I wanted to share with you today a great creative project I’ve joined this month, The 100 Day Project, which is a yearly, free, global art project that anyone can participate in.
Basically, you choose an action you want to do for 100 days and every day you share an image of your results with the world, on Instagram!
This year’s project started on April 4th, 2017 and runs for 100 days up to and including July 12th, 2017.
I was quite reluctant to join at first… I felt it could end up being a lot of pressure. I knew that if I started I’d find it amazingly infuriating if I missed a day for one reason or another. I like to finish what I start and finish well.
I, like many freelance creatives out there I suspect, always find myself doing everything for the business except finding time to actually sit down and be creative: doodle, paint, draw… So I thought this was the perfect opportunity to force myself to do some designing every single day.
It probably won’t be a surprise to anyone that I decided to do patterns for 100 days (#100daysofprintsandpatterns), and on day 17 I can say that I couldn’t be happier about having joined the project. It really has invigorated my creative drive. And a well-known phenomenon is happening: instead of running out of ideas, my brain is constantly creating more… The more you put out, the more wants to come out!
Looking at the feed for #100dayproject on Instagram you can see what an amazing variety of artistic enterprises people have chosen, from photography, sewing, stamp making, printmaking, lettering, to collaging and all sorts of crafts…
So if you need a little kick up your bottom and an opportunity to get creative, enrol on next year’s 100 Day Project. Or even better, go and find yourself another similar creative challenge that you can start now, there are plenty around and now is always the best time. I promise you it will make you feel good and get better at whatever you choose to do.
The project is run by Elle Luna, a painter, designer and writer, and Lindsay Jean Thomson, a writer and the co-founder of .
Visit the100dayproject.org to find out more and to keep an eye on next year’s start date.
These are some of my prints and patterns for the 100 Day Project (click image to see them all!)
Have you taken part in any of the 100 Day Project challenges? If so please share with us what you took on!