New Year’s resolutions are tasks that many set, but few complete. Buenos Aires-based illustrator Flori Fama belongs to the latter. She shares with Ballpit in an earlier conversation, “There’s a funny thing I do every year, which is instead of coming up with resolutions (that I’ll most probably drop by the end of the first week of the year), I write a letter to myself listing all the goals I hope to achieve by the end of the year.”.
Last December, Flori watched a talk from Lauren Hom about putting together what you love doing, what you’re good at and what you’d like to improve. Inspired by Lauren, Flori came up with an idea for the calendar – a combination of her love for animals, puns and a desire to practice her skills. “Plus it fit perfectly as a New Year’s resolution”, explains Flori. Would this new year’s resolution be any different than before?
What began as an excuse to create something every month, now became a learning experience for Flori. Eight months into the project, she speaks with Ballpit, “I see how much I have improved and it doesn’t embarrass me to see the first few posts because they were necessary for me to get to where I am now. “
A question that often appears around the creative community is, “how do you do it?”. This calendar is more than a series of visually pleasing images, it answers that very question. Like Flori says, “There’s no progress without practice.”