Happy New Year! This week was the kick off of a couple of challenges that I am participating in. One is called 12×12 in 2012. The idea is to create 12 picture book drafts in 12 months. The 12 month challenge is the idea of author Julie Hedlund. Through her blog posts and those of guest posts, she is going to inspire and challenge the participants. We have a very active Facebook group going also. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, there is still time to sign up! This is a great opportunity, especially for those who participated in PiBoIdMo.
The other project I am participating in is at author/educator Barbara Jean Hicks’ blog, 9 3/4. It is a group of creatives that will be going through the book, The Artist’s Way together. It is a book that I have had in my possession a while now, and have attempted a number of times, but never quite finished it. I am excited to have a group that will help me to stay focused and on track with completing it.
These two challenges are going to be the start of a very productive, creative and successful year for me and my art. I look forward to sharing it with you!