This is the permanent home for my project CupADay ☕️ a daily creative challenge, which started 1 June 2016.
This is a year-long #make365 project, inspired by Noah Scalin’s fantastic workbook: 365 A Daily Creativity Journal, which you should definitely check out.
Each day: using a prompt from the book or something topical, I made, drew or constructed a new piece of art featuring or inspired by a humble cup.
I started compiling this blog at the end of December 2016, which was seven months into the project. It documents my progress from the start of the project in June 2016 and the inspirations behind each piece of work.
I completed the main project in June 2017, but the blog will continue until every single cup is logged and written up.
To keep pace with blog posts, keep an eye on @CupADay_365
Many people have asked me what I plan to do next. For me this is a very enjoyable hobby and I’m applying what I have learned over the year to other areas of my life and work. What I have realised is that Daily Creativity is an extremely powerful and vital tool and something that I will continue to apply. This is the longest single art project I have done and it will probably be a while before I undertake anything on this scale again. It was an enormous amount of fun, but looking back, a significant commitment as well as an achievement.
I have become VERY familiar with cups, so if you know anyone who loves cups too, or is looking for a collaborator or a piece of original art work, you are most welcome to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
My personal Instagram is @kl.mcghee and I use the hashtag #CupADay☕️ for this project and anything notable and cup-related that I have done since.
Want to see all the cups on this blog so far, in one place?
No problem: check out this gallery page.
I hope you feel inspired to start and better still, to share your own daily creative project.
The benefits are enormous.
You might notice a few little glitches on the site. It’s only to be expected and sometimes the Internet is just plain weird. If you are a normal human being trying to learn something new using limited resources, you need to tolerate a few irritating mistakes in order to move forward. Things break, but that’s ok.
Got a fix or a bright idea? Message me. I’m all ears 👍.