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I was admiring this daily practice challenge at a local art supply company.  

Challenge yourself to create daily for 28 days with Opus Daily Practice, making your art practice a priority wherever your days may take you – the studio, kitchen table or living room, in the park or at a coffee shop, or on-the-go.



There are some rather nice rewards and I was thinking of signing up.  

Only... I don't do mainstream social media.  Admittedly, I would probably do Instagram, but I don't have the equipment.

But I still like the idea of committing a month to the daily practice of a craft and posting a photo with a group of other people also posting their work.  




We could do a permies version of this.

What would you like it to look like?


 
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I would love to find out more.

At first I thought one can pick a different craft each day, but it seems that’s not the case?

 
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But I still like the idea of committing a month to the daily practice of a craft and posting a photo with a group of other people also posting their work.  



When I saw the title of this thread I was excited as I've finally cleaned my work room corner and have some things back up top.  My paints and chalks and paper for one...I've hung on to them for so long as I KNOW I want to paint again...hahaha...has not happened in thirty years...maybe this would be the incentive I need, a daily practice to get moving that direction....or did you mean just crafts?

Can we do this here, in this thread maybe?  or were you suggesting at the link?  

I've always been very private with my drawing and painting though so I'm not sure I want to post photos and that's sort of the point I guess? ......thinking out loud here
 
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Judith Browning wrote:


But I still like the idea of committing a month to the daily practice of a craft and posting a photo with a group of other people also posting their work.  



When I saw the title of this thread I was excited as I've finally cleaned my work room corner and have some things back up top.  My paints and chalks and paper for one...I've hung on to them for so long as I KNOW I want to paint again...hahaha...has not happened in thirty years...maybe this would be the incentive I need, a daily practice to get moving that direction....or did you mean just crafts?

Can we do this here, in this thread maybe?  or were you suggesting at the link?  

I've always been very private with my drawing and painting though so I'm not sure I want to post photos and that's sort of the point I guess? ......thinking out loud here



I am the same way with the art. Most times (woodworking) I do not consider it art even, though deep down I know it is. Equally with other art (photography) I know so many others are so much better than me, that I do not want to share.

Here is a case in point; is it "art", or just a bike shoved up against an old apple tree?  Now contrast my bike photo with real art like the depicted woman. I cannot compete with that so I don't share...




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Here is a case in point; is it "art", or just a bike shoved up against an old apple tree?  Now contrast my bike photo with real art like the woman. So I don't share...



Both are beautiful and tell a story, set a mood.  Comparing is not always productive....and that is why, I think, for so many things that we do, it is better to find the joy that the 'making' gives us and not expose our work to a judgement by the 'public'...it entangles the journey with someone else's opinion.

I spent so many years weaving in order to sell and towards the end I always felt like I had someone sitting on my shoulder.  Even when I let myself  explore and be free with the direction there was always that ultimate judgement decided by whether it would sell or not.



 
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Judith Browning wrote:

Here is a case in point; is it "art", or just a bike shoved up against an old apple tree?  Now contrast my bike photo with real art like the woman. So I don't share...



Both are beautiful and tell a story, set a mood.  Comparing is not always productive....and that is why, I think, for so many things that we do, it is better to find the joy that the 'making' gives us and not expose our work to a judgement by the 'public'...it entangles the journey with someone else's opinion.

I spent so many years weaving in order to sell and towards the end I always felt like I had someone sitting on my shoulder.  Even when I let myself  explore and be free with the direction there was always that ultimate judgement decided by whether it would sell or not.



You are so right on this; thank you for your explanation; it makes perfect sense!

I often do this in the scope of literary art, where I might write a story, and someone says harsh words in review, and so I get despondent about it. yet, the truth is, I enjoyed the experience of writing. In fact, in ironic, oxy-moron grammar...I cannot, not write! I just cannot stop that aspect of me! So even if 100 people dislike what I wrote (assuming it is positive in nature and not condemning of humanity), then what does it really matter?
 
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Can we do this here, in this thread maybe?



That's a great idea!

I'm in.
 
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Why don't we make this the planning thread and then have one big long thread full of daily-practice pictures and chat?

What kind of things would we practice?

Just art?
Art and crafts?
A skill?
Arts, crafts and/or skill?
A new skill?
An old skill we've been neglecting?
Any of the above - the point is to choose something and challenge ourselves to practice it daily for the month of Feb.

I'm going to try and set up an apple poll on the first post of this thread.
 
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I just got the same error- clicked thumbs up and it gave me a thumbs down (on arts, crafts, skills, if it makes any difference). I'm using the newest Chrome on Windows 10.
 
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