{2015 Goals} Complete a 365-Day Project

I’d really like to complete a 365-day project in the new year and so, as usual, I’ve been diving into Google and searching a little obsessively for 365-day project ideas.

I actually scrolled through all the blog posts at the Make Something 365 & Unstuck blog looking for ideas. Noah Scalin is the author of 365: A Daily Creativity Journal, which contains prompts for doing a 365-day project. I don’t have this book, but I do have his other book, Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio (which I haven’t read yet, but it looks good).

365 Creativity Journal


The project ideas he features are interesting, but almost all of them are art or photography-related, and I’d like my 365-day project to be writing-related. I’ll probably be signing up for the 2015 Creative Every Day challenge, which is art-related, but my main focus for the year will be on my 365 day project.

I also read through most of the posts at Year of Creative Habits, where artist Crystal Moody posted daily drawings she made during her year of creative habits.

(I did mention I’ve been a little obsessive about this, right?)

I’m almost sure what my project will be – I just need to do the prep work to make sure I’m properly prepared for the long haul and don’t do a major fail (or at least, not immediately, like around January 15 or something!).

I don’t know exactly why I want to do a 365-day project, other than the whole commitment and intention thing I wrote about the other day. And I do like the idea of ending up with a body of work I wouldn’t have otherwise. And I guess, like my 365 days of blogging, I’m kind of testing myself, and my ability to be disciplined and stay committed.

But most of all, I’ve been thinking how much fun it will be!

Have you done a 365-day project in previous years? Are you planning on doing one this year?

3 thoughts on “{2015 Goals} Complete a 365-Day Project

  1. Vasilly

    I miss the way art journaling made me feel in the past, so I’m starting back up with a 365 project. Thanks for the Creative Everyday link. I’m signing up. I haven’t started prep work yet, though I really need to. Any art supplies that you can’t live without? Good luck on your project. I’m rooting you on.

  2. Suey

    Committing to do something EVERY SINGLE DAY scares me because I feel like if I fail just one day, I’ve FAILED. And then I’ll get all depressed. But the idea of committing to doing creative things consistently and figuring out how to do that is very intriguing. Following your progress will hopefully give me ideas of fun things I feel up to doing. One creative endeavor I feel has been so neglected in past years for me is quilting. I just can’t figure out how to do it AND the blogging/writing/reading thing. It’s like they can’t both exist in my world and I need to figure out how to do both! There’s got to be a way! I need to read that time book I guess!


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