Saturday, 1 January 2011

My challenge for 2011 ...

Ok, so I could blog 365 again, or in the spirit of Dave Gorman and Danny Wallace, I could give myself a new challenge ...
This year I am going to set myself a different creative task for each week of the year.

That's 52 new creative challenges in 2011, some will be sketchbook tasks, some will mean that I need to learn new techniques, and some ... I don't even know what they'll be yet!

The inspiration came from reading the book "52 Projects: Random Acts of Creativity" by Jeffrey Yamaguchi, and so a few of my challenges will be taken directly from his book. I've also been inspired by the work of Keri Smith who has written several amazing creativity books.

I'm also involved with The Sketchbook Challenge, which also starts today - a different theme for every month of 2011, so one challenge per month will link with this one, otherwise i'll be run off my feet!

If you want to get involved with this challenge, or just dip in and out of tasks, then you can post any photographs or comments on this flickr page - Challenge 52

There is lots of fabulous inspiration for being creative on the following sites:-

And worth a read:-
"How To Be An Explorer Of The World" - Keri Smith
"Crafting Creativity" - Colin Salter

So, onto my first challenge ...

Week 1 - Sketchbook Challenge
The sketchbook challenge starts today too, so that will be my first challenge. The theme for this month is Highly Prized, so i'm off to do some mind-mapping and research on that theme ...
... and i'll be posting my progress during the week, and then i'll post a new challenge every Saturday for the next year.



  1. good luck with your challenges, I'll be watching with interest, and well done with your 365 ++
    joy xx

  2. Good luck with your challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make. Happy 2011 :)

  3. Blimey - you do like to give yourself a challenge don't you :)

  4. Good luck with the challenge !

    Happy New year too xx