Are you participating in The 100 day project this year? Have you done it before? With success or did you find something else to do instead?!
I did my first 100 day project in 2015 when I drew or made a mandala for 100 days , see those here. In 2016 I did 100 days of altered cards using old playing cards as my starting point every day.
Last year I admit that I didn’t love my project choice, of course I thought it was a good one when I chose to do it, but as the days progressed I wasn’t really enjoying the process. So 100 days of creative ideas was a good idea (irony is not lost) which turned out to be not so great! I finished though and I do like the pile of cards and ideas I have.
For this year’s project I thought about 100 days of altered photographs as I have a trillion vintage black and white photos.
How about 100 days of drawing botanicals? Honestly I am not sure I could stick to such a confined box for 100 days. I love to draw botanicals but I don’t want to end up hating it!!
100 days of collage? 100 days of tiny collage? Again, I think I need more room to move if I am doing this for 100 days.
The project I have landed on (unless I change my mind of course) is going to be 100 days of freeform mandalas. Yes, I know I did mandalas three years ago, but I think I can do 100 more which won’t be the same. I will incorporate botanicals and collage I am certain and maybe I will draw a mandala or two over a vintage photo.
I already have some ideas and mini themes to keep me going and I will keep a list of ideas for when I get stuck. My list of ideas looks something like this – use only one colour, flowers, collage, watercolour, on a book page, on a scrap of paper, use various media like pens paint stickers or stamps, botanicals, on an old photo, 3D with sticks or shells. The possibilities are endless and I hope I can pull out 100!
I am deliberately not designating a sketchbook to this project because I want them to appear when and where I want them. If I have no paper, I will draw on a receipt (my bag is always full of them!), I may incorporate one into an art journal page or an existing sketchbook I am working in or I may use chalk and draw one on the sidewalk!
My hashtag on Instagram will be #100daysoffreeformmandalas and the start date is April 3rd 2018.
What would you do for 100 days? Are you doing the 100 day project?
Happy Wednesday x