As 2010 winds down, I am gearing up for the challenges I have decided to tackle for 2011. I have always adored the concept of vowing to make something every day for a year as if such a commitment would be the only way to demonstrate that I am indeed an artist. And I have started a couple of those "every day" projects in Januarys past and usually, by February, I fall behind and give up. I look at that unfinished promise and mourn the lost body of work, berate myself for my woeful lack of followthrough. Indeed, life struggles have gotten in the way of a few promises in the last few years; there are some past ventures still incomplete and they weigh on my conscience every day.