Daily Creative: Goals for 2024

I have some unofficial goals that I’m attempting for 2024, and I thought I’d put them out here so they’re ‘in the world’ for a bit of accountability. They’re not enormous, but I hope it will help further my artistic endevours, especially on days I just don’t feel like it.

  • Knitting/Crochet – 24 in 2024. I want to complete at least 24 projects this year. It doesn’t matter if they’re large projects or small projects. I’ve been focusing on crochet (and keeping a few knitting projects on the side) because I’m eager to learn, but when it comes to yarn, I want at least 24 completed projects. So far I’ve made a handful of amigurumi using parfait chunky yarn, so I think this is a reasonable goal unless something (life) goes drastically sideways.
  • Digital Drawing – 24 in 2024. I want to complete at least 24 digital drawings this year. This goal is MUCH more difficult for me, especially since lately I’ve veered back into traditional art (more on that coming up in a future post). I wanted to do 365 drawings last year and I think I ended the year with a grand total of 5. I need to remind myself that I have to actually make time for art, if I want to art. I’m bad about that.
  • Reading: (I’m sure you saw this coming) 24 books in 2024. I think this is a very reasonable goal, I’m already a few books in. I tend to read in spurts, sometimes I’m very into it, and other weeks not so much. Since I have so many hobbies I rotate through them from month to month. Still, let’s make some time for reading.

As far as creativity goes, those are the goals I hope to achieve. I’ve left them broad and open ended on purpose, with no real direction given in the hopes that I will naturally stumble into activities that complete them over time. We’ll just have to see! What about you, have you set up your creative goals for 2024 yet?

Mail Day!

I bought myself some linen to cross stitch with for a future project, having never used it before. I know some people don’t like the unevenness of the material, but I think the rustic look is nice, and I think I have the perfect pattern for it (an Alice in Wonderland inspired gradient pattern). Along with it, I bought some floss that I needed for future projects. I can’t wait to get started!

First C2C – Complete

Well, almost. I’m still adding a border to it right now (I’m doing two rows of grey then a row of black then I’ll assess if I want more) but it’s looking really nice and hopefully my daughter gets lots of use out of it. It was simple, a lot faster than knitting a blanket (bit over a month, at my pace that’s pretty good) and a pretty good size, too. I’ll most certainly try more C2C blankets in the future.