Sunday, April 17, 2011

365 Reasons to be Creative

Creator of Skull-A-Day* and inspiration behind the Weekminds project, Noah Scalin, has released a new book— 365: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life. The book is an inspirational guide for starting your own 365-day project. The idea being that your creativity will be fueled by actually making something every day.

Weekminds may not have been as daily disciplined as 365, but I do know that during the year of facilitating the exercise, I got to work with mediums that I hadn't tried in years, and some that were brand new to me. It was a great opportunity to experiment, and to step away from the computer and make something that, while perhaps silly, was fun and different. You can see my collection of year 1 monkeys here and the resulting Blurb book (and its cover) here!

If you're feeling stuck in a creative rut or bound by your daily barrage, I encourage to try your own creative exercise. It's very liberating to look at things and think about their possibilities differently.

I'd also like to note a similarity, which actually first drew my attention Scalin's new book. Feels slightly reminiscent of.... But I digress, we thieved first!

*Not familiar with Skull-A-Day? You can see it all in just over a minute right here.

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