To give my students an active art focus as a kickstart for the year, I created an ABC theme to work towards. The criteria is a weekly artwork of any size, any medium and no time constraint but the subject must start with the weekly alphabet letter beginning with A for the first week of January and so on.
This focus is such fun and has been so well received and the 26 weeks will take us through to June. I think X might be an interesting week!
For me it is an opportunity to paint some smaller works and loosen up. I will aim to do them in one sitting so that I don't fuss with detail, so a good focus for me as well and great fun to do it with a group.
Why don't you make a small group too and have a fun focus with your art?
My collage below is made up of my first 4 weeks: Angus (unfinished) Bison, Cougar and Dik Dik (only time for a quick sketch!)