That’s over 3600 days in a row. I can’t even write shitty blog posts for five days without needing two days off.
Vice reports, Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann, a professional CG artist who has released a ton of animated shorts and worked with musicians like Flying Lotus and deadmau5, started a project a decade ago called “Everydays”. It would involve him creating a new digital image every single day.
“The purpose of this project is to help me get better at different things”, he says of the idea. “By posting the results online, I’m ‘less’ likely to throw down a big pile of ass-shit even though most of the time I still do because I suck ass.”
Ten years later and he’s still going.
These kind of endurance projects are nothing new. We often see artists push themselves to do an image every day for a month, or even a year. But doing it for ten years, through all the obstacles a decade presents in a human life (from being sick to doing paid work to having kids), is absolutely bonkers.
Here’s the 3650th image:
Here’s to ten more years (note he hasn’t stopped, and is now up to 3655 images).