Archive for January, 2011


tad 2011-0: Warm Up, Test and Prep

Eek! I don't have a plan, but here's what I'm trying to do this month that may make its way to a TAD post (somehow):

  • Instructables Build With Yarn Contest – Like I need more yarn in my life (it's the contest prize), but the project sounded like fun and it will definitely challenge my 3-d thinking cap. I've already picked my inspiration – I just don't know if I can get it all done in the 2 weeks left to submit to this contest. More on it later, if I decide to do it.
  • SF Bike Party – Just about to pick up my new bike (yayy!) and just finished cleaning the old one (and it still runs – double yayy!). If I can coordinate with my schedule, hoping to help out and participate.
  • Mozarella + Pizza Dough Making Unclass – Taught a crochet class in January coordinated via unclasses and now I'm going to check it out as a learner! I may make some pizza dough at home yet!
  • Make SF – Looks like a project to make a small phone charger project and I haven't been to Make SF in a while … really need to get my geek on a bit more this year.

Questions for you, TADers:

  • Anyone out there doing a swap for 2011 TAD?
  • Anyone in the SF area want to have a mid-sprint TAD meetup? I'l be cohosting one with a fellow TADer on one of these dates (haven't decided which one yet): 2/12, 2/13, 2/19, 2/20. PM me with your date preference if you want to come over.

That's it. See you tomorrow!

from karizmatic’s posterous, thing-a-day


Outlook for 2011

After 2 years of intermittent blogging, I’ve noticed that I tend to blog more in the first half of the year and drop off somewhere just before June, with a couple of drafts that never make it to published status. This is mainly because I’ve been trying to keep this blog as a space for my creative pursuits and those pursuits are not as well organized as the rest of my life and I haven’t consciously decided to change that (although I have been thinking for a while – couple of years – that this might be a good idea).  This isn’t a pronouncement that I’m planning to change that, but sometimes saying it loud helps me make it happen … if a blog post is published and no one is around to read it, does it still make a sound when it collapses?

Last year I had some pretty lofty creative and fitness goals, most of them partially met:

  • I actually did make something EVERY DAY in February… I was a bit lagged on the posting towards the middle/end of the month, but I made it!
  • I did manage to work out pretty regularly between March and July. I even decided to run the SF Half Marathon, only to be thwarted by a lung infection 3 weeks before the marathon. Then, I left my sadness over not being able to run that marathon take over the rest of the year and I ran about 10 more times through the rest of the year after getting better. This year, I’ve got a running partner (sort of). She’ll be training in the East Coast while I get myself back in gear and we’ll be running that half marathon together. So now I really have to do it.
  • I did finish a lot of projects in 2010, but failed document most of what I made from May onwards. I’m working on this one again this year.

It was still a great year of lessons learned and understanding myself better (that one is always a good one). So, with that new knowledge in my pocket, my 2011 goals:

  • SF Half Marathon
  • 28 ThingADay Entries (one for each day of February)
  • 12 BLOG POSTS – I’d like to blog at least once a month. I hope to update this mid-year and if I already have 12, I’ll add 6 more for Jun-Dec.
  • Active ETSY Store – I’m a slow crafter and have been hesitant to add things to my Etsy store because I can really only sell 1 or 2 items at a time. This year I won’t care. I’ll be posting my stuff up shortly. One item at a time.
  • 4 New Designs
  • 12 Completed Projects (Complete when documented/blogged).

Wish me luck.


So Excited

This is motivation I’ve needed to reawaken my creativity.

from thing-a-day, thing-a-day



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