My school gave me a sock and Dobby is now a free elf! What do I mean by this? I am done. For the rest of the year, except for exams, I am now officially on study leave. (And then, obviously, the year is over and I’m free to enjoy summer.)
Anyway, the focus of this post is a 30 Day Self-Improvement Challenge. Why? Because we all do it – we all say; I’m going to do that; I’ll learn this – and the key word here is later later later. Well, kids, this is my later. What suddenly prompted me? Well, once you get to college level, you have to re-enrol for your second year. And I’m . . . not really sure if I want to continue.
No, scratch that, I’m sure I don’t want to continue, but not sure how exactly to leave without making a complete mess of my life and ending up dead in a ditch nailed to a sign that says “disappointment to my family”. If I could, I would just skip off to do my Foundation Year, then head to uni, study graphics, do my year placement abroad and be happy. But I can’t because I want to leave my options open (damn you, common sense) and so I need a more practical substitute. Which leads me to apprenticeships!
Now, most of the apprenticeships I am interested in are Graphics/Digital Marketing which is a blend of technology and art. And, while I have some of the base skills, I want to branch out and learn more. (Also, obviously, being better means more opportunities to actually land an apprenticeship and be free of useless education! Side note: education is actually a wonderful thing that we are lucky to have and you absolutely should take advantage of it.) So, in pursuit of creative brilliance, here is my 30 Days of Self-Improvement Challenge.
1. Create a manifesto. For those of you that don’t know what a manifesto is, it’s basically an announcing page; here are some examples. Use this for About Me.
2. Update Blog Branding (or just create an imaginary brand if you don’t have one). Create two options and allow people to vote/get feedback.
3. Take random photos and edit them. I did
4. Make a self portrait!
5. Do a DIY (and tidy room)
6. Do yourself some pixel art!
7. Create some black out poetry
8 .Take photos and/or draw your favourite things
9. Write a poem
10. Illustrate your favourite quote
11. Make a new phone background
12. Create a desktop background
13. Make an inspiration/mood board
14. Draw a street
15. Watch Prison Break
16. Draw a dream world
17. Paint a sky
18. Draw blueprints for your house
19. Create an image using negative space
20. Create a collage
21. Illustrate a quote
22. Create geometric art
23. Make a mandala
24. Draw an anime character
25. Complete a sketchbook/journal/scrapbook page
26. Make a poster
27. Design your dream house
28. Design your dream room
29. Design some patterns
30. Celebrate your success!
And there it is! I hope some of you take this challenge with me – and keep up with the blog because I’ll be updating it with my progress as I go!
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