1. Make a book. --I set out to put together a book about this experience but I've had trouble keeping any kind of momentum going toward that goal. This month, I'll write each day.
2. Illustrate a book. --A friend came to me with a book draft and asked me to illustrate it. I thought I'd do those drawings on the side, not wanting to bring attention to it. Now I'm thinking (even though it scares me) that maybe I should share the process. It will be good for me to document my workflow since I have no idea what I'm doing. It'll also be good to write about what works and doesn't, what I enjoy and don't. It will help if another project like this comes along or even just to help myself decide if I want another project like this.
other, ongoing stuff...
- read 4 books-- I'm keeping it simple with one book a week.
- exercise everyday-- I know I won't do it everyday but I'll keep that as a goal. I'll likely be raking leaves a lot. And I'll work in some yoga and pilates for the too cold, too dark to walk days.
- keep up with my presidents project. --Lately I've been drawing 4 presidents every Sunday so I'll keep that pace. I also plan to scan them as I go so I won't have so much to do at the end of the project.
- keep up with the 52 project.
It has really helped me to write and share my goals each month and then to reflect on what I've accomplished at the end of the month. I'd like to get better at reviewing my goals weekly or every few days just to keep it all fresh in my mind. I haven't forgotten about any of my goals this year but I've definitely lost my focus at times.
A new month is a great time to start with your creative aspirations. I've always thought Monday's were the best day to begin a new routine but now I'm starting to like Saturday's. If you begin on a Saturday, you have two less structured, usually less busy days to get things underway. Then you already have some momentum going when Monday hits. What will you begin today?