January 20, 2011

Ready, Set, Thing-a-Day

Tomorrow is the opening day to sign up for the Thing-a-Day project. The premise of this month-long event is to give your creative spirit a workout by making a thing a day. The project brings to front the "long artistic tradition where endurance, perseverance, and hard work [converge into] one solid path towards personal, and sometimes professional, fulfillment."
Swirls by groundsel
ZeFrank originally inspired this project after having posted a new piece of original content on his website zefrank.com every day for a year and presenting such a challenge to one of his classes at NYU's Tisch School of Arts. In 2007, students from the class launched the first public Thing-a-Day, which is now in its 5th year.
Potato Stamps by LittleBunny
To me, the beauty of Thing-a-Day is that you can make anything; on the blog you will find a daily collection of compositions, drawings, explorations in electrical engineering, landscape photographs, photographs of lovingly prepared dishes, writings--if your creative spirit can conjure it up, it's probably on the site.
Greek Salad by WabisabyBrooklyn
And here's my personal favorite: Louise's collection of mini vegetables. Every time I saw her last year, she was working on another healthy yarn project.
Collection of Tiny Vegetables by Warpedesign
I hope you feel inspired. Sign up for Thing-a-Day begins on January 21st and ends promptly at Midnight February 1st.

Simone
groundsel.etsy.com

9 comments:

KimmChi Silkscreened Apparel said...

I was so inspired seeing Luise's tiny vegetables come to life last year, i can't wait for this year.

Virginia Kraljevic said...

I will tyr my best to keep up this year! Such a fun, awesome thing to do!

Lil Red/Kelly said...

I'm really looking forward to inspiration from everyone to keep my thing-a-day going. This is a great start.

Holly said...

Ok - I signed up. Make and finish something every day - does making it out of bed and to work count?

kbatty said...

I'm in! I just signed up, but they are saying the start day IS Feb. 1...

Simone said...

Yes, the start date is February 1st, but sign-up starts earlier so they can get all the posterous accounts organized. Getting out of bed, taking a picture of said bed and posting it definitely counts in my world

Nettie said...

I've actually been doing this already! It was one of my resolutions this year. I've stuck to it so far. Though, my goal is not to finish, bu to work on something creative everyday.

PurtyBird said...

Thanks for the back-story. I love it and am even more delighted to participate now!

persuede said...

I signed up!