My first attempt at the 365 this year failed within the first few days. I started out really excited yet very quickly felt locked in by using the same medium everyday. It was like my inner toddler stomped her foot and said "But I want to play with silver / resin / paint today"... I felt that I could only do it if I created something great... I felt that I needed to go from start to finish all in the time that was available that day... I was embarrassed that I had failed so quickly so went to hide under a rock.
It was an interesting lesson to learn, it really highlighted parts of myself that I had only suspected were there.
Today, I have started to try a new 365 challenge. A mood board of sorts, a quick (and I am setting myself a time limit) visualisation on my thoughts / plans for the day. Today's was "Start Afresh". The basil, rosemary and lavender leaves are freshly picked from my garden and all have aromas that I associate with freshness.
I still want to create something tangible each day, or at least work on a project, so I'm locking myself into a little creative playtime each morning before I turn on my computer. These pieces I may or may not share so that I don't feel pressure (from myself)
The irony is, the first thing I wanted to play with was the same kimono fabric that I was resisting a couple of weeks ago. Years ago I used to make "Kimono Bubble" greeting cards and am working at some new originals for these. They are now waiting for some stitched details.
On instagram today, a number of people said that they find weekly or monthly challenges more manageable. Have you ever tried a regular challenge like this? What worked best for you?