to see everyone's amazing ideas!!! I started a project about 8 days ago. I can't wait to go through this year long journey and follow all of your amazing journeys. Keep posting your links so I can try to follow everyone,lol! Good luck! http://ascissoraday.wordpress.com/

  • LovelyRhoda

    LovelyRhoda said 5 years ago

    Perfect inspiration for my re-entry into Etsy after a forced vacation mode. I'm psyched to get my creative juices flowing more than ever now!

  • WesternBonimeDesigns

    WesternBonimeDesigns said 5 years ago

    What a fantastic, brilliant, brave and inspiring idea. My first feeling is "overwhelm" but I love the idea of the creative things varying, especially making something in nature. I take walks a lot and often do that. I also come up with quotes a lot. Maybe I'll try to do a quote every day. Hmmm. Thanks for sharing this fabulous journey. So many of us creative types are very prone to procrastination and those inner voices you speak of.

  • JennaBdesigns

    JennaBdesigns said 5 years ago

    A couple years ago I worked for a ceramist making tiles...which was awesome by the way. The work was handmade, but each week was pretty similar to the next. In order to make sure we did something new and creative every day, we started out the morning by taking 5 minutes and making "5 minute frogs." Turns out...I looked forward to this every day and became so good at making something otherwise commonplace into my own creative version of it. I think this idea of making something new every day really helps to get the juices going and to keep us inspired to find the most interesting versions of otherwise common or familiar things in life. Thanks for this article :)

  • ForestGlenCrossing

    ForestGlenCrossing said 5 years ago

    I love this! I get ideas for new items every day (LOTS of ideas some days!) and then think about how I'll make them. But I can see how actually starting to work on something with the goal of finishing it that day can be so productive--and fun! My shop has a good variety of crafts, so I can easily switch between them to keep it fresh. Thanks for the great article.

  • ExclusiefByVera

    ExclusiefByVera said 5 years ago

    Great article and wonderful inspiration for the new year. My goal for this year is to quit my day job, by the end of June, and concentrate on building my Etsy shop. My head is filled with designs which I plan to execute during the course of this year. Thanks Etsy for enabling me to have a shop at home.

  • DarkDelices

    DarkDelices said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article and very inspiring! I have lots of ideas, but for some reason have difficulty getting started with them or finishing them. Thank you for the brilliant advice.

  • dottirosestudio

    dottirosestudio said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great ideas! I love making things and will start tomorrow.i

  • dottirosestudio

    dottirosestudio said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great ideas! I love making things and will start tomorrow.i

  • Diannasdiapercakes

    Diannasdiapercakes said 5 years ago

    I will try my best!

  • mycutezombies

    mycutezombies said 5 years ago

    Great idea & great read. Thanks!

  • TheOmegaWorkshop

    TheOmegaWorkshop said 5 years ago

    Sound advice! I try to put this attitude towards my daily life in general. If you just get up thinking I'm going to achieve 'something' today, no matter how small, it can be very uplifting!

  • Watercolorsbywayne

    Watercolorsbywayne said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring and when you have lost your job a necessary frame of mind. I lost my job almost three years ago and since then I have painted about one hundred paintings. About a dozen originals have sold, but mostly the sales of my limited edition prints has been keeping me busy. I try to paint every day, but sometimes I do marketing. I just opened a shop on ETSY in late December and hopefully I will make my first sale soon.

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 5 years ago

    I am trying to make something handmade each WEEK, since some things take longer than a day to make.

  • LadieLove

    LadieLove said 5 years ago

    Has anyone read Summer Pierre's "The Artist in the Office"? Very inspirational, and in perfect pitch with this blog entry. xoxo LadieLove

  • NauticalNicetties

    NauticalNicetties said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! From the amount of comments you have I think you inspired many. Sensational!

  • GoldhawkPotteryEtc

    GoldhawkPotteryEtc said 5 years ago

    Great ideas! I really like it when ideas are simple and are true to who you are. Right now I'm going to try taking photos with interesting items I already have at home. And that means I'm taking lots of photos with snow!! We'll see what the spring and summer bring...

  • NancyCreations

    NancyCreations said 5 years ago

    I am going to do ART A DAY

  • NancyCreations

    NancyCreations said 5 years ago

    I was trying to say I want to do the Art A Day adventure to enchance some of my creative spirit there is so many things I want to try to do so here it goes hurrah!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    love the inspiration. i so needed that!

  • jenniferbaughan

    jenniferbaughan said 5 years ago

    Very, very good article, thank you for sharing! I've had an idea floating around my head for a while now, similar to this... Drawing 250 creatures or monsters by the end of the year and blogging it. Thank you for the inspiration, this was a motivational nudge I needed. :)

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm said 5 years ago

    Wow...I have plans to commit to making a new jewelry piece once a week- daily seems like such a daunting task!! Very inspiring, you can do anything you put your mind to, right?!?

  • ForestGlenCrossing

    ForestGlenCrossing said 5 years ago

    An alternate goal that I have is to complete 2 or 3 items each week. I work on my projects every day (even if it's just for a half-hour), and some of them take several days to complete. This keeps the creative juices flowing every day!

  • Chalkface

    Chalkface said 5 years ago

    wish i had time to do this!

  • delan

    delan said 5 years ago

    This is the inspiration I needed on this dreary January day. Thank you for the motivation to DAILY celebrate my life through creativity!

  • FamGoods

    FamGoods said 5 years ago

    It's funny. I started my etsy shop just a few days back with the goal of making and posting a new product every other day. I fell a little off the band wagon recently because it felt so overwelming to do. While scanning the today site this artical called to me. After reading and watching the video I feel so much more motivated to get back on the horse. Thanks so much!

  • highcaliberdesign

    highcaliberdesign said 5 years ago

    Great post. I first heard about this book a few days ago and knew I wanted to do it. Now I've come up with my theme. I will make a book a day for 365 days. Part of the challenge for me is to really stretch the parameters of "what is a book" and partly to look at materials (which can mean absolutely anything) in a totally new way. "Can I make a book out of that leaf?" "Hmmm, could I use those used coffee filters for pages?" Some days, maybe my "book" will be only a drawing of a book, an ephemeral moment in time of a book. But I'll do it, I'll document it, and I'll blog about it. Blog is ready to go, camera is ready to go, I'm ready to go. My 365 days begins Monday.

  • CheekyLemur

    CheekyLemur said 5 years ago

    This was something that I considered doing last year, and having just found this article has reminded me all over again. Not to worry that it's now the 22nd Jan...I'm sure I can catch up lol. I am starting a small business selling jewellery and the ring a day project will help me enormously.

  • KMSORIGINAL

    KMSORIGINAL said 5 years ago

    This is a great idea! I will try to make something everyday. It may not be huge. But something. Thanks!

  • theglasschef

    theglasschef said 5 years ago

    I loosely follow this book by making cupcake crafts and write about it in my blog called www.cupcakecraftaday.blogspot.com. It's really fun! Follow me.

  • bysharonmarie

    bysharonmarie said 5 years ago

    I am going to be concentrating on making KnotCards and my goal is to sell 100 KnotCards this year. I also hope to find peace in 2011 and keep it for the rest of my life. Count your blessings sharon

  • CreaShines

    CreaShines said 5 years ago

    Amazingly creative and inspiring! Thank you for creating this post :)

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery said 5 years ago

    it reminds me of the movie "Julie & Julia." I'm gonna work towards a weekly goal. thank you for the kick in the butt.

  • cjBlue

    cjBlue said 5 years ago

    Love this, thanks for the inspiration!!

  • cjBlue

    cjBlue said 5 years ago

    Love this, thanks for the inspiration!!

  • misslibertylonely

    misslibertylonely said 5 years ago

    Here's a secret weapon which can be used in the battle to make something every day!http://www.etsy.com/listing/66637501/daily-creative-x-planner

  • adawnstyle

    adawnstyle said 5 years ago

    OK what can i say that hasn't already been said in these posts before about this inspiring article.... ah well join the masses.... THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU... I so often put too much on myself, this way I can at least do something of what i love once a day.....I'm Up for it and READY TO GO !!! Cheers !!

  • InspirationsbyMelani

    InspirationsbyMelani said 5 years ago

    Great post! Love it!

  • mplay

    mplay said 5 years ago

    Inspired to make something everyday. I put ideas in a jar, pick one out in the morning before my "day job" so I can visualize and come home to my studio at night.Already discovering so much- just hope to keep it up! thanks for inspiring so many.

  • Indigofera

    Indigofera said 5 years ago

    OOoh this has my creative juices flowing! Thanks.

  • nanimoku

    nanimoku said 5 years ago

    So far, I have only purchased on Etsy, but I am an aspiring artist with many ideas. I have to create constantly and I do. I read the article about creating something every day and I LOVED it. I have committed that every day I will study my craft, learn something new, and most of all move forward with taking my ideas and moving them into reality. I am working on a collection so that when I am ready to share my creations I will have a variety. The only thing I haven't done is get a journal, which I will do asap. thanks for listening.

  • CynicalnBeautiful

    CynicalnBeautiful said 5 years ago

    I love this! I think my subject is going to be coffee...I already drink it every day, why not create with it everyday too!

  • paperandprint

    paperandprint said 5 years ago

    Hmmm, thought I posted this yesterday, but apparently not. I am 10 days into a 365 challenge and wondered if anyone else who is doing it would be interested in having a 365 team. I know I'd love the support and occasional kick in the butt from others who are tackling the same challenge. What do you think? If you'd be interested, please convo me. If there are enough of us, I'll start a team.

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    I think days is not enough for my dreams ;)

  • Divaliscious

    Divaliscious said 5 years ago

    Just what the doctor ordered! I had been planning on doing something creative everyday - but by creating something concrete everyday is a wonderful challenge. I must retweet and share this article - most inspirational - thank you so much!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 5 years ago

    Great idea paperandprint!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 5 years ago

    Great article, very inspirational!!

  • IvoryBloom

    IvoryBloom said 5 years ago

    Ok, so I'm a little late (!) to start on the 1st of Jan, but I guess the 5th of Feb will have to do (its my birthday, so I'll remember it at least!) My aim? Take one inspiring photo everyday. Then print and stick to my wall. Can you imagine what 365 photos on wall would look like??! and better yet, some photos of my etsy products may come out of this! :) Even better, I get to carry a camera around with me to capture all those moments that I have experienced when I wish I had a camera!! Thanks for the article, I can only imagine the daunting commitment ahead of me - amazing stamina to all those who have managed this!

  • RenJewels

    RenJewels said 5 years ago

    What a FAB idea! Will try to fit it in around my teaching. ;0)

  • RenJewels

    RenJewels said 5 years ago

    Woops sorry for the multiple entries. Kept clicking, just like I tell my students not to do!

  • wirequeen

    wirequeen said 5 years ago

    I'm doing a new creation a day on my blog http://wirequeen.com. I was mentally restricting myself to just wirework. Then I branched out to my other creative skills. I like your idea of creating something and just photograph it. The photography for me is the hardest part and takes the longest. Smile.

  • jillianjade1

    jillianjade1 said 5 years ago

    I think the universe is trying to tell me something. First my mother-in-law sent me an article about a woman who makes art part of her daily routine; now this article. Truly inspiring. It also happens to have been my resolution-- which I have not stuck too. :( But I am going to put this on the front line. I'm getting out my pencils and paint, right now. Thank you!!

  • StitchKnit

    StitchKnit said 5 years ago

    Just checking in, to keep myself accountable. I took this Create Something Daily challenge....and so far, so good. I too, have items that take longer than a day (some seem like they take forever!) What I have done, is to splice in some quick finishes, so I am keeping up with my new item posted weekly promise. I've also realized how much of my days are spent doing creative things. Not always knitting, sewing or such.....but, giving someone a haircut, creating a menu/meal from scratch, making and canning marmalade...... It has been good to keep the journal, so I could see I was being creative, even though there was no new item in the shop!

  • mnaDesigns

    mnaDesigns said 5 years ago

    February 25th might seem a little late but after some thinking, and I had to think of something great yet very do-able due to my busy life-style as a university student, I decided to take on a photography challenge. Every day for at least 365 days I will snap a polaroid, post it on my blog and discuss it. Blogging is also new to me, so I guess it's a two in one! We'll see how it goes! Thanks for the inspiration :) http://onepolaroideveryday.blogspot.com/

  • TAGsArtlings

    TAGsArtlings said 4 years ago

    Hi :) Obviously I'm too late to have a go this year, and it is a great artical, to take something I do, like painting and maybe mix it with something else I also do, like papercrafting and making a hybride of my two hobbies, so I thougt I'd have ago from the 1st of next year. I've started loads of projects in the past and haven't always finished them, so this will be a bit of a challenge for me at first, but I know that telling myself to stick with it will help me feel the better for it :) Once again a great artical, very inspiriational thank you.

  • JaneBlogs

    JaneBlogs said 4 years ago

    What a coincidence! I had already decided to make my resolution this year to "create art daily", and then I checked my email and found this post. :D I think it's a great way to keep growing creatively and track that growth over the year.

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring, thank you!

  • pickledsnail

    pickledsnail said 4 years ago

    GREAT article and just what i needed! i too have decided to be more creative and design more this year. so this would be a great thing to help me stick to my resolution. i want to do a bunny a day, altho i see someone else has started that project. i just love animals and have a new found love for rabbits and with the passing of my youngest bunny, roux, i have decided to start doing a lot more designing with bunnies because they just are wonderful creatures!

  • aschiffm

    aschiffm said 4 years ago

    sooooo great!! i cant wait to start creating. your articles are the best

  • sugarcookie

    Missy Kulik from sugarcookie said 3 years ago

    In 2011 I made a one inch button design for each day of the year! I did really good at first, and made it til November, then the holiday craft shows took over! I still have to finish the months of November and December, but I think I will put that on my 2013 goals list. ;)

  • PaperAndBooks

    Candy from PaperAndBooks said 3 years ago

    In 2011 I made a paper Lotus flower a day for the entire year. I didn't have something I made each day in 2012 and I missed it. In 2013 I am going to practice my calligraphy wach day for the entire year. It should be interesting to see my calligraphy go to another level.

  • kraft1kimmi

    kimmi parkinson from kraft1kimmi said 3 years ago

    i weave paper daily, its' an obsession

  • purlBknit

    Brandi Harper from purlBknit said 3 years ago

    Talk about timely. Such a focus posted to help us creative types :) -to a fabulous New Year and great new things. Every moment. Everyday.

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