Ready, Set, Thing-a-Day

Tomorrow is the opening day to sign up for the Thing-a-Day project. The premise of this month-long event is to give your creative spirit a workout by making a thing a day. The project brings to front the "long artistic tradition where endurance, perseverance, and hard work [converge into] one solid path towards personal, and sometimes professional, fulfillment."
Swirls by groundsel
ZeFrank originally inspired this project after having posted a new piece of original content on his website zefrank.com every day for a year and presenting such a challenge to one of his classes at NYU's Tisch School of Arts. In 2007, students from the class launched the first public Thing-a-Day, which is now in its 5th year.
Potato Stamps by LittleBunny
To me, the beauty of Thing-a-Day is that you can make anything; on the blog you will find a daily collection of compositions, drawings, explorations in electrical engineering, landscape photographs, photographs of lovingly prepared dishes, writings--if your creative spirit can conjure it up, it's probably on the site.
Greek Salad by WabisabyBrooklyn
And here's my personal favorite: Louise's collection of mini vegetables. Every time I saw her last year, she was working on another healthy yarn project.
Collection of Tiny Vegetables by Warpedesign
I hope you feel inspired. Sign up for Thing-a-Day begins on January 21st and ends promptly at Midnight February 1st.

Simone
groundsel.etsy.com
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Thing-A-Day 2010 Edition: Week 3

Winter persists in the city, but the Thing-A-Day project marches on. Here are selected images of week three's progress by {NewNew} members:
The Dime Rests
Warpe Design: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
The Birds
WabiSabi Brooklyn: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Pepe's Village
Virginia Kraljevic: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Glasses
Saru Star: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Joey Ramone
My Coney: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Flickr Pro
mellowbeing: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Scans of things I'm giving to the Goodwill
Look Closely Press: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Manatee Cards
little bunny: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Puppet Kitchen Puppet Scarf
Ikyoto: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Executive Bag
Groundsel: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Orange Flower on Turquoise on Green Baby Bodysuit
Felt It: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop

We're over the hump!

~Kari
http://ikyoto.etsy.com/
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Thing-A-Day 2010 Edition: Week 2

February has a way of flying by, and the Thing-A-Day project is also halfway through. Here are selected images after two weeks of progress by {NewNew} members:

Tiny Carrot Brothers
Warpe Design: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
VooDoo
WabiSabi Brooklyn: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Loverne and Marvel
Virginia Kraljevic: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Joey Potter
My Coney: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Day 9 & 10
mellowbeing: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Hammerhead Study
little bunny: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Takarazuka Eyeglass Brooch
Ikyoto: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Felt Applique Foot
Felt It: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Folded Flowers
Collective Elements: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop

Let's see how many of us make it all of the way through!

~Kari
http://ikyoto.etsy.com/
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Thing-A-Day 2010 Edition: Week 1

Thing-A-Day is a collective creative challenge that is held every February. The idea is simple: sign-up is open to anyone until February 1st, participants commit to create one new thing a day every day for the entire month and share their progress. Participants can work in any medium and are free to follow-up on their commitment or not.

Here are selected images after one week of progress by {NewNew} members who have taken up the spirit:
Tiny Tomatoe's Nightmare
Warpe Design: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Cut Paper Cityscape
WabiSabi Brooklyn: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
In The Name Of Love
Virginia Kraljevic: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop

Bakers Twine Basket
Pepper Sprouts: Thing-A-Day / Etsy ShopWhere have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
My Coney: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Postcard #6
mellowbeing: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop

Say Anything Penguin
little bunny: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop

Mask From A Single Sheet Of Paper
Ikyoto: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop
Godzilla Hoodie For Toddler
Felt It: Thing-A-Day / Etsy ShopLove Paperweight
Collective Elements: Thing-A-Day / Etsy Shop

I hope you are as excited as I am to see how everyone's journey continues!

~Kari
http://ikyoto.etsy.com/
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Thing-a-Day NewNew Style


Thing-a-Day 2009 is now in full swing! If you are not familiar, it started as a class project at NYU's ITP [where I happen to have my masters :) ]. The gist of the project is for each participant to create one thing each day for one month. In order to make it an achievable goal, February was chosen since it's the shortest month and each 'thing' should take sometime between 30 and 60 minutes to complete.

It's quite amazing to see what people make in such a short amount of time. My favorite part is seeing how people break out of their 'usual' crafts. Several of our very own NewNew members are taking part in this challenge. Check out their thing-a-day pages for more projects!


Mermade ACEO by DeafDog (DeafDog.etsy.com)


Adorable heart soaps by Groundsel (Groundsel.etsy.com)


Felted heart by Ikyoto (Ikyoto.etsy.com)


Cute flower earrings by Mirela Jazdzewska (Jantar.etsy.com)


Cashmere scarf by Joyella (Joyella.etsy.com)


Felt cluster necklace by knitknit (knitknit.etsy.com)




Dandelion drawing by mellowbeing (mellowbeing.etsy.com)


Silver bead necklace by persuede (persuede.etsy.com)


Daily custom typography By My Coney (Prismpop.etsy.com)




Stylish lariat by ladylulu (Thecraftarium.etsy.com)


Can't wait to see what the rest of February brings with this crafty and creative group :) To keep track of {NewNew} projects as the month progresses, search NewNewTeam.
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