5 Reasons To Take Part In #FADD2022

1 Capture your new year energy
New Year is a time to start afresh and look forward. Starting January with a bit of time for creativity and/or yourself every day is a great way to build a positive habit and utilise your new year optimism, putting 2021 behind you and starting 2022 as you mean to go on!

Images by participants on instagram (clockwise from top left) @ebbyandflo@woollyjones@shonamasonmakes@susanroaming

2 Put winter indoor time* to good use
January is usually dark and cold, at least in Scotland. Since we’re all going to be in a lot anyway, why not make the most of it by drawing, making, cooking, writing, creating… Or even just taking some time for yourself every day and documenting that.
* Or outdoor time! Maybe you’re doing a photography project, or documenting the walks you go for every day

Image by Hayley Blakeman, of her FADD2021 project

3 Make new friends
The Fun A Day Dundee community is large and varied, and a great place to connect with like-minded people, both on and offline. You’ll find new people to follow on social media, new art to brighten your day and be inspired by what others are making. We are a friendly bunch and always open to connecting with and getting to know new people. The team and participants are here to cheer each other on too, so you won’t be alone through the highs and lows of your January project.

4 A path to a new hobby, or a chance to strengthen skills
Many participants use FADD as a chance to take a deep dive into something they’ve never tried before. Maybe you got a new camera for Christmas and would like to learn to use it properly? Always wanted to learn to knit but never been able to keep up the momentum? Now is the time! It’s also a chance to develop an existing skill or just ensure you work on a project every day, even if you’re already in the habit of regularly being creative.

Image of 2019 participant Ed Muirhead

5 Be part of a real life exhibition
In 2022 we will (hopefully!) be holding a real life exhibition once again. This means that your January project can be part of a group art show, open to the public (participation in this is optional but open to all who take part in January). It feels amazing to see your work on show, surrounded by other incredible projects by local creatives.

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