It has almost been two weeks since my 100 Day Project finished, so here they are… all 100 days, along with a before and after to show how each day began. 100 days of adding colour to everyday scenes and my working hours. On the last day I felt a great sense of accomplishment, along with a huge wave of relief that it was over! After I signed up for the project I received a couple of big illustration commissions and time became scarce, I also managed to tear a tendon in my drawing arm, so for a while there I felt like I was running a marathon with no sign of the finish line. But I made it! And even though my husband has asked me never to do this again (it really did take over my life for a while!), I have had brief thoughts of other projects I could attempt next… maybe not for 100 days though!
Do you remember my post about the 100 Days Project? Well I’ve started, and I am 10% of the way there! I have decided to break it down into ten day lots so I feel some sense of achievement along the way, focusing on 100 days from the beginning feels quite daunting. And of course I completely ignored the advice given by previous 100 dayers and made it way more complicated and time consuming than it needed to be!
It is already looking different than I thought it would. I originally signed up because I wanted to commit to drawing something everyday. I decided to add photographic elements to the mix so I had a bit of room to move and experiment over the next few months. The first day arrived and my first attempt looked nothing like the picture in my head, so I tried something else and that kind of dictated the digital direction I have taken. With 90 days to go, I still have plenty of time to experiment, so let’s see what evolves.
I will be posting my ‘chromalgams’, as I have called them, on my 100 Days Project page. From there you can also check out what some of the other 1000+ participants have created. Or you can follow my progress on instagram.
Have you ever taken part in a project like this? What are your tips for making to the end? I’m gonna need them!
I just signed up to take part in the 100 Days Project .
The idea is this, create one thing, every day for 100 days and document it. Your project can be as simple or as complex as you like, just keep in mind you will be doing it for the next 100 days!
Past projects have included animation, beading, collage, crochet, gifs, illustration, music composition, painting, photography, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, sewing, tattoos and typography! You can find more inspiration and information at the link above.
So how about? Are you ready to get creative?
Registration is open until the 20th of August, 2016.
Image source: 100daysproject.co.nz/
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