Your creative spirit is begging you to give it a new challenge. Your opportunity is here; will you take the plunge?
The concept of Noah Scalin's "365 method" is simple and inspired: Choose a theme or medium, then make something every day for a year. Noah made 365 skull-themed projects . . . now he invites you to choose your obsession and get creative!
Whether you're drawing or using photography or collageyou're strengthening an inner creative muscle. And in this new edition, there's even more to inspire you! You'll find a bonus month of new promptsnow there are more than 400 ways to jumpstart your creative spirit and get inspired!
365 New + Expanded Edition is meant to be marked up and scribbled in. It has space for journaling, sketching, and jotting down ideasthe perfect place to experiment with choosing subjects that matter to you then creating a massive body of work. You'll see how the "365 method" has inspired others, with features on artists and crafters who took the 365 challenge. You'll also have the opportunity to master new techniques you can then incorporate into your projects, including quilling, clay-making, paper pop-up engineering, and more. With 365 New + Expanded Edition, you'll get charged up, messy, and inspired, and you'll see how making something every day can change your creative processand your lifeforever!
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About the Author
Noah Scalin is a co-founder of Another Limited Rebellion, an art and innovation consultancy that develops creative potential in individuals, organizations, and communities. He is also the creator of the Webby Award winning Skull-A-Day project and the first artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. Noah is the author of five previous books on design and creativity and has traveled the world bringing his message of creative potential and design activism to everyone from incarcerated teenagers to Fortune 500 executives.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a GREAT resource for inspiration!!! As a professor of graphic design and a practicing designer and illustrator I sing the praises of 365 Expanded Edition: A Daily Creativity Journal in two parts: In the classroom and in the studio. In the classroom, students are provided with a fun structure for creativity and inspiration that can supplement instruction. This allows an instructor to give larger scale projects while students use 365: A Daily Creativity Journal through the semester to help facilitate creativity, brainstorming and learning while they are not in class. Also, and I cannot stress this enough, this book gives students the permission to fail and watch themselves succeed on their own. Any instructor can tell you this is a valuable asset, which is difficult to find in any book, much less one as entertaining and well-structured as this one. My students are all college level, but this book can EASILY fit into a beginner or intermediate level classroom! The benefits for instruction are really out of this world. In the studio we dread the moments of creative block. They may come seldom, but when they do they are ALWAYS poorly timed and seem to stretch on forever. I have found in my practice that the previous edition of Scalin’s book gave me a way out of creative block, and this edition gets even better. With new interviews and spotlights on inspirational creatives like artist Stephan Bucher, designer Sheena Matheiken, and musician Jonathan Coulton, this new expanded edition of 365: A Daily Creativity Journal has the guts to knock out the creative cobwebs and get work to start flowing! The new prompts in this edition provide just enough guidance, and once I start making, I have a new idea for that client project sitting on my desk— it happens every time! I believe this book is a GREAT edition to both a studio practice and classroom library. Get it and go make something!
Noah Scalin's original 365: A Daily Creativity Journal was fantastic to begin with, but the new expanded version is even better!! I have followed Noah Scalin for years and even participated in the month long challenge in April 2015. So how does this thing work? Let me break it down for you: Pick a subject, a medium, or a topic and run with it for 365 days. Sounds like an impossible challenge right? It is unless you have guidance. That is exactly what Noah's book gives. In fact, in this new version, you get not only the original 365 days, but a whole extra month to continue on. The prompts are totally random, wacky, and get the creative juices flowing. Each prompt can be interpreted a hundred different ways and the best part is that there is no wrong answer! This book is so helpful in giving a lost mind somewhere to start. But the book isn't just a prompt starter. Scattered throughout the book are interviews with various artists and their projects, struggles with creativity, lessons they learned from their own projects, and advise to fellow artists. Overall, I love this book. It is for everyone. From bored children to expert artists, this book contains something for people of all ages. It contains wisdom, encouragement, and fun prompts to keep aspiring artists out of a creative rut. In fact, there are times that the prompts create inspiration for other ideas to try. I thoroughly enjoyed my month long project and now this book can help me go for another 13 months! A person's imagination can really run wild with this one!