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28 to Make

Lesson 21 of 29

Day 21: Take the Day Off and Reflect


28 to Make

Lesson 21 of 29

Day 21: Take the Day Off and Reflect


Lesson Info

Day 21: Take the Day Off and Reflect

(upbeat music) Hello. I'm Brooks Chambers, and this is 28 to make. Also I'm on a roof. You may notice because it's just kind of awesome that I have access to one. So I'm sitting on it because I like to come here to relax. And that's exactly what we're going to do today. Your exercise today is just to go somewhere and just chill out. Don't make anything. You can, I'm not the boss of you. But just take in what's around you. Go somewhere nice with someone nice. And just be yourself. It's really important especially if you're trying to be more productive and more prolific as a creator to build in a rhythm of rest. It's so important to how we work and how we grow and how we develop. It also gives you a great chance to look back on the week and reflect on what you made that you thought was awesome, what you made that you would do totally differently if you could do it over again, and what was something that, God, I wish I had three more hours to work on that thing. I loved it. Maybe that's...

a really cool project that you need to blow out and drop out of 28 to make right now, and just make that big thing. It'd be so cool. Do whatever you want. If it's helpful for you, we have in the bonus materials for this course, you can download them. We have some questions that you can look at, maybe to prompt reflection or whatever. It's not an assignment. Do whatever you want with whoever you want. Not really anything you need to share in terms of hashtaging or whatever. If you want to take a picture of where you went to relax, I'm sure that would be cool for other people to see. But if it's stressful for you, it's another social medial thing, and you're trying to rack up the lights or whatever, please just turn off your phone and go relax. Have a great day. (upbeat music)

Class Description

Sometimes, we lapse into unproductive habits because we don’t know what else to do. That's why we worked with some of the best creators we know to bring these 28 daily creative project ideas to your inbox so you can get back in the habit of making. 

Week 1

Celebrating everyday objects through drawing with Kate Bingaman-Burt

Week 2

Exploring line, form, and texture with Ryan Putnam

Week 3

Hacking visual language and creative thinking with Lara McCormick

Week 4

Connecting to your context through observation and lettering with Erik Marinovich


You'll get the same 2 videos every weekend, when you'll be encouraged to take in the sights and relax with Brooks Chambers

Who is this for?
It’s been gently optimized for designers, illustrators, and typographers, but it’s for anyone who wants give traction to their desire to create. 

How does it work?
  1. Sign up with the blue button above. 
  2. Watch your daily video prompt. 
  3. Make something! The projects can all be completed in 20 minutes, but you can take as long as you like. Also - do it your way. If the project calls for a drawing, but you've got some modeling clay on hand, feel free to sculpt instead.
  4. Reflect on your work for a few minutes. Did you love it? Hate it? Do you wish you could make one of these every day instead of doing the other projects? Do it!
  5. Share what you made with the world on Instagram using #28toMake. We really want to see what you come up with, and we're not alone.
  6. Repeat for 28 days, or until you stumble upon that thing that really gets you going. If you find yourself getting stale again, you can always come back. The videos will be emailed to you daily, but you can watch them on this page whenever you want.


Margaret Agnew

I just loved the way this was presented and the immediate connection of the videos and their content which helped me discover and try things I would not have thought I could do. The affirmations from others doing the same thing and being able to gather ideas from the 'sharing' bit was also important for me. I have gained a lot creatively and it has fired parts of my imagination that lay hidden. I am just sorry it is formally over. I missed the last x3 sessions and the portfolio bit due to illness but will complete the other tasks and will continue explore developing those that really opened a creative slot for me. Above all thanks to the tutors - each of you - I loved the content you chose and the enthusiasm and creative energy you conveyed in just a few moments and the generous attitude of the skills share. That's it - Thank you, would recommend to anyone not to miss this opportunity.

LAra TAmalunas

I was looking for a way to get back into the habit of creating. The class has some fun ideas for projects that are easy to work on, which is super helpful. Every day I was excited to see what my new project was! But...a few seemed to not be what I considered sketching or drawing and didn't seem to fit the description. Overall, very helpful though :)


Best course ever on Creative Live. It's the foundation for doing anything or everything creative. Even if you think your only creative interest is say photography ...and you're not a drawer, maker or artist of any kind ...think again. This course will open up your mind and you will discover that actually you are a creative and you can pick up a pencil and draw... and it doesn't take up much time... 10-20 minutes a day. In the beginning it's not about the end result, it's about the doing and how it sets something off in your brain. It will make a huge difference to everything else you put your hands and mind to in life.