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Launching a 365-Day Project

December 14, 2015

Another year, another Christmas, a blogging hiatus! Yes, my dear readers. After a very busy year which, amongst other things, has seen the birth of Mapology Guides, I’m reflecting back and starting to think about plans for 2016.

launching a 365-day project // colourliving

launching a 365-day project // colourliving

With the launch of three new maps in early 2016 and continuous plans for my Home Finding business, my attention goes to my sketching endeavour of 2015. When I started, what I called Daily Sketching I had no idea where it would take me. What was apparent from the start is that the way I produce art is rather intricate and time consuming. Many late nights later I realised that my sketching became a necessary part of my weekly routine but greatly interfered with my ‘early nights’ and therefore my well-being.

This made me think. What would I like to tackle in 2016 to keep up my creativity and sketching? To be honest, right now I don’t know as this is a real commitment in time and energy. Also, would I like to make this a 365 day project. (It’s 366 days in 2016)

launching a 365-day project // colourliving

I don’t know exactly why I want to do a 365-day project, other than that I really enjoyed my sketching this year. I ended up with a body of work I wouldn’t have otherwise. This time round I want to have some theme I can work to and attempt to do something daily. Here are my thoughts so far:

  1. I’ll keep doing something in my square sketchbook but this time instead of filling 2 pages I’ll only fill 1 each day!
  2. I fancy using collage and other materials as well as my sketching tools.
  3. I would like to incorporate text and language.
  4. The theme could be: What have I learned today? OR Daily observations? OR simply Art Journaling?

launching a 365-day project // colourliving

launching a 365-day project // colourliving

Have you done a 365-day project in previous years? If so, can you share your experience? Are you planning on doing one this year? Fancy joining in? Accountability is everything. It would be fun to form a group for support.

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by this year, who read my posts and took the time to comment. It’s so hard to find time these days to read blogs so I really appreciate it. I’m going to take a well deserved break, recharge batteries and get energised for 2016. Wherever you are, have the loveliest of Christmas and a happy start to the new year.

I see you all back here on Monday 11th January 2016. Until then, stay save x

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  • Reply Holly December 14, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Tina! I really admire your sketching commitments this past year, especially considering you have so much going on all the time. You should be very pleased with yourself 🙂

    Theme sounds like a fun plan … you already have some good ideas … here’s a few off the top of my head: gratefulness daily, word of the day.

    Happy holidays to you too! Enjoy the break xoxoxoxoxo

    • Reply tina December 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Sis…. Actually I am and cannot quite believe how much I got done. The wonderful thing about making things is you have something to show for it. So much in life is non tangible and time simply just vanishes. It’s nice to go through my entire sketchbook and remember the moments I sat down to sketch this particular spread. I also remember the many looooooong nights:-)

      Thank you for your suggestions. I need to ponder on this. It’s quite a commitment!
      The happiest of holidays to you my dear. Can’t wait to Skype and see your growing bump! xxxxx

  • Reply Alexandra December 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Tina, have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year! I hope you’ll share your art next year just as much as you do this year – I find it encouraging and delightful! <3

    • Reply tina December 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Hello Alexandra,

      Thank you, the same to you. I hope you have Frohe Weinachten und einen guten rutsch ins neue Jahr:-)

      Thank you for supporting my sketching this year. My aim is also to inspire and encourage so it’s nice to hear you enjoyed following my journey.
      Love to gorgeous Louie!!!

  • Reply Borche December 17, 2015 at 6:04 am

    I love your art, Tine, and I wish you the biggest luck and success with your new project!

    • Reply tina December 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you so much!

      Well, still debating what to do. Happy New Year to you.

  • Reply Jocelyn January 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I love your sketches, Tina! Every time I see them I get taken away for just a moment which is a tiny respite for my mind. I look forward to seeing more of your work this year. Hugs, Jocelyn x

    • Reply tina January 11, 2016 at 12:43 am

      Thank you so much lovely. That’s such a lovely thing to say and I feel humbled!
      I hope to keep it up and comments like yours definitely keep motivating me. Hugs back and a huge kiss to the gorgeous O xx

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