Fish can fly
by Mackey Saturday
Mackey last year wanted to adventure boldly, and he did from the surf of Hawaii to the mountains of Colorado. I can't wait to see how he is going to make fish fly this year!
"Fish can fly. It seems irrational, unlikely, potentially suicidal yet obviously exciting, which is precisely the way I want to take on 2013. Believe in the unlikely, invest in the risks, pursue the exhilarating, and continue to jump, and even fly for a little, to get a new perspective on the world at hand."
Mackey also pointed out that this works as a great flashlight without having to open up an app. White lock screen; form + function.
Damn fine work, Mackey.
"Life's party, not a punch Card" - NoFx
by Two Arms
Here is where Michael and Karen want to take things in 2013:
"The habit and process of making plans, sanctions, and goals, are all daily activities that come with the small business owner's work ethic. We left our agency life, the steady paycheck, and job security to pursue Two Arms because We wanted the freedom to be happy. Two Arms is a living, not job. During our 2013 pursuits of success we want to make sure to always remember why we started doing this in the first place, to be happy."
Congrats on getting married this year. I know that's going to be at least one party for you two.
Refine your craft
by Aaron Scamihorn
If someone can talk about craft, it's Aaron. His illustrations are so detailed it almost makes me cringe, in a good way.
Aaron sent his first resolution, then saw it was a little off-center. Probably not enough for any of you bums to notice but enough to drive him crazy. So in the spirit of his resolution, he fixed it up and sent me over a new one.
I am almost certain that in that moment, Aaron's year was saved all thanks to the To Resolve Project. That might be a little bit of an overstatement, but lets just roll with it.
Thanks for the great work and the great craft, Aaron.
by Lydia Nichols
Lydia, is one of our favorite Illustrators a doodler and observer. She looks to have a big 2013. Either she is going to be traveling around taking full advantage of what life comes, or she is going to be fighting crime at night. Maybe a combination of both...I'm not sure yet. The year is still early.
Either way, I love this resolution in classic Lydia Nichols' style. Thanks again Lydia for putting in some great work!
by Brian Yohn
Brian literally snuck this one in just...under the wire. I am not sure if he could have sent this anymore last second, but I'll take it. Here is what Brian said about his new year:
"My resolution this year is to focus on what's important and essential in my life. Step back and look what's important. Heath, family, and happiness."
Thanks for the good words and great design, Brian.
Strike while the iron is hot
by Shane Harris
This is what Shane had to say about his upcoming year:
"I went with a simplistic saying and design this year. Too often this past year I delayed, forgot, or got distracted from responding to potential work or fun projects. So this year I’m pledging to not allow myself to miss any opportunity, work or play."
Thanks for the submission, Shane.
Play the game
by Joe Bacigalupo
Joe B is what I like to call my friend. Mostly because I absolutely murder is last name, when I try to say it. Yes he was in my wedding, but he will always be Joe B.
Joe didn't write anything to go along with his resolution, but I think it's pretty self explanatory.
Thanks for sneaking this one in here, Joe.
by Julian Ziegenhirt
Oh those crazy Germans...Here is what Julian had to say about 2013:
"Enjoy the taste of sugar - enjoy the sweetness of life!"
by Greta Ackerman
Greta and I worked side by side during the glory days of Crispin. Literally, side by side. We were so crammed into this little room we were almost sitting on top of each other. I digress. Here is what Greta is thinking about for her new year:
"I've always been tantalized by great clothes, a love affair that began in the 80s with my mom's Spiegel catalogs and Style with Elsa Klensch. I enjoy shopping for clothes (and wearing new stuff!) but sometimes I find myself doing so needlessly. I don't want to be a slave to the consumer culture of always having to have new, always wanting more. So this year, I'm going to buy fewer clothes (maybe even none) and fall in love all over again with the great things I have. Shiny and new, you will be reserved for special occasions and needs. For now, I have a closetful of clothes, and everything to wear."
Thanks for kicking out a resolution this year, Greta.
by Jordon Kabalka
Here is what Jordon said about his upcoming year:
"Totally gonna start singing in public more. Also I will make my karaoke debut."
Have a good year hitting those high notes, Jordon.
by Jaci Raia
Here is what Jaci had to say about this whole resolution thing:
"I started thinking of what my new year's resolutions should be early in December, and I realized that instead of waiting weeks to start, I should start now. Which I did. Much more satisfying."
by This Rocket Ain't Mine
I don't know who would own up to owning a rocket? Here is what he/she said about their upcoming year:
"We're only a couple of days into 2013, but I already know it's gonna be a good one. New year, new projects, new prints…I even got myself a new moniker/url. I just can't wait. Looking forward to the next 356 days of learning, experimenting, creating and collaborating. And I'll make sure to remain in a 'Don't Wait For Things To Happen' state of mind."
Make old things new again
by Adam Trageser
And we have a new frontrunner for the overachiever award, this year. Here is what Adam had to say about his resolution:
"The integrity of my work means everything to me, and my resolution this year is to 'Make Old Things New Again,' thus marking the start of another chapter in my personal celebration of all things carefully crafted by hand with pride and passion. Everything in this piece was created by hand following the advice it contains."
Thanks for making the rest of us look bad, Adam!
iPhone 4 found here.
Draw every day
by Stephen Bramwell
Here is what Stephen had to say about his upcoming resolution:
"Basically most of 2012 was spent in front of the computer and I got away from sketching things out first, I just dove in. 2013 is going to be dedicated to my sketchbook and the nonsense that will fill it."
This is a great one and something I should try to take up. Thanks for the good work, Stephen.
Be a great dad
by Andrew Colin Beck
Here is what Andrew had to say about his upcoming year:
"This year I am becoming a dad! My son, Colin, will be born in a few months. I have never been a dad, and I have never had a dad, so dad-hood and daddly things are a completely new venture in my world. I am very happy for this exciting new challenge and change, and when I try not to be overwhelmed by the immensity of the task before me, it makes me very excited...also excited to see my awesome wife become a mom!"
Thanks for the great work and good luck with the great task ahead of you.
by Nathan Kaszuba
This is what Nathan had to say:
"Whenever I'm hanging around my girlfriend she is either working on her novel or writing short stories. I've never really enjoyed it, but lately watching her type away on her laptop is kinda inspiring me to at least start up a blog this year."
Thanks for the good work, Nathan!
by Mara Fields
Here is what Mara wants to accomplish this year:
"My resolution this year is to wake up, buckle down, and follow through. I do most of my work from home and have always had a HUGE problem with dragging myself out of bed at a decent hour. This year I want to wake up at a respectable time, chug some coffee, dive into my work, and stop procrastinating! "
by Mathew Shamloo
All Mathew's email said was "run wild" and that's it. Take that however you would like to.
by John Salinero
I think we have a frontrunner for the overachiver award. Here is what John had to say about his resolution:
"'Hey, let do something!' then suddenly I felt like doing it later...So I stood up bravely to that evil feeling and did this that I send you here.
"Usually if I think of something to do that may take time and isn't client orientated I end up not doing it. But this time I have prevailed! Must be the new year!"
Thanks for not procrastinating in 2013, John.
by Aaron Eiland
I was a little late in asking Aaron to join the fun, but he came through with this great design. Here is what he had to say about his last year and the upcoming year:
"2012 was a busy year. Entire days were spent inside sitting at the computer. That needs to change before I get a Vitamin D deficiency and a gut."
Thanks for the good work, Aaron.
Don't get comfortable
by Jay Rogers
Here is what Jay had to say about his resolution. Argh:
"This resolution is both personal and universal. Not only is this a personal creative endeavor of mine this year, it also speaks universally to the pitfalls of getting in and staying in your comfort zones. With all the distractions of running a business and being a creative, I need to remind myself (and others) to spend the year in Peril!"
Thanks for the good work once again, Jayro!
Make more things
by Niall Staines
This is what Niall had to say about the upcoming year:
"My resolution is to make more things. Physical things. I spent far too much of 2012 designing on the computer & forgot how much fun it is to get your hands dirty."
Thanks for the cork, Niall.
by Greg Perkins
To honor this submission, this is Greg's resolution.
Thank you, Greg.
That is all.
by Chris Stetson
I was a little tired when I first saw the email from Chris...and my first thought was "when did I send myself an email?" Thankfully I read past the "St" in Stetson and saw what Chris had to say:
"I've been doing digital design and art for a long time. Recently I've gotten into creating other things with my hands like iPhone docks from wood or books and repurposing old wood into new shelves. It's these types of things I want to Create More."
Nice name Chris and resolution.
by Melissa Ginsiorsky
Here is what Melissa had to say about this upcoming year:
"Make things, put yourself (and your work) out there, and don't be afraid to be obnoxiously irreplaceably you. Be inspired and inspire and shine from the inside out."
Thanks for the good work, Melissa.
Explore more small towns
by Michelle Beuthling
Here is what Michelle had to say about her design:
"I had a difficult time with this resolution. 2012 was a hard year with a lot of disappointments, right up until the end, when things got a lot brighter, making all the struggle of 2012 worth it. So, instead of some huge, life-changing revelation, I want to take some time, disconnect from some of life's chaos, and explore some small towns with my boyfriend."
Good luck getting lost and exploring next year, Michelle.
Do more of what makes you happy
by Chris DeLorenzo
No, you are not mistaken here...this is the second resolution that Chris has given us. It doesn't look like Chris needs to work on his generosity this year.
Do more of the what makes you happy. As soon as I saw this one, it went straight to the phone. I will be rocking this one on my phone for a while.
Thanks for a second submission, Chris.
Find new paths
by Simon Ålander
Here is what Simon want to accomplish in the upcoming year:
"My everyday life feels quite boring at the moment so I guess it's time to find new paths in life."
Hey Simon, maybe you should fly out to Brooklyn and kick it with Dan Cassaro
...he's been staying wild for 3 years now.
Thanks for lending your hand to this project, Simon.
iPhone 4 design here
Make your presence known
by Dustin Kemper
Here is what Dustin had to say about his submission:
"I've always been a shy guy and very humble about my work. My resolution is an effort to gain more exposure this year. You have to be seen to be known, and its time for me to learn to speak up. No one gets noticed by staying silent, so I'll be sure to make my presence known this year."
Thanks for standing out, Dustin.