Huh.... Well, I did it. Someone on Facebook mentioned Thing-A-Day and I just decided to go for it. With very little thought involved as far as what I would make, what time I will need to make it. This is a classic Laura move: just jump in spontaneously to a project that is big, the kind of project that you find yourself regretting at the end of it (previous examples include making a page for each letter of the alphabet in a 60 books project, making 8 editions of a book that I only need one of, and any other number of unfinished projects for which I prepped pieces for a dozen or so).
Of course, if I count things that I make for the store (including buttons) then I already do make a thing a day, but I have something else in mind - something sort of mapish, but maybe also libraryish. We just got a huge box filled with library catalog cards and they are very tempting to me for some reason. Also, I've been thinking a lot about geologic maps and other maps, kind of sciency images that harken back to my past life as a geology major.
I haven't really explored what other people made but I think that making an art journal page a day should count. From my brief look at the website it seemed like there was a huge range, from photographs and sewing projects, to meals and sculptures.
In the process of rearranging and organizing my living room, I have come across my shelf of blank books. I can't help it - I love notebooks. But I'm realizing that the blank page doesn't really suit my style and I've never really been able to sustain my plans for journaling. Several books have a few pages written in them, and that's it. I've always been a little envious of those people who have a regular art journal habit. Perhaps this will get me going AND use a blank notebook while we're at it.
Oh, isn't it fun to start new projects?! Won't you join me?