Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Black Bean Skull

Those of you that know the origin of the Skull-A-Day project know that the success I've experienced in my career is directly tied to the daily practice of my art that year. Since then I co-created the Creative Sprint with my sister as a tool for people to learn the benefits of creative practice in just 30 days. We're now in the midst of our October free public Creative Sprint and as always I'm taking part and still learning new things from the process. This particular skull was created as part of this month's challenge and was in response to the prompt, "make something inspired by another culture." In this case, my 4 year-old-daughter, who is collaborating with me this month, suggested doing something inspired by Mexico and suggested that I make black beans!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Turnip Skull II

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Skull-A-Day I've created a new version of one of the pieces from the very first week of the project...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Skull Appreciation Day!

10 years ago today, I made a tiny orange paper skull that started a chain reaction that completely transformed my life! 

The Skull-A-Day project was a simple idea, meant to boost me out of a creative rut that I'd fallen into. I never expected it would lead me to a new career, opportunities to travel the world, multiple book deals, opportunities to show my art in museums and galleries internationally, and even a visit to The Martha Stewart show. I still get opportunities almost daily related to the project. 10 years of dividends on a 1 year investment is pretty amazing. All of this is the reason I consistently encourage others to take on the daily creative challenge. Even as small a commitment as 30-days is enough to create major changes in people's lives.

Please join me in celebrating our craniums today by taking a moment to do one little creative act and sharing it with the world, you never know where it will lead!

If you're a longtime fan of the project I'd love to hear from you below (when did you find it? how did it inspire you?).

If you're up for a bigger challenge why not make your own 30-days of skulls starting today. If you share it with the #CreativeSprint & #SkullADay hashtags I'll track you down and give you a prize!

p.s. I'll be re-sharing the first 30 days of the project, starting today on Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Celebrate Skull Appreciation Day on June 4th!

On June 4th, 2017 Skull-A-Day turns 10!

In 2007 Noah Scalin had an idea. He would make a different skull a day for a year on his blog, the idea was simple, but crazy enough to go viral within weeks. It landed him book deals and an appearance on the Martha Stewart Show, all the while completely transforming his art and life in the process. Because of its rabid following the Skull-A-Day project continued long after its first year and grew from a fanbase to an international community of skull art creators! 

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his seminal Skull-A-Day project we're kicking off a 30-day “skull-a-bration” and everyone is invited!

Starting on June 4th – the date Skull-A-Day project launched 10 years previously (now known as Skull Appreciation Day) – Noah will be re-sharing the first 30 skulls daily on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.

In addition skull lovers everywhere are invited to celebrate Skull Appreciation Day on June 4th, by sharing their own original skull themed artworks on a variety of platforms.

Prizes will be given to anyone who completes their own 30-day skull art challenge between June 4 and July 3 using the #SkullADay & #CreativeSprint hashtags.

Sign up for the Creative Sprint mailing list today to get a special weekly inspiration email during the Skull-A-Day celebration, featuring creativity boosting prompts, Noah’s lessons from the project, and free downloads.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Red Candy Skull

I have a bit of a sweet tooth and a particular penchant for red candies...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spinkle Skull

I haven't made a skull in a while, but I was inspired when I sat down beside a bowl of this colorful ice cream topping at the launch event for the Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business 10-day Creative Sprint. I love that just being around other people being creative makes me want to create as well!