For the last several years, my life has had too much work and not enough play. It can be all too easy to get caught up in the daily grind. I needed inspiration. I needed motivation. Something like National Novel Writing Month, but for art. Enter Noah Scalin's new book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life! and his call to make something every day for an entire year. So there it was: a reason, a context, a challenge. All I needed was to decide what to make. Quilt blocks, maybe, or postcard paintings, or flower photos. But none seemed right. I loved the way Noah picked a specific theme and executed it in a variety of media, providing a basic structure with the freedom to try new things.