I am working on year four of the To Resolve Project. Until then, take a look at the archive page and some of my favorite from the past year to get you thinking and excited.
Get reaaaaaaaaaaady to rummmmmble.
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.
by Greg Perkins
To honor this submission, this is Greg's resolution.
Thank you, Greg.
That is all.
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.
Dust off the sketchbooks
by Ed Nacional
It's pretty self explanatory, but here is what Ed said about his resolution:
"Brush the dust of some of those sketchbook pages and make those ideas a reality."
Thanks Ed for this great design and for also making it friendly to the iPhone 4
Avoid the shortcuts
by Matt Stevens
With all the textures, filters, and brushes out there...it's easy to start to rely on them for your work. Matt wants to cut out all the useless fluff, boring filters, all show textures, and let the design shine through.
Thanks for the great design and good word, Matt.
Settle into the sea
by Jon Ashcroft
Here is what Jon had to say about this upcoming year for him in Seattle:
"My resolution this year is one that may not relate to many folks but hopefully can be appreciated on an aesthetic level. My goal for 2013 is to settle into my new home base of Seattle "SEA"; by exploring the city, discovering its offerings and building relationships with its residents."
Seattle was my second home growing up. As long as you don't mind the rain, it's one beautiful city. Put on that Arcteryx jacket and get out there Jon.
Don´t waste your time
by Martin Azambuja
Martin is a very talented designer. I noticed him on Dribbble, and I knew I had to have him for my little project. He has NOT disappointed. We had some language issues but look at the end result, I think it all worked out.
Image 1 - "Cada segundo cuenta, hace lo que te gusta"
Image 2 - "Make every second count, do what you like"
Image 3 - "No pierdas tu tiempo"
Image 4 - "Don´t waste your time"
"All of them are centered in time. For me it is necessary to know how to use the time for both work, do things you like and be with those you love."
I told Martin to put both languages up because I think design in a different language is just beautiful.
Change the things I can
by by John Choura Jr.
Here is John's blurb about this type goodness:
"The prayer of serenity is what I want to resolve to set my sights on in 2013. In times of weakness, in times of strength, it's always good to center oneself on the truth; I am an imperfect person, I'll sometimes do good things, and I'll sometimes make mistakes."
Thanks for the opacity goodness, John.
Look forward to the future. Forget the problems of the past.
by Travis Ladue
Alright, the end of the world did not happen... good. Now let's move on and look ahead to 2013. This is what Travis has in mind for the upcoming year.
"There are plenty of things I am looking forward to in 2013 and plenty I am looking forward to forgetting from 2012. Here is to the new year!"
This is where I would usually insert a joke about Scott Hill, but I am going to be a better person this time around.
Thanks for the good work, Travis.
by Greg Christman
You may know Greg from his tumblr My Cat is a Dick
or from his excellent parenting skills.
I thought this was a very fitting resolution for today since... well... we are all going to die tomorrow.
GOOD LUCK with this one in 2013 Greg, if you last till then.
by Dan Cassaro
As Dan puts it: "In the face of financial security, pretty girlfriends, inevitable aging, and the general comfort that comes with the passage of time, I resolve to STAY WILD."
This is the third year in a row that Dan wants to stay wild. It seems to be working out pretty well for him, so why change it.
Thanks again for contributing.