Why do something for 100 days?
In my art, I was at a point where I had explored many different things, and I liked many of them. Art technique wise I could defend myself and do ok, so it was time to dig deeper into my voice.
I learned about the 100 day project, and it was just the challenge I needed.
There were many lessons learned, but these are my top 10:
it was a great way to tackle those ‘someday’ ideas that I’ve wanted to try for a while
repetition builds habits, awareness and knowledge
accountability keeps you going when you are at 44/100 , so doing it with the #The100DayProject group was key
because of the accountability, I went from: now I have to, to yes I can, to Yes I am doing it, to Yes I did!
Taking the leap to do something uncomfortable yields growth and clarity
The goal was 100 = the big picture, I had to create a how and then break it down into 100 little pieces to make it doable. A system applicable to anything really
It was a great way to connect to artists I admire, and really notice what make their art theirs
the more you do it the easier it gets, and the progression begins
a practice with heart yields triple the fruits, I can tell the pieces I put focus and intention in
it helped me get a good start in celebrating big and small achievements
These are some of my favorite pieces that I was able to create with the learnings from the little studies. I counted progress in these big ones as different days.
So how did I do it?
I used a few books I had in hand, and picked my favorite art and illustrations. I made sure to have small backgrounds ready. I copied at first then use the style in my own compositions.
My 100 days spread over 6 months, but I finished!
So here are 3 quick pointers
prepare ahead what you can
do something small or break down a big project into smaller pieces (1 corner a day)
be kind to yourself and give yourself permissions: to do it, to take longer, even to change your mind.
celebrate small and big milestones
What do you say, want to start on this journey? What do you want to begin, learn or get better at?
Let’s do it together!
The challenge this year starts April 2, 2019. Are you in?