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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Kevin announced a while ago that he was planning a project where he would carry out a different creative project each week for a year. He’s been putting together a list of things that he wants to try doing and asking for suggestions via Twitter.

I’ve been having a lot of fun thinking of project ideas. So much fun, in fact, that I decided that maybe I would do it too.

This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve decided on doing some sort of long-term creative project. I think them up all the time. I start them about as often as I think them up but eventually they go nowhere. I’m an INTP. I’m good at this random idea generation and planning. I’m just not any good at the followthrough when I’m not getting paid to do it.

Ah, money. There are so many wonderful things I’ll do that I wouldn’t normally be caught doing if there wasn’t money in the mix. I think my chances of success in this regard would be much amplified if I put a little paypal tip jar on my blog and each of my readers left me five dollars each time I successfully completed something.

I won’t do that, so I may not actually finish this, even though I know it’s still early in the year and I should be laying on the optimism really thick.

You, dear reader, can help by encouraging me. Maybe if I’m feeling particularly ambitious I will make a special page where I can keep track of my progress.

I’ve been thinking of some ideas:

  • Repurpose something; make it work again or make it work in a different way.
  • Try something completely new to you and document it.
  • Explore a specific colour over a period of time. Photograph and document where you find it and why.
  • Make something in the style of someone you admire.
  • Create a mood board/collage/lightbox/scrapbook of things you find interesting and inspiring.
  • Create something inspired by a quote.
  • Create a tutorial. Include photos, text, video and diagrams where appropriate to illustrate how to do something.
  • Map out a place that isn’t normally mapped.
  • Try a completely new technique for a medium you know well. Take it as ridiculously far as you possibly can.
  • Create gig posters for mundane events and periods of your life.
  • Time lapse drawings. Take something and draw a picture of it every day for a period of time.

Got any good ideas? Feel free to post them in the comments for this post.