Looking Forward, Looking Back

Now that my 365 project is done, it’s time to look forward to what’s next. This year, instead of doing a project every single day, I plan to do a more elaborate project every single week. I suppose that will make it a 52 project. I won’t be doing blog posts every single day, but I plan to post about my creative process, project planning, artists that inspire me, and, of course, my own projects.

I’m also welcoming people to submit their own creative works. If you’re interested in being featured, you can learn how to submit you project here.

Of course, it’s also fun to look back. In the last year, I’ve done 366 different projects. Some have been good, some have been great, and some have been, well, just okay.

Below you’ll find my favorite 10 projects from 2012.

1. I really enjoy making collages and this one, Deer Chicago, was really one of my first attempts. Love the results.

2. This is a drawing of the El stop near my house. It’s called California El Stop.

3. One of my favorite projects this year was my video of everything I’ve done this year. Kinda meta.

4. I really enjoyed doing my photography posts. This one, Day in Wisconsin, was definitely a favorite.

5. I did many cooking posts, including this one about Black Bean Soup. It was a huuuuge batch of soup and turned out quite tasty.

6. My neighbor has a rather nice and rather goofy-looking dog. It inspired me to draw this Boston Terrier.

7. Around halloween, I got inspired to draw many creepy characters such as this Cosby Skeleton.

8. During 2012, I made my first ever animation in the form of a Flip Book. It was very fun to do.


9. Even though I don’t have any real sound equipment, I recorded a few of the songs I wrote last year. Here’s one called Goodbye Summer.


10. Last but not least is my collage of Rose Byrne. It doesn’t really look like her, but I think it turned out pretty cool.


12 thoughts on “Looking Forward, Looking Back

  1. Congratulations on completing your goal of making something 366 days in a row! You should be very proud of yourself, and I am VERY impressed! I’m tempted, really tempted, but I just don’t know if I have it in me to stick with any project for 365 days! I think your Wisconsin photo (one of your top 10 favorites) is stunning, the kind of photo someone would pay you to use. MY favorite of your top ten is your Rose Byrne collage. I think it looks just like her and it is a terrific study of lights and darks! I really am impressed, and somewhat inspired to give the project a go myself! Brava! You really did a beautiful job, and your level of commitment is truly admirable.

  2. It boggles my mind how brave and talented you are at tackling all different media. Very fun! I’ve been hibernating but I did enjoy seeing your posts around Christmas. Very inspiring, and I look forward to seeing your new work this year.

    • Thanks so much, Jennifer! In truth, I should probably try to focus on just one or two media this year so I can become really good at something. But what should it be? I like everything! 🙂

      • Yeah but how do you (and I’m going to include myself and turn that into “we”) find that focus without trying everything! And you’re having fun right? We’re Renaissance women!

        • True, true! This reminds me of something I always like to say, which is, “I like to know what things are like!” It’s true that we can’t really figure out what our favorite media are without trying them all 🙂 Like you said, it’s fun to do, anyways!

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