Do my Art 101 in 1001 for Arts & Crafts activities from 1/01/08 to 9/28/10 and keep track of how I’m doing!

Note: Completed items will be red and ongoing items started will be green.

  1. Finish 2007 TAST by fall 2008 (0/52)
  2. Create and mail Pay it Forward by Feb 1, 2008
  3. Explore photography – take 25 photos in black&white and then explore…
  4. Elements of design through photography by taking 25 photos each with line, shape, direction, size, texture, color, and value as the theme
  5. Principles of design through photography by taking 25 photographs each with balance, gradation, repetition, contrast, harmony, dominance, unity as the theme.
  6. Knit a pair of socks a month (0/33)
  7. Offer a Pay it Forward in Dec 2008
  8. Crochet: finish the Fashion Knots shawl
  9. Read and work through Family and Friends in Polymer Clay by Maureen Carlson. Experiment and make samples.
  10. Create 1 realistic figure and create 1 fantasy figure polymer clay (0/2)
  11. Become well versed with digital painting and digital collage – create 15 pieces (0/15)
  12. Read and work through Creative Doll Faces and Creative Cloth Doll Making by Patti Medaris Culea
  13. Make 10 dolls using Culea’s methods (0/10)
  14. Choose 5 artists and emulate their style
  15. Create 5 pieces using different medium for each artist (0/25)
  16. Work through Art Class (A beginner’s complete guide to Painting and Drawing) edited by Ken Howard
  17. Make 15 drawings or painting to share (0/15)
  18. Design and create my own Thank You cards (0/25)
  19. Design and create a set of Thank You cards as a gift (0/25)
  20. Write a collection of 30 poems in rhyming iambic pentameter or tetrameter (0/30)
  21. Write and illustrate a short children’s story
  22. Complete a successful NaNoWriMo
  23. Write 100words a day for 100 days
  24. Knit three projects from Cat Bordhi’s A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting
    (0/3)
  25. Knit a Fair Isle project
  26. Knit a lace shawl
  27. Knit Latvian mittens
  28. Make an elegant 1930-style dressing gown or smoking jacket
  29. Offer a Pay it Forward in Dec 2009
  30. Make a paper collage each month – do at least one self-portrait (0/33)
  31. Create an autobiographical quilt
  32. Do a visual journal page each week for 8 weeks
  33. Knit or crochet for charity – do at least three items every 100 days (0/30)
  34. Alter and personalize 3 pieces of clothing (0/3)
  35. Decide on themes for Friday Collages in 2008-10: Make them! (0/143)
  36. Utilize the poetry of e.e. cummings as inspiration for a piece of paper collage work
  37. Do the piece in fabric as well
  38. Read and work through Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal
  39. Make 15 pieces using techniques from Fusing Fabric (0/15)
  40. Read and work through Anatomy of a Doll and Designing the Doll by Susanna Oroyan to develop and practice techniques.
  41. Make 10 dolls using Oroyan’s methods (0/10)
  42. Work through Watercolor Workbook by Bud Biggs and Lois Marshall (31 lessons)
  43. Make 25 Watercolor paintings (0/25)
  44. Finish MadMe Journal in 2008
  45. Decide on themes for Journal Quilts in 2008-10: Make them! (0/33)
  46. Continue with Fabric Book Projects from Fabric Art Journals by Pam Sussman (3/11)
  47. Read and work through The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff. Experiment and make samples
  48. Incorporate techniques learned in at least three fabric art pieces (0/3)
  49. Maintain Sketchbooks that contain a variety of working methods (refer to Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists by Kay Greenlees for inspiration and guidance.)
  50. Read and work through Celebrate your Creative Self by Mary Todd Beam
  51. Create and share the results of the 25+ exercises (0/25)
  52. Develop and work a quilted panel series (0/16)
  53. Buy a piece of art from a textile artist
  54. Learn to silk screen and make at least five items (0/5)
  55. Dye or over-dye fabric at least once a month (0/33)
  56. Do some Shibori Dyeing: bind, twist, fold, stitch, compress – make at least five items (0/5)
  57. Do some Silk painting and make at least five paintings (0/5)
  58. Fabric painting with acrylics and make at least ten art cloths (0/10)
  59. Fabric painting with textile paints and make at least ten art cloths (0/10)
  60. Learn to do de-constructed screen printing and make at least five art cloths (0/5)
  61. Deal with yarn stash and UFO’s and get organized, use Ravelry
  62. Create a batik piece and feature it in a art quilt
  63. Practice with oil pastels, crayons and pencils on fabric and make at least five items (0/5)
  64. Make a Fabric Collage Fish a la Susan Carlson
  65. …then do the Scarab I’ve always wanted to do!
  66. Read and work through The New Creative Artist by Nita Leland
  67. Create and share the results of at least 25 of the activities (0/25)
  68. Make my own stencils and stamps (0/25)
  69. Try different techniques for transferring photographic images to fabric (and paper) and record notes/samples in sketchbook
  70. Practice more free-motion quilting and record notes/samples in sketchbook
  71. Expand my use of surface design and embellishment techniques and record note/samples in sketchbook
  72. Design series of five art quilts, at least 4′ x 5′, to make (0/5)
  73. Make all five within the 1001 days
  74. Organize my fabric stash
  75. Organize my art supplies
  76. Organize my threads and embellishments accessories
  77. Organize dye supplies for easy use
  78. Learn the basics of graphic design
  79. Successfully enter a juried show
  80. Use Photoshop skills to work on quilt designs
  81. Use the inkjet printer to create fabric to be used in projects
  82. Make at least one fused glass plate or bowl for the home
  83. Do at least three stained glass pieces (0/3) consider the dragonfly lampshade!
  84. Draw the same thing every day for a month
  85. Participate in DrawMo! in 2008
  86. Participate in DrawMo! in 2009
  87. Participate in Take-it-Further Challenge during 2008
  88. Finish Icarus piece
  89. Finish quilting UFO’s – identify number and do it! (0/??)
  90. Finish needlepoint doves and make a pillow
  91. Photograph all Weekly quilts and upload into Flickr
  92. Photograph all finished quilts and upload into Flickr
  93. Find something new to play with every 100 days… create art and share. (0/10)
  94. Draw something every week – use EDM Weekly Challenge and if I draw twice a week I might catch up! (o/143)
  95. Sketch in public every month (0/33)
  96. Do some beading, make jewelry: 3 necklaces, 3 pairs of earrings, 4 misc other. (0/10)
  97. Read and work through Mixed Media Exploration by BerylTaylor
  98. Create and make 10 mixed media pieces (0/10)
  99. Be constantly looking for inspiration… record in sketchbook
  100. Write an artist statement and design my own business cards
  101. Make the next list!

One Response to “Art 101 in 1001”


  1. […] the things I want to do in life and with my art work in two separate 101 tasks in 1001 days (here: life and art.) I still need to do one last review and check that I have, in fact, the integration I need […]


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