Make Your Own 12 Months
I’ve gained so much from this year’s 12 Months of Creativity that I’ve decided to keep it going for 2012! I’m hoping I won’t be alone in my journey next year. Now I’ve heard many of you out there who have said that they wished they’d done something like this in 2011, I know who you are! Let today be the last day of surfing blogs and Etsy shops with that twinge of envy we’ve all had for those doing their own creative “thing”. I’m looking for some awesome creative (or not-yet but soon to be!) folks to join me in the adventure of making something every month of 2012!
Here’s a few links to get you started, as well as a bit more explanation below about the project and some of my personal experiences with it:
Here’s the idea:
I will be posting a few times in December about how to get your own 12 Month project up and running, so that come Jan 1st (or whenever you join in!) you will be good and ready to get crackin on the creating. It’s very simple. I assure you when I began this I was not some superwoman with GOBS of time on my hands. I made this project so that it would fit into my life, and so there would be time for the rest of life to get in the way without me getting off track creatively. I think it will do that for you too.
So why bother to commit to something like this? Because we all want to create… some just for fun or to explore new things and get out of your comfort zone, others to create a solid base of work to strike out as independent creatives. Whatever the reason, we need three things to make it happen: A framework, support, and accountability. I’m offering up a framework that has worked well for me and some support in the way of sharing your project here on the blog! And of course creating your own blog will really keep you accountable for staying committed.
This project has already changed my life in so many wonderful ways, it has helped me to see the world and life in a different way. I’ve gone from a doubtful girl thinking that her ideas are probably “never all that great” to a confident woman who trusts her gut and gets into action as SOON as an idea excites her… saying “eff it” to the world and their judgments!
I’ll be posting soon about how to start up your own 12 month project (or alter it to whatever timeline you’d like). I’d be so overjoyed to hear from you when you decide to start out so that I can announce you and your project on the blog to everyone – as well as a follow up post down the road to share your progress!