Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thing A Day 2012 Inspirations

I really enjoyed doing Thing- A-Day (TAD) 2011.  It seems like whoever sponsored it on posterous last year isn't doing it this year.  I liked posting to a community of 200 international strangers, seeing what everyone else was doing, and getting feedback from them.  Oh well.
In TAD you make a thing, or part of a thing everyday in the month of February. (we are in a leap year, there are 29 days.)  

The best part of of TAD was developing creative flow.  You dedicate yourself to work on creating one thing, or a part of one thing for at least 30 minutes a day and posting a picture to share with "everyone." I don't expect there to be much "everyone" since I'm no longer linked to 200 international strangers doing the same thing, but it's still fun to see the process step-by-step.

This year some of my ideas are to:
Hand sew a book bag to keep my research materials in rtg.
Convert a suitcase into a craft case
Pickle persimmons
Make some book ppts for my 3rd grade campers so they can read something fun
Make a Mokpo wiki so we can all find stuff without having to give absurd relative location based directions and keep asking for the "English speaking dentist."
Learn to fold simple origami
Make more postcards for the sweet potato

This year is very different in many respects:
We are in a small Korean apartment.
I don't have access to a sewing machine.
I have limited storage/ work space
there are no Jo-Ann type stores here, each craft store sells one thing: yarn, embroidery floss, fabric, and I have to find each one first.

First I need to go to Japan and see what's up.
See y'all on Feb 1st with my first "thing"