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Stuffed Animal A Day

Rebecca Jackson has quite the creative family! She sent me the following note, "Inspired by his brother Den’s Lego a Day and my Robot a Day, my 11-year-old Rylan has now been working on a 365 project. He has a myriad of stuffed animals that he writes lengthy stories about (one such story is 51 pages long)—they all have names and personalities. So he’s featuring something to do with his stuffed animals each day." So without further ado, here's Rylan's project...

Rylan Jackson of Baldwin City, Kansas is creating a project called Stuffed Animal A Day!

Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to do this because I had great ideas and my brother and mother were doing it so I decided to do it. I also have over 80 stuffed animals so I have plenty of things I can do.

How has doing the project affected your life? It has affected my life by me doing it. Every day I do my blog in the morning so I can be done with it and I don’t forgot to do it. I do it right when I get up and that is why it affects my life. It makes me feel like I just can’t stop and I have to do it right away. And it’s fun to make something with them every day like them getting stuck or them just being funny.

Follow Rylan's progress HERE.


Katerina AKA Plateresca in Madrid, Spain is creating ArtFoodWine365...

Why did you decide to do this project? The funny thing is, I decided to get into a large and time-consuming project because I was overworked. I knew that such a project would make me find that ever-eluding time to spend with my art and writing, and when my husband gave me 365: A Daily Creativity Journal as a Christmas present, I plunged into it that very evening, and by New Year we had my website up and ready for the first 'real' post and the first prompt!

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I have only been doing the project for less than two months now and I hope that you ask me again in a year and I can boast some significant career changes owing to this project... But right now I can tell you that it is true that if you can stick to one habit, it makes it easier to go on with all the others. I was trying to draw daily last year, but missed several days almost every month. Since I've started my ArtFoodWine project, I haven't missed a day of drawing, though my blog doesn't always require me to draw something for it!

I do hope to find new friends via this project.

I think that daily blogging teaches us humbleness, too, because you have to share something even if you don't really think it's great, and it's not a bad side effect.

And I just like doing it, I feel more whole when it is my daily task to create and share something. Starting this blog was like coming back home for me!

See all of Katerina's posts HERE.

A Bird A Day

Stripygoose in London created a bird a day for a year from September 1st 2013 to August 31st 2014!

Why did you decide to do this project? I came across mailart 365, thanks to working alongside its founder, Andy Hoang, for a while, and was immediately interested. So I started making and blogging mailart every day for a year, and completed my first 365 in March 2013. I loved it so much I knew I wanted to repeat the experience and decided, as I’m stripygoose and drawing and collaging birds makes me happy, it had to be a bird a day. I was really tempted by the challenge of having a single theme for all 365 postcards.

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? It’s brought me a tonne of enjoyment and connected me with mailartists all over the world. Now, other mailartists send me bird art in the post and that’s wonderful too.

The happy-sense of achievement is a great feeling. The daily practice has a surprising and liberating effect, in spite of it being a routine. It also guaranteed that I spent time every single day doing something I like doing. That can’t be bad can it - sometimes it was only a few minutes, sometimes longer, but always worth it.

Inspired by all of this, I have started going to a fantastic, local community arts group and am amazed to say I have exhibited some of my art in galleries too. I’ve rediscovered a love of art.

See all of Stripygoose's birds HERE and HERE.

A Year in the Trees

Alycia Helbling in Portland, Oregon is creating A Year in the Trees.

Why did you decide to do this project? My main career involves helping others, and art is for me. I care for myself by spending time in nature, with trees, and by appreciating the Earth through spending time observing and translating natural things into art. Choosing to do a project every day has given me even more of an excuse to take the time to mindfully experience the natural world around me. Trees, in particular, have always been exceptionally important to me . They give me strength, oxygen and wisdom.

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? I see more. I notice every tree on my walks to and fro. I notice how the branches grow in different directions on different trees. I feel calmer and happier having spent more time observing and creating. I also have tried new mediums I had never thought to use, or have been nervous to try. Doing art every day has helped me dive in and get my feet wet more often and more freely. I am really grateful for what I have experienced so far and I am looking forward to the rest of the year.

See all of Alycia's trees HERE.

A Painting A Day

Matthew Langley of  New York,  New York  is making A Painting A Day!

Why did you decide to do this project? 2014 was a really creative year for me. Without expecting it, I started on a new body of artwork that has been received far beyond my modest expectations. At the same time it got me thinking about my work and how I have been pursuing new images in my work. I realized I was plowing through ideas at a fast pace and I got really energized by that.

This last December I had a show of my artwork at a gallery and had a great experience. One of the things I was able to do during the installation process of that show was to develop a deep conversation about painting with a fellow artist there. These conversations were very unlike other artist conversations. They were full of detailed technical approaches and open honest questions about the approach of both of our works. In short, they were a feast of knowledge gained by actually making art and listening to others.

I have become determined to expand this knowledge and I've decided to push it as hard as I possibly can for the new year. I have decided to do a painting every day of the year.

These artworks may come as quite a shock to people who have always viewed my work as being exclusively hard edged. During the course of this year I am trying to focus on approaching this work with openness, eagerness, and a lack of preconceptions of the final outcome. I’m hoping to find new ways of working and discovering qualities about my work that are currently unknown to me.

 How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life?  As far as life changing experiences go, I’ve been into this now for one month, so it’s very early to tell. While nothing has been exceptionally groundbreaking, there has been a sense of understanding of the tasks at hand and a freedom that has allowed me to loosen up my artwork and to let more in – as opposed to parsing more out. Currently that has been the biggest change – getting out of my own way and letting the artwork flow.

See all of Matthew's painting HERE.


Matt Gruenfeld in Chicago, Illinois is creating a yearlong project about Phobias!

Why did you decide to do this project? I am a high school art teacher, and was given your book by my co worker (another art teacher who is also taking the challenge). I am primarily a 2-D artist that specializes in figurative work. I chose Phobias since there are so many (over 500), and I have always been interested in the quirks of the human mind/personality

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life?  I think that this has really helped me focus on creating something daily.  I love coming up with new solutions to the creative problems posed.  It has also helped in my idea generation outside of doing pieces for the book. For example, I have started a series based on the major arcana of tarot cards.

See all of Matt's phobia's HERE.