In October of 2020, I challenged myself to experience a new work of art every day for a year. Every artist I featured had to be new to me, and I wasn’t allowed to repeat any artists throughout the year. What followed was an extraordinary year of discovery and learning. And joy. The sheer amount of joy that this project has brought me has been soul-enriching to say the least. Which is why I quickly decided that the Daily Hart had to continue. And as I promised last week, I’m ready to announce the next yearly challenge. Therefore, without further ado, I present to you the Daily Hart Challenge – Year II.
This year’s challenge is all about doing a deep dive into a topic, medium, and/or genre. This means that every month, I am going to pick something that I want to know more about. A genre of music. A type of musical instrument. Or even a time period of a certain genre of art. I will then proceed to (happily!) fall down the rabbit hole and learn as much as I can about that topic.
Of course, I will continue to write about my journey, but I will be cutting back my posts to a weekly article about my progress. These posts will be published every Sunday, with the first Sunday of the month being the announcement and introduction of the new topic. This will be followed by weekly updates and summaries of what I have discovered and learned. That being said, this project is still called the Daily Hart, so I will be tracking my daily progress in the journal pictured above to help keep me on track and motivated. And to those who know me, yes, I have started yet another journal. I have a problem. I know.
So there you have it. The Daily Hart – Year II. Once again, I have no idea where this journey will take me. But I can’t wait to find out. This challenge will begin next Sunday with the announcement of the first monthly topic. If you have ideas or suggestions for topics I should explore this year, please let me know. In the meantime, keep enjoying the art that finds its way into your life. I hope it brings you as much joy as art brings me.
One final note. For those of you who don’t speak French, the message on the journal reads, “Life is beautiful, and so are you.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.