Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's just one little thing, you can do it!

Join Nicole and myself as we try desperately to do this... It's just one tiny thing a day, right? ;)

Thing-A-Day

What’s this?

Join artists and creators of all types and backgrounds in a collective creative sprint. Thing-a-day invites you to join in a daily creative endeavor where everyone who signs up commits to making one thing (project, sketch, exercise) per day and shares it online on this collective blog. Take advantage of the opportunity to share ideas and receive constructive advice while developing new work.
How does it works?

* Starting on February 1st, make one thing a day.
* Document this work in anyway necessary to prove to the world that you’ve made something new: write, take pictures, videos, post things online.
* Do this everyday and post to the blog before midnight, 7 days a week.
* You can upload pictures straight to this blog (limit to 200K per post) but you can also host your work anywhere online and post a link to it on the blog. If you have a Flickr account, use it please.
* Introduce your daily accomplishments: give them a name, a title, a punch line, a description, anything that will encourage others to check out your work.
* See what everyone else has been up to and steal ideas, comment on other people’s work or reinvent something they did.
* No recycled old work, no posting someone else’s stuff pretending its yours… we’ll welcome anyone who wants to join and we trust you know the basic net ethics (-we reserve the right to kick someone out if/when needed).

How long will it take me?

You should be spending an average of 20 minutes a day, and no more than an hour.
Do i need to know what a blog is?

* Probably. But if you don’t, you’ll learn it pretty fast. By Day 3 of bugs and troubles, you’ll be all set.
* If you already have your own blog, feel free to post your things anywhere you wish and link to them from here. But remember that people will be most inclined to check out your work if you post at least a picture or a good hook to your post.
How to join?

Hit the Registration link at the top of this page for details,
Why join?

* This is your chance to get your creative energy going and challenge yourself to make something out of all these ideas in your head
* Anything to make February go faster is good
* You know you always wanted to do it and never had the courage to commit
* You’ll get peer support maybe, an audience surely
* You can give up on all of your other new years resolutions after that
* Ze Frank did it for a year…

3 comments:

Random Nicole said...

Still can't believe you made me do this. I hope we're still friends by March.

Michael said...

Sounds fun. I think I might give it a whirl.

TXchick said...

OK, I think I can probably do this. But I agree w/ Nic--I hope we can still be friends when it's over. And I have 4 days to get the craft pit cleaned up so I can even do this at all.